Thursday, March 28, 2019

Job Opportunity at GAIN, Program Officer, Fortification Quality Assessment

New International Job Vacancy at GAIN, Program Officer, Fortification Quality Assessment  | Deadline: 20th April, 2019

Position: Program Officer, Fortification Quality Assessment 

Location Open Location to be based in either Tanzania, Nigeria or India
Salary Competitive

Job Advert
GAIN’s purpose is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition. In particular, we aim to improve the consumption of safe and nutritious foods for—at a minimum—1 billion people over the next five years and target major improvements to food systems, resulting in more diverse and healthier diets for vulnerable people in countries where we work.

We are seeking to deploy Program Officer, Fortification Quality Assessment, this position is to support the design and implementation of food fortification quality assessments at retail and producer level to be based in either one of three countries (India, Nigeria and Tanzania). You must be able to or willing to work from or travel to countries such as India, Nigeria and Tanzania is essential for the role.

You will be required to work with selected implementation partners in country on all aspects of project planning and implementation including technical (finalising protocols, data collection tools, conducting trainings, supervising field work), process (implementation plan development and monitoring, tracking deliverables) and budgeting/contracting. You will be required to provide on-going support for quality assurance of all work and progress tracking and review. As part of the role you will be adapting and implementing market assessment protocols and data collection tools from existing global templates for use in country specific contexts (including sampling, data collection methods, analytical procedures, training manual SOPs, among other relevant details). The role will also require you to review lab methods and quality control procedures to ensure reliable lab analysis of micronutrients in foods (focus on oil, flour, sugar, milk and salt).

Provide on-going support for quality assurance of all work, progress tracking, review of results and comparison to standards and regulations. You will ensure appropriate completion and systematic storage for general project documents as well as datasets and assessment specific documentation and contribute to analysis and support all dissemination efforts including writing reports, briefs and other materials to support sharing learnings related to Fortification Assessment and other relevant nutrition work.

The ideal candidate will have strong managerial, organizational and communication skills and experience in managing projects in low and middle-income countries. You will be required to work effectively independently and in a cross-cultural team. The ideal candidate must have experience in project monitoring and conducting quantitative research. Experience in laboratory analysis of micronutrients in foods is an asset is also essential for the role.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and as an inclusive employer we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
Full Job Description JD_Program_Officer_Fortification_Quality_Assessment.pdf
Closing Date 20 Apr 2019