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Job Title:

Junior Associate – Better Diet For Children (BDFC)

Classification:

E2

Direct Reports:

0

Work Location

Arsi Negele

Travel Required:

Up to 70% within the towns

 

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.

Overall Purpose

The Junior Associate – Better Diet For Children (BDFC) will monitor and support the availability of nutritious children’s food and demand creation activities in the target areas under the supervision of Senior Project Manager and technical support of Market Specialist.

The Junior Associate-Better Diet For Children (BDFC) will work closely with the government, business partners, private sectors, other civil society organizations and consultants to assist achieving impacts through scalable models of nutritious children’s food production, identifying and activating effective delivery channels and stimulating demands for the consumption of nutrition children’s food by the target groups.

Responsibilities:

Delivery Channels

GAIN fights malnutrition in Ethiopia through innovative and sustainable models that increase access to affordable nutritious foods among communities vulnerable to malnutrition and is currently implementing a project that contributes to address under nutrition among vulnerable groups of people. This project is designed to improve access to affordable nutritious foods for children 6-59 months through providing technical support to the selected nutrition/fortified children’s food producers and community-based delivery channels and to increase demand to the consumption of those foods.

·       Sensitise existing delivery channels and identify sells gap to supply nutritious food through the existing channels

·       Support the selected public and private delivery channels to increase take-up of nutritious food by the targeted children.

·       Support the safe stocking and delivery of nutritious food in the targeted delivery channels

Demand Creation and Behaviour Change

Assist the demand creation acuities implemented in target areas in collaboration with

 ·       government, GAIN team and consultants

·       Assist to explore determinants of nutritious food consumption by targeted groups

·       Facilitate the implementation of effective and innovative demand creation activities

Production

·       Assist the identification of distribution challenges of local nutritious food and assist the implementation of the solutions

·       Sensitise targeted producers to deliver selected nutritious foods to the targeted delivery channels timely

Facilitation

·       Liaise the project with government and other stakeholder with the support of GAIN Marketing Specialist and Senior Project Manager

·       Facilitate enabling environment for the implementation of GAIN’s complementary food project

·       Develop relationships with private sector producers and distributers of nutritious children food and work closely with them to assist the production, promotion and distribution of nutritious foods and supplements.

·       Participate in the supportive supervision and project monitoring activities to contribute to the   smooth running of the project with clear project deliverables and reporting system.

·       Develop monthly report with simplified reporting format

.       Assist in documentation and record keeping including taking and editing minutes with partner meetings

Key Organizational Relationships

·       Senior Project Manager and Market Specialist

·       Other GAIN Ethiopia country team

.       Interaction with key project partners and external stakeholders

·       Reinforce targeted delivery channels to position nutritious food for mothers of targeted children

Job Requirements

Skills and Attributes

·       Strong communication and negotiation skills

·       Basic computer literacy with Excel, MS Word, and Power Point skills.

·       Able to prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure with frequent deadlines.

·       Strong facilitation skill

·       Analytical, with the ability to effectively liaise with government offices and private business sectors.

·       Proactive with a commitment to quality and accuracy with close attention to detail.

·       Riding bicycle

Experience

·       Relevant experience in project implementation and management, preferably for social marketing and behaviour change programs.

Experience in public health and/or nutrition is highly desirable but not essential.

Education

Diploma in nutrition, health, agriculture, marketing or any suitable equivalent is required

ther Requirements

·       Very good command of English and Oromifa language

How to Apply

Please submit updated CV and cover letter via email at: [email protected] no later than 21 September 2020.

Copy of supporting documents for the educational background and experiences related with the post will be requested at the later stage.

Email address: [email protected]

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  • Job City Arsi Negele, Oromia
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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 Arsi Negele, Oromia CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Job Title:

Junior Associate - Better Diet For Children (BDFC)

Classification:

E2

Direct Reports:

0

Work Location

Arsi Negele

Travel Required:

Up to 70% within the towns 

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.

Overall Purpose

The Junior Associate - Better Diet For Children (BDFC) will monitor and support the availability of nutritious children’s food and demand creation activities in the target areas under the supervision of Senior Project Manager and technical support of Market Specialist.

The Junior Associate-Better Diet For Children (BDFC) will work closely with the government, business partners, private sectors, other civil society organizations and consultants to assist achieving impacts through scalable models of nutritious children’s food production, identifying and activating effective delivery channels and stimulating demands for the consumption of nutrition children’s food by the target groups.

Responsibilities:

Delivery Channels

GAIN fights malnutrition in Ethiopia through innovative and sustainable models that increase access to affordable nutritious foods among communities vulnerable to malnutrition and is currently implementing a project that contributes to address under nutrition among vulnerable groups of people. This project is designed to improve access to affordable nutritious foods for children 6-59 months through providing technical support to the selected nutrition/fortified children’s food producers and community-based delivery channels and to increase demand to the consumption of those foods.

·       Sensitise existing delivery channels and identify sells gap to supply nutritious food through the existing channels

·       Support the selected public and private delivery channels to increase take-up of nutritious food by the targeted children.

·       Support the safe stocking and delivery of nutritious food in the targeted delivery channels

Demand Creation and Behaviour Change

Assist the demand creation acuities implemented in target areas in collaboration with

 ·       government, GAIN team and consultants

·       Assist to explore determinants of nutritious food consumption by targeted groups

·       Facilitate the implementation of effective and innovative demand creation activities

Production

·       Assist the identification of distribution challenges of local nutritious food and assist the implementation of the solutions

·       Sensitise targeted producers to deliver selected nutritious foods to the targeted delivery channels timely

Facilitation

·       Liaise the project with government and other stakeholder with the support of GAIN Marketing Specialist and Senior Project Manager

·       Facilitate enabling environment for the implementation of GAIN’s complementary food project

·       Develop relationships with private sector producers and distributers of nutritious children food and work closely with them to assist the production, promotion and distribution of nutritious foods and supplements.

·       Participate in the supportive supervision and project monitoring activities to contribute to the   smooth running of the project with clear project deliverables and reporting system.

·       Develop monthly report with simplified reporting format

.       Assist in documentation and record keeping including taking and editing minutes with partner meetings

Key Organizational Relationships

·       Senior Project Manager and Market Specialist

·       Other GAIN Ethiopia country team

.       Interaction with key project partners and external stakeholders

·       Reinforce targeted delivery channels to position nutritious food for mothers of targeted children

Job Requirements

Skills and Attributes

·       Strong communication and negotiation skills

·       Basic computer literacy with Excel, MS Word, and Power Point skills.

·       Able to prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure with frequent deadlines.

·       Strong facilitation skill

·       Analytical, with the ability to effectively liaise with government offices and private business sectors.

·       Proactive with a commitment to quality and accuracy with close attention to detail.

·       Riding bicycle

Experience

·       Relevant experience in project implementation and management, preferably for social marketing and behaviour change programs.

Experience in public health and/or nutrition is highly desirable but not essential.

Education

Diploma in nutrition, health, agriculture, marketing or any suitable equivalent is requiredther Requirements·       Very good command of English and Oromifa language

How to Apply

Please submit updated CV and cover letter via email at: [email protected] no later than 21 September 2020.

Copy of supporting documents for the educational background and experiences related with the post will be requested at the later stage.

Email address: [email protected]

2020-09-22

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