The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking a highly talented Communications Associate to be a key resource driving external and internal communications, and supporting learning across projects in the Pakistan country office. This role will be based out of Islamabad, Pakistan and is offered on a 3 years' fixed term contract subject to the availability of funding.
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
Working closely with the Portfolio Lead and the GAIN Pakistan country programme team as the Communications Associate, you will support the development, coordination, and execution of the communication strategies to be implemented.
The post holder will be tasked with fostering a better understanding and support to GAIN’s work as well as make sure that GAIN’s information, advice, and guidance effectively reaches key audiences to increase uptake of nutritious and safe diets.
Role specifics include;
- Develop media plans to coordinate outreach to public and ensure media and messaging to be consistent with GAIN’s brand.
- Manage media relations and deliver media briefing kits including press releases or live streaming press conferences and after event transcript files for high level selected milestones.
- Strengthen and position the digital communication at country level through targeted digital engagement and positioning.
- Ensure that the GAIN Pakistan’s digital media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) are well maintained, updated, and aligned to GAIN corporate digital communications.
- Build internal communications capacity by providing timely and effective information on key developments and initiatives to GAIN Pakistan staff and promote stronger staff engagement.
- Support with the delivery of communications training for in-country teams for high impact communications delivery.
To be considered for this role you must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in multicultural environments with substantial professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media. You will be highly adept in translating complex and technical information tailored to different audiences. Ability to synthesise complex content into simple terms. You must have a proven ability of developing and managing a communications strategy. In addition to this, you will have social media and content creation skills alongside proven experience working in working with Government, UN, development partners, media, and research agencies. You must be confident and fully conversant in English, both written and verbal.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud Programmes (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) is an additional asset.
About our offer
The starting salary on offer for this role is from PKR 1,544,280 – PKR 1,770,264 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.
For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.
This advert closes on 14th October 2022. 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.