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  • Posted: May 11, 2022
    Deadline: May 24, 2022
  • Around 3.5 billion people - half the people on the planet today - are malnourished. Each year, malnutrition kills 3.1 million children under the age of five and leaves 161 million stunted, trapping generations in lives of poverty and unfulfilled potential. The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is focused on finding solutions to end malnutrition w...
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    Associate, Nutrition Connect

    Job Description

    • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking an Associate, Nutrition Connect to manage the day-to-day operations of Nutrition Connect, a platform under the Knowledge Mobilisation team.
    • This position will be on 2 years’ fixed term contract basis, subject to availability of funding. It is open to GAIN’s country offices in, Delhi, India, Nairobi, Kenya and Abuja, Nigeria.

    About the Role

    • Nutrition Connect is GAIN’s knowledge mobilisation platform aimed at sharing evidence and experience around public private engagement for nutrition.
    • The platform forms part of GAIN’s efforts to support understanding and action for nutrition by a wide range of actors, from governments to businesses, NGOs, academia and civil society, it aims to address knowledge gaps around how to catalyse markets for safe and nutritious foods produced sustainably, especially to meet the needs of better diets for poorer consumers.
    • Reporting to the Manager, Knowledge Management and Mobilization, you will work closely with the Communication team to ensure content alignment, coordinated social outreach and media work and standard practices.
    • The Associate will manage the day-to-day operations necessary for the maintenance and development of Nutrition Connect (NC). Their areas of focus will include content management and generation, communications outreach and engagement and project management.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Ensuring regular and engaging content is planned and populated on Nutrition Connect (NC) and relevant other social and communication/ advocacy channels
    • Monitoring site and social performance (via e.g., Google Analytics, Hotjar) to understand how users are accessing and using the site, and adjusting content as needed to anticipate and meet emerging needs and topics of interest
    • Assisting in implementing the social media strategy to raise visibility of and engagement with Nutrition Connect, its resources and activities. Planning and creating regular posts and activities across NC’s social accounts and participating in relevant social media campaigns
    • Supporting the Manager to manage, strengthen and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders working in the nutrition, development, food systems and business spheres
    • Identifying opportunities to host, co-host and participate in virtual and in-person events (as possible) to help further dialogue and understanding around public private engagement for nutrition. Supporting in development of themes agendas, speakers/participant lists, and promotion and follow up materials, etc.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Agriculture, Food Systems, International Development, Business, Communications, or a related field or equivalent work experience.


    • Proven experience/understanding of communications, website management and social media platforms essential
    • Solid experience in, or demonstrated experience of, a relevant field of global development (e.g., nutrition, global public health, agriculture, livestock, food systems, market development) essential.
    • Experience with preparation and dissemination of documents / presentations for a diverse of range policy or other non-technical audience essential
    • Hands-on experience working in a low- or middle-income country an asset.


    • Proficient with best practices for management of websites, social media platforms and web analytics
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills for outward communications for multiple audiences, particularly informed, non-expert audiences
    • Demonstrated capacity in research, evidence synthesis and translation
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a global multicultural team
    • Ability to self-motivate, prioritize, and multi-task
    • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
    • Positive attitude towards learning from team members, partners and stakeholders.
    • Excellent project management skills.
    • Flexible and adaptable, with an ability to find solutions to implementation challenges.
    • High level of professionalism and integrity.

    Other Requirements:

    • Excellent proficiency in English essential
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills for multiple audiences
    • Knowledge of French, Spanish or Portuguese is a plus.

    Salary and Benefits

    • The starting salary is dependent on experience: NGN 6,897,828 – NGN 7,876,788 per annum.
    • 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.

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