FES seeks to fill an International Programs Coordinator position in support of its Feed the Future Business Drivers for Food Safety program. Must be able to work from the FES office based in Arlington, VA. French or Spanish language capability a plus.
About Business Drivers for Food Safety (BD4FS)
Inadequate food safety undermines the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of people across the globe each year. Improper food handling practices and poor infrastructure across supply chains increase health risks to consumers, in addition to being root causes of pre-consumer food loss in the overall food system. BD4FS, implemented by FES for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Feed the Future initiative, is a multi-country effort working to accelerate the adoption of food safety practices in local food systems. BD4FS is partnering with local agri-food actors – growing food businesses (GFBs) – and other food systems actors, to co-design and implement incentive-based strategies, thereby strengthening their capacities and enabling them to be agents of positive change in the effort to improve food safety, reduce malnutrition, mitigate pre-consumer food loss, and shrink overall hunger. By focusing on the role of GFBs in improving food safety, the FES team contributes to USAID’s knowledge base, strategies, and methodologies for business-level assistance in food systems. The BD4FS mission is to provide technical assistance and capacity building, develop best-practices and lessons learned, and generate success for entrepreneurs working to improve food safety. BD4FS has a unique role in disseminating information and learning about food safety to the public at large and some specialized audiences.
The International Programs Coordinator duties and responsibilities support BD4FS activities and will include, but not be limited to:
1. Maintain and monitor the project deliverables schedule
2. Conduct internet research on technical topics related to BD4FS
3. Coordinate flow of administrative and contractual communications with sub-contractors, sub-awardees, and consultants
4. Support preparation of all reports including work plans, quarterly financial reports, annual reports, and other project-related documents or publications as needed
5. Manage/support logistics for project meetings, public events, activities, or other events as needed
6. Support travel authorizations and other logistic requirements for staff and consultants
7. Receive and log in all documents, receipts, reports, etc. relating to project expenditures
8. Support preparation of internal monthly expenditure and activities report
9. Assist with content upload to the FES website & BD4FS website
10. Assist in organizing “webinars” with USAID staff
11. Collect, edit and post blogs & short information pieces to FES social media platforms
12. Proofread, edit and brand technical documents in conjunction with authors and other staff
13. Provide administrative support as needed to FES senior management team
The salary range for this position is $45,000 – $60,000 based on previous experience. This position has potential for a “performance based” step to an “International Programs Associate” position based on work ethic, team performance, quality of work and initiative. Employees are eligible for all FES benefits including paid holidays, paid time off, health insurance, and 401 (k) plan.
Interested and qualified applicants should submit the following documents:
• A cover letter with phone number and email address
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact details of three (3) professional references (one of which must be the current or last employer)
DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 31st. Please submit the above-described application package using the subject line of “International Programs Coordinator.”
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