Project Coordinator at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Location: Kano
Employment Type: Full-time

About the Role

  • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Project Coordinator to coordinate the implementation of the DEcent LIVelihoods for small-scale producers delivered through Economic & Resilient food systems in Nigeria (DELIVER).
  • This role will be offered on a three(3) year fixed term contract, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Kano State, Nigeria.
  • DELIVER Nigeria (DEcent LIVelihoods for small-scale producers delivered through Economic & Resilient food systems in Nigeria) goal is to enhance the livelihoods and income of smallholder farmers, with a specific focus on empowering youth and women and fostering healthier dietary habits within the target population by promoting the increased consumption of a variety of vegetables.

The project objectives include:

  • Build the capacity of smallholder farmers to produce vegetables as a business and reduce postharvest loss, with a special focus on women and youth participation.
  • Building the capacity of input suppliers to effectively support smallholder farmers; to increase knowledge of business planning and finance options for smallholder farmers and to increase the quantity and diversity of vegetables consumed smallholder farmers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Track the progress and deliverables from project partners on the access to finance, post-harvest loss (PHL) and the demand (consumption of vegetables) components.
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager on the design and planning of activities on access to finance for farmers, post-harvest loss (PHL) and production and consumption of vegetables.
  • Developing the relevant documentation for the inception workshop for the DELIVER Nigeria project.
  • Work closely with the Project Manager to monitor risks and develop contingency plans to respond to emergencies. Making an assessment and reviewing the status of projects and providing recommendations to the Senior Project Manager on approaches and procedures for project implementation
  • Supports the Senior Project Manager in preparing donors’ reports in collaboration with project teams, technical teams, funding team and support teams.
  • Support the Project Manager in managing the project schedule, activity plan and planning milestones and preparation of donor reports in collaboration with project teams, technical teams, funding team and support teams.

About You

  • An education background with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Nutrition, Business Management, International Relations, Sustainable Development, Economics, Development Studies or related field is required.
  • The ideal candidate should have significant experience linking farmers to financial opportunities with knowledge of working on farmer support programmes knowledge of local, regional, social, economic, regulatory, business, and political contexts in Nigeria. Experience aligning to financial initiatives targeting women and youth highly desirable.
  • You should have experience in project design and management with a focus on agricultural finance and MSME support. Strong understanding of Farmers financial needs and the systemic challenges constraining their business and growth is necessary to succeed in this role. Experience in value chain analysis, farming as a business and engaging market players, inclusive market systems development, facilitating linkages, and creating space for various players in the market to interact and enabling markets to work for the poor.
  • The position holder should be experienced in nutrition sensitive agriculture including facilitating food production diversity, improving processing storage and preservation, and expanding markets and markets access to women of reproductive age.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  15th April, 2024.

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