Jobs Career Advice Signup

Send this job to a friend


Did you notice an error or suspect this job is scam? Tell us.

  • Posted: Mar 28, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 17, 2023
  • Never pay for any CBT, test or assessment as part of any recruitment process. When in doubt, contact us

    The World Resources Institute is a global research non-profit organization that was established in 1982 with funding from the MacArthur Foundation under the leadership of James Gustave Speth. WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.WRI's mission ...
    Read more about this company


    Food Loss and Waste Associate

    What will you do:

    Portfolio development of Food loss and waste line of WRI Africa (40%):

    • Develop a robust portfolio of work anchored on solid research, inputs from stakeholders and best practices around food loss and waste reduction in Africa
    • Support the ongoing work on contextualizing WRI Food loss and food waste protocol and building the capacity of relevant stakeholders (government, businesses, farmer associations) to use it in assessing the magnitude of FLW
    • Develop the ongoing work of matching the demand for addressing food loss and food waste with potential technical, financial and other solutions
    • Lead the ongoing work on FLW under the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) country platforms including research, partnership building and delivery
    • Lead high quality research to build fit for purpose knowledge products and tools on food loss and waste in priority countries in Africa, including regular writing, review and publishing of journal articles, peer reviewed reports, policy briefs, opinion pieces and strategic communication outputs
    • Lead the development of theories of change, impact frameworks and rapid social assessment for the “Reduce” line of work as required under the WRI strategy

    Portfolio Management and coordination (30%):

    • Contribute to the development of new projects for ‘reduce pillar’ while overseeing successful implementation of existing ones
    • Act as the key point of contact for all work in WRI Africa relating to FLW, ensuring efficient internal and external coordination, cross learning and strengthening of “reduce” line of work across the WRI network
    • Ensure FLW, being one of the key lines of work of the food program in WRI Africa, is achieving the outcomes set in WRI global and WRI Africa strategies, by setting clear goals and robust execution plans
    • Provide overall support in the leadership and oversight in the day-to-management of the food loss and waste reduction portfolio with respect to financing, staffing, donor reporting and risk management
    • Support fundraising activities with public, private and philanthropic funders to grow the portfolio

    Outreach, engagement and communication (30%):

    • Manage strategic engagement with stakeholders (including government agencies, universities, CSOs, and multi-donors, research and other partners) for the purpose of designing and implementing projects within the reduce line of work
    • Prioritise, curate sessions, leverage partnerships and represent WRI Africa in strategic meetings relating to food loss and waste, including but not limited to All Africa Post Harvest congress, Africa climate week, etc
    • Provide leadership in projects’ visibility through communication and strategic engagements with external stakeholders and interest groups
    • Working with the communications team and other staff within the food program, develop communications materials, such as blogs, policy briefs and presentations, targeting existing and prospective partners and stakeholders of food program/reduce pillar

    What will you need:

    • Education: A completed Bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, or related fields
    • Experience: You have 7+ years of relevant professional experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise on issues related to food systems transformation in Africa
    • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise on the issue of food loss and waste in Africa
    • Experience designing and managing complex, multi-partner projects in an NGO setting, with experience creating and communicating theories of change, results frameworks, and other components of a MEL for project donors, partners, and stakeholders
    • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
    • Experience working on complex situations involving numerous and sometimes competing organizational constituencies
    • Willing to travel internationally
    • Enjoys working with a diverse group of experienced individuals across the globe
    • Languages: Verbal and written proficiency in English. Knowledge of Swahili 
    • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Resources Institute (WRI) on to apply

    Build your CV for free. Download in different templates.

  • Send your application

    View All Vacancies at World Resources Institute (WRI... Back To Home

Subscribe to Job Alert


Join our happy subscribers

Send your application through

GmailGmail YahoomailYahoomail