LOCATION: Jakarta, Indonesia
STARTING DATE: October 2014
Indonesia has a high burden of malnutrition in children and women, and improving the micronutrient status of the Indonesia population is a cornerstone of national socio-economic development in Indonesia. GAIN is now seeking a seasoned professional to assist its Universal Salt Iodization and Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition projects in Indonesia.
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 610 million people in more than 30 countries, half of whom are women and children. Nutrition products are as varied as fortified cooking oil in Indonesia, flour in Africa, soy sauce in China and biscuits in India, as well as specialized products for infant and young child nutrition, and interventions to protect the most vulnerable affected by emergencies or chronic illness.
The Program Associate will ensure that the interventions by the different executing agencies are coordinated so that overall project milestones and goals are met. S/he will be expected to provide technical support on as required.
The Program Associate will also be expected to advice GAIN’s Country Team on strategic issues that will contribute to the implementation of the Universal Salt Iodization and MIYCN (Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition) country level strategy. This will include working with all levels of government, civil society, private sector and academia to facilitate a supportive stakeholder and policy environment and contributing to or organizing technical gatherings to raise our profile.
- Provides assistance to the Indonesian USI and MIYCN projects, ensures compliance of USI and MIYCN projects activities with GAIN policies and procedures
meetings and workshops for GAIN programs, draft and disseminates
meeting agendas, prepares briefing notes and where necessary takes
meeting minutes which may include preparing and disseminating materials
as instructed. Assists in scheduling and planning for USI and MIYCN
projects events and conference calls, makes recommendations regarding
meeting or equipment facilities.
- Drafts correspondence including donor reports and budgets.
- Provides technical and implementation support to USI Associate Consultant and MIYCN Project Manger
obtain and review progress updates from the implementing agency and
ensure that their activities are in alignment with program deliverables.
Submit monthly project updates to the USI Associate Consultant and
MIYCN Project Manager based on these reports.
- Prepares presentations, graphics and charts as requested and responsible for document archiving.
and pre-approves contracts and related documents to ensure compliance
with the standard contracting process and templates, and assists in the
preparation of complex contracts
- Assists the USI and MIYCN
project team (Associate Consultant, Program Manager, Senior Technical
Associate, BCC consultant, Country Manager and HQ personnel) in the
development of documentation relating to budgets, cost analyses, reports
- Ensure that disbursements to the implementing agency are in line with contract terms and are processed on a timely basis.
with the Indonesian USI Associate Consultant, MIYCN Project Manager and
Senior Technical Associate to coordinate the implementation of the
M&E plan for the projects.
- Visits the field as required to ensure that project progress is on track and assist in designing and implement risk mitigation plans if required.
with Country Team and the Policy & Advocacy global team to mobilize
civil society, private sector and community networks particularly at
Province and District level to align with the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)
movement and the National Movement of 1000 days of life
- As required represents GAIN at project review meetings with the government and donor, technical groups and seminars / conferences and facilitating alignment with key stakeholders.
- Develop and maintain a good relationship with USI executing agency and act as focal point for GAIN interactions with them.
- Other duties as required by the USI associate and MIYCN Project Manager.
of five years of experience in developing and managing project in a
multi-cultural environment in the private sector, government or
- Demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary implementing partners in time-bound programs.
- Strong understanding of public health required.
- Experience of delivering an integrated nutrition / IYCN program highly desirable.
- Experience working in a public/private partnership environment desirable.
- Private Sector experience desirable.
- Previous experience in event activation desirable.
Skills & Attributes
- Proactive with a commitment to quality and accuracy with close attention to detail.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication and advocacy skills.
- Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment, expert problem solving, and creativity.
oral and written communication skills in an environment requiring
diplomacy and good judgment in managing interactions with individuals at
all levels inside and outside an organization.
- Able to prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure with frequent deadlines.
- Reliable and enjoys working in a multi-cultural, cross functional team with flexible and adaptable approach to work.
- Computer literacy with good MS Excel, MS Word, Outlook, and Power Point skills.
- Fluent written and verbal English and Bahasa Indonesia.
- Flexible and adaptable approach to work
- Ability to work without close supervision.
- Ability to travel frequently
- A Bachelor Degree in public health, nutrition, food science, or a suitable equivalent.
- Post graduate diploma in nutrition (if bachelors degree in another field) would be a plus.
- Diploma or equivalent certification in communications is highly desirable.
- Indonesian citizen and fluency in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia
- Business English required, written and verbal