Junior Associate, Food System Governance


The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Junior Associate, Food System Governance to support the Technical Lead in the implementation of the Food Systems Governance programme. This position will be based in Maputo, Mozambique.

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 Technical Lead, Food Systems Governance, the postholder will support the Technical Lead in the implementation of the Food Systems Governance programme and TN Manager on the supervision of Emo Demos component of TN Project. The postholder will provide support in the areas of advocacy, communications, research, financial administration and general programme coordination and administrative support. The Food System Governance programme has a variety of global and in-country activities with a commitment to high quality delivery. This programme is part of the Drivers of Food Systems Change Cluster and within that the portfolio theme, “Empowerment of the Marginalised”.

Key Responsibilities


  • Providing accurate and reliable financial administration and general programme coordination and administration;
  • Conducting Food Systems Governance research, knowledge product review, referencing and internal library management of research/knowledge product materials;
  • Supporting development and dissemination of advocacy-communications activities and materials;
  • Supporting the organisation of events that are linked to advocacy and awareness raising activities as well as global and in-country events, liaising with GAIN countries, other departments and programmes and partners;
  • Supporting the TN Project Emo Demos component in monitoring and compiling reports from the implementation of this intervention in the field as and where required.

About You

The ideal candidate should have previous programme coordination experience on development programmes with multiple stakeholders such as government, community-based organisations and/or non-governmental organisations. You should have experience working in multi-cultural as well as low- and middle-income country contexts. Previous experience in Africa and/or Asia would be an advantage. The postholder should have accurate and reliable financial administration skills. Understanding on food systems, public sector governance and/or nutrition is preferable. In addition, you should have highly developed verbal and written communication skills in English; Portuguese is an advantage.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from USD15,659 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 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 31st March 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 Mozambique. 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.

Job Description


Additional Information


How to Apply

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Salary: From USD15,659 per annum, depending on experience

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Duration: Other

Closing Date: 31 March 2022

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