Project Coordinator– DELIVER Nigeria (DEcent LIVelihoods for small-scale producers delivered through Economic & Resilient food systems in Nigeria) 148 views0 applications


The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Project Coordinator to coordinate the implementation of the DEcent LIVelihoods for small-scale producers delivered through Economic & Resilient food systems in Nigeria(DELIVER). This role will be offered on a three(3) year fixed term contract, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Kano State, Nigeria. .

About GAIN

The 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.

About the role

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.

  1. Build the capacity of smallholder farmers to produce vegetables as a business and reduce postharvest loss, with a special focus on women and youth participation.
  2. 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.

Key Responsibilities include.

  • Track the progress and deliverables from project partners on the access to finance, post-harvest loss (PHL) and the demand (consumption of vegetables) components.
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager on the design and planning of activities on access to finance for farmers, post-harvest loss (PHL) and production and consumption of vegetables.
  • Developing the relevant documentation for the inception workshop for the DELIVER Nigeria project.
  • Work closely with the Project Manager to monitor risks and develop contingency plans to respond to emergencies. Making an assessment and reviewing the status of projects and providing recommendations to the Senior Project Manager on approaches and procedures for project implementation
  • Supports the Senior Project Manager in preparing donors’ reports in collaboration with project teams, technical teams, funding team and support teams.
  • Support the Project Manager in managing the project schedule, activity plan and planning milestones and preparation of donor reports in collaboration with project teams, technical teams, funding team and support teams.

About you

The ideal candidate should have significant experience linking farmers to financial opportunities with knowledge of working on farmer support programmes knowledge of local, regional, social, economic, regulatory, business, and political contexts in Nigeria. Experience aligning to financial initiatives targeting women and youth highly desirable.

You should have experience in project design and management with a focus on agricultural finance and MSME support. Strong understanding of Farmers financial needs and the systemic challenges constraining their business and growth is necessary to succeed in this role. Experience in value chain analysis, farming as a business and engaging market players, inclusive market systems development, facilitating linkages, and creating space for various players in the market to interact and enabling markets to work for the poor.

The position holder should be experienced in nutrition sensitive agriculture including facilitating food production diversity, improving processing storage and preservation, and expanding markets and markets access to women of reproductive age. An education background with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Nutrition, business management, international relations, sustainable development, economics, development studies or related field is required.

About our offer

The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from NGN 9’558’516 – NGN 10’907’460 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.

Our working culture and environment

We 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.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the “Apply Now” link.

This advert closes on 15th 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.

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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 Kano 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 Project Coordinator to coordinate the implementation of the DEcent LIVelihoods for small-scale producers delivered through Economic & Resilient food systems in Nigeria(DELIVER). This role will be offered on a three(3) year fixed term contract, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Kano State, Nigeria. .

About GAIN

The 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.

About the role

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.

  1. Build the capacity of smallholder farmers to produce vegetables as a business and reduce postharvest loss, with a special focus on women and youth participation.
  2. 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.

Key Responsibilities include.

  • Track the progress and deliverables from project partners on the access to finance, post-harvest loss (PHL) and the demand (consumption of vegetables) components.
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager on the design and planning of activities on access to finance for farmers, post-harvest loss (PHL) and production and consumption of vegetables.
  • Developing the relevant documentation for the inception workshop for the DELIVER Nigeria project.
  • Work closely with the Project Manager to monitor risks and develop contingency plans to respond to emergencies. Making an assessment and reviewing the status of projects and providing recommendations to the Senior Project Manager on approaches and procedures for project implementation
  • Supports the Senior Project Manager in preparing donors’ reports in collaboration with project teams, technical teams, funding team and support teams.
  • Support the Project Manager in managing the project schedule, activity plan and planning milestones and preparation of donor reports in collaboration with project teams, technical teams, funding team and support teams.

About you

The ideal candidate should have significant experience linking farmers to financial opportunities with knowledge of working on farmer support programmes knowledge of local, regional, social, economic, regulatory, business, and political contexts in Nigeria. Experience aligning to financial initiatives targeting women and youth highly desirable.

You should have experience in project design and management with a focus on agricultural finance and MSME support. Strong understanding of Farmers financial needs and the systemic challenges constraining their business and growth is necessary to succeed in this role. Experience in value chain analysis, farming as a business and engaging market players, inclusive market systems development, facilitating linkages, and creating space for various players in the market to interact and enabling markets to work for the poor.

The position holder should be experienced in nutrition sensitive agriculture including facilitating food production diversity, improving processing storage and preservation, and expanding markets and markets access to women of reproductive age. An education background with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Nutrition, business management, international relations, sustainable development, economics, development studies or related field is required.

About our offer

The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from NGN 9’558’516 – NGN 10’907’460 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.

Our working culture and environment

We 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.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.

This advert closes on 15th 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.

2024-04-16

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