Latest Jobs in Kenya: GAIN-Senior Associate, Policy and Advocacy

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Senior Associate, Policy and Advocacy to strengthen GAIN’s policy and advocacy work. This position is open to GAIN’s country offices in Nairobi, Kenya or London, United Kingdom and will be on a one year fixed-term contract basis, subject to availability of funding.

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 Policy and Advocacy Manager, you will engage with and influence global and national policy processes around food and nutrition security.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Drafting reports, policy papers and briefs, factsheets and other documents which synthesize GAIN learnings, values and priorities
  • Handling research, edit, and produce policy documents, in collaboration with the Policy and External Relations team, Knowledge Leadership (KL) department, Programme Services team, and GAIN Country Offices
  • Monitoring, engaging and representing GAIN with key global policy fora
  • Supporting Country Directors in policy areas and key communications activities
  • Identifying key data and learnings to be used on GAIN website and Knowledge Leadership system

About You

The ideal candidate should have demonstrated senior experience in strategic policy research and communication within an advocacy/action-oriented context, either within an NGO, government or policy context.

In addition to this, you will have proven report writing and analytical skills, with the ability synthesize information and review literature and documentation to turn complex technical and project reports into clear stories.

You should have strong stakeholder management and communication skills and be willing to work within a multicultural and multi-lingual environment. Experience in food and nutrition security, wider development issues and food systems would be a strong asset.

The postholder should have clear and systematic thinking that demonstrate good judgment and expert problem solving. Also, you should be highly flexible and willing to travel occasionally.

About our Offer

The starting salary for each office is as follows , depending on experience:

1) Kenya: From KES 2,849,328 – KES 3,259,800 per annum

2) United Kingdom: From GBP 39,987 – GBP 42,849 per annum

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 the 3rd May 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 one of advertised locations to be considered for this position. Please note that GAIN is currently unable to sponsor working visas.

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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