Associate, Programme Monitoring and Improvement at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Junior Associate (Impact at Scale) at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking for an Associate, Programme Monitoring and Improvement to support the implementation of CASCADE project activities at GAIN Nigeria office. This role will be offered on fixed-term contract of up to 5 years’, subject to availability of funding. You will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Associate, Programme Monitoring and Improvement

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

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

The (Catalyzing Strengthened Policy Action for Healthy CASCADEs and Resilience) CASCADE programme goal is to improve food security and contribute to the reduction of malnutrition of at least 5 million women of reproductive age and children under 5 in Nigeria.

The programme has two strategic objectives: it aims to increase access to and consumption of healthy CASCADEs, as well as increasing the resilience of households to economic and climate change-related shocks with a focus on women of reproductive age and children. The programme will galvanise government, business, and communities around 5 domains: Policy changes and accountability; Re-engineering markets and mobilising private sector; Transforming cultural norms and practices; Taking a gender transformative approach; Systematising data and learning for policy.

Reporting to the Programme Monitoring and Improvement Manager, you will support the implementation of specific project activities including capacity building, partnerships management and reporting.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Overseeing the collection of routine monitoring data by implementing agencies and governments to track progress of program activities towards objectives
  • Carrying out field visits as required to ensure that program progress is on track
  • Analysing information collected and supporting all dissemination efforts including writing reports, learning briefs and other materials
  • Keeping the Project Manager, and PMI Manager regularly updated on project status (on track or off track) with critical analyses and possible solutions to challenges based on interactions with partner organizations
  • Leading on the appropriate completion and systematic storage for the project documents as well as datasets and assessment specific documentation
  • Working collaboratively with the project team members to ensure necessary program planning, monitoring and improvement functions smoothly and efficiently
  • Supporting work with selected implementation partners in country on all aspects of the project planning and implementation including technical (finalising protocols, data collection tools, conducting trainings, supervising field work), process (implementation plan development and monitoring, tracking deliverables)

About You

The ideal candidate should have experience in the public health and/or nutrition sector for implementing, monitoring improvement frameworks, and supporting operations and participatory research. You should have experience in analysing data, tracking indicators and developing and/or strengthening performance monitoring systems.

The postholder should have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in multi-cultural and multi-lingual environments. You should have the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well under pressure with frequent deadlines and be willing to travel in country.

In addition to this, the postholder should have experience in creating interactive dashboards for visualization using Tableau, Power Bi or Excel. A Bachelors’ degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Data Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics or related field would be an advantage.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from NGN 6,897,828 – NGN 7,876,788 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 11th August 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 Nigeria. Please note that GAIN is currently unable to sponsor working visas and relocation.

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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