Programme Associate, USAID AN National Food Systems Dashboard

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Abuja, Nigeria
NGN 6,897,828 – NGN 7,876,788 per annum, depending on experience
Contract Type
Fixed Term
12 Months

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking an Programme Associate  to support with the implementation of specific project activities under the USAID AN National Food Systems Dashboard project.

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

Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor on Food Security and Nutrition and through consultations with institutions and other personnel working on the NFSD (National Food Systems Dashboard) and FSCC (Food Systems Command Centre), the Associate will facilitate communication among stakeholders; organize logistics for meetings, workshops, trainings, and other activities undertaken as part of the project; liaise with any vendors or suppliers engaged by the project; and contribute to the technical aspects of developing the NFSD and FSCC.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Supporting with project delivery for the sub national food systems dashboard work in Sokoto, Kebbi and Bauchi states project activities
  • Ensuring that all project activities are completed in line with the agreed workplan preparing and ensuring timely submission of implementation, progress, and financial reports
  • Engaging with government partners to determine and document institutional arrangements for developing and managing the NFSD and FSCC
  • Organising events at both federal and state level to engage and collaborate with stakeholders
  • Communicating with project consultants to track the delivery of contractual outputs in a timely manner
  • Supporting timely flow of project-related information between project partners
  • Producing periodic donor reports and support with the relevant logistics and communication documents related the project
  • Perform other tasks within the technical area of the project, as required

About You

The ideal candidate should have demonstrated programme/project management support experience with focus on nutrition, food systems, public health or agriculture ideally within the development sector.

Applicants must have knowledge with food systems and nutrition indicators and data and have experience participating in research projects, monitoring, and evaluation, and data collection. In addition to this, you must have demonstrable experience organising stakeholder engagement activities, including meetings, workshops, and trainings.

The postholder should be highly organized and detailed-oriented with strong communication and advocacy skills in multicultural, multi-lingual environment. Flexibility to travel to challenging environments and proficiency in MS Office is also essential.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from NGN 6,897,828 – NGN 7,876,788 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 May 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
14 May 2022