REVISED: Project Associate, Nutrition CASCADE – The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Vacancy Announcement

March 15, 2023

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Vacancy Announcement, March 15, 2023.

Job Overview

  • Organization: The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Position: REVISED: Project Associate, Nutrition CASCADE
  • Employment:
  • Location: Bahir Dar, Amhara
  • Experience Level: Not Specified
  • Salary: ETB 498,696 – ETB 570,456 (gross) per annum
  • Number of Positions: 
  • Date of Announcement: March 9, 2023
  • Deadline: March 24, 2023


The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Project Associate, Nutrition CASCADE, to support the Project Manager with the assessment of existing food environment and implementation status of food and nutrition related policies and strategies

This role will be on a fixed term contract up to 27 months, subject to availability of funding. This position will be based in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

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

The Project Associate will assist the Project Manager with key deliverables for the CASCADE Project which aims to improve malnutrition in Ethiopia through innovative and sustainable models. You will be working on exciting projects that will have a wide reaching span across several regions in Africa, including Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya.

The postholders’ input and contributions will make a key difference in the world of nutrition by providing stakeholders with advice around food based dietary guidelines as well as providing support to the development of the Food Systems Dashboard and other relevant reports.

The post will also see you playing a key and pivotal role, ensuring that the monitoring, tracking and documenting of the projects paperwork is archived and stored correctly.

The postholder will be expected to quickly develop strong relationships with relevant partners, exploiting synergies within GAIN and with external stakeholders to ensure continued, effective, and timely project delivery.

Job Description

Key activities & duties

  • Assisting the Project Manager in assessment of existing food environment and implementation status of food and nutrition related policies and strategies
  • Advising key stakeholders about the application of Food Based Dietary guideline
  • Providing support in familiarizing healthier diets concepts
  • Supporting the development of Food System dashboard, related reports, Action Plans, and advocacy materials where needed.
  • Providing support in identifying stakeholders for potential sources of data for food system dashboard indicators and ensure procurement of data, and data quality
  • Supporting to assess indicator data quality and suitability for the Food System Dashboard
  • Keeping track of gender results, ensure the initiative is gender-sensitive, and where feasible, gender-transformative

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Job Requirements

About You

The ideal candidate should have demonstrable experience of project management that spans across different sectors and knowledge systems. Prior data analysis using a variety of tools is key to this role, alongside the ability to provide sound advice and knowledge with key findings.

The postholder should have a strong understanding of food systems, nutrition and food security. You will have the ability to work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders varying in seniority and this will also be a key attribute for the successful candidate.

Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Statistics, Food Sciences, or related fields with strong expertise in data analysis and statistics or similar qualifications/experience.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from ETB 498,696 – ETB 570,456 (gross) 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.

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.

For more detailed information please follow this link GAIN – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition: Project Associate, Nutrition CASCADE ( and see the attached job description.

How to Apply

To apply follow the link GAIN – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition: Project Associate, Nutrition CASCADE ( and click on the “Apply Now” link.

Applicants must be currently based in the Bahir Dar, Ethiopia region to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 24th March 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.

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