Project Coordinator, Food Supply Systems

Full Time

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Are You Ready to Make a Nutritional Impact? Join Us as a Project Coordinator!

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Salary: KES 3’019’680 – KES 3’454’680 per annum (Experience-based)

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Duration: 36 Months

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is on the lookout for a skilled and dedicated Project Coordinator for Food Supply Systems. This role involves providing crucial technical expertise in nurturing Last Mile Vendor (LMV) businesses, enhancing access to safe, fresh, and diverse vegetables in the designated project area. If you’re up for the challenge and passionate about transforming food systems, this exciting opportunity based in Nairobi, Kenya could be the next step in your career journey.


As a Project Coordinator, you’ll play a vital role in shaping the landscape of food supply systems and nutrition in Kenya. Your key responsibilities will include:

  1. Strengthening Partnerships: Collaborating with stakeholders at various levels to offer technical guidance and facilitate the implementation of local food safety standards.
  2. Supplier Identification: Identifying vegetable suppliers that meet Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) compliance and linking them with last mile vendors to ensure a steady supply of safe vegetables.
  3. On-ground Support: Regularly visiting Last Mile Vendors (LMVs) to assess vegetable supply conditions and address challenges to maintain a consistent flow of vegetables.
  4. Vendor-Supplier Linkage: Establishing connections between last mile vendors and suppliers who adhere to food safety standards to ensure a safe supply chain.
  5. Capacity Building: Conducting training sessions for last mile vendors, mid-value chain actors, and market committees on topics such as food safety and traceability systems.
  6. Project Collaboration: Coordinating with implementing partners and stakeholders to contribute to the development and execution of project work plans.

Qualifications and Experience:

To excel in this role, you’ll need:

  • Experience: Proven experience in working with last mile vendors, fostering links with food standards-compliant suppliers, and a strong grasp of food safety and traceability systems.
  • Sector Expertise: Solid background in the Agri-food sector in Kenya, particularly in areas like agriculture, agribusiness, and nutrition.
  • Value Chain Insight: Knowledge of supply chain analysis, especially concerning vegetables, and a history of involvement in agribusiness projects.
  • Education: A degree in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship & SME Management, or equivalent practical experience. A Project Management certification is a plus.

Why Join GAIN:

In addition to the rewarding nature of the role itself, GAIN offers an enticing package:

  • Competitive Salary: Starting from KES 3’019’680 – KES 3’454’680 per annum, based on your experience and skills.
  • Holistic Wellbeing: GAIN prioritizes your wellbeing, offering flexible and hybrid working options, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching, and confidential counseling.
  • Professional Growth: GAIN is committed to your growth, providing formal and informal training, internal opportunities, and a supportive, collaborative environment.

Application Details:

To apply for this impactful role, follow the “Apply Now” link below. The application deadline is 31st August 2023. Early submissions are encouraged, as GAIN reserves the right to close the application process ahead of schedule if suitable candidates are found.

Unlocking a Nutrient-Rich Future: Join GAIN’s Efforts Today!

For more detailed information about the role, please refer to the attached job description. If you have questions, please reach out using the provided contact information in the job description. GAIN values diversity and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

As you embark on this exciting journey of joining GAIN as a Project Coordinator, here are some expert tips to enhance your application:

  1. Highlight Relevant Experience: Emphasize your experience in working with last mile vendors and your ability to foster supplier relationships in compliance with food standards.
  2. Showcase Your Expertise: Illustrate your deep understanding of food safety and traceability systems, underlining how it can contribute to the role’s success.
  3. Demonstrate Value Chain Insight: Highlight your knowledge of supply chain dynamics, especially in the context of vegetable production and distribution.
  4. Connect with GAIN’s Mission: Align your application with GAIN’s transformative strategy to make healthier diets accessible and impactful for vulnerable populations.
  5. Quantify Achievements: Whenever possible, quantify your achievements in terms of vendor partnerships, supply chain improvements, and capacity-building outcomes.
  6. Emphasize Education: If you possess a degree in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship & SME Management, or any relevant field, be sure to highlight it.
  7. Project Management Advantage: If you’re certified in Project Management, mention it as it’s a desirable skill for this role.

Ready to shape the future of food systems and nutrition with GAIN? Your journey begins here. Apply now and be part of a transformative mission.

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