Project Manager, Commercialization of Biofortified Crops

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Abuja, Nigeria
From NGN 8,923,728 – NGN 10,183,104 per annum, depending on experience.
Contract Type
Fixed Term
12 Months

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is searching for an experienced project manager to oversee and implement the GAIN and HarvestPlus Commercialization of Biofortified Crops initiative in Abuja, Nigeria. This position will be on a one year fixed-term contract based, subject to availability of funding.

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 Senior Project Manager, Supply Chains, the Project Manager will coordinate the implementation of activities and partnerships at country level, to fulfil the vision of bringing biofortified products to scale under the partnership of GAIN and HarvestPlus. Working closely with the Senior Project Manager, Supply Chains and other members of the Programme Services Team, the Manager will help to draw in technical skills and build the program in line with relevant performance indicators.

Specific Responsibilities include;

  • Leading the implementation of commercialization of biofortified crops in Nigeria to ensure impact, scale and sustainability in a strategically selected geography and for a defined basked of biofortified crops
  • Identifying new partners for GAIN and HarvestPlus to collaborate with to increase impact
  • Providing technical oversight to the implementation of activities that bring biofortified crops to scale through commercialization activities
  • Setting operational plans and determine future strategic priorities based on research and analysis
  • Working closely with GAIN’s Knowledge Leadership and HarvestPlus’ MEL groups to ensure monitoring, evaluation and learning takes place within the commercialization activities
  • Contributing towards the development of new business opportunities for GAIN and HarvestPlus to generate additional funding for the commercialization of biofortified crops in Nigeria

About You

You must have demonstrable professional experience directly, or indirectly, related to marketing foods and supply chains and international development, including implementation of market-based agricultural or nutrition programs and projects. Additionally, they will be able to evidence project management ability along with excellent written and verbal communication skills to influence stakeholders across both the public and private sectors (food enterprises, development agencies, governments).

In addition, you should possess a university level degree in one of the following fields: supply chain management, business and marketing, food technology, development studies, economics, agricultural development, or other relevant technical field.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from NGN 8,923,728 – NGN 10,183,104 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 27th April 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 Nigeria. 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
27 April 2022