Earthworm Foundation is an international dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.
Earthworm Foundation is seeking a motivated Farmer Resilience Project Coordinator, based in the black sea region of Turkey.
About Earthworm Foundation
Earthworm Foundation currently has presence in 20 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 200 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.
What Makes Us Unique
Beyond providing advice on policy set up based on our strong technical expertise, we see the world through interactions and relationships. Operating between two worlds (NGO-Companies/Buyer-Supplier), we encourage our partners to look inside, and are not only their environmental conscience. In addition to traceability and assessments, we create and innovate solutions to the challenges companies and communities face.
What We Offer
Our Rurality Program by EF
Rurality is a program led by EF (http://rurality.org/) of Earthworm which seeks to catalyze innovation between businesses and smallholder farmers in the supply chain. Close to 2 billion people around the world live and work on small farms, often family-run. These farmers are not only the lifeblood of supply chains; they are innovators with the potential to profoundly and positively impact the human and natural ecosystems surrounding them. Rurality believes they are entrepreneurs who should be empowered to realize their vision. Rurality places the farmer at the heart of the society. The initiative uses a business-minded approach to work with farmers participating in already existing supply chains. Significantly, the initiative believes that there are not one size fits all solutions. Staff are field-based and work side-by-side with farmers and the mill/company. Ultimately the initiative seeks to identify empirical and practical solutions to empower family farmers and build their resilience
Basically the Rurality teams are in daily contact with farmers, working with and alongside them towards key principle objectives to develop their resilience such as: 1) organizing and reinforcing the relationship between the actors across the supply chain to provide traceability to the farm level; 2) improving logistics to increase efficiency and minimize on-field losses; 3) building farmer capacity in best agricultural environmental practices.
We are looking for a Project Coordinator in Turkey to support work with one of our members, a strategic actor in the hazelnut supply chain. Essential responsibilities and functions include:
The successful candidate will be passionate about making a positive impact for farmers and farm workers in the Turkish hazelnut value chain. He/shewill be a self-starter with drive and motivation, have professional experience working with smallholders, businesses and civil society, and be passionate about agriculture but also about environmental and social issues throughout supply chain. Candidates who are passionate about the role, yet not fulfilling all the below qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV via email to Recruitment HQ: email@example.com.
Successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.