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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is now searching for a dynamic and driven Senior Project Manager to join the GAIN Mozambique team and lead on the strategic oversight and overall implementation and delivery of the Sustainable Food System (SFS) project components. This role is offered on a permanent basis and will be based in Pemba, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique.

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 Programs, the Senior Project Manager will lead on the strategic oversight and overall implementation and delivery of the Sustainable Food System (SFS) project components. This project aims primarily to strengthen and repair the local food system in the southern segment of Cabo Delgado province, which has been severely impacted by conflict, drought, and long-standing under-investment. Ultimately, the project seeks to protect the consumption of the poorer residents of five vulnerable districts, including internally displaced persons from conflict areas and their hosts, with actions to improve both the availability and the affordability of safe and nutritious foods in their communities.

The Senior Project Manager will also be responsible for the line management and mentoring of SFS managers, associates and assistants. They will also be responsible for operational management of the Pemba office working with the Head of Programs to monitor the systems and business processes for finance, HR, contracts, facilities and IT that are integrated and aligned with the Maputo office and the organisation as a whole. This role is offered on a permanent basis and will be based in Pemba, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique.

Specific Responsibilities include;

  • Overseeing and leading in providing oversight, technical direction, activity planning and implementation of strategies, project timelines and interventions as desired under the project
  • Effectively providing technical guidance, advice and support to relevant project stakeholders in facilitating planning and interventions to ensure project delivery and mitigation strategy implementation
  • Responsibility for meditation between stakeholders and in flagging any potential issues or risks that could affect the progression of the project
  • Managing the implementation of project activities and deliverables to ensure they are completed in a timely manner, in accordance to Project Management Guidelines, and in collaboration with the relevant GAIN programs, local partners, and country leadership
  • Leading on the efficient management of project funds, resource allocation, budgets and forecasting
  • Establishing, maintaining and managing working relations with diverse stakeholders in order to ensure the success of the project
  • Maintaining high level liaison with government stakeholders (country level) and other organizations working on complementary projects in the country context to share knowledge and best practice.
  • Leading, managing and motivating the project team, creating an environment that enables staff to maximize their potential
  • Ensuring the recruitment, management, and development of high performing team in line with the demands of the project work plan.
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Programs, monitoring the systems and business processes for finance, HR, contracts, facilities and IT that are integrated and aligned with the Maputo office

About You

Applicants for this role should have proven experience in international development within a project management/project leadership role with an existing network in Mozambique. They should have demonstrable experience in delivering projects on time and on budget and should be confident using project management processes and tools to ensure that project goals are consistently met. They should have a strong understanding of Mozambique’s public health sector and existing food systems, and ideally will have previous experience working with the Mozambique government at county and/or national levels.

In addition to the above, applicants should possess at least a Master’s Degree in project management, business administration, nutrition, food science, health, international development, or a relevant field. Additional certifications in project management or business administration are highly desirable.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is $37,909 per annum.

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 13th December 2021. 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 Mozambique. Please note that GAIN are 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 Pemba - Cabo Delgado Province CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is now searching for a dynamic and driven Senior Project Manager to join the GAIN Mozambique team and lead on the strategic oversight and overall implementation and delivery of the Sustainable Food System (SFS) project components. This role is offered on a permanent basis and will be based in Pemba, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique.

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 Programs, the Senior Project Manager will lead on the strategic oversight and overall implementation and delivery of the Sustainable Food System (SFS) project components. This project aims primarily to strengthen and repair the local food system in the southern segment of Cabo Delgado province, which has been severely impacted by conflict, drought, and long-standing under-investment. Ultimately, the project seeks to protect the consumption of the poorer residents of five vulnerable districts, including internally displaced persons from conflict areas and their hosts, with actions to improve both the availability and the affordability of safe and nutritious foods in their communities.

The Senior Project Manager will also be responsible for the line management and mentoring of SFS managers, associates and assistants. They will also be responsible for operational management of the Pemba office working with the Head of Programs to monitor the systems and business processes for finance, HR, contracts, facilities and IT that are integrated and aligned with the Maputo office and the organisation as a whole. This role is offered on a permanent basis and will be based in Pemba, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique.

Specific Responsibilities include;

  • Overseeing and leading in providing oversight, technical direction, activity planning and implementation of strategies, project timelines and interventions as desired under the project
  • Effectively providing technical guidance, advice and support to relevant project stakeholders in facilitating planning and interventions to ensure project delivery and mitigation strategy implementation
  • Responsibility for meditation between stakeholders and in flagging any potential issues or risks that could affect the progression of the project
  • Managing the implementation of project activities and deliverables to ensure they are completed in a timely manner, in accordance to Project Management Guidelines, and in collaboration with the relevant GAIN programs, local partners, and country leadership
  • Leading on the efficient management of project funds, resource allocation, budgets and forecasting
  • Establishing, maintaining and managing working relations with diverse stakeholders in order to ensure the success of the project
  • Maintaining high level liaison with government stakeholders (country level) and other organizations working on complementary projects in the country context to share knowledge and best practice.
  • Leading, managing and motivating the project team, creating an environment that enables staff to maximize their potential
  • Ensuring the recruitment, management, and development of high performing team in line with the demands of the project work plan.
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Programs, monitoring the systems and business processes for finance, HR, contracts, facilities and IT that are integrated and aligned with the Maputo office

About You

Applicants for this role should have proven experience in international development within a project management/project leadership role with an existing network in Mozambique. They should have demonstrable experience in delivering projects on time and on budget and should be confident using project management processes and tools to ensure that project goals are consistently met. They should have a strong understanding of Mozambique’s public health sector and existing food systems, and ideally will have previous experience working with the Mozambique government at county and/or national levels.

In addition to the above, applicants should possess at least a Master’s Degree in project management, business administration, nutrition, food science, health, international development, or a relevant field. Additional certifications in project management or business administration are highly desirable.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is $37,909 per annum.

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 13th December 2021. 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 Mozambique. Please note that GAIN are 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.

2021-12-14

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