EatSafe is a five-year, multi-country project that aims to enable lasting improvements in the safety of nutritious foods in informal markets in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) by focusing on the consumer. We will implement and test a series of gender-sensitive interventions to substantially improve food safety, working with vendors and creating consumer demand for safe and nutritious foods.
The EatSafe team will be generating considerable learning, and this knowledge will need to be documented and mobilized in a way to help an external audience navigate food safety and nutrition. The material will further need to be consolidated and align with the learning and collaboration aspirations of USAID. GAIN seeks to increase the amount and quality of such learning as well as assuring its mobilization for use by diverse stakeholders to facilitate more dialogue and visibility of such work and ultimately to spark increased action for food safety in informal markets.
The Senior Associate, Knowledge Mobilisation will support the advancement of GAIN’s efforts to prioritise learning opportunities related to food safety and nutrition through EatSafe. More broadly, they will consolidate, translate and disseminate such learnings aligned with USAID knowledge and learning needs. The position will engage with EatSafe global and country staff as well as external partners to facilitate the uptake and use of learnings to create more awareness of the opportunities to support consumer-driven food safety. The position will also actively engage partners and collect relevant information and publications from external organizations to share with the EatSafe team.
Specific responsibilities include:
Identifying, capturing, sharing, and using knowledge and information generated by the project to achieve project objectives and for both internal and external audiences. Role specifics include:
The successful candidate will have experience have demonstrated experience in a relevant field of global development (such as global public health, agriculture, livestock, market development, food safety, WASH). You will also have hands-on experience in the preparation and dissemination of documents for a diverse of range policy or other non-technical audiences.
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.
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