Job Vacancy: Junior Associate, DELIVER (DEcent LIVelihoods for small-scale producers delivered through Economic & Resilient food systems in Nigeria)

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Job Vacancy: Job title: Junior Associate, DELIVER (DEcent LIVelihoods for small-scale producers delivered through Economic & Resilient food systems in Nigeria)

Job description: About the RoleThe 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.
  • Prepare, review, and modify documents including field activity reports and memos.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, workshops and appointments.
  • Provide logistical support to the project including travel itineraries and costs.
  • Support other Program activities as and when required.

About youThe 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 OfferThe starting gross salary on offer for this role is from NGN 5’505’156 – NGN 6’277’812 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.About GAINThe Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Due to COVID19, conflict in Ukraine and climate change, malnutrition and hunger have worsened significantly since 2019, reversing a decade of progress. There is growing recognition that our food systems need to change if we are to reverse these trends.GAIN’s Strategy aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people and especially those whose are most vulnerable to shocks. By 2027, we aim to improve the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced staple foods, improve the access of 25 million people to healthier diets, and support positive food system change in 10 countries. This is bold and complex, and the only way to achieve this is to work together with partners including governments, businesses, and civil society at the country and global level. These goals, and the ways of achieving them, build on our twenty-year legacy of transforming people’s lives with improved nutrition through concerted action and effective policy change.Our Working Culture and EnvironmentWe provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.Applicants must have the right to work and be currently based in the advertised country location, to be eligible to apply for this position.This advert closes on 19th April 2024. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.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.

Location: Abuja, FCT

Job date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 22:51:04 GMT

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