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Communications Associate at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organization driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. OUR METHODOLOGY / At GAIN, we believe that no one sector alone can solve the complex problem of malnutrition. We work closely with partners including governments, civil society, businesses, UN agencies, and academic institutions to develop programs that deliver large-scale and locally relevant solutions to malnutrition in more than 30 countries. In recent years we have expanded our approach to reach those on the margins of society, who are often the most excluded, vulnerable and severely malnourished, such as the Dalit community in India who experience oppression because of their caste; adolescent girls; and families affected by emergencies.

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.

About GAIN

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.

About you

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.

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