GAIN Project Manager, SBN (Sun Business Network) Jobs in Nigeria

GAIN Project Manager, SBN (Sun Business Network) Jobs in Nigeria

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead on the overall project design, development, implementation and management of all GAIN Nigeria projects under the SBN (Sun Business Network) programme. This role is offered as a fixed-term contract of up to 3 years' (subject to funding) and is based in the GAIN Nigeria office located in Abuja.

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.

  • 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 SBN is one of four global networks within the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement which supports 61 Countries, including Nigeria, to develop a multi-stakeholder approach to nutrition. The SBN Nigeria’s ambition is to increase the availability and affordability of safe, nutritious foods in Nigeria.

  • Reporting to the Deputy Country Director, the SBN Project Manager will work closely with the SBN Global Lead and teams, the Senior Manager Finance and Administration, other country based Project Managers, Technical Specialists, Knowledge Leadership (KL) teams and support staff to achieve high-level program quality and effectiveness through evidence-based work and to ensure compliance.

  • This position is part of the Nigeria Programme Leadership Group (PMG) and the postholder is expected to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness through participation in decision making, advising on strategic programmatic areas and issues, supporting communication and implementation of agreed decisions.

    Key Responsibilities Include:

  • As SBN Project Manager, managing the SBN projects under GAIN Nigeria including setting strategic direction, resource mobilisation, financial management, project implementation, monitoring and reporting

  • Aligning activities to the SBN’s logic model and results framework and where relevant, utilizing National SBN tools

  • Leading the project management QUADs for GAIN Nigeria, ensuring operational, financial and knowledge leadership highlights are well represented to GAIN at all levels

  • Implementing the SBN program in partnership with key stakeholders – government/regulators, the private sector, development partners and consumers

  • Building a network of experts and representing GAIN at technical and political level meetings between business, government, civil society, donors and UN agencies to
    strengthen cross-sector dialogue on nutrition and build consensus on priorities and opportunities for business and nutrition in-country

  • Rolling out the SBN’s finance, technical assistance and business development surveys to assess SBN members for their needs – and identify new partnerships to address the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in Nigeria

  • Keep up to date with changes in the operating environment, synthesize insights and implications, and share these with others in GAIN as appropriate.

  • Supervise and manage program staff by providing direction, input and feedback.

  • Other activities as may be assigned by the GAIN Deputy Country Director and the SBN Global Lead.

    About You

  • The post holder will posess substantive work experience in developing and managing projects and programmes in international development (experience of nutrition or related areas would be an advantage).

  • In addition to this, you will have experience in strategy development, advocacy, communications, and documentation of best practices. You will have a proven track record with tangible results in managing private sector/SME related development projects in Nigeria.

  • With exceptional stakeholder management and negotiation skills, you will have the ability to advocate and operate within the corporate and public sectors to effectively liaise with private companies, development agencies, and governments at senior level.

  • Applicants must be able to willing to travel and posess critical thinking that demonstrates good judgment, expert problem solving, and creativity. Strong leadership skills are essential to this position as well as having the ability to work in a multi-cultural, matrix-style setting.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; GAIN Project Manager, SBN (Sun Business Network) Jobs in Nigeria

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