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Intern – Large Scale Food Fortification Team

Gain – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

GAIN is recruiting an Intern – Large Scale Food Fortification Team, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
Description
  • The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. GAIN is a Swiss based international organization that mobilizes public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to those people most at risk of malnutrition. The organization is delivering improved nutrition to an estimated 700 million people in more than 30 countries, half of whom are women and children
  • GAIN is promoting a wide range of nutrition programs, including large-scale food fortification and targeted programs reaching out to the most nutritionally vulnerable groups, notably the 1000-day window from conception to 2 years of age, as well as programs integrating Agriculture & Nutrition opportunities to enhance nutritional quality of agricultural commodities and value chains. GAIN’s goal is to reach 1 billion people by 2015 with nutritious foods that have sustainable nutritional impact
  • Mozambique is one of the priority focus country of Global GAIN. GAIN works as a catalyst and follows combined market- based and public-channel approaches to achieve impact at Scale on malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. GAIN strengthens technical capacity, empowers communities, works on just and equitable governance, leverages global resources and facilitates policy and advocacy expertise to end malnutrition. We encourage you to visit our website for more information about GAIN at www.gainhealth.org
  • GAIN’S Large Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) Program
  • GAIN’s food fortification model works with governments, businesses, international organizations and civil society partners to fortify staple foods and condiments including wheat and maize flour, sugar, vegetable oil, milk, rice, salt soy sauce and fish sauce. Enriching commonly consumed foods with trace levels of micronutrient is a long term and cost effective solution to the micronutrient deficiency problem. Micronutrient deficiency problem is one of the most serious health problems in the developing world, having severe negative impact on children’s ability to grow and to fight diseases and on families and societies as a whole
  • According to World Health Organization (WHO) report Micronutrient Malnutrition (MNM) is a major concern not only because such large numbers of people are affected but also because MNM being a risk factor for many diseases can contribute to high rates of morbidity and even mortality. It has been estimated that micronutrient deficiencies account for about 7.3% of the global burden of disease with iron and vitamin-A deficiency being in the top of the list. The primary objective of the LSFF program is to increase the reach of coverage and use of adequately fortified staple foods condiments, including salt and processed foods through sustainable interventions
  • GAIN’s Large-Scale Food Fortification Projects in Mozambique
  • In Mozambique, GAIN has two projects under the Large-Scale Food Fortification Portfolio: The Universal Salt Iodization Project partnership with UNICEF. The Project Both projects play an important role in achieving GAIN’s vision of scaling up interventions to improve the nutritional status of women and children by streamlining food fortification policies and building capacity to implement fortification of wheat flour, maize flour, vegetable oil, sugar and iodization of salt as well as improving food quality and safety
Duties
  • The aim of this internship is to provide the intern with solid knowledge on implementation of GAIN’s large-scale food fortification projects in Mozambique
  • The intern will be supporting on day-to-day implementation activities as well as undertaking specific technical tasks under the supervision of the large-scale food fortification project manager.
  • Develop simple and easy-to-use manuals and simple Standard Operating Procedures, based on existing manuals for internal quality control, for the different categories of salt operations
  • Support Project Manager with progress monitoring and reporting
  • Support Project Officer and Project Manager with logistics and organization of events
  • Support LSFF Food Technologist on quality assuring deliverables by consultants on food safety and quality
  • Other tasks related to the implementation of the LSFF portfolio as required by the GAIN Mozambique LSFF manager
  • Support other GAIN programs as required
Requisites
  • Highly organized and good at multi-tasking
  • Have the capacity to solve problems quickly
  • Proactive with a commitment to quality and accuracy with close attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Able to prioritize and work well under pressure with frequent deadlines
  • Computer literacy with excellent MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel occasionally in country
  • The applicant should be a Mozambican national or have the right to work in Mozambique
  • Proficiency in Portuguese and English a strong plus
Notes
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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