Overview

Associate, Nutrition Connect

Salary RangeAbove KSh 1,000,000
About the Role

Nutrition Connect is GAIN’s knowledge mobilisation platform aimed at sharing evidence and experience around public private engagement for nutrition. The platform forms part of GAIN’s efforts to support understanding and action for nutrition by a wide range of actors, from governments to businesses, NGOs, academia and civil society, it aims to address knowledge gaps around how to catalyse markets for safe and nutritious foods produced sustainably, especially to meet the needs of better diets for poorer consumers.

Reporting to the Manager, Knowledge Management and Mobilization, you will work closely with the Communication team to ensure content alignment, coordinated social outreach and media work and standard practices. The Associate will manage the day-to-day operations necessary for the maintenance and development of Nutrition Connect (NC). Their areas of focus will include content management and generation, communications outreach and engagement and project management.

 

Key Responsibilities include;

Ensuring regular and engaging content is planned and populated on Nutrition Connect (NC) and relevant other social and communication/ advocacy channels
Monitoring site and social performance (via e.g., Google Analytics, Hotjar) to understand how users are accessing and using the site, and adjusting content as needed to anticipate and meet emerging needs and topics of interest
Assisting in implementing the social media strategy to raise visibility of and engagement with Nutrition Connect, its resources and activities. Planning and creating regular posts and activities across NC’s social accounts and participating in relevant social media campaigns
Supporting the Manager to manage, strengthen and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders working in the nutrition, development, food systems and business spheres
Identifying opportunities to host, co-host and participate in virtual and in-person events (as possible) to help further dialogue and understanding around public private engagement for nutrition. Supporting in development of themes agendas, speakers/participant lists, and promotion and follow up materials, etc.

About You

The ideal candidate should have proven experience in communications, website management and social media platforms.
You should have demonstrated experience in global development e.g. nutrition, global public health, agriculture, livestock, food systems, market development.
Hands-on experience working in a low- or middle-income country would be an asset.
The postholder must have excellent writing and presentation skills and be well skilled in preparing and disseminating documents for a diverse of range of policy or other non-technical audiences.
You will have the ability to self-motivate, prioritise and multi-task with a proven ability to work effectively as part of a global multicultural team.

Education

Bachelors degree in nutrition, agriculture, food systems, international development, business, communications, or a related field or equivalent work experience

Others

Kenya: From KES 2,083,128– KES 2,377,296 per annum

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About Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organization driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. OUR METHODOLOGY / At GAIN, we believe that no one sector alone can solve the complex problem of malnutrition. We work closely with partners including governments, civil society, businesses, UN agencies, and academic institutions to develop programs that deliver large-scale and locally relevant solutions to malnutrition in more than 30 countries. In recent years we have expanded our approach to reach those on the margins of society, who are often the most excluded, vulnerable and severely malnourished, such as the Dalit community in India who experience oppression because of their caste; adolescent girls; and families affected by emergencies. ABOUT GAIN / Each day, 795 million people - one in nine - go hungry. Close to 2 billion people survive on diets that lack the vital vitamins and nutrients needed to grow properly, live healthy lives, and raise a healthy family. About 1.4 billion people worldwide struggle with overweight and obesity. That’s more than the number of people who are hungry worldwide. In total, around 3.5 billion people - half the people on the planet today - are malnourished. The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organization that was launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. GAIN is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. We act as a catalyst - building alliances between governments, business and civil society - to find and deliver solutions to the complex problem of malnutrition. Today we are on track to reach over a billion people with improved nutrition - a goal for 2015. We focus our efforts on children, girls and women because we know that helping them have sustainable, nutritious diets is crucial to ending the cycle of malnutrition and poverty. By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe that we can eliminate malnutrition within our lifetimes. Data sources: The Lancet’s series on maternal and child undernutrition Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) World Health Organization (WHO) UNICEF OUR IMPACT / GAIN has helped 892 million people to access affordable, nutritious food - about 350 million of whom are women and children. Our work to fortify staple foods and condiments with essential micronutrients reaches more than 30 countries worldwide. Our work includes helping to improve the quality of foods and diets and educating families of the benefits of breastfeeding and good nutrition. Worldwide, our projects are changing lives and contributing to reducing micronutrient deficiencies through large-scale food fortification. For example, we’ve increased the intake of vitamin A in Indonesia by fortifying edible oils and the intake of iron in China by fortifying soy sauce. By 2017, we aim to increase the intake of essential micronutrients such as vitamins A, D, iron, folic acid and iodine for 1.3 billion people, including 400 million women and adolescent girls, and 200 million children under five. In countries with the highest rates of malnutrition, multinutrient supplements or 'home fortification’ help improve nutrition when mixed into food. In Bangladesh, we launched a new micronutrient powder program in collaboration with international development organization BRAC. Since launch, 80,000 community workers have been trained to promote home fortification, and five million sachets were sold in 2014. Monthly sales have more than tripled during the year and the overall market for micronutrient powders grew by 15 percent, with 45 million sachets produced in 2014 alone. Data source GAIN 2012-2013 Annual Report OUR VISION / GAIN is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. We believe that everyone in the world should have access to an affordable, healthy and nutritious diet. We focus on children, girls and women to break the cycle of malnutrition and poverty. By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe that we can end malnutrition within our lifetimes. OUR APPROACH / We believe that everyone in the world should have access to an affordable, healthy and nutritious diet. A tailored approach to innovation. We work to understand and deliver specific solutions to the daily challenge of food insecurity faced by poor people. By understanding that there is no 'one-size-fits-all’ model, we develop alliances and build tailored programs, using a variety of flexible models and approaches. Scale and ambition. We aim to reach 1 billion people with affordable, nutritious foods by 2015. We build alliances between governments, local and global businesses, and civil society to deliver sustainable improvements at scale. We are part of a global network of partners working together to create sustainable solutions to malnutrition. What matters most is impact. We focus on early life stages and maternal health when good nutrition has the most impact. We focus our efforts on children, girls and women because we know that providing access to affordable, sustainable, nutritious diets is crucial to ending the cycle of malnutrition and poverty. OUR VALUES / Team work GAIN draws on the different skills of employees to create cohesive teams to deliver our programs in more than 30 countries. We also work closely with public and private partners. Innovation Our staff are creative thinkers who develop and test innovative business models to make markets work in a sustainable way for vunerable groups. Passion GAIN is made up of dedicated, enthusiastic professionals committed to our mission of making a difference on a large scale. Professionalism GAIN ensures professional and scientific rigor, commitment and leadership in our relations with the people and organizations we work with. OUR METHODOLOGY / At GAIN, we believe that no one sector alone can solve the complex problem of malnutrition. We work closely with partners including governments, civil society, businesses, UN agencies, and academic institutions to develop programs that deliver large-scale and locally relevant solutions to malnutrition in more than 30 countries. In recent years we have expanded our approach to reach those on the margins of society, who are often the most excluded, vulnerable and severely malnourished, such as the Dalit community in India who experience oppression because of their caste; adolescent girls; and families affected by emergencies. ABOUT GAIN / Each day, 795 million people - one in nine - go hungry. Close to 2 billion people survive on diets that lack the vital vitamins and nutrients needed to grow properly, live healthy lives, and raise a healthy family. About 1.4 billion people worldwide struggle with overweight and obesity. That’s more than the number of people who are hungry worldwide. In total, around 3.5 billion people - half the people on the planet today - are malnourished. The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organization that was launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. GAIN is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. We act as a catalyst - building alliances between governments, business and civil society - to find and deliver solutions to the complex problem of malnutrition. Today we are on track to reach over a billion people with improved nutrition - a goal for 2015. We focus our efforts on children, girls and women because we know that helping them have sustainable, nutritious diets is crucial to ending the cycle of malnutrition and poverty. By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe that we can eliminate malnutrition within our lifetimes.