Programme Associate, Workforce Nutrition (VFC)

Job Description

Title: Programme Associate, Workforce Nutrition (VFC)

Company Name: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Contractual

Job Context:
∎ Contract Type: Fixed Term
∎ Duration: 12 Months
∎ The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Programme Associate, Workforce Nutrition (VFC) to provide technical support to ensure effective and quality implementation of the Workforce Nutrition Programme (WFN) activities. This role will be offered on a 1 year fixed-term contract, subject to availability of funding. You will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
∎ 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.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ About the Role:
∎ Reporting to the Portfolio Lead, Drivers of Food System Transformation and Project Manager, the Programme Associate will be responsible for maintaining the quality implementation, maintaining working relationship with implementation partners, and business partners.
∎ You will contribute to developing a project implementation plan (PIP) and reviewing its progress against key performance indicators (KPI) and targets. You will work closely with factories, community people, and other stakeholders for quality delivery and provide course corrective measures to overcome challenges.
∎ Key Responsibilities include:
∎ Providing guidance to factories to continuously support mechanisms for improving meal interventions to increase the consumption of safe and healthy diets at the workplace
∎ Supporting the development of the standard operating procedure for the Fair Price Shop (FPS) and taking necessary steps for its implementation
∎ Facilitating training for the factory management, community leaders, and Peer Educators on basic nutrition and safe food
∎ Developing and maintaining working relationships with businesses, factories, nutritious and safe food suppliers, implementing organizations, and relevant government organizations for smooth operation of the project interventions
∎ Organising field visits and monitor the food distribution related activities at the factory, supplier, and partner level
∎ Working closely with implementing partners and monitoring improvement team to develop a monitoring system for tracking FPS sales and generating various reporting

Additional Requirements:
∎ The ideal candidate should have strong experience in garment sector project implementation and management, preferably promoting nutrition activities. You should have proven experience in developing and managing projects in a multi-cultural environment in nutrition and food system.
∎ The postholder should have good interpersonal skills, good negotiation and advocacy skills to facilitate the private companies to liaise effectively. You should have the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well under pressure with deadlines as well as highly flexible and willing to travel in challenging environments.
∎ Experience in delivering integrated nutrition programmes in the food system would be an advantage.

∎ Salary: From BDT 1,138,284 - BDT 1,302,300 per annum, depending on experience.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 30 Jun 2022

Company Information:
∎ 23 Jun 2022
∎ Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Category: NGO/Development

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