Regional Sustainable Food Systems Coordinator – Mexico City, Mexico
Organization: Oxfam GB
Position Title: Regional Sustainable Food Systems Coordinator
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Hours & Compensation: Full-time. £25,094 – £33,938 per annum (approximately $38,000 – $51,000 per annum).
Application Deadline: March 12, 2013.
Posted On: March 1, 2013.
A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. And it’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. At Oxfam we believe that with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.
An expert in fair and sustainable food systems, you’ll offer strategic leadership and technical support to our teams on a regional and country level. It’s all about strengthening and developing policies and programmes that not only strive to achieve food justice in a resource-constrained world, but put women’s economic leadership and their rights at their core. So working closely with programme advisors, managers, coordinators and officers, you’ll draw on your knowledge of relevant policy issues to influence the design of effective interventions and secure funding for their roll out. But it’ll go beyond the Latin America & Caribbean region. Because sharing information and lessons learnt with Oxfam GB, Oxfam International and wider networks too, your insight and actions will have a real impact on our worldwide GROW campaign – helping to make a difference further afield.
A natural leader, you’ll have a proven ability to manage teams to achieve strategic objectives. And with a relevant degree or experience in agricultural sciences, business, economics or similar, you’ll have a good understanding of the gender, agricultural and rural development issues faced by the people of Latin America. Having led a programme development and implementation before, you’ll have an understanding of how to plan projects and get the most out of all your resources. You’ll also know all about managing donor contracts and relationships, so chances are you’ve worked for an international NGO before. That might be where you’ve gained your ability to be flexible and adaptable in a high-risk environment, and honed your strong conceptual and analytical abilities. And on a practical level, fluency in both English and Spanish is a must.
How to Apply: To find out more about this role and to apply, visit www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs and quote ref: INT6033.
Oxfam Great Britain, http://www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs