Project Manager, CASCADE Vacancy in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Project Manager, CASCADEto lead the CASADE project activities at GAIN Ethiopia. This role will be on a fixed-term contract up to 5 years, subject to availability of funding.
This position will be based in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Up to 60% of the Project Manager’s time will include travel within Amhara to zones, woreda, and kebeles. Applicants must be currently based in the Bahir Dar, Amahara region to be eligible to apply for this position.
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
Reporting to the Senior Program manager – Food Systems Policy and External engagement, the Project Manager will be responsible for the overall strategic management and delivery of the project activities, ensuring the effective implementation of the project and will lead the project team in supporting enabling environment to increase access to and consumption of healthy diets, and to increase resilience of households.
The Project Manager will provide technical support to key stakeholders including government offices and private sector players for proper implementation of the National Food and Nutrition strategy.
In addition, you will ensure the project’s achievements are monitored, tracked, and documented in a timely manner and lead efforts to address behavioural barriers and the enabling environment towards nutritious foods consumption in Ethiopia.
Key Responsibilities include;
- Leading and managing the development and implementation of project workplans, outputs and budgets and tracking progress, including direct provision of regular updates to the Workstream global leads, funders, and country team leadership
- Responsible for the overall strategic management, effectiveness and delivery of the project activities, ensuring achievements are met, with emphasis on creating enabling environment for nutritious foods accesses and consumption.
- Ensuring efficient management of project funds through regular tracking of funds utilization and gaps thereof along with Ethiopia and global finance point persons
- Collaborating with country and global teams to facilitate stakeholder alignment and developing key partnerships between public / government and private sectors
- Engaging with key partners including national and regional government bodies to identify influencing agendas and support proper implementation of food and nutrition related policies, directives
- Providing technical supports to government bodies and selected MSMEs to make safe and nutritious foods accessible and affordable to target community
The ideal candidate should have demonstrable project management experience working with various partners and service providers in time-bound projects. You should have a good understanding and experience with international development, particularly in food systems, agricultural value chain, nutrition, and other similar topics.
The postholder should have strong analytical skills with the ability to liaise with government offices and private business sectors effectively. You should have strong communication and negotiation skills, fluent in English and good command in Amharic (both verbal and written) and able to work in multi-cultural, multi-lingual environments. In addition to this, candidates will ideally have knowledge and experience in nutritious food demand creation , food quality and safety.
The postholder should be highly flexible and willing to travel frequently to the field. A Degree in Economics, business management, Food science or other relevant fields will be an additional advantage.
About our Offer
The starting salary on offer for this role is from ETB 661,224 – ETB 756,216 per annum, 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 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.
This advert closes on 24th August 2022. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.
Applicants must have the existing right to live and work in Ethiopia. Please note that GAIN is currently unable to sponsor working visas and relocation.
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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