Senior Project Manager, Sun Business Network (SBN) / Workforce Nutrition Coordinator

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Senior Project Manager, Sun Business Network (SBN) / Workforce Nutrition Coordinatorto lead the implementation of the SBN, public-private partnership (PPP) and workforce nutrition projects at GAIN Ethiopia. This role will be on a 2 years fixed-term contract, subject to availability of funding. This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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 Senior Program Manager, the Senior Project Manager, SBN will be coordinating the GAIN team in supporting the SBN Coalition and other related nutrition agenda in Ethiopia.

You will provide technical leadership, manage resources and handle strategic and day-to-day activities that support the achievement of the project’s objectives. The post-holder will be expected to quickly develop strong relationships with relevant partners, exploiting synergies within GAIN and with external stakeholders to ensure continued, effective, and timely project delivery.

You will be responsible for influencing, providing leadership, and reconciling stakeholders’ interests in the project ensuring that the agreed objectives and aims are achieved.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Responsible for the overall strategic management and delivery of the project activities, ensuring achievements are met with emphasis on strengthening the SBN Coalition in Ethiopia including national and regional level
  • Leading and managing the development and implementation of project workplans, outputs and budgets and tracking progress, including direct provision of regular updates to the Workstream global leads, funders, and country team leadership
  • Ensuring efficient management of project funds through regular tracking of funds utilization and gaps thereof along with Ethiopia and global finance point persons
  • Coordinating with the global SBN Program Support, Workforce Nutrition program support, Senior Program Manager, Knowledge, and Leadership (KL) Team, and internal stakeholders to successfully implement all components of the project
  • Engaging with key partners including government departments to identify influencing agendas and harmonize policies, directives, standards, regulations, and guidelines appropriate to SBN, PPP and workforce nutrition
  • Convening technical and policy level meetings between business, government, civil society, donors, and UN agencies to strengthen cross-sector dialogue on nutrition and building consensus on priorities and opportunities for business and nutrition in Ethiopia
  • Maintaining a reference document repository, producing content and communication material for the global SBN

About You

The ideal candidate should have an extensive track record in project management, developing and managing multiple projects ideally within an international development setting. You should also have a proven track record in identifying and supporting SMEs, including female-led and female owned businesses, to scale-up private sector investment in nutrition.

The ideal candidate should have strong leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to negotiate, network and build relationships and influence at a high level. You will also have the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and matrix-style environment.

The postholder should have the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well under pressure with deadlines as well as being highly flexible and willing to ravelling to field project locations frequently.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from ETB 923,496 – ETB 1,056,480 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 22nd July 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 Ethiopia. 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.

How to apply

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Noting that Closing date is 22-Jul-22