Research Associate

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 18

Position description

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) are seeking a Research Associate in Food Safety to support the implementation and quality assurance of multiple research activities.

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 EatSafe Evidence and Action Towards Safe Nutritious Food program at GAIN will lead a consortium to generate evidence on the potential for increased consumer demand for safe food to substantially improve the safety of nutritious foods in informal market settings in low- and middle-income countries.

The Research Associate in Food Safety will support the implementation and quality assurance of multiple research activities within the EatSafe project. They will work closely with the Senior Technical Specialist, the GAIN EatSafe team and consortium members to contribute to activities including methods development, refinement of objectives, data collection, data analysis and visualisation, development of written reports and other project documents, development of presentations, project organisation, and internal and external communications.

This role can be delivered from Washington DC - USA, Abuja – Nigeria, Geneva – Switzerland

Role specifics will include;

  • Liaise with the Senior Technical Specialist and global EatSafe team, contribute to implementing the research strategy.
  • Support in-country field implementation of research activities, including potential study site visits and project partner interaction.
  • Perform literature reviews, stakeholder consultations and other desk-review activities from development of the approach through to conduct and report publication / dissemination.
  • Carry out analyses on qualitative and quantitative data, including statistical analyses and format / design results for oral and written dissemination.
  • Contribute to the development of project reports and other knowledge products including research articles, briefings and presentations.

About you

  • A masters level qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant area such as Public Health, Food Science, Food Safety, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Engineering, Sociology, Economics, or other relevant field.
  • Experience in food safety research, or closely related research in the food and health space.
  • Experience implementing research activities.
  • Understand field data collection in low- or middle-income countries, and associated challenges.
  • Ability to understand, analyse and work with qualitative and quantitative data.

Please note that GAIN is unable to sponsor working visas.

Application instructions

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