GAIN Marketing Advisor Jobs in Kenya

GAIN Marketing Advisor Jobs in Kenya

  • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Marketing Advisor, Better Diets to support GAIN Kenya projects in ensuring the demand creation components of the projects are technically sound and aligned for timely delivery. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    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

  • Reporting to the Senior Technical Specialist, the postholder will work closely with project teams in the Kenya programme and provide technical support for demand creation/marketing. This position will co-design and provide technical support to the implementation of innovative marketing strategies to improve desirability, purchasing, and consumption of nutritious and safe food.

  • This position will work in a cross-functional team to ensure coordination and cohesion among programmatic strategies across supply, demand, and enabling environment. The cross functional team consists of programme staff with expertise in consumer and brand marketing, agribusiness, retail marketing, policy, and community engagement, based in Kenya and globally.

    Key Responsibilities include;

  • Co-leading with project managers in the development of workplans for the demand creation components of projects, efficiently distributing tasks and resources adequately across the fiscal year and addressing issues that may cause delays in a timeline manner

  • Providing technical advice to project managers and support staff focused on value chain, retail engagement, consumer and community engagement and supporting the effective activity and
    financial management as well as internal reporting of the project

  • Closely collaborating with senior project managers, revising plans / strategies in view of emerging data and leading the piloting of new strategies through internal approvals

  • Managing agencies to implement and deliver various parts of the workplan, including supervision of agency’s work to ensure quality of deliverables, workflow for review of deliverables by relevant GAIN staff

  • Providing technical support and oversight to budgeting and forecasting for the demand creation /marketing components of projects

  • Overseeing the procurement process for the demand creation/marketing component including the request for proposal, proposal evaluation, contracting, and payment processing

    About You

  • The ideal candidate should have proven experience in marketing, with focus on consumer-facing advertising, brands and/or retail strategies.

  • You must be experienced in using management tools, e.g., GANTT charts, SPRINT process and can interpret technical reports (media coverage reports, retail sales reports, consumer. insight reports) as well as monitoring data to develop or revise strategies and prepare recommendations.

  • You should be a strong influencer with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships externally and internally.

  • Experience working in a public/private partnership environment, and engagement with government would be an asset.

  • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates expert problem solving, creativity and good judgement are also essential to this position.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; GAIN Marketing Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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