Monitoring and Improvement Officer, MMS - SYS-1068

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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Monitoring and Improvement Officer, MMS ( Multiple Micronutrients Supplementation) to support the stakeholders and partners to monitor the MMS project interventions and activities in Bangladesh. This role will be offered on a fixed-term contract basis until December 2024, subject to availability of funding. You will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Reporting to the Project Manager, MMS, you will provide technical monitoring and improvement assistance, conducting research on market development and carrying out a dipstick audit of MMS sales growth and coverage of consumers (pregnant women). As the  monitoring and research focal point, you will also be responsible for providing course correction to ensure the business model is self-sustained. 

  • Providing technical and need-based capacity inputs to the field staff on monitoring process for effective implementation of MMS business model
  • Developing data collection instruments such as surveys, structured- and semi-structured interview questionnaires to support quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Conducting and monitoring quantitative data management and data analysis (e.g., statistical analysis, business analysis, thematic analysis etc.), interpretation of findings and verification across a range of factors/subjects
  • Developing and maintaining working relationships with key stakeholders including government institutions, development partners, UN agencies, I/NGOs, Social Marketing Company (SMC) and the private sectors
  • Conducting regular field visits and in-person interviews with pharmacy network providers to observe the quality of implementation and identify areas of improvement
  • Working with Knowledge Leadership (KL) team to develop results and monitoring framework and tools to closely monitor project impact
  • Contributing to the analysis of information collected and supporting all dissemination efforts including learning briefs and other materials

About You

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in data and business analysis specifically within a public health services and market development environment in similar previous monitoring and improvement role. You must have strong experience in maternal nutrition project implementation and preferably in micronutrient supplementation/or nutrition activities as well as experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research, protocol development, report writing etc. Candidates’ with experience working with I/NGO, private sectors, Social Marketing Company (SMC) and UN agencies will be an asset.

The postholder will also have strong analytical and technical abilities particularly on the market-based model of nutrition or public health goods and you will possess the relevant experience in using your initiative and creativity to resolve problems, identifying suitable solutions and opportunities for improvements.

You will be a dynamic individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills working in multicultural, multi-lingual environments and will be highly flexible and willing to travel in challenging environments. In addition to this, you will possess fluent written and spoken English.

A Bachelor’s degree or above in Statistics, Marketing, and Social Science discipline or related field is required. You will be IT literate with excellent MS Office skills with expertise in Excel/SPSS/STATA or any other tools.

The starting salary on offer for this role is from BDT 1,172,004 – BDT 1,340,892 per annum (gross salary), 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.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Due to COVID19, conflict in Ukraine and climate change, malnutrition and hunger have worsened significantly since 2019, reversing a decade of progress. There is growing recognition that our food systems need to change if we are to reverse these trends.

GAIN’s Strategy aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people and especially those whose are most vulnerable to shocks. By 2027, we aim to improve the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced staple foods, improve the access of 25 million people to healthier diets, and support positive food system change in 10 countries. This is bold and complex, and the only way to achieve this is to work together with partners including governments, businesses, and civil society at the country and global level. These goals, and the ways of achieving them, build on our twenty-year legacy of transforming people’s lives with improved nutrition through concerted action and effective policy change.

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 see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.

Applicants must be currently based and have the existing right to live and work in the Dhaka, Bangladesh region to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 2nd October 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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