Communication Assistant At Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition


The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Communication Assistant to support GAIN Communications Headquarters team across Geneva, London, Nairobi and New Delhi. This is a full-time role, offered on a three-year fixed term contract basis with possibility of extension subject to funding. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Candidates will ideally be available to start immediately.

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 Communications, the Communications Assistant requires a sound understanding of administrative processes, such as financial and legal processes within the organisation with an interest and focus on Communications activities.

The postholder will be in charge of the administrative duties of GAIN Communications pertaining namely to diligently process all payments, deliver necessary forecasts and reporting, drafting of contracts, Single Source Justifications, travel authorisations, and logistics (60%) and act as the communications allrounder for the unit (40%).

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Managing all submissions and tracking of invoices (regular monthly bills and ad-hoc invoices, including creating new vendor profiles, raising/maintaining procurement orders (Pos), track approvals, etc.) and office credit card reconciliation
  • Supporting in carrying out background research to complement communications activities and outputs
  • Acting as a communications allrounder for the global and country communications team to include editorial support, end-to-end webinar support, media relations, etc.
  • Assisting the digital communications team in drafting social media content and uploading content on the GAIN website and social media platforms
  • Provide administrative support to the team, including booking and managing travels and meetings scheduling
  • Managing the logistic of events, which includes liaising with vendors, ensuring venues and functioning IT in events, etc.

About You

The ideal candidate should have previous experience in administrative and budgeting/forecasting roles, preferable with links to communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related area. You should be a strong team player and enjoy working in a multi-cultural, cross functional team.

The postholder should be able to work independently and have strong attention to details. Also, you should have excellent MS Office skills (Excel, MS Word, Outlook and Power Point). Excellent communications and organisation skills are also required.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from KES 1,456,406 – KES 1,666,005 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 16th March 2022. Early applications are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and 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 Kenya. Please note that GAIN is 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.

How to apply

To apply, please click on the following link:

https://jobs.gainhealth.org/vacancies/820/

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