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Programme Intern

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Programme Intern to support ongoing work in all GAIN Kenya programmes. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya office and is offered on a 6 months fixed-term contract basis.

Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the intern will support the ongoing program work in all GAIN Kenya programmes. You will actively support the smooth running of project operations and in collaboration with the programme team and other teams in the Kenya office.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting in the development and maintenance of project plans and ensuring tasks are completed in a timely manner
  • Working closely with the Project coordinator in supporting project communications, information flow and in the preparation of progress reports
  • Supporting the team in organising and planning stakeholder meetings
  • Providing administrative support and team support in the coordination of logistics for meetings, workshops and events

About you

The ideal candidate will have experience working in an administrative or coordinator role in a project management capacity e.g., in group work at university. In addition, you will have experience in engaging people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

You will be fluent in written and spoken English. Candidates with working knowledge of additional languages and who is comfortable working in a fast-paced dynamic, international organisation would be an advantage. The ideal candidate will possess strong research and analytical skills.

A Bachelors’ degree in public health, nutrition, project management or related fields. You will be computer literate and have some basic knowledge of project management principles.

About our Offer

The salary on offer for this role is KES 22,000 per month (gross salary).

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 COVID19, 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 and especially those whose 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 and 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 be currently based and have the existing right to live and work in Nairobi, Kenya to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 30th January 2024. 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 organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

How to apply

To apply, please click on the following link:

Programme Intern | GAIN (gainhealth.org)

Deadline: 30-Jan-24

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