The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is seeking a dynamic Head of Programmes in Mozambique (HoP) to support the Country Director in fulfilling the vision and strategy of the food and nutrition portfolio in country. This role is offered on an initial fixed term contract of up to 24 months, with the expectation that this will be extended for a longer term thereafter based in Maputo.
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.
The Head of Programmes (HoP) will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, and successful implementation of the GAIN Mozambique Programme Portfolio. They will ensure that GAIN’s programmes and projects are of excellent technical quality, delivered on time and on budget and coordinated. The role holder will report to the Country Director and will be a key member of the Mozambique Senior Management Team.
Specific responsibilities include
You will need to be an excellent leader with substantial programme management experience within the international development setting, some of which must be at a senior level. You will need to demonstrate an in‐depth understanding of programme issues and policy at national level in Mozambique and wider international levels. An understanding of the nutrition-food security nexus, public health and community development is essential, as is the ability to take this knowledge to conceptualise, develop and implement programmatic activity. Solid field based experience is desirable.
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.
For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the “Apply Now” link.
This advert closes on 21st September 2021. 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 Mozambique. Please note that GAIN are 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.
21 September 2021
Job Type: Temporary
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