Project Manager, Commercialization of Biofortified Crops
Location: New Delhi, India
Salary: 1,014,641 - 1,160,663 INR per annum (depending on experience)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: 12 Months
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is searching for an experienced project manager to oversee and implement the GAIN and HarvestPlus Commercialization of Biofortified Crops initiative in India.
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 those most vulnerable to malnutrition.
About the role
The project manager will coordinate the design and implementation of activities and partnerships at country level, to fulfill the vision of bringing biofortified products to scale under the partnership of GAIN and HarvestPlus. Specific responsibilities will include;
Co-lead, with HarvestPlus, the development of a detailed country level workplan
Provide technical oversight to the implementation of activities that bring biofortified crops to scale through commercialization activities
Work closely with GAIN’s Knowledge Leadership and HarvestPlus’ MEL groups to ensure monitoring, evaluation and learning takes place within the commercialization activities
Contribute towards the development of new business opportunities for GAIN and HarvestPlus to generate additional funding for the commercialization of biofortified crops in India.
Candidates for this position must have demonstrable professional experience directly, or indirectly, related to marketing foods and supply chains and international development, including implementation of market-based agricultural or nutrition programs and projects. Additionally they will be able to evidence project management ability along with excellent written and verbal communication skills to influence stakeholders across both the public and private sectors (food enterprises, development agencies, governments).
About our offer
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.
Applicants must have the existing right to live and work in India to be eligible for this position.
The closing date for this position is 3rd August 2021. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable applications ahead of the closing date. Early applications are advised.
For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.
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.
3 August 2021