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POSITION: Development and Membership Manager
REPORTING TO: Executive Director
LOCATION: Home Office (Africa, Europe or elsewhere)
START DATE: ASAP
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE NETWORK
The Sustainable Agriculture Network is a global collaborative network of organizations focused on building a world where agriculture delivers nature conservation and sustainable livelihoods and contributes solutions to the climate crisis. The organisation develops programmes, systems and tools for their members to more effectively work with farmers, companies, governments, and donors to accelerate and deepen the positive impact they make as partners on a journey of positive change. The SAN Secretariat is based in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Technical Manager will be based in a home office in Africa, Europe or elsewhere. Based on almost 20 years’ experience working globally with agricultural supply chains, SAN has learned that the most effective way to advance sustainability is to focus on achieving impacts, tailoring the work to the local and client needs and supporting farmers and supply chains to continuously improve. SAN designs programmes, projects and customised solutions that enable transparency and transformation along supply chains, support farmers on the ground, deliver on sustainability goals and manage sustainability data and the communication of impacts.
SAN is a global collaborative network committed to transforming agriculture to secure a sustainable future for food, nature, and rural communities. We believe in the power of farmers, business, government, funders and non-profit organisations working collectively to effect the profound change our world needs. We believe farming can be climate smart, deforestation free and pollinator friendly. We believe in protecting water, air, forests, and biodiversity. We believe in the inalienable rights of all human beings to be treated fairly. We believe we can transform agriculture for the greater good of all.
Our vision of the world is one where sustainable agriculture is the foundation of thriving and resilient rural landscapes and livelihoods. To make it happen, we work directly with members, farmers, companies, funders and other organisations to accelerate and deepen the positive impact we can make as partners on a journey of change.
DEVELOPMENT AND MEMBERSHIP MANAGER: ROLE PROFILE
This is an amazing opportunity to participate in a global network of organisations committed to work together to shaping agriculture to the world’s needs and making food production one of the most important sectors that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Join a unique and growing international team of professionals committed to changing the trajectory of humanity´s impact on our planet, by working in collective efforts in farms, landscapes and supply chains, with a diversity of partners, corporations, donors and civil society organisations. If you believe in the power of collaboration that thinks globally and acts locally, this is the right opportunity for you.
Are you a highly motivated individual who relishes challenge and is invested in a future of longterm agricultural sustainability that provides the food and nutrition our human population needs while conserving biodiversity and ecosystems and supporting rural livelihoods? Do you seek an exceptional opportunity to further develop your skills in funding and membership development in a highly regarded global NGO. Working closely with SAN’s Costa Rica-based Executive Director in his capacity as ‘chief fundraiser’ of the organisation, in all funding and related membership activities, the Development and Membership Manager will play a key role as the initiator for SAN’s funding and membership growth plan to support the implementation of the new organisational strategic plan for 2019 – 2024. In the initial stages of the 2019 – 2024 SAN strategic plan, the Executive Director is committed to spending 40-50% of his time focused on funding and membership development, working alongside the successful candidate, to provide support and mentoring.
Initially, there will be no direct reports. As the role progresses it may be necessary to hire a direct report. The Executive Director’s PA will support this role part-time.
Executive Director Technical Manager Finance and Administration Manager Communications Manager
Ability to travel up to 30% of the time. Most travel will be within Europe and North America, with occasional travel to other regions.
*3-year contract subject to a probation period of three months.
Interested applicants should submit the following by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number NSA002:
Application Deadline: 18 September 2020.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.