Programme Coordinator, Nutrient Enriched Crops

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Programme Coordinator, Nutrient Enriched Crops to support the implementation of the Nutrient Enriched Crops project in our core countries. This role will be offered on a 2 years’ fixed term contract basis, subject to availability of funding. You will be based in GAIN’s India office in New Delhi, India.

Reporting to the Programme Lead, Nutrient Enriched Crops, you will support the formulation and implementation of effective strategies for farmer mobilization and higher uptake of the program components among the target communities.

The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day operational delivery, implementation, and monitoring of the project, specifically focusing on tracking the progress and status of project activities, which relate to farmer’s mobilization, collectivization, implementation of the agricultural program activities, and rationalization of context specific good agronomic practices. You will also play a coordination role in GAINs cross-functional project teams and supporting the consolidation of relationships with partners and stakeholders.

The postholder will be responsible for liaising with stakeholders within their assigned project components and ensuring that project outputs and activities are successfully implemented within approved plans, budget, timeline, and quality standards.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Creating linkages between farmers, seed systems and agro dealers for farm inputs and tools
  • Implementing digital tools working with farmers, agrodealers and aggregators e.g. farmers registration digital tools, crop/seed traceability tools and other digital agriculture services such as agricultural extension and digital financial services
  • Supporting initiatives on connecting farmers to markets, e.g. aggregators, retailers, wholesalers food processors and other traders
  • Managing the project schedule, activity plan and planning milestones, supporting the tracking of progress and deliverables from project partners and implementing countries
  • Coordinating and scheduling project review meetings at regular cycles and preparing documentation of findings and recommendations in PRISM (GAIN’s Project Information System Management)
  • Helping the project manager to monitor risks and develop contingency plans to respond to emergencies. Making an assessment and reviewing the status of projects and providing recommendations to the project manager on approaches and procedures for project implementation
  • Building strong partnerships with civil society, INGOs, government entities, private sector and other organizations
  • Developing appropriate narrative reporting and financial accounting documentation for the Project Manager’s review in order to meet GAIN and donor’s requirements
  • Facilitating accurate project budgeting and forecasting processes, ensuring that activities costs are kept within budgets.
  • Ensuring timely monthly project reporting on program progress achieved, program plans, changes in direction and challenges encountered

About You

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in agricultural value chains, farmers mobilization, cooperatives development, farmers groups or crop aggregation and previous experience working with smallholders farmers or farmers groups either in Africa or Asia is a must. You will have experience in project implementation and management as well as proven ability in donor contracting and budget management.

You will be a highly flexible individual with good command of written and spoken English and be willing to work in multicultural, multi-lingual environments. Candidates’ with knowledge of a second language within GAIN’s regional offices is desirable.

The ideal candidate will also have ability to coordinate and influence the formulation, implementation, monitoring of large-scale agricultural projects with a strong ability to work with diverse groups/individuals, ranging from local partners, local authorities, local community groups, civil society and the private sector.

A Bachelors’ degree in business management, international relations, sustainable development, economics, development studies, agricultural sciences, peace and conflict studies or related field is required. You will be IT literate with excellent MS Office skills and with advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from INR 1,165,476 – INR 1,333,212 per annum (gross salary), depending on experience.

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.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Due to COVID19, conflict in Ukraine and climate change, malnutrition and hunger have worsened significantly since 2019, reversing a decade of progress. There is growing recognition that our food systems need to change if we are to reverse these trends.

GAIN’s Strategy aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people and especially those whose are most vulnerable to shocks. By 2027, we aim to improve the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced staple foods, improve the access of 25 million people to healthier diets, and support positive food system change in 10 countries. This is bold and complex, and the only way to achieve this is to work together with partners including governments, businesses, and civil society at the country and global level. These goals, and the ways of achieving them, build on our twenty-year legacy of transforming people’s lives with improved nutrition through concerted action and effective policy change.

Our Working Culture and Environment

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

Applicants must be currently based and have the existing right to live and work in the New Delhi, India region to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 8th September 2023. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

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.

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