CASCADE Programme Associate Job in Kenya

 Job Title: CASCADE Programme Associate

Hiring Organization: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Nutrition
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/14/2024

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a CASCADE Programme Associate to provide operational, administrative, and coordination support to the GAIN CASCADE programme across countries. This role will be offered on fixed-term contract for two (2) years, subject to availability of funding and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

GAIN in consortium with CARE implements the Catalyzing Policy Action for Healthy Diets and resilience (CASCADE) programme, to improve food security and contribute to the reduction of malnutrition of at least 5 million women of reproductive age and children in Benin, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Mozambique.

The CASCADE programme has two strategic objectives: 1: To increase access to and consumption of healthy diets among household members in the six programme countries, particularly women of reproductive age and children. Strategic objective 2: To increase resilience to price and climate change-related shocks and stresses of household members in the six programme countries, particularly women of reproductive age and children. CASCADE programme will operate in six countries until December 2026.

Supporting the Programme Lead you will keep track of the countries project status, challenges, opportunities, stories, and timely delivery of projects across the countries. The role will provide operational, administrative, and coordination support to the GAIN CASCADE programme.

Key Responsibilities include

  • Providing support to the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes of CASCADE projects.
  • Supporting the quality and timely delivery of countries projects by ensuring project managers are well informed of processes, deadlines and requirements and connected with relevant resources from elsewhere in GAIN.
  • Contributing to the tracking of CASCADE project workplan activities on an ongoing basis and escalating any issues and challenges to Programme Lead to ensure resolution.
  • Assisting in drafting internal communications and ensuring good communication within programme team across countries.
  • Supporting coordination between country teams, technical teams and professional services to contribute to the effective management and delivery of the CASCADE programme.
  • Contributing to a culture of mutual accountable partnership with other teams within GAIN and CARE that supports CASCADE programme implementation.


  • Strong project operations management, administrative, networking and communication skills
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently and able to deliver high quality work and achieve milestones within tight deadlines.
  • Flexible and well organized, quick to learn.
  • Good team player, able to work effectively as part of a multicultural, distributed team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including a proven ability to communicate diverse and disparate information and messaging in simple and concise formats.
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint skills with proven experience
  • Able to deliver a professional administrative support service maintaining office records and files and gathering and managing information.
  • Familiarity with working in an international context across multiple countries
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of Microsoft packages
  • Competent in the use of Excel spreadsheets to record and track financial data.
  • Ability to work with complex databases


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, international relations, communication or another related field.


  • Business English, written and verbal is essential.
  • Business French, written and verbal will be preferable.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within and outside of the country.

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