Senior Monitoring Associate at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Location: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: UGX 55,735,884 – UGX 63,752,316 per annum, depending on experience.
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: 48 Months

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Senior Monitoring Associate for project monitoring across the GAIN Uganda portfolio of projects and ensuring that the projects are in line with donor requirements and expected outputs and outcomes. This role will be offered on a four (4) year fixed term contract, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Kampala, Uganda.

About GAIN

GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation that was launched 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 those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the role

The Senior Monitoring Associate, will provide technical support to the field project teams to design, coordinate, and implement the monitoring framework of the various donor projects.

This position will functionally report to the Country Director with all technical aspects of the work managed by the Programme Monitoring Lead and Knowledge Leadership team. There will also be close collaboration with the centralized programme teams.

Key Responsibilities include.

  • Responsible for supporting with the oversight of the in-country monitoring activities for all projects.
  • Contribute to the development of project theories of change and results frameworks and plans in collaboration with project managers in GAIN Uganda the Knowledge Leadership (KL) team and Programme Monitoring Lead.
  • Support the design and adaptation of the project monitoring tools and processes and support in the training and quality assurance of the project monitoring components.
  • Manage and ensure consistent collection, analysis, review, and interpretation of project monitoring data.
  • Responsible for tracking key milestones and closely monitoring project outputs and key deliverables.
  • Review and interpret monitoring data as part of preparation for GAIN’s performance and donor reports and ensure quality of project reports aligning with the theory of change and results framework.
  • Receive and compile reports from project teams, check the quality of deliverables against workplans and agreements, and prepare summaries of project performance ensuring compliance with donor and internal requirements.
  • Oversee and support the operationalization of project monitoring activities in alignment with project impact pathways and results frameworks.

About you

The ideal candidate should have experience supporting project monitoring and project management in international development, food supply chains, small and medium enterprises, and/or process control and improvement. In addition, they should demonstrate experience in the development and operationalization of result frameworks and monitoring plans.

The post holder should have expertise in monitoring, project management, and project communications. Proven ability to generate and deliver reports that provide useful insight into project details and demonstrated experience in critical analysis skills to extract key learning and effective practices from research findings.

You should have clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment, problem solving, and creativity. The candidate should have an education background in statistics, food economics, business or another relevant field.

About our offer

The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from UGX 55,735,884 – UGX 63,752,316 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 and hybrid 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.

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.

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. To apply, follow the “Apply Now” link.

This advert closes on 11th April 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.


Additional Information
Closing Date: 11 April 2023