Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Project Support
- Job posted by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition - GAIN
GAIN’s purpose is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition. In particular, we aim to improve the consumption of safe and nutritious foods for—at a minimum—1 billion people over the next five years and target major improvements to food systems, resulting in more diverse and healthier diets for vulnerable people in countries where we work. GAIN Kenya has been operational in the country since 2010 and has received funding to continue and upscale its country programs at least until 2020.
We are seeking to deploy a consultant to support the implementation of the project, the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods in Kenya.
The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods (“The Marketplace”) is a platform that fosters innovation and drives investment in the production, marketing, and consumption of nutritious foods made from locally-produced agricultural products.
Funded by the Government of the Netherlands, the Marketplace provides access to knowledge, networks, and technical and financial assistance to help businesses in poor countries use local agriculture to contribute to the fight against malnutrition. By working with investible businesses to support innovations all along the agricultural value chain —from production of crops to processing and food preparation — the Marketplace makes a sustainable contribution to agricultural and enterprise development as well as to dietary diversity which contributes to improved nutritional status in the home. The Marketplace’s two-pronged approach supports a broad network of stakeholders, with information and knowledge, through the Community of Practice, while targeted technical and financial support is offered to promising, innovative, enterprises through the Innovation Accelerator.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and as an inclusive employer we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
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Minimum Education Required