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Senior Partnership Manager / Deputy Head for Latam - Peru or Mexico

Deadline: 20/08/2021

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 Senior Partnership Manager - Deputy Head for Latam based in Peru or Mexico.


About Earthworm Foundation

Earthworm Foundation currently has presence in more than 15 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, 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

  • 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 and build client relationships with exposure to different tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Excellence in people leadership;
  • Support the Regional Head Latam in oversee Country Administration: Legal, H.R., Financial Accountability, Process Compliance;
  • Ensure her/his team is at their happy healthy best, well informed and motivated to contribute to the shared mission;
  • Lead In-region Business Development and Strategic Partnerships;
    • Identify companies and commodities that present opportunities to increase our impact on responsible commodity production in the region;
    • Develop relationships with prospective members and other stakeholders;
    • Create proposals, negotiate contracts and grow our Membership base in the region;
    • Engage in change interventions with company leadership;
    • Having the tough conversations and being decisive when needed;
  • Share High Quality Communications, both External and Internal;
  • By working with the regional team, ensure delivery of high quality / professional work on Member Management, Programs, Clients, Donors;
  • Active in Thought Leadership;
  • Effectively represent Earthworm at events and conferences;
  • Communication with external stakeholders as necessary for outreach and research, and to develop strong relationships with other organizations and experts;
  • Conduct field visits to agriculture and forestry companies in support of better environment, social and labor practices.

Additional expectation in being a good professional in the role:

  • Delivery on time and on budget;
  • Strong discipline of delivering quality outputs in a timely manner;
  • Consistent completion of required administrative tasks i.e. TS, Expenses, in accordance to the procedures in place;
  • Active contributing to the country and organizational goals;
  • Strive to live the EF values in everything they do;
  • Financial accountability, systematic checking of figures and budget availability;
  • Submission of timesheets within given timelines.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 5 years Project Management or Business Management and Development experience in a relevant field. Ideally in the manufacturing, agriculture or foresty sectors touching supply chain management, procurement, quality control, environmental management, social impact or labor relations;
  • Strong experience working on responsible / sustainable development in the region;
  • Experience working with companies the development of action plans, budgets and delivery management towards responsible sourcing of raw materials;
  • Demonstrated results related to fundraising and growing a program of work;
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with outside stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated leadership and team management capacity;
  • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and successfully deliver on time, on budget and of high-quality work.

Language skills:

  • Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken);
  • Advanced proficiency in English (written and spoken).

Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability and supply chains.
  • Hands-on, practical, innovative.
  • Flexibility, takes initiative/proactive, self-motivated and has a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously.
  • Committed to Earthworm Foundation values:
    • Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit;
    • Client-focused;
    • Open collaboration and communication;
    • Humble;
    • Passion for high quality work;
    • Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Based in Peru or Mexico (depending on the selected candidate);
  • Office based with an estimated 30% travel as required;
  • Must be able to travel on long-haul trips both domestically and internationally for up to a week or more.

Other information:

  • Open-ended contract;
  • Full-time position;
  • Valid work authorization required (depending on the final location).

To apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV via email to hq.recruitment@earthworm.org. Please put your last name and ProjectManagerLatam2021 in the subject line of the email. 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.