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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a project manager to oversee and deliver a key USAID funded project in Kenya. This role will be based out of Nairobi and is offered on a four year fixed-term contract basis.

About GAIN

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 those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the role

The USAID funded, Mfumo Imara Lishe Endelevu (MILE) project, translating as Solid System, aims to sustainably reduce levels of acute malnutrition among vulnerable populations in Isiolo and Marsabit counties of ASAL regions of Kenya. GAIN will work amongst other partners to build on its expertise in developing and testing market-based innovations in the Kenyan food system to facilitate greater availability of nutritious and diverse foods in target county markets.

Reporting to the Country Director, the Project Manager will monitor and manage the progress of MILE Project in Kenya. Key responsibilities include;

  • Leading on all the MILE related technical assistance and implementation activities as defined in the project proposal and work plan.
  • Ensuring that the interventions by different partners are coordinated so that overall project milestones and goals are met, providing technical support as required.
  • Oversee financial control and proactively review, make recommendations and report on programmatic activities to support the delivery of GAIN’s strategic plan for MILE in Kenya.

About you

  • Solid experience international development experience in Kenya as a project manager
  • Proven experience in delivering projects on time / on budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance
  • Strong understanding of Kenya’s food system, including food production and food safety considerations
  • Experience working in Isiolo and Marsabit counties of ASAL regions of Kenya or northern Kenya.
  • Experience working in a public/private partnership environment.

About our offer

In addition to competitive salary, GAIN offers an attractive pension scheme, 25 days holiday (plus public holiday), flexible working, home working and professional development opportunities. We will support you to grow in your career and offer this within a supportive and collaborative environment.

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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 CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a project manager to oversee and deliver a key USAID funded project in Kenya. This role will be based out of Nairobi and is offered on a four year fixed-term contract basis.

About GAIN

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 those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the role

The USAID funded, Mfumo Imara Lishe Endelevu (MILE) project, translating as Solid System, aims to sustainably reduce levels of acute malnutrition among vulnerable populations in Isiolo and Marsabit counties of ASAL regions of Kenya. GAIN will work amongst other partners to build on its expertise in developing and testing market-based innovations in the Kenyan food system to facilitate greater availability of nutritious and diverse foods in target county markets.

Reporting to the Country Director, the Project Manager will monitor and manage the progress of MILE Project in Kenya. Key responsibilities include;

  • Leading on all the MILE related technical assistance and implementation activities as defined in the project proposal and work plan.
  • Ensuring that the interventions by different partners are coordinated so that overall project milestones and goals are met, providing technical support as required.
  • Oversee financial control and proactively review, make recommendations and report on programmatic activities to support the delivery of GAIN’s strategic plan for MILE in Kenya.

About you

  • Solid experience international development experience in Kenya as a project manager
  • Proven experience in delivering projects on time / on budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance
  • Strong understanding of Kenya’s food system, including food production and food safety considerations
  • Experience working in Isiolo and Marsabit counties of ASAL regions of Kenya or northern Kenya.
  • Experience working in a public/private partnership environment.

About our offer

In addition to competitive salary, GAIN offers an attractive pension scheme, 25 days holiday (plus public holiday), flexible working, home working and professional development opportunities. We will support you to grow in your career and offer this within a supportive and collaborative environment.

2019-12-02

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