GSA is Hiring! EU Operations Coordinator Position.

GSA is Hiring! EU Operations Coordinator Position.

Deadline: August 28, 2015

The GSA is hiring a full time EU Operations Coordinator to lead region-based policy advocacy, promotion, member outreach, and fundraising activities. Established in 2011, The Global Shea Alliance (GSA) is a nonprofit industry association based in Accra, Ghana.

The EU Operations Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the GSA managing director. The annual salary is approximately €40,000. This position is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious junior level employee seeking challenging growth opportunities.

Eligibility/Minimum Requirements.

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • Minimum of two years experience in international development, sustainable supply chains,policy advocacy, and/or non-profit work.
  • Passion and commitment for women’s empowerment in Africa.
  • Highly motivated and creative problem solver.
  •  Ability to establish and maintain relationships with public and private institutions.
  • Ability to learn and quickly assimilate diverse technical information.
  • Proven ability to organize, work independently, and achieve quantifiable results.
  • Concise and convincing written and verbal communication ability.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and day-to-day operations simultaneously.
  • Must currently hold EU citizenship or EU work permit.

Responsibilities

Policy Advocacy

  • Develop and execute an advocacy strategy with members and partners to achieve identified policy objectives.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with political leaders, government agencies, policy institutions, and others.

Promotion and Outreach

  • Research, design, and lead a marketing campaign to promote shea in food and cosmetic industries.
  •  Develop and maintain relationships with research institutions and a variety of EU media outlets.
  • Coordinate publication of news articles.
  • Identify and engage new EU members.
  • Recruit partners to support GSA sustainability program.
  •  Manage and produce annual EU Trade and Industry Conference.

Fundraising

  •  Identify and pursue fundraising opportunities via private foundations, government agencies, international donors, and crowdfunding campaigns.
  •  Coordinate with GSA technical staff to submit proposals.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jfunt@globalshea.com by August 28, 2015.

For more information visit Global Shea Alliance.

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