Director of Development and Communications at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Director of Development and Communications at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).

Director of Development and Communications at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organization driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. OUR METHODOLOGY / At GAIN, we believe that no one sector alone can solve the complex problem of malnutrition. We work closely with partners including governments, civil society, businesses, UN agencies, and academic

Director of Development and Communications

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About the Role

We are seeking to appoint a new Director of Development and Communications (DDC) who will focus on three main tasks over the initial appointment:

  • Creating and implementing a strategy for income diversification including Foundations, and Trusts and HNWIs
  • Leading our external Communications team
  • Join the Strategic Management Team (SMT) which leads GAIN’s executive management.

From January 2026, following the retirement of our current Director of Policy in December 2025, the DDC will also assume responsibility for GAIN’s full resource mobilisation activity including official bilateral and multilateral donors.

Key Responsibilities include

We hope that in learning about our strategy, reviewing our website – including reading what our staff say about us – and reading this, and our brochure, it will excite you about the challenges and the opportunities of this role. For the right candidate, it offers an exciting mix of initial high responsibility for a new area that is critically important to us, supported with strong mentoring, followed by assumption of responsibility for all our resource mobilisation and external communication work. You will be a member of our C-suite and therefore exposed to and contribute to all our strategic decision making.

Skills and Experience

  •  Proven track record in an income generation role at management level.
  •  Solid experience of cultivating and stewarding relationships with Foundations, HNWIs, and other key donors, government, internal and external stakeholders.
  •  Leading innovative approaches to fundraising, with tangible outcomes.
  •  Corporate communications, public information, and media relations, with a broad-based knowledge and understanding of corporate communications, public information, media relations, and digital across different audiences, geographies, and cultures.
  •  Extensive leadership and strategic senior management experience and understanding of working in a multicultural context.
  •  Team leadership including unlocking the team’s ability to achieve transformative growth.


  •  A master’s degree or equivalent work experience in Development Studies, Finance, Business, Politics, Economics, Public Affairs or a related field.
  •  Fluent in written and verbal English – other working languages an asset, particularly Portuguese, French, German.

Method of Application

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