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Project Officer, Lille, France

Deadline: 14/11/2020

About Earthworm Foundation

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 Project Officer, based in Lille, France, with experience in agronomy (ideally for animal feed), excellent communication and writing skills, passionate about working with multi-stakeholders to generate value and interested in a career with a dynamic non-profit that builds relationships with companies, governments and civil society organizations to bring responsible products to market.
The Project Officer is keen to support the dynamic around the challenges linked to deforestation / protein and animal feed. His/Her level by working collaboratively with cooperative, farmers, brands, retailers understand their business, to improve their practises, their collaboration and to create value and promote locals solutions for farmers.

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 challenge’s companies and communities face.

What We Offer

  • A unique work experience in a dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and social equity through supply chains.
  • An organic environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team.
  • The opportunity to lead complex projects, build customer relationships and develop new business, with exposure to different tasks.

Responsibilities

In direct contact with Member Manager, the position will initially include the following responsibilities:

  • Supply chain analysis;
  • Data management;
  • Risks analysis;
  • Project management and follow-up;
  • Operational support of members manager for business partnerships;
  • Scientific / technical studies and syntheses (Fr/En);
  • Field and factory visits report.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • Agricultural engineer;
  • Minimum of 2-3 experiences in the agronomy industry;
  • Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to navigate tough negotiations, and build strong relationships.

Language skills:

  • Fluency in French (written and spoken);
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).

Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, and supply chains;
  • Flexibility, takes initiative/proactive and positive attitude;
  • Good team player;
  • Committed to Earthworm Foundation values:
    • Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit;
    • Client-focused;
    • Open collaboration and communication;
    • Humble;
    • Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Based in Lille, North of France;
  • Some international / European trips.

Other information:

  • Open-ended contract;
  • Immediate start;
  • French citizenship/valid work authorization required.

To apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV via email to france.recruitment@earthworm.org. 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.