The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a highly talented Communication Associate to organise and manage the internal and external communications activities of the Bangladesh country office portfolio. This role will be based out of Dhaka, Bangladesh and is offered on a 2 years' fixed term contract, with the intention to extend thereafter, subject to funding.
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 the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.
About the role
Working closely with the Project Manager, MMS and the GAIN Bangladesh country office team as the Communications Associate, you regularly provide communications support and will be responsible for supporting with the implementation of the country communication plan in areas such as: social media activation, organisational profile and developing impact driven case studies working with Country and GAIN Global Communications Team.
The role will also work closely with the Bangladesh leadership team to design innovative communication ideas to add values to GAIN’s portfolios, dissemination of information under the UN Food Systems Summit (UN FSS) and Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit including Act4Food Act4Change Global Campaign and linkages with environment and climate change.
Role specifics include;
- Supporting with the development and implementation of a communications plan that will guide the programme’s internal and external communication
- Developing quality media advocacy/communications materials (e.g. flyers, leaflets, fact sheets, success stories, media kits, photographs, video clips, documentaries, radio programs etc).
- Supporting the global and country teams to generate content and success stories for donors, stakeholders, mainstream media and social media outlets including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Blogs and website
- Supporting Project Managers in coordinating events and information and knowledge needed for the various programmatic work
- Supporting with regular monitoring activities and reporting to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts
You must be a self-starter with proven professional experience of working in a similar communications focused role, preferably with an NGO or international organisation. You will be an effective communicator and be able to use this skill to develop positive relationships to motivate the teams and external stakeholders. In addition, you will have social media and content creation skills alongside proven experience working in working with Government, UN, development partners, media, and research agencies. You must be confident and fully conversant in business English, both written and verbal.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud Programmes (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) is an additional asset.
About our offer
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 hybrid 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 7th June 2022. 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 the Bangladesh. 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.