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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Communication Assistant to support GAIN Communications Headquarters team across Geneva, London, Nairobi and New Delhi. This is a full-time role, offered on a one-year fixed term contract and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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

Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Communications Assistant requires a sound understanding of administrative processes, such as financial and legal processes within the organisation with an interest and focus on Communications activities.

The postholder will be in charge of the administrative duties of GAIN Communications pertaining namely to diligently process all payments, deliver necessary forecasts and reporting, drafting of contracts, Single Source Justifications, travel authorisations, and logistics (60%) and act as the communications allrounder for the unit (40%).

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Managing all submissions and tracking of invoices (regular monthly bills and ad-hoc invoices, including creating new vendor profiles, raising/maintaining procurement orders (Pos), track approvals, etc.) and office credit card reconciliation
  • Supporting in carrying out background research to complement communications activities and outputs
  • Acting as a communications allrounder for the global and country communications team to include editorial support, end-to-end webinar support, media relations, etc.
  • Assisting the digital communications team in drafting social media content and uploading content on the GAIN website and social media platforms
  • Provide administrative support to the team, including booking and managing travels and meetings scheduling
  • Managing the logistic of events, which includes liaising with vendors, ensuring venues and functioning IT in events, etc.

About You

The ideal candidate should have previous experience in administrative roles, preferable with links to communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related area. You should be a strong team player and enjoy working in a multi-cultural, cross functional team.

The postholder should be able to work independently and have strong attention to details. Also, you should have excellent MS Office skills (Excel, MS Word, Outlook and Power Point). Excellent communications and organisation skills are also required.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from KES 1,456,406 – KES 1,666,005 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.

This advert closes on 8th February 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 Kenya. 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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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organization driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition.

Around 3.5 billion people — half the people on the planet today — are malnourished. Each year, malnutrition kills 3.1 million children under the age of five and leaves 159 million stunted, trapping generations in lives of poverty and unfulfilled potential. The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is focused on finding solutions to end malnutrition within our lifetimes.

OUR METHODOLOGY /

At GAIN, we believe that no one sector alone can solve the complex problem of malnutrition. We work closely with partners including governments, civil society, businesses, UN agencies, and academic institutions to develop programs that deliver large-scale and locally relevant solutions to malnutrition in more than 30 countries.

In recent years we have expanded our approach to reach those on the margins of society, who are often the most excluded, vulnerable and severely malnourished, such as the Dalit community in India who experience oppression because of their caste; adolescent girls; and families affected by emergencies.

ABOUT GAIN /

Each day, 795 million people — one in nine — go hungry. Close to 2 billion people survive on diets that lack the vital vitamins and nutrients needed to grow properly, live healthy lives, and raise a healthy family. About 1.4 billion people worldwide struggle with overweight and obesity. That’s more than the number of people who are hungry worldwide.

In total, around 3.5 billion people — half the people on the planet today — are malnourished.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organization that was launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition.

GAIN is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. We act as a catalyst — building alliances between governments, business and civil society — to find and deliver solutions to the complex problem of malnutrition. Today we are on track to reach over a billion people with improved nutrition – a goal for 2015.

We focus our efforts on children, girls and women because we know that helping them have sustainable, nutritious diets is crucial to ending the cycle of malnutrition and poverty. By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe that we can eliminate malnutrition within our lifetimes.

Data sources:

  • The Lancet’s series on maternal and child undernutrition
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • UNICEF

OUR IMPACT /

GAIN has helped 892 million people to access affordable, nutritious food — about 350 million of whom are women and children. Our work to fortify staple foods and condiments with essential micronutrients reaches more than 30 countries worldwide. Our work includes helping to improve the quality of foods and diets and educating families of the benefits of breastfeeding and good nutrition. Worldwide, our projects are changing lives and contributing to reducing micronutrient deficiencies through large-scale food fortification. For example, we’ve increased the intake of vitamin A in Indonesia by fortifying edible oils and the intake of iron in China by fortifying soy sauce.

By 2017, we aim to increase the intake of essential micronutrients such as vitamins A, D, iron, folic acid and iodine for 1.3 billion people, including 400 million women and adolescent girls, and 200 million children under five.

In countries with the highest rates of malnutrition, multinutrient supplements or ‘home fortification’ help improve nutrition when mixed into food. In Bangladesh, we launched a new micronutrient powder program in collaboration with international development organization BRAC. Since launch, 80,000 community workers have been trained to promote home fortification, and five million sachets were sold in 2014. Monthly sales have more than tripled during the year and the overall market for micronutrient powders grew by 15 percent, with 45 million sachets produced in 2014 alone.

Data source

  • GAIN 2012–2013 Annual Report

OUR VISION /

GAIN is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. We believe that everyone in the world should have access to an affordable, healthy and nutritious diet. We focus on children, girls and women to break the cycle of malnutrition and poverty.

By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe that we can end malnutrition within our lifetimes.

OUR APPROACH /

We believe that everyone in the world should have access to an affordable, healthy and nutritious diet.

A tailored approach to innovation. We work to understand and deliver specific solutions to the daily challenge of food insecurity faced by poor people. By understanding that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ model, we develop alliances and build tailored programs, using a variety of flexible models and approaches.

Scale and ambition. We aim to reach 1 billion people with affordable, nutritious foods by 2015.  We build alliances between governments, local and global businesses, and civil society to deliver sustainable improvements at scale. We are part of a global network of partners working together to create sustainable solutions to malnutrition.

What matters most is impact. We focus on early life stages and maternal health when good nutrition has the most impact. We focus our efforts on children, girls and women because we know that providing access to affordable, sustainable, nutritious diets is crucial to ending the cycle of malnutrition and poverty.

OUR VALUES /

Team work

GAIN draws on the different skills of employees to create cohesive teams to deliver our programs in more than 30 countries. We also work closely with public and private partners.

Innovation

Our staff are creative thinkers who develop and test innovative business models to make markets work in a sustainable way for vunerable groups.

Passion

GAIN is made up of dedicated, enthusiastic professionals committed to our mission of making a difference on a large scale.

Professionalism

GAIN ensures professional and scientific rigor, commitment and leadership in our relations with the people and organizations we work with.

At GAIN, we believe that no one sector alone can solve the complex problem of malnutrition. We work closely with partners including governments, civil society, businesses, UN agencies, and academic institutions to develop programs that deliver large-scale and locally relevant solutions to malnutrition in more than 30 countries.

In recent years we have expanded our approach to reach those on the margins of society, who are often the most excluded, vulnerable and severely malnourished, such as the Dalit community in India who experience oppression because of their caste; adolescent girls; and families affected by emergencies.

ABOUT GAIN /

Each day, 795 million people — one in nine — go hungry. Close to 2 billion people survive on diets that lack the vital vitamins and nutrients needed to grow properly, live healthy lives, and raise a healthy family. About 1.4 billion people worldwide struggle with overweight and obesity. That’s more than the number of people who are hungry worldwide.

In total, around 3.5 billion people — half the people on the planet today — are malnourished.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organization that was launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition.

GAIN is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. We act as a catalyst — building alliances between governments, business and civil society — to find and deliver solutions to the complex problem of malnutrition. Today we are on track to reach over a billion people with improved nutrition – a goal for 2015.

We focus our efforts on children, girls and women because we know that helping them have sustainable, nutritious diets is crucial to ending the cycle of malnutrition and poverty. By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe that we can eliminate malnutrition within our lifetimes.

Data sources:

  • The Lancet’s series on maternal and child undernutrition
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • UNICEF
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0 USD Nairobi, Kenya CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Communication Assistant to support GAIN Communications Headquarters team across Geneva, London, Nairobi and New Delhi. This is a full-time role, offered on a one-year fixed term contract and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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

Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Communications Assistant requires a sound understanding of administrative processes, such as financial and legal processes within the organisation with an interest and focus on Communications activities.

The postholder will be in charge of the administrative duties of GAIN Communications pertaining namely to diligently process all payments, deliver necessary forecasts and reporting, drafting of contracts, Single Source Justifications, travel authorisations, and logistics (60%) and act as the communications allrounder for the unit (40%).

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Managing all submissions and tracking of invoices (regular monthly bills and ad-hoc invoices, including creating new vendor profiles, raising/maintaining procurement orders (Pos), track approvals, etc.) and office credit card reconciliation
  • Supporting in carrying out background research to complement communications activities and outputs
  • Acting as a communications allrounder for the global and country communications team to include editorial support, end-to-end webinar support, media relations, etc.
  • Assisting the digital communications team in drafting social media content and uploading content on the GAIN website and social media platforms
  • Provide administrative support to the team, including booking and managing travels and meetings scheduling
  • Managing the logistic of events, which includes liaising with vendors, ensuring venues and functioning IT in events, etc.

About You

The ideal candidate should have previous experience in administrative roles, preferable with links to communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related area. You should be a strong team player and enjoy working in a multi-cultural, cross functional team.

The postholder should be able to work independently and have strong attention to details. Also, you should have excellent MS Office skills (Excel, MS Word, Outlook and Power Point). Excellent communications and organisation skills are also required.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from KES 1,456,406 – KES 1,666,005 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.

This advert closes on 8th February 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 Kenya. 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.

2022-02-09

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