Position: PROJECT MANAGER, COMMERCIALIZATION OF BIOFORTIFIED CROPS – TANZANIA
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 Tanzania
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.
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 Tanzania.
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). For more detailed information please see the attached job description and to apply, follow the “Apply Now” link.
Closing Date 2 Aug 2019
Closing Date 2 Aug 2019