JOB VACANCY : Senior Project Associate, Food System



Location : Jakarta, Indonesia

Salary : From IDR 262,009,098 – IDR 299,206,492 per annum, depending on experience.

Contract Type : Fixed Term


The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a Senior Project Associate, Food System to monitor and manage the progress of the Food System Dashboard (FSD) Project in Indonesia. This position will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia and will be on 2.5 years’ fixed term contract basis, subject to availability of funding.

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 Head of Programmes, the Senior Project Associate will be responsible for maintaining all the FSD related technical assistance and implementation activities as defined in the project proposal and work plan.

The Senior Project Associate will be responsible for ensuring that the interventions by different partners are coordinated so that overall project milestones and goals are met. You will oversee financial control and proactively review, make recommendations and report on programmatic activities to support the delivery of GAIN’s strategic plan for FSD Indonesia project.

You will also play a support role as the Country Food Systems focal point, while managing the upcoming Country Food System advocacy work.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Providing oversight, technical direction and maintaining the project activities implemented under the FSD project, including grant management and support of the FSD Stakeholders Advisory Group
  • Supporting the Food System Senior Policy Advisor in Country Food System advocacy work
  • Working closely with Programme Service Team, Knowledge Leadership and Finance teams to ensure that all project activities are completed according to the project implementation timeframe and budget
  • Managing stakeholders particularly Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, MoH, District Governments, Industry and civil society
  • Establishing and supporting the management of project consultants and vendors, under the supervision of the Country Director and Head of Programmes
  • Ensuring timely submission of high-quality reports, success stories and other documents as per organizational procedure and donor requirements, including managing the QUAD process for the project

About You

The ideal candidate should have proven experience in contributing to the delivery of projects on time and using project management processes and tools ideally within the international development sector. Strong understanding of Indonesia’s public health sector required. Also, candidates with experience of delivering integrated health and/or nutrition programming is highly desirable.

The Senior Associate should have strong communication and writing skills, fluent in English and proficiency in Bahasa. You should be able to work in multi-cultural and multi-lingual environments, preferably in managing local issues in developing countries. You should have clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment and problem solving skills.

The postholder should be proactive and self-motivated individual capable of engaging persuasively with various stakeholders and a self-starter, who are able to work independently. Experience working in a public/private partnership environment is desirable.

About our Offer

The starting salary on offer for this role is from IDR 262,009,098 – IDR 299,206,492 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.

For more detailed information and to apply please visit .

This advert closes on 31st May 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 Indonesia. 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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