Junior Associate, Planning and Communications 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 a Junior Associate, Planning and Communicationsto support with the implementation of the country visibility and communication strategy for GAIN Mozambique. This position will be based in Maputo, 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 External Engagement Manager, the postholder will support the office communication team and will provide project support to Country Director and project teams.

In addition to this, you will support with the implementation and execution of the communication plan for SUN Business Network programme (SBN) in Mozambique, the Food System (LSFF) and Nutrition Portfolio.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Supporting in the development of GAIN Mozambique’s annual communications, advocacy and visibility strategy and its implementation
  • Ensuring the effective coordination of GAIN Mozambique external social media pages (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and internal communications activities
  • Coordinating research, sourcing articles, factsheets and other publications and branding material, collating and reviewing content from staff and partners and from all our work for sharing with wider audiences
  • Researching, preparing fact-checking, editing, and producing professional media and communications materials for various audiences and ensuring their timely dissemination and amplification via GAIN and non-GAIN communications channels at country level and globally
  • Supporting in design and development of CoP content offering (with support from Intern, local communications agency and Global GAIN Communications), including but not limited to content for online portal, SMS outreach, social networking outreach and print materials

About You

The ideal candidate should have proven experience in a project management support, communication, social media, digital marketing and / or business communications position. You should have demonstrated knowledge of the local country context and related development issues.

The postholder should possess strong written and verbal communication skills, including a proven ability to communicate diverse and disparate information and messaging in simple and concise formats. You will be highly motivated with the ability to work independently and able to deliver high quality work and achieve milestones within tight deadlines You should be flexible and willing to travel in-country occasionally.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from USD14,894 – USD17,037 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 10th 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 Mozambique. 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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