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Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coordinator

Background:

Groundswell International (http://www.groundswellinternational.org) is a leading non-governmental organization that supports people-centered development, agroecology and sustainable local food systems.  Founded in 2009, our mission is to strengthen rural communities to build healthy farming and food systems from the ground up.  We function as a partnership, bringing together staff, partner organizations and allies with decades of grounded experience in supporting these processes. Groundswell International currently works with partners and programs in 11 countries:  Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, Senegal and the U.S.  Together we are: enabling hundreds of thousands of family farmers to improve their lives; spreading effective strategies to improve farming and local food systems; and working for supportive policies.

Opportunity:

We seek an experienced, dynamic and motivated professional who is passionate about agroecology and food sovereignty to coordinate our regional program in Latin American and the Caribbean.  Groundswell is currently working in the region with partner organizations in Ecaudor, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.  The Regional Coordinator will: strengthen collaboration, learning and communications between partners; facilitate strategic program development related to agroecology and sustainable local food systems; cultivate funding for those programs; and ensure effective monitoring, evaluation, and documentation.  The Regional Coordinator will be a part of a small but dynamic international team, will report to the Executive Director, and will work closely with partner organizations and allies. 

Responsibilities include:

Program Effectiveness (50%)

  1. Support multi-country action learning programs to strengthen and spread agroecology and sustainable local food systems in order to improve the wellbeing of communities.
  2. Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation, documentation and communications of program strategies and results.
  3. Represent Groundswell to different audiences and develop wider strategic alliances, to contribute to influencing and the creation of enabling policies.
  4. Contribute to Groundswell’s global program development and strategic planning.

Management and Organizational Development (25%)

  1. Coordinate the creation annual regional plans, budgets and reports.
  2. Ensure programmatic and financial oversight of existing programs.
  3. Work collaboratively with national partners to identify and strengthen key program and management capacities to ensure effectiveness.

Resource Development and Marketing (25%)

  1. Help to raise funding and prepare grant proposals and reports for regional programs from funding agencies in United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  2. Ensure effective stewardship of relationships with funding organizations.
  3. Work with partners to ensure the documentation of results, stories and photos to meet organizational communications’ needs.

Other Duties as Assigned in relation to these job responsibilities.

Location & Travel Requirements:

  • The position can be based in Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico or Haiti.
  • Regular travel to the U.S., Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico and other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Participate in the Groundswell regional and global conferences each year (typically in September in a regional program country or the US).

Qualifications:
Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with program planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated success in facilitating effective regional and national programs.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Prior experience working in rural development in the Andes, Central America, and Haiti.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (written and verbal). Proficiency in Haitian Creole and French is also desirable.
  • Demonstrated success cultivating grant prospects and writing winning proposals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, to work in a diverse environment with different people and in field environments with limited facilities.
  • Capacity to establish and maintain trust and effective relationships with coworkers and staff of Groundswell partner organizations.
  • A passion for strengthening and spreading agroecology, sustainable local food systems and food sovereignty.
  • A commitment to Groundswell International’s mission and values.

Compensation:

  • Salary negotiable depending on experience.
  • Full time position.

Send applications to: jobs@groundswellinternational.org  

  • Please respond with your CV and a cover letter.
  • Please attach two writing samples and 3 professional references.
  • Please note in your cover letter where you saw this job opportunity.

Applications received by November 15, 2018 will be given preference.

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