Nafasi za kazi Gain The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Policy Associate to support with Ajira Mpya GAIN Tanzania’s policy and advocacy work. The purpose of this role is to strengthen GAIN Tanzania’s ability to engage with and influence national and sub-national policy processes using food systems approach.
Policy Associate Job at GAIN June, 2023
This role will work under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Policy Advisor to support in coordinating the implementation of actions required to ensure the delivery of the National Pathways committed during the UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021.
Working closely with the office of the National Food System Convenor in developing the action plans to implement the Food system Pathways, this role organises and convenes partners in the food system space to rally support during implementation of the food system pathways; whilst also supporting the implementation of other project specific policy advocacy and influencing related efforts at GAIN Tanzania.
This role will be offered on a 3 years’ fixed-term contract basis, subject to availability of funding. You will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Supporting the development and implementation of the action plan to operationalize the food system pathways
- In collaboration with the Senior Policy Advisor, strengthening the Policy Advisory support in the Ministry of Agriculture
- Preparing policy briefs, memos, high profile slide decks, and engaging in other content development support
- Facilitating the translation of policy decisions into tasks and projects, ensuring their effective and timely implementation
- Under the guidance of the Senior Policy Advisor, providing support to the Local Government Authorities in decentralizing food system related policies.
- Supporting the Senior Policy Advisor in resource mobilization, government, donors and private sector engagement
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in policy work relating to topics that involve nutrition and food safety. You will have the ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders of varying seniority levels. You will need to have the ability to influence positive outcomes through your work and excellent communication skills. Therefore, the ability to collaborate is key to the success of this role.
The postholder will also have a proven track record of conducting desk research, literature reviews, and landscape analysis. You will have the capabilities to disseminate all of the data and research to the relevant parties as well as presenting this complex information to non technical audiences. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, International Development, Sociology, Economics, or equivalent. A Masters’ Degree in relevant discipline is an added advantage.
About our Offer
The starting (gross) salary on offer for this role is from (USD) $19,379 – $22,147 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.
GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation that was launched 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 those most vulnerable to malnutrition.
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 and have the existing right to live and work in the Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, region to be eligible to apply for this position.
This advert closes on 23rd June 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.