Environment Project Coordinator

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The purpose of this position is to support GAIN in advancing GAIN’s Environment Strategy work in country through the larger Nourishing Food Pathways’ program and the Environment workstream. In Mozambique, this workstream will provide guidance and technical advice to country programs, focused on the Animal Source Foods (ASF) project.

GAIN is looking for an Environment Project Coordinator who will be responsible for the overall activities, coordination, technical advice, and project implementation of environment activities in Mozambique within approved plans, budget, and quality standards. In addition, the Environment Project Coordinator will also support in the engagement, development and management of external partnerships with local environment organisations, support the design, development and implementation of new activities and projects linking food systems, nutrition and environment and provide strategic technical expertise locally.

  • Act as the focal point for GAIN’s Environmental work, both internally and externally for Mozambique
  • Support the design, development, and successful implementation of the environment workstream ensuring that the project is on-time, on-budget, well-coordinated and of the highest technical quality. Ensure programme coherency to address both nutrition and environmental goals.
  • Support the implementation of GAIN’s Environmental Screening Assessment for new projects in Mozambique as well as follow-up actions identified.
  • Bring environment expertise from GAIN global programs and expertise into national consultation and planning processes in Mozambique.
  • Integrate and align the environment work into GAIN’s national business plan. 
  • Engage key external environment partners and the private sector in project design, implementation, and review in relation to the NFP program as well as in GAIN’s ongoing environment work more generally.
  • Be the principal country link to the cross-GAIN working group on the NFP Environment workstream and ensure connections to other work packages at country level. 
  • Write donor reports in collaboration with project teams, technical teams, funding team and support teams.
  • Follow up on contract implementation including timely financial and narrative reports, disbursements and monitoring fund utilization in line with the jointly agreed deliverables. 

About you

The ideal candidate should have broad knowledge on food systems and environmental challenges and opportunities, preferably relevant to the local context in Mozambique. Proven experience in project management in complex and diverse environments, preferably on topics related to environment and / or sustainable food production.

The post holder should have proven experience in delivering projects on time / on budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance. Demonstrate experience in representation with key donors, government, and internal and external stakeholders.

You should have a strong analytic and technical competence in the areas of environment, climate change, food systems and nutrition, or closely related domains. The candidate should have an education background in in communications and marketing management/ social science/ economics/business or related work experience.

The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from USD 30’065 – USD 34’369 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 and hybrid 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.

GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation that was launched 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 those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

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.

Applicants must have the right to work and be currently based in the advertised country location, to be eligible to apply for this position.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.

This advert closes on 7th June 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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