The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Marketing Advisor to lead the demand creation components of GAIN projects in Uganda . 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 Marketing Advisor will provide technical advice and expertise for designing, implementing, and monitoring of demand creation strategies initially for the vegetable project and over time for a range of other projects. S/he will work with other GAIN colleagues to integrate these strategies with other components required to ensure shifts in consumption such as Supply and Enabling Environment. Additionally, they will build the capacity of GAIN’s partners and their staff to ensure effective delivery in the field.

Key Responsibilities include.

  • Lead the design of the marketing strategy for the vegetable project.
  • Manage selection of different types of marketing agencies – research, advertising, media and promotion.
  • Develop relevant briefs for these agencies and ensure good interpretation of the brief by the agency.
  • Manage agencies to implement and deliver various parts of the workplan, including supervision of agency’s’ work to ensure quality of deliverables, workflow for review of deliverables by relevant GAIN staff.
  • Develop the community engagement strategy, retail promotion and last mile distribution strategies.
  • Represent GAIN in meetings with external stakeholders including government, NGOs, private sector.
  • Provide technical advice to other project managers and colleagues on marketing aspects of their projects.
  • Establish and maintain close collaboration with GAIN subject matter experts in Programme Services Team (PST) and Knowledge and learning (KL) departments.
  • Maintain high level liaison with government stakeholders (county level) and other organizations working on complementary projects in the country context to share knowledge and best practice.

About you

The ideal candidate should have experience in brand management, as well in designing and implementing successful consumer-facing advertising and retail promotion strategies and campaigns. You should have experience managing different types of marketing agencies, especially creative, promotion & media agencies and possess a strong understanding of the media and promotion environment in Uganda.

The post holder should possess strong project management skills including relationship management. They should be able to coordinate a wide range of activities while maintaining a high level liaison with government stakeholders (county level) and partner organizations. Previous experience working alongside a global team is highly preferred.

Candidates should have good budget management and administration skills in addition to interpersonal skills. Education background with a Bachelors’ degree in communications and marketing management/ social science/ economics/business preferred or equivalent experience.

About our offer

The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from UGX 78,485,220 – UGX 89,751,564 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.

This advert closes on 24th March 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.

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