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Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition


Position: Project Officer - Dairy Access for the Better Dairy For All project
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Dessie/ Kombelcha and Bahir Dar (Amhara region) - Ethiopia
Salary: $10,920 - $12,480 gross/annum depending on experience
Posted date: 1 week ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking two Project Officers - Dairy Access for the Better Dairy For All Project. The contract for this role will end in December 2026, subject to the availability of funding.

One of the Project Officers will be based in Dessie/ Kombelcha and the other Officer will be based in Bahir Dar (Amhara region). Candidates should only apply if they are currently living in one of the areas or willing to relocate.

This is a new role at GAIN that will see the post holder involved in several exciting but crucial tasks that will ensure the success and progress of the project.

The Project Officer will work with the project manager, project coordinator, and operations teams to support the coordination of project activities. They are involved in core project activities on the dairy access component to the target consumers and provide a range of support services, including preparation of reports and briefs, coordinating resources, maintaining project documentation, and implementing and monitoring project plans, to ensure project outcomes are achieved on time, on budget, to quality standards and within agreed scope, in line with GAINs Project Management Guidelines.

Project officers also undertake various administrative tasks at the field level; organizing, coordinating, scheduling, and attending meetings with team members, stakeholders, clients, and suppliers.

Key Responsibilities include

  • Manage assigned activities in the plan and support the tracking of progress and deliverables from project partners.
  • Under the guidance of the project manager, coordinate and schedule project review meetings at regular cycles and prepare documentation of findings and recommendations in PRISM.
  • Liaise with the Project Manager or Project Coordinator on issues of course correction and change requests, escalate, and contribute to resolving any project issues
  • Be responsible for the regular updating of PRISM to ensure accurate documentation of project/activity progress for project review meetings.
  • Source, collate, and compile data and information to identify emerging issues, and track and report on project progress against established milestones and deliverables.
  • Support the project manager or project coordinator in preparing donors’ reports in collaboration with project teams, technical teams, funding teams, and support teams.
  • Work closely with the project accountant, monitor the receipt of deliverables and payments to partners, as well as ensure all project-related expenses are properly coded to ensure the accuracy of financial reporting.

About You

A typical day will see you heavily involved in daily tasks such as Project Management and coordination, diary management, administrative tasks on budget management, and the drafting of contracts.

Collaboration and stakeholder management are two very important components of this role as you will be responsible for reporting and passing key information to both internal and external parties.

You will possess strong writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively within a global business that has a diverse and multi-ethnic workforce.

You will have experience and knowledge of the Dairy sector and the Supply chain. An understanding of the Dairy Supplier business and any related recording systems is also of paramount importance.

About our Offer

The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from $10,920 - $12,480 (gross/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 of holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays, and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme, and competitive insurance coverage including health, travel, and life assurance.

We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a program of wellbeing that includes flexible and hybrid working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching, and access to independent and confidential counseling.

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.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Due to COVID-19, conflict in Ukraine, and climate change, malnutrition and hunger have worsened significantly since 2019, reversing a decade of progress. There is growing recognition that our food systems need to change if we are to reverse these trends.

GAIN’s Strategy aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people especially those who are most vulnerable to shocks.

By 2027, we aim to improve the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced staple foods, improve the access of 25 million people to healthier diets, and support positive food system change in 10 countries.

This is bold and complex, and the only way to achieve this is to work together with partners including governments, businesses, and civil society at the country and global level. These goals, and the ways of achieving them, build on our twenty-year legacy of transforming people’s lives with improved nutrition through concerted action and effective policy change.

Our Working Culture and Environment

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city/cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

Applicants must have the right to work and be currently based in the advertised country location, to be eligible to apply for this position.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.

This advert closes on 24th May. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

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 organization and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.