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Project Manager, Procurement and Business Development (GAIN GPF)

Publiée le 25.09.2023


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Poste proposé : Project Manager, Procurement and Business Development (GAIN GPF)

About the role :

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking an experienced Project Manager, Procurement and Business Development (GAIN Premix Facility - GPF) to be responsible for the functional, technical, and managerial leadership of GAIN’s Premix Facility related activities. This role will be on a 4-year fixed-term contract basis till Dec 2027, with extension subject to availability of funding. This position is open to GAIN’s country offices in London, Utrecht, Nairobi and Cotonou.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Programme Service Team (PST), you will also be responsible for project-related resources management and business development as well as GPF’s clients’ relationship and credit facility management.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Providing strategic leadership in the areas of design, planning, and implementation for of the project in relation to project scoping, activities, and objectives in line with the GAIN business plans, programme frameworks, and organisational strategic priorities
  • Collaborating with the Knowledge Leadership department and working with the Portfolio Lead to develop result and monitoring framework and tools to closely monitor project impact and support in research and evaluation activities for GPF as needed
  • Managing a demand forecast, capturing premix needs and quality related inputs for GAIN’s projects (Food Fortification, SMEs, Workforce Nutrition etc.) and other external partners
  • Leading on procurement processes by selecting, managing, and developing an effective pool of suppliers, clients and certification agents on the day-to-day operations of the GPF such as risk management, conducting tenders, sample collection and testing managing product supply accounts, ensuring a smooth procurement process from order placement through to delivery
  • Supporting the development of local premix supply systems and models for LSFF programs and the expansion of new services such as supply of fortification dosifiers and analytical devices
  • Maintaining relationships with key customer accounts, visiting clients and consignment stocks warehouses, ensuring progress is on track and the risk mitigation plan is up to date
  • Maintaining constant liaison with the relevant NGO/UN partners, government ministries, fortified foods producers, premix blenders and micronutrient manufacturers and GPF certification agents and other stakeholders to ensure smooth operations of the GPF
  • Managing and supervising the Africa Representative for the GPF and any other staff and interns under the GAIN Premix Facility

About our offer :

The starting salary for each office is as follows, depending on experience:

  • United Kingdom: From GBP 50,382 – GBP 54,000 (gross) per annum
  • The Netherlands: From EUR 62,820 – EUR 67,308 (gross) per annum
  • Kenya: From KES 4,301,136 – KES 4,917,408 (gross) per annum
  • Benin: From XOF 14,020,308 – XOF 16,041,924 (gross) per annum

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.

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.

Our working culture and environment :

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.

Profil recherché pour le poste : Project Manager, Procurement and Business Development (GAIN GPF)

About you :

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, supply chain management, procurement, marketing or related field is required and candidates’ must be familiar with procurement processes and ERP/order management systems including Incoterms® 2020.
  • Professional qualifications such as professional Diplomas from Charted Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) or Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is an added advantage.
  • The ideal candidate will also have strong background in supply chain and order management; managing suppliers as well as import and export processes, preferably within an international setting / organisation. Candidates’ with experience of working in food fortification and/or global food assistance within the developing world is a significant advantage.
  • The ideal candidate will have substantial professional experience within end-to-end procurement management (specifically with demonstrable experience managing procurement inputs on behalf of clients, food producers and partners within the food ingredients / food fortification industry, working with premix and food fortified food products within the Africa and/or Asia region).
  • The postholder will also have proven experience and track record in business development and client management with a demonstrable background in proposal development, developing a customer base and managing key stakeholders such as NGO/UN partners, government ministries, fortified foods producers, premix blenders and certification agents, and micronutrient manufacturers and proven credit management experience, managing risk assessments, collections, and due diligence.
  • You will have strong stakeholder and people management skills, with a proven ability to work in an environment requiring collaboration with government, industries and international organizations. Also, you will be highly flexible and willing to travel in-country and overseas when required. In addition to this, you will possess fluent written and spoken English, candidates’ with languages skills in French will be an additional asset.

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

For more detailed information, please see the attached job description. Apply through this site. "Apply Now" link.

This advert closes on 7th August 2023. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

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.

Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Project Manager, Procurement and Business Development (GAIN GPF)
Métier :
R&D, gestion de projets
Transport, logistique
Secteur d´activité :
Administration publique
Agriculture, pêche, aquaculture
Santé, pharmacie, hôpitaux, équipements médicaux
Services collectifs et sociaux, services à la personne
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Région :
Ville : London, Utrecht, Nairobi And Cotonou.
Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience > 10 ans
Niveau d'études :
Compétences clés :
facility management
Nombre de poste(s) : 1
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