Program Assistant NGO Vacancy | UNGO Jobs

Job Title: Program Assistant

Country: Bangladesh
Organization: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Closing date: 21 Jan 2022

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Program Assistant to support the work under the Food Systems Dashboard (FSD) for Bangladesh and provide support to technical leadership and project management. This position is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (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 the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the Role

Reporting to the Project Manager, the post-holder will be expected to compile, manage and analyse data. You will be responsible for maintaining strong relationships with relevant stakeholders and supporting Project Manager in implementing the project.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Supporting the Project Manager (PM) in completing and managing the metadata spreadsheet template and ensuring project outputs are well informed and up to date
  • Working closely with the global Data Management and Knowledge Leadership team members
  • Assisting in the project implementation process, which includes organising meetings with partners, taking up meeting notes and circulating to relevant stakeholders
  • Supporting in preparing presentation, communication materials and organising webinars

About You

The ideal candidate should have previous experience working in a multi-cultural and matrix-style organization. You should have the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well under pressure with frequent deadlines.

The postholder should be computer literate with the ability to use MS Office Suite and experience in managing and analysing large data set using software. You should be highly flexible and willing to travel in country occasionally. Knowledge/experience in food systems would be an advantage.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from BDT 533,307 – BDT 607,036 per annum, depending on experience.

GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.

We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

This advert closes on 21st January 2022. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

Applicants must have the existing right to live and work in Bangladesh. Please note that GAIN is currently unable to sponsor working visas.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

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