Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition


Position: Project Coordinator, Workforce Nutrition
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or Hawassa - Ethiopia
Salary: USD 14,472 – USD 16,548 per annum (gross salary)
Posted date: 6 days ago
Deadline: June, 24/2024 (7 days left)

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking two Project Coordinators, Workforce Nutrition to support the project deliveries of our Workforce Nutrition projects in GAIN Ethiopia. These roles will be offered on a fixed-term contract basis until December 2026, subject to the availability of funding. You will be based in GAIN’s Ethiopia office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, or Hawassa, Ethiopia.

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, you will be the key player in improving employee well-being across various industries. You will collaborate with the Senior Project Manager to lead the day-to-day operations of a workforce nutrition project, focusing on implementing workforce nutrition projects in large-scale farms, garment factories, and similar sectors.

Your core mission is to ensure successful program integration within these companies. This involves meticulous planning, execution, and monitoring of project activities while building strong relationships with stakeholders. You will develop project plans tailored to each sector, oversee resource allocation, and manage communication across diverse project teams. Through proactive risk management and continuous evaluation, you will ensure the project stays on track and achieves its goal: establishing effective employee nutrition programs to enhance workforce health and productivity.

The postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day operational delivery, implementation, and monitoring of the workforce nutrition project, specifically focusing on tracking the progress and status of project activities liaising with stakeholders of the WFN project, and ensuring that project outputs and activities are successfully implemented within approved plans, budget, timeline and quality standards.

Key Responsibilities include

  • Managing workforce nutrition project schedule, activity plan, and planning milestones, supporting the tracking of progress and deliverables from project partners
  • Drafting necessary project documentation during the design, planning, and end-to-end implementation of the project as per the GAIN Project Management Guidelines (PMG) i.e. results framework, work plans, etc. Conducting assessments and taking part in proposal development.
  • Identifying, escalating, tracking, and resolving workforce nutrition project issues on an ongoing basis, and proactively reporting to the Project Manager issues that require wider attention and resolution.
  • Liaising with relevant environment, gender, and safeguarding specialists to ensure that themes are present and relevant in project activities
  • Facilitating implementation of workforce nutrition project activities in compliance with the policies and best practice standards of GAIN
  • Building strong partnerships with civil society, INGOs, government entities, the private sector and other organizations
  • Developing appropriate narrative reporting and financial accounting documentation for the Project Manager’s review to meet GAIN and donor requirements
  • Facilitating accurate project budgeting and forecasting processes, ensuring that activities costs are kept within budgets
  • Developing Terms of Reference for project consultants/suppliers hired on a short-term basis and ensuring proper delivery of technical services and submission of technical and other reports within ethical and procurement standards and guidelines
  • Ensuring timely monthly project reporting on program progress achieved, program plans, changes in direction, and challenges encountered

About You

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in project management and previous experience in business and project administration systems, including financial administration as well as proven ability in donor contracting & budget management. You will have experience in group facilitation to ensure effective stakeholder participation and consensus building.

In addition, you will have previous experience in delivering projects on time / on budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance.

The postholder should possess excellent communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English, and be able to work effectively in a multicultural environment, candidates with knowledge of a second language within GAIN’s regional offices are desirable. In addition, you should be highly flexible and willing and able to travel.

A recognized international accreditation in project management and/or bachelor’s degree in business management, international relations, sustainable development, economics, development studies, or related fields. You will be computer literate in Microsoft Office and with advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages as well as experience in handling web-based management systems.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from USD 14,472 – USD 16,548 per annum (gross salary), 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 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.