Apply: GAIN Technical Specialist

Deadline: 22 August, 2023

Location: Nairobi, Kenya or Kampala, Uganda

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking to fill the position of Technical Specialist, Policy and Governance.

GAIN acts as a catalyst for building alliances between governments, businesses and civil society to find and deliver solutions to the complex problem of malnutrition.


  • Serving as the focal point providing support to programmatic areas, lead on the development of high-quality research, evaluation, and learning activities in alignment with state-of-art understanding of methods and theory on policy and governance and with research good-practice guidelines
  • Lead literature reviews, evidence synthesis, and other desk-research activities to support evidence-based project design and research, evaluation, and learning activities
  • Undertake rigorous data analysis and visualisation
  • Oversight of field implementation of research, evaluation, learning, and knowledge management activities, including visiting study sites and interacting with project partners (e.g., implementing partners, consultants, contractors)
  • Develop terms of reference and requests for proposals for contracting relevant research and evaluation activities, when necessary, and managing contracts of research partners
  • Lead the critical review and development of project reports and other knowledge products, including research articles, briefings, presentations, and associated tables/figures
  • Work closely with GAIN’s development office to produce regular donor reports, as necessary, including tracking and updating monitoring indicators to track project progress


  • Master’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Health, Sociology, Economics, Development Studies, or a related field
  • Extensive experience in research design and implementation skills using Political Science and/or Social Sciences
  • Possess knowledge of theory and practice related to governance, institutions, service delivery, and other policy issues in low and middle-income countries
  • understanding of nutrition and food systems policy and governance
  • Substantial hands-on experience doing relevant research in collaboration with local research counterparts, using either quantitative or qualitive methodologies
  • Experience should encompass the design of research methodologies, analysis of data, and reporting of results on the policy process and the role of policy, governance, and/or institutions in addressing poverty, food security, and nutrition issues

To apply and for more information, click here.

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