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Associate, Influencing And Advocacy

Closing: Jan 26, 2023

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Published: Jan 18, 2023 (14 days ago)

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Reporting to the Influencing and Advocacy Manager, the Associate will provide support to the Influencing and Advocacy (IA) Manager in ensuring that the interventions led by GAIN and by its different partners under its advocacy and influencing agenda are well coordinated so that overall project and policy milestones and goals are met.

The postholder will provide necessary support to projects as required. Projects with a major focus on advocacy and influencing including Large Scale Food Fortification, Vegetables for All project (Enabling Environment), Resilient Markets project, The Food Systems Dashboard project, The Keeping Food Markets Working 2 (MMW2) and any other policy related programme.


About You

  • The ideal candidate should have experience in policy and/or budget advocacy, strategic planning, and project management. You should have experience working with stakeholders from business, civil society, government, donors at national international level. Candidate with familiarity with food systems including food industry, nutrition, and public health issues and national-level governance systems and politics is highly desirable.

  • The postholder should have excellent command of written and spoken English and Portuguese as well as proven ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and results-driven environment. Candidate should have ability to work collaboratively with a range of different stakeholders from business, farmers, civil society, academia, consumers, etc. In addition, you should be highly flexible and willing to travel within and outside Kenya.

  • You should have knowledge of policy development and planning work within a government setting that involves public private engagement. University degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Business or Public Administration, Public Policy or related field. Candidate with stakeholder engagement and project management work experience is desirable.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Influencing and Advocacy Manager, the Associate will provide support to the Influencing and Advocacy (IA) Manager in ensuring that the interventions led by GAIN and by its different partners under its advocacy and influencing agenda are well coordinated so that overall project and policy milestones and goals are met.

The postholder will provide necessary support to projects as required. Projects with a major focus on advocacy and influencing including Large Scale Food Fortification, Vegetables for All project (Enabling Environment), Resilient Markets project, The Food Systems Dashboard project, The Keeping Food Markets Working 2 (MMW2) and any other policy related programme.


About You

  • The ideal candidate should have experience in policy and/or budget advocacy, strategic planning, and project management. You should have experience working with stakeholders from business, civil society, government, donors at national international level. Candidate with familiarity with food systems including food industry, nutrition, and public health issues and national-level governance systems and politics is highly desirable.

  • The postholder should have excellent command of written and spoken English and Portuguese as well as proven ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and results-driven environment. Candidate should have ability to work collaboratively with a range of different stakeholders from business, farmers, civil society, academia, consumers, etc. In addition, you should be highly flexible and willing to travel within and outside Kenya.

  • You should have knowledge of policy development and planning work within a government setting that involves public private engagement. University degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Business or Public Administration, Public Policy or related field. Candidate with stakeholder engagement and project management work experience is desirable.

  • Working with the IA Manager to create opportunities to spread key messages arising from GAIN Kenya country programming through media, social media, and positioning events
  • Liaising widely with GAIN colleagues to develop key messaging and strategies for furthering the mission and communicating the vision of GAIN Kenya.
  • Supporting the IA Manager in advocacy work geared towards implementation of the national pathways and other planning mechanisms to develop a national food action plan and/or plans and commitments made at the Summits
  • Planning and coordinating meetings between vendors, government, civil society, donors, and UN agencies to strengthen cross-sector dialogue on nutrition and building consensus on priorities and opportunities for business and nutrition in the target counties
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the enabling environment for vendors in informal markets to increase actions to improve nutrition in the target counties
  • Supporting the development of stakeholder mapping for purposes of promoting adoption of the platform and securing support from the relevant policy makers
  • Handling the development of advocacy strategy for the sub-national dashboard and the subsequent advocacy efforts targeting national and county government
  • Participating in the national and county level meetings organised by Ministry of Health and agriculture and other forums relevant to the project


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