About the Role
The Senior Associate, Nutritious Foods Financing (N3F) Technical Assistance & Impact will work on GAIN’s N3F programme, focusing on two key areas:
- Provide technical assistance to the N3F SME investees operating across the food value chain in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Monitor the impact of the technical assistance to ensure the quality-of-service providers. The Senior Associate will gather feedback to ensure the continuous improvement of the TA Process and will assist our MEL expert in the monitoring of nutrition impact of SMEs.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Identify technical assessment needs of SMEs operating in food value chains that are potential investees for the N3F Fund, working together with the investment officers at our partner asset manager, Incofin Investment Management
- Actively participate in the design of technical assistance support packages tailored to individual SMEs and group training according to common needs in the portfolio.
- Perform matchmaking between TA requirements and service providers, coordinate engagements between GAIN, service providers, and our beneficiaries.
- Coordinate the implementation of TA projects between the service provider and the SME.
- Fine-tune documented procedures, monitoring mechanisms, and feedback forms for the provision of TA to SMEs.
- Identify and perform due diligence on a roster of qualified service providers in N3F’s scoping countries.
- Coordinate collaborations with external impact consulting firms, with the support of our MEL specialist and the Senior Lead of Innovative Finance.
The ideal candidate should have experience monitoring impact for technical assistance with significant experience in a technical assistance facility / accelerator / incubator. You should be able to identify technical assessment needs of SMEs operating in food value chains that are potential investees for the N3F Fund, working together with the investment officers at our partner asset manager, Incofin Investment Management.
The post holder should have experience matchmaking between TA requirements and service providers, coordinate engagements between GAIN, service providers, and our beneficiaries. Be able to coordinate the implementation of TA projects between the service provider and the SME.
You should be able to identify and perform due diligence on a roster of qualified service providers in N3F’s scoping countries. Familiarity with Kobo for data collection is preferred. The post holder should be able to operate within the private and public sectors to effectively liaise with food enterprises and development agencies and have knowledge of food value chains. An education background with a post graduate level degree in a relevant field such as business administration, food value chain, economics, or a relevant field is required.
About our Offer
The starting gross salary on offer for this role is as below for each advertised location.
- Abuja, Nigeria- NGN 9’558’516 – NGN 10’907’460 gross per annum depending on experience.
- Cotonou, Benin- XOF 10’351’440 – XOF 11’811’504 gross 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 and hybrid 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.
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 have the right to work and be currently based in the advertised country location, to be eligible to apply for this position.
This advert closes on 6th December 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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