Hivos is hiring an
POSITION IS PENDING CONFIRMATION OF FUNDING
Scope: AfriFOODLinks (EU funded, 4 year programme)
Reports to: Regional Director & Senior Programme Manager (GO)
Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Hours per week: 32hr per week – 4 days
Start date: March 2023
Hivos works for a world where people can realize their full potential, unleashing their ingenuity and creativity to build fair, just and life-sustaining societies for themselves and generations to come. Our mission is to amplify and connect voices that promote social and environmental justice and challenge power imbalances. We particularly empower marginalized rightsholders to raise their voice and demand freedom of choice. Our 5 strategies for change are: Supporting frontrunners; Multi-actor initiatives; Influencing policies; Moving the middle; Local ownership. The AfriFOODlinks project falls under Hivos’ climate justice impact area.
The 4 year EU Funded AfriFOODlinks project works with 35 partners and 65 cities, focusing on 5 African ‘hub’ cities, of which Tunis is one. AfriFOODlinks will support learning and sharing of experiences among these cities on Food Systems Transformation.
AfriFOODlinks aims to create a conducive environment for improving food security and urban sustainability in African cities. It aims to do this by:
Hivos is responsible for the implementation of all activities in Tunis city. Hivos will do this with a strong local partner - still to be selected – and with guidance from other consortium partners, particularly those leading the different work packages (WPs).
The project work and research is managed through 7 work packages. Hivos leads the work package on strengthening multi-stakeholder governance processes (shares best practices and tools, provides technical support). Hivos will collaborate closely with other work package leads on facilitating and integrating all activities in Tunis by project partners (including on circular agribusiness & innovation; improving food environments for urban consumers, schools and food retailers; and other research, knowledge validation, amplification, creation and uptake.
The AfriFoodLinks Tunis Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of a program of activities and partner engagement within Tunis city, as well as close liaison with partners (co-applicants, affiliates, municipalities and other collaborators) in the 4 other hub and 10 other learning cities across Africa. The ATC will be responsible for design and delivery of activities in Tunis, working with the WP leads, and with technical support and guidance from Hivos global food systems expert (based in The Hague) –who will also be project manager - , and also drawing on best practices from other consortia members across Africa.
This will require interest and expertise in urban food policy and governance, as well as in linking food to other issues, such as climate change, to urban planning, and to supply chain management. The Coordinator will be important in creating suitable conditions for local governments to engage with private sector, civil society and academia in planning and delivering sustainable and resilient food systems.
The Tunis AfriFoodLinks team will also include a half time project officer and a half time finance officer. The ATC will manage the project officer and ensure high quality and timely outputs. The food systems expert in the global office will provide technical support and guidance to the ATC.
This is a position for nationals or legal residents of Tunisia:
*Candidates are discouraged from applying if this requirement is not fulfilled.
What we offer:
We offer a stimulating work environment in a professional international organization with very dedicated staff. We offer a one-year national contract based on Hivos local labor conditions, with a remuneration commensurate with the experience and expertise. Contract renewable depending on performance.
WANT TO APPLY
Please apply by 28 February 2023. You must submit both a letter of motivation/cover letter (maximum 2 pages) and resume/CV (maximum 3 pages) in English.
Candidates are highly encouraged to provide a clear track record in their CV and description in cover letter that matches the requirements of the position elaborated above.
Specific Employment Conditions for this vacancy
Until the conclusion of Hivos’ registration as a foreign NGO in Tunisia, this position will be hosted at Al Bawsala, a Tunisian non-profit association. A local contract will be offered to the employee under Al Bawsala and accordingly, employment conditions of Al Bawsala will apply for this vacancy.
Upon the conclusion of Hivos’ registration in Tunis (and based on the employee’s performance) Hivos intends to transfer the employee’s local contract under Hivos’ umbrella where Hivos’ Tunis Office employment conditions will apply.