Senior Associate, Policy, Advocacy and Demand Creation

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Senior Associate, (Policy, Advocacy and Demand Creation) to work in our New Delhi office in India. The role will see the post holder working within the technical team where you will be working with and across dynamic projects to aid with GAIN’s policy and advocacy efforts.

The post holder will need to have the ability to communicate and engage with a wide variety of external stakeholders which will enable you to identify, lead and upscale policy priorities in nutrition and food systems.

This role will be on a fixed term contract up to 24 months, subject to availability of funding.

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

The Senior Associate will be responsible for supporting the Senior Policy Advisor in implementing country level policy activities. The role will require an element of coordination and collaboration with project teams in the country office to identify, plan, design and execute areas of policy support.

The ability to build and maintain relationships will be a key component of this role, as well as having the ability to be innovative and be solution orientated.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • In close collaboration with the Sr Policy Advisor, executing activities under advisory groups for fortification including the Technical Advisory Committee and other high-level events to amplify advocacy efforts for fortification.
  • Actively leading on the translation of policy decisions into tasks and projects and ensure their effective and timely implementation.
  • In close coordination with Global DGA, leading the implementation of country workplan, as work packages, to ensure that deliverables are met.
  • Ensuring timely completion of internal processes including project delivery, reporting, monitoring, learning, and evaluation, and budget management.
  • Providing technical guidance and leadership to the implementing agency to coordinate and facilitate local management meetings (including ensuring that agendas, power-point presentations, talking points, meeting notes are taken and follow up actions aligned)
  • Representing GAIN in meetings with external stakeholders including government, NGOs, private sector.

About You

The post holder will have extensive and demonstrable experience of stakeholder engagement and project management implementation and coordination across a variety of sectors. You will have extensive knowledge of the factors that influence nutrition, food and climate change.

You will have the ability to provide technical guidance to support staff with policy and advocacy work and materials such as preparing high level publications, briefs, memos, smart deck etc, in addition to having experience in the facilitation of local management meetings with government, academia and public/private sectors.

The successful candidate will also be able to manage their time effectively in order to balance a complex and challenging workload. Leading by example by guiding and advising junior members with your approachable personality will be a plus.

A relevant college degree in Sociology/ Anthropology, Development studies, Political Science, or a suitable equivalent is required. A Bachelors’ degree from the above discipline including relevant professional certificates and demonstrable working experience is highly desirable.

Fluency in written and verbal English is required in order to be successful in the post.

About Our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from (INR) 1,092,444 – (INR) 1,249,668 (gross) per annum, depending on experience. A higher increment maybe available depending a salary review.

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.

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.

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

Applicants must ideally be based in the New Delhi area to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 28th March 2023. 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.

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