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29 August 2013

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Switzerland

Job description
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. GAIN is a Swiss based international organization that mobilizes public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to those people most at risk of malnutrition. The organization is delivering improved nutrition to an estimated 670 million people in more than 30 countries, half of whom are women and children.

COUNTRY MANAGER, PAKISTAN (Islamabad)
Responsibilities:
  • To represent GAIN's interests at country level for Pakistan-specific programming and Afghanistan as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of GAIN's country level nutrition strategy, and the identification of GAIN's niche in country, building relationships with key stakeholders including within government institutions, the donor community, NGOs and the private sector.
  • Responsible for identifying concrete opportunities for GAIN's engagement in country, in line with GAINs global strategy and comparative advantage.
  • Responsible for resource mobilization efforts in-country for the continuation and expansion of project activities.
  • To lead and manages all aspects of GAIN's Pakistan Country Office, including program design and proposal development; program implementation; reporting; fiscal planning, and human resource planning.
  • To provide oversight to GAIN's local implementing partners.
  • To contributes to the development of a knowledge base on GAIN's portfolio, Pakistan specifically, and on national and regional trends in nutrition and related issues that might impact on GAIN programming.
  • To contribute expertise as required to teams created by GAIN to address specific issues at regional or global levels.
Experience
  • At least fifteen years' experience in developing and managing projects in a multi-cultural environment, preferably at international level in the private sector, food industry, government or international organizations.
  • Experience in delivering nutrition or food fortification programs or other public health programs in the region is an asset.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and matrix structure is critical.
  • Experience building and leading teams in a startup environment.
  • Proven track record in resource mobilization / business development.
  • Experience of working in Pakistan is highly desirable.

Skills & Attributes
  • Excellent management, negotiation, and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to operate within the corporate and public sectors to effectively liaise with private companies, development agencies, and governments in different cultures.
  • Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment, expert problem solving, and creativity.
  • Strong communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual environments.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multicultural team.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Proficiency in local languages desirable, but not essential.
Education
  • Master's Degree in food science, nutrition, public health, economics, business administration, or a suitable equivalent.
Other requirements
  • Willingness and ability to travel globally.

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