Apply: GAIN Nutritious Foods Financing Senior Associate

Deadline: 06 December, 2023

Location: Abuja, Nigeria or Cotonou, Benin

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking to fill the position of Senior Associate, Technical Assistance and Impact.

GAIN aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people, especially those who are most vulnerable to shocks.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance to the N3F SME investees operating across the food value chain in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Monitor the impact of the technical assistance to ensure the quality of service providers
  • Gather feedback to ensure the continuous improvement and assist MEL expert in the monitoring of nutrition impact of SMEs
  • Identify technical assessment needs of SMEs operating in food value chains that are potential investees for the N3F fund
  • Actively participate in the design of technical assistance support packages tailored to individual SMEs and group training according to common needs in the portfolio
  • Perform matchmaking between technical assistance requirements and service providers, coordinate engagements between GAIN, service providers, and beneficiaries
  • Coordinate the implementation of technical assistance projects between the service provider and the SME
  • Fine tune documented procedures, monitoring mechanisms, and feedback forms for the provision of technical assistance to SMEs
  • Identify and perform due diligence on a roster of qualified service providers in N3F’s scoping countries
  • Coordinate collaborations with external impact consulting firms with the support of MEL specialist and the senior lead of innovative finance

Requirements

  • Experience monitoring impact for technical assistance with significant experience in a technical assistance facility/accelerator/incubator
  • Identify technical assessment needs of SMEs operating in food value chains that are potential investees for the N3F fund, working together with the investment officers
  • Experience matchmaking between technical assistance requirements and service providers
  • Proficiency using Kobo for data collection (preferred)
  • Education background with a postgraduate level degree in Business Administration, Food Value Chain, Economics, or a related field

To apply and for more information, click here.

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