Job: Technical Specialist – Food Safety at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Job: Technical Specialist – Food Safety at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is searching for a Technical Specialist, Food Safety to help the implementation of a number of analysis initiatives, intervention implementation, and monitoring and analysis actions throughout the EatSafe program. This place shall be primarily based in Washington DC, USA or Nigeria. Applicants will ideally be out there to start out by finish of May / early June.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based basis launched on the UN in 2002 to deal with the human struggling attributable to malnutrition.

Working with each governments and companies, we intention to rework meals methods in order that they ship extra nutritious meals for all individuals. In specific, we intention to make more healthy meals decisions extra fascinating, extra out there, and extra inexpensive. GAIN’s mission is to advance vitamin outcomes by enhancing consumption of nutritious and protected meals for all individuals, particularly essentially the most weak to malnutrition.

About the Role

The EatSafe (Evidence and Action Towards Safe, Nutritious Food) program at GAIN leads a consortium to generate proof on the potential for elevated client demand for protected meals to considerably enhance the protection of nutritious meals in casual market settings in low- and middle-income nations. The program is at the moment lively in Nigeria and Ethiopia.

Reporting to the Senior Technical Specialist, Food Safety, you’ll work carefully with the Senior Technical Specialist, the GAIN EatSafe workforce, and program consortium members to guide and help the implementation and high quality assurance of analysis actions and construct the meals security portfolio throughout the program and GAIN.

The postholder will even work carefully with the nation leads and different counterparts to design and implement actions (intervention implementation) primarily based on formative analysis outcomes.

Key Responsibilities embrace;

  • Supporting the implementation of high-quality, technically sound analysis actions in alignment with GAIN and different related analysis good observe pointers
  • Carrying out literature evaluations, stakeholder consultations, proof synthesis and different desk actions from improvement of the method by way of conduct, report writing, and publication/dissemination
  • Supporting in-country discipline implementation of analysis and monitoring and analysis actions, together with visiting examine websites and interacting with undertaking companions (e.g. implementing companions, consultants, contractors) to make sure well timed and high quality progress
  • Carrying out rigorous analyses on quantitative information, in addition to develop information visualizations and formatting for oral and written dissemination
  • Leading the event of undertaking stories and different information merchandise, together with analysis articles, briefings, shows, and related tables/figures.
  • Supporting the Senior Technical Specialist and the broader workforce to liaise with consortium members on analysis and different undertaking actions to make sure a clean and applicable collaboration

About You

The superb candidate ought to have strong technical experience in meals security or public well being and their human dimensions (or carefully associated domains). You ought to have potential to know and work with quantitative information, primarily from structured surveys and direct behavioral observations, and design applicable survey questions and different information assortment instruments utilizing finest practices in behavioral and survey science.

The postholder ought to have sturdy communication and cultural competence expertise to work in multicultural, multi-lingual environments. You must also have the power to visualise and talk information and analysis outcomes for numerous audiences. PhD or equal in a site space related to meals security or public well being and their human dimensions, corresponding to Food Science/Food Technology, Food Safety, Public or Environmental Health, Economics, or different related discipline is a bonus.

About our Offer

The beginning wage on provide for this position is from USD 72,400 – USD 77,585 every year, relying on expertise. In Nigeria the wage on provide is 7,892, 205 NGN – 9,005,994 NGN.

GAIN has a good and aggressive wage construction that permits for annual development topic to good efficiency. In addition, GAIN gives a complete of 37 days vacation per 12 months (together with annual go away, public holidays and extra workplace closure days), a beautiful pension scheme and aggressive insurance coverage cowl together with well being, journey and life assurance.

We are dedicated to the well being of our employees, particularly in these difficult occasions, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that features versatile working, further go away allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness teaching and entry to unbiased and confidential counselling.

GAIN additionally has a powerful dedication to skilled improvement. We will help you to develop in your profession by way of each formal and casual coaching, and are dedicated to offering alternatives by way of inside recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of that is delivered in a supportive and collaborative setting.

This advert closes on fifteenth April 2022. Early purposes are inspired. GAIN reserves the appropriate to shut this advert early ought to we obtain appropriate candidates forward of the deadline.

Applicants should have the prevailing proper to reside and work within the United States or Nigeria. Please observe that GAIN is at the moment unable to sponsor working visas.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is dedicated to equality of alternative and creating an inclusive setting the place range is valued. We are eager to replicate the range of our society at each degree inside our organisation and subsequently welcome purposes from gifted and dedicated individuals from all backgrounds, representing the varied societies we function in.

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