WRI Consultancy Africa Food System & Climate Connector Jobs 2022 Kenya

WRI VacancyWRI Consultancy Africa Food System & Climate Connector Jobs 2022 Kenya: Currently the WRI is hiring employees for their upcoming projects vacancy for the Consultancy Africa Food System & Climate Connector position. Now for all Kenyan NGO job seekers, it’s a great opportunity to work with WRI.

WRI Consultancy Africa Food System & Climate Connector Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on April 06, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by April 15, 2022.

WRI EMPLOYMENT ADVERTISEMENT
Organization Name World Resources Institute (WRI)
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted April 06, 2022
Closing Date April 15, 2022
Position Consultancy Africa Food System & Climate Connector
Total Vacancy N/A
Apply Process online
Country Kenya

WRI Consultancy Africa Food System & Climate Connector Jobs 2022

The World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks suitable applicants for the position below at the Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Education: Undergraduate degree.
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time.
  • Language: Excellent communication skills in English, and at least one other major African language (Swahili, Arabic etc) – with succinct writing skills.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

The following requirements are essential:

  • Proactive, outward facing networker and farmers’ advocate who is comfortable inserting her/himself into regional and local debates and forums involving a wide range of stakeholders (eg with corporate, media, investors, think tanks) to promote the voice and experience of smallholder farmers so as to create opportunities for further engagement with smallholder farmers and agri SMEs.
  • Understanding of the science and various forms of local knowledge involved with sustainable, nature positive, climate resilient agriculture
  • Excellent communication skills in English, and at least one other major African language (Swahili, Arabic etc) – with succinct writing skills.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, online global team operating across different time zones.
  • Candidates who come from a farming background are highly encouraged.
  • Commitment to the Climate Champion Core values (below)

Key responsibilities include:

  • Engage with key stakeholders of the food ecosystem in Africa, from production and processing levels to retailers and consumers (eg. producers, retail, industry providers, fintech and digital entrepreneur community), with a deliberate effort to profile and address farmers’ requirements and potential contributions in relation to the sustainable agriculture agenda.
  • Actively engage in and support relevant National platforms established by FOLU (Food and land Use Coalition) partners to bring more African farmer voices in food systems by ensuring the representation of local, national and regional farmer federations. These may include: Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF); Plateforme Sous-Régionale des Organisations Paysannes d’Afrique Centrale (PROPAC); Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et de Producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA); Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU); and Union Maghrébine et Nord-Africaines des Agriculteurs (UMNAGRI), among others.
  • Ensure the inclusion of women and youth voices and priorities in local, national and global agenda on food systems transformation agenda through FOLU platforms and UNHLC’s initiatives.
  • Lead the organisation and execution of at least one workshop with the FOLU Kenya platform on Food Systems transformation and ensure the recommendations are taken up in Africa Food Systems Transformation Forum (formally AGRF) and COP 27.
  • Support the transformation lead on food and agriculture in at the HLC team ensuring inputs from Africa based initiatives, dialogues and groups including farmer organisations to inform the HLC global agenda and narratives on food systems transformation, as well as informing other key agenda leading coalitions such as FOLU.
  • Ensure that the discussions, agendas, prototypes and standards informing food systems frameworks and initiatives (including Regen 10, SBTI FLAG, Glasgow Agriculture Breakthrough) incorporate the insights, experience of African food producers and farmers, including women and youth.
  • Support any eventual Loss and Damage on actions related to food and agriculture.
  • Maximise synergies between regenerative agriculture and R2R campaign.
  • Support on any briefing to HLCs and the strat comms team ensuring that farmers’ and SME voices are included in food and agriculture messages and events.
  • Regular coordination with the expanding Africa- based Climate Champions team.

How to Apply?

  • Please submit your CV and cover letter (no more than an A4 page) to opportunities@climatechampions.team
  • Please mention ‘Africa Food System & Climate Connector’ in the subject of your email.
  • Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis beginning 4 April, with virtual interviews taking place soon after.
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