Programme Associate, Youth and Adolescent Nutrition

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
The starting salary on offer for this role is from BDT 1,131,741 per annum, depending on experience.
Contract Type
Fixed Term
24 Months

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Programme Associate, Youth and Adolescent Nutrition to support the youth and adolescent nutrition activities under Bangladesh country team. This position is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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

Reporting to the Project Manager, the post-holder will support the young people involved in the campaign and will be responsible for increasing the visibility of the campaign, outreach and impact, strengthening links with a range of government partners and relevant stakeholders.

You will work with the Project Manager to ensure rigorous delivery of Project Implementation Plan (PIP), budget and review its progress against Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and targets.

The postholder will also contribute to developing new concepts, project proposal and explore opportunities for GAIN in Bangladesh, based on project learnings. Also, you will work with the wider GAIN team supporting the Act4Food campaign, to ensure leverage opportunities between national and global campaigns.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Supporting partners in developing communication techniques and messaging for the campaign so that they are easily understood by youth
  • Supporting in the development of innovative e-learning module/course (digital and/or animated) on nutrition education for the young people and other relevant partners and facilitating expansion of the e-learning course to encourage user participation
  • Providing capacity building training and needs-based capacity inputs to implementing partners for effective implementation and monitoring of progress of the project
  • Responsible for reporting of the project progress reports, quarterly budget forecast, timely management of the funds with support from the Finance team
  • Developing and maintaining working relationships with key stakeholders including government institutions and other relevant agencies
  • Working with educational institutions, strategic partners, alliance partners and other relevant organisations working in youth and adolescent nutrition workspace for joint advocacy, leverage coordination and research to share learnings

About You

The ideal candidate should have demonstrable experience in implementing and managing projects in food and nutrition sectors with government or international organizations as well as working in social behaviour change communication for young people (youth and adolescent) on nutrition and food system.

The postholder should have proven ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural, cross-functional team with a flexible and adaptable approach to work. Also, you should have good facilitation and relationship management skills to provide capacity building support to the implementation partners and relevant stakeholders.

The postholder should have the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well under pressure with frequent deadlines. You should be highly flexible and willing to travel in country frequently. Good understanding of current food systems trends and youth priorities and able to identify knowledge and practice gaps would be an advantage.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from BDT 1,131,741 per annum, depending on experience.

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 17th February 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 Bangladesh. Please note that GAIN is 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
17 February 2022