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Communications Associate – Commercialisation of Biofortified Crops.
Salary 1,775,359 – 2,026,067 KES per annum (depending on experience)
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a highly talented Communication Associate to organise and manage the internal and external communications activities of the commercialisation of Biofortified Foods Programme and heighten the visibility of the projects in six selected countries in Asia and Africa. This role will be based out of Nairobi, Kenya and will have a truly global impact.
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 the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.
About the role
As Communications Associate, you will be responsible for organising the internal and external communications activities of the Commercialisation of Biofortified Foods Programme at global and country levels as well as developing co-branded materials.
Role specifics include;
Work with the global and country commercialisation of biofortified foods team to develop and implement a communications plan that will guide the programme’s internal and external communication.
Work with country teams in 6 countries where the programme is active to develop quality co-branded advocacy/communications materials (e.g. flyers, leaflets, fact sheets, success stories, media kits, photographs, video clips, documentaries, radio programs etc).
Work with the global and country teams to synthesise research reports into high-level highlights that guide decision making and promote learning within the programme and across the two partner organisations.
Support the global and country teams to generate content for social media outlets including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Blogs and website
Support Project Managers in coordinating events and information and knowledge needed by the various crop platforms.
You must be a self-starter with proven experience of working in a similar role, preferably with an NGO or international organisation. You will be an effective communicator and be able to use this skill to develop positive relationships to motivate the team and external stakeholders. In addition, you will have professional experience working in communications, directly or indirectly related to food supply chains, SMEs. You must be confident and fully conversant in business English, both written and verbal. Fluency in another GAIN country language would be an advantage.
About our offer
In addition to a competitive salary, GAIN offers 25 days holiday (plus public holiday), flexible working, home working and professional development opportunities. We will support you to grow in your career and offer this within a supportive and collaborative environment. Additional country-specific benefits may apply.
For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the “Apply Now” link.
This advert closes on 15th October 2020. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable applications ahead of this closing date.
Closing Date 15 October 2020
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.