Research Associate, EatSafe – Sokoto At Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Research Associate, EatSafe to provide technical and coordination support for EatSafe project activities. This position will be based in Sokoto, Nigeria.

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 EatSafe Country Programmes, the Research Associate will contribute to and support research and project implementation efforts, identify and liaise with local counterparts in Kebbi and provide technical and coordination support for project activities.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Working closely with the Head of EatSafe Country Programmes and project staff to support implementation of the project’s activities including but not limited to overseeing implementation of activities in the market, supervising data collection activities, verifying data quality, coordinating local partners and supporting local stakeholder engagement
  • Ensuring all project activities are completed according to the implementation timeframe and budget.
  • Coordinating with local research and implementing partners, contractors and consultants to ensure all research activities are completed as planned on time, and with high quality
  • Supporting in research translation and dissemination, including but not limited to preparation of presentations and abstracts, technical briefs, journal articles, case studies, success stories, and/or blogs
  • Handling the measurement and testing of programme interventions in Sokoto State, the stakeholder engagement processes

About You

The ideal candidate should have demonstrated work experience in project management and research programmatically relevant area. Previous experience in food safety research or closely related fields/research in the food and agriculture space. You should be a strong team player and enjoy working in a multi-cultural, cross functional team.

The postholder should have knowledge of research techniques, including both qualitative and quantitative methods. Also, you should be able to use prioritise multi-tasking and work well under pressure to meet deadlines. You should be high flexibility and willing to travel in country occasionally.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from NGN 6,100,478 – NGN 6,966,279 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 28th February 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.

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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