Junior Associate - Food Systems Dashboard

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Abuja, Nigeria
5,139,552 - 5,860,896 NGN per annum, dependent on experience
Contract Type
Fixed Term
24 Months

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Junior Associate - Food Systems Dashboard in Nigeria to support with the USAID Advancing Nutrition, Food System Dashboard implementation activities and partnerships at country level.

This position is offered on a fixed-term basis of up to 2 years (subject to funding) and is based in our GAIN Nigeria office in Abuja.

About the role

Reporting to the Project Manager, ENDSAND, The Junior Associate will be responsible for support on the USAID Advancing Nutrition, Food System Dashboard activities and partnerships at country level, to ensure continued, effective project delivery.

The postholder will provide administrative and logistical support to the project team ensuring a smooth and efficient operation of the project.

Role specifics include; 

  • Supporting with the implementation of Food System Dashboard project, including routine field visits and working with implementing agencies, market organizations and businesses
  • Supporting with various project components including tracking project timelines, developing documentation and creating project reports
  • Supporting the maintenance of a range of basic databases and filing system for the Food System Dashboard
  • Supporting with the Food System Dashboard team with travel logistics arrangements
  • Supporting minutes taking for meetings, seminars, technical sessions, and conferences
  • Working closely with GAIN Nigeria operations team in raising of Purchase Orders and processing related to payments for procurement of goods and services
  • Performing any other relevant tasks as assigned by the Project Manager

About you

Applicants will need to have demonstrated professional experience directly, or indirectly, related to product development, food systems, and international development, including implementation of market-based agricultural or nutrition programs and livelihood projects.

You will have proven experience in an administrative and/or project support role with previous experience supporting with project monitoring and reporting, logistics and procurement activity.

You must have sound communication skills that you can leverage to effectively manage stakeholders related to the project. In addition, you will need to be well organised with a good eye for detail to ensure that the project is delivered effectively and professionally. 

Applicants will posess a Bachelors' degree in a relevant field such as, business and marketing, food technology, agribusiness, development studies, economics, agricultural development, or another relevant technical field or work experience. 

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from 5,139,552 - 5,860,896 NGN per annum, dependent 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 1st 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 Nigeria. 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
30 May 2022