Senior Nutrition Advisor

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Maputo, Mozambique
$51,294 per annum
Contract Type
Fixed Term
24 Months

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is seeking a dynamic Senior Nutrition Advisor in Mozambique to support the Country team in fulfilling the vision and strategy of the food and nutrition portfolio in country. This role is offered on an initial fixed term contract of up to 24 months, with the possibility that this might be extended for a longer term thereafter.  

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the Role

The purpose of the Senior Nutrition Advisor is to provide expertise in nutrition to support the quality of GAIN’s existing and future nutrition specific and sensitive interventions/activities and projects. The Senior Nutrition Advisor's prime responsibility is to ensure a high quality of technical support to GAIN Mozambique’s work in both rural and urban developmental contexts. They will lead the development and documentation of best practices and will promote organizational learning. The role will be mainly based in Maputo, Mozambique but includes regular travel to the country provinces.

This position will functionally report to the Country Director, Mozambique with all technical aspects of the work managed by the Director, Knowledge Leadership.

Specific Responsibilities include;

  • Providing guidance and technical support to GAIN’s activities in the form of program/project implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Supporting research and evidence translation efforts, working closely with other units across GAIN
  • Working with the global Knowledge Leadership team, supporting the Country Director and Portfolio Leads as needed, including on resource mobilisation and dissemination activities
  • Leading critical analysis and interpretation of monitoring and research results to formulate recommendations on program actions, improvements and lessons learned
  • Facilitating learning, synthesis, documentation and sharing of experience/learning of nutrition within the GAIN Mozambique office
  • Participating and contributing actively in regional and/or global forums, technical and expert groups to ensure GAIN Mozambique adds value to the nutrition community
  • Providing expert input related to nutrition strategies, if relevant, to Government Policies
  • Representing GAIN Mozambique at industry meetings, forums, dissemination events and media events

About You

To be considered for this position, it is essential that you have excellent understanding of quantitative and qualitive research and analysis, along with strong project management skills and experience with workplan development/implementation. You should be able to demonstrate extensive experience in delivering nutrition and/or nutrition sensitive programs in developing country settings. You should have broad experience in public health program monitoring operations, research and impact evaluation.

In addition, you will need to have a strong educational background in nutrition and hold either a Masters or PhD in the field or have equivalent work experience. Fluency in English and Portuguese (written and spoken) is essential.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is $51,294 per annum. 

The starting date for this role, to be agreed with the successful applicant, will not commence until after the 1st January 2022.

GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.

We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.

This advert closes on 3rd November 2021. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

Applicants must have the existing right to live and work in Mozambique. Please note that GAIN are currently unable to sponsor working visas. 

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued.  We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

Closing Date
4 November 2021