Project Associate - Demand Creation, Vegetables for All Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Position Title: Project Associate

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Project Associate - Demand Creation, Vegetables for All in supports implementation processes by partners and ensures accountability of the project. This role will be offered on a 2 years' fixed-term contract, subject to availability of funding. You will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Demand Creation Associate will provide technical expertise to create and sustain consumer demand for nutritious foods. The Associate will contribute to the design and implementation strategy of this project and will be responsible for innovative customer facing marketing activities to improve desirability, purchase, and consumption of nutritious and safe vegetables.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Assessing vegetables marketing opportunities and developing or revising market expansion strategy with partners
  • Identifying effective and efficient promotion activities in collaboration with GAIN team, civil society, government, and private sector, and facilitate the implementation of such activities
  • Facilitating the development of communication materials, social marketing, and communication campaigns in collaboration with partners
  • Participating and contributing to development and implementation of project work plans
  • Collecting, documenting, collating and analysing project data for monitoring and management information purposes
  • Providing support for the timely submission of high-quality reports, success stories and other documents as per organizational procedure and donor requirements
  • Identifying any potential issues or risks that could affect the progression of the project. Working with the Project Manager to identify potential solutions

About You

The ideal candidate should have proven experience in marketing or advertising with focus on consumer-facing advertising, brands and/or retail and distribution strategies. Candidate with experience in food sales and activation, trade marketing and public/private partnership environment is highly desirable.

The postholder should have excellent command of written and spoken English and Swahili and proven ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment. 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 to field sites frequently.

You should have knowledge of traditional and digital advertising trends in Kenya. Candidate should have education background in Business Management (Sales and Marketing), Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing option) or related fields.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from KES 2,083,128 – KES 2,377,296 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.

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 be currently based in the Nairobi, Kenya region to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 20th September 2022. 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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