Associate, Nutrition Connect

Countries: India, Kenya, Nigeria
Organization: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Closing date: 24 May 2022

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking an Associate, Nutrition Connect to manage the day-to-day operations of Nutrition Connect, a platform under the Knowledge Mobilisation team. This position will be on 2 years’ fixed term contract basis, subject to availability of funding. It is open to GAIN’s country offices in, Delhi, India, Nairobi, Kenya and Abuja, Nigeria

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

Nutrition Connect is GAIN’s knowledge mobilisation platform aimed at sharing evidence and experience around public private engagement for nutrition. The platform forms part of GAIN’s efforts to support understanding and action for nutrition by a wide range of actors, from governments to businesses, NGOs, academia and civil society, it aims to address knowledge gaps around how to catalyse markets for safe and nutritious foods produced sustainably, especially to meet the needs of better diets for poorer consumers.

Reporting to the Manager, Knowledge Management and Mobilization, you will work closely with the Communication team to ensure content alignment, coordinated social outreach and media work and standard practices. The Associate will manage the day-to-day operations necessary for the maintenance and development of Nutrition Connect (NC). Their areas of focus will include content management and generation, communications outreach and engagement and project management.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Ensuring regular and engaging content is planned and populated on Nutrition Connect (NC) and relevant other social and communication/ advocacy channels
  • Monitoring site and social performance (via e.g., Google Analytics, Hotjar) to understand how users are accessing and using the site, and adjusting content as needed to anticipate and meet emerging needs and topics of interest
  • Assisting in implementing the social media strategy to raise visibility of and engagement with Nutrition Connect, its resources and activities. Planning and creating regular posts and activities across NC’s social accounts and participating in relevant social media campaigns
  • Supporting the Manager to manage, strengthen and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders working in the nutrition, development, food systems and business spheres
  • Identifying opportunities to host, co-host and participate in virtual and in-person events (as possible) to help further dialogue and understanding around public private engagement for nutrition. Supporting in development of themes agendas, speakers/participant lists, and promotion and follow up materials, etc.

About You

The ideal candidate should have proven experience in communications, website management and social media platforms. You should have demonstrated experience in global development e.g. nutrition, global public health, agriculture, livestock, food systems, market development. Hands-on experience working in a low- or middle-income country would be an asset.

The postholder must have excellent writing and presentation skills and be well skilled in preparing and disseminating documents for a diverse of range of policy or other non-technical audiences. You will have the ability to self-motivate, prioritise and multi-task with a proven ability to work effectively as part of a global multicultural team.

About our Offer

The starting salary for each office is as follows , depending on experience:

1) India: From INR 833,496 – INR 953,736 per annum

2) Kenya: From KES 2,083,128– KES 2,377,296 per annum

3) Nigeria: From NGN 6,897,828 – NGN 7,876,788 per annum

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.

This advert closes on the 24th 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 one of advertised locations to be considered for this position. 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.

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