Junior Associate, DELIVER at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Junior Associate, DELIVER (DEcent LIVelihoods for Small-scale Producers Delivered Through Economic & Resilient Food Systems in Nigeria) - SYS-1157

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

About the Role

  • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Junior Associate, DELIVER to support the implementation of project activities. This role will be offered on a three(3) year fixed term contract, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • DELIVER Nigeria (DEcent LIVelihoods for small-scale producers delivered through Economic & Resilient food systems in Nigeria) goal is to enhance the livelihoods and income of smallholder farmers, with a specific focus on empowering youth and women and fostering healthier dietary habits within the target population by promoting the increased consumption of a variety of vegetables.

The project objectives include:

  • Building the capacity of smallholder farmers to produce vegetables as a business and reduce postharvest loss, with a special focus on women and youth participation.
  • Building the capacity of input suppliers to effectively support smallholder farmers to increase knowledge of business planning and finance options for smallholder farmers and to increase the quantity and diversity of vegetables consumed  smallholder farmers.
  • The Junior Associate will support the implementation of project activities by providing general administrative support to the project coordinator.

Key Responsibilities include

  • Assist in the documentation of the DELIVER project through preparation of documents, correspondence and report writing.
  • Identifying and securing venues, preparation of budgets, raising of POs, securing approvals within GAIN, ensuring that all materials needed are reproduced, and facilitating the smooth running of workshops.
  • Provide logistical support to the project including travel itineraries and costs.
  • Support other Program activities as and when required.
  • Prepare, review, and modify documents including field activity reports and memos.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, workshops and appointments.

About You

  • The ideal candidate should have proven experience in providing support to projects through basic budgeting and report writing.
  • You should be experienced in providing administrative support across different functions such as procurement, logistics and workshop planning and travel support.
  • The position holder should be organised, proactive and possess good judgement.
  • You should demonstrate creativity in problem solving and strong communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills are required with knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  • An education background in Nutrition, Food Science or another relevant field is necessary.

About our Offer

  • The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from NGN5,505,156 - NGN6,277,812 gross 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 and hybrid 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.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  19th April, 2024.