Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 December 2018 at 03:24

Vacancy: Network Facilitation Expert at AgriProFocus

Specialty: Partnerships for Impact
Focus area: Circular Economy Agribusiness
Position: Full time (36 hours)
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands with occasional travel
Reporting: Managing Director

AgriProFocus: Cultivating collaboration for collective impact

Few of the challenges humanity faces are as urgent and complex as food and nutrition security. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing world population, an unparalleled, worldwide effort is required. Members of the AgriProFocus Network are dedicated to meeting this challenge in collaboration. By working together, learning from each other and unitedly pushing for change. AgriProFocus brings together businesses, civil society, knowledge institutes and governments working towards food security. Rooted in the Netherlands, AgriProFocus is active in 12 countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Offering unique exchanges across cultures and disciplines. Cultivating collaboration for collective impact.

What you will do

With your expertise, drive for change and entrepreneurial mindset you help our team excel in facilitating effective partnerships and our network in creating collective impact. You bring in your experience on cross-sector partnerships in global programme development and you coach our country network teams on their programme development. You will also have a specific thematic focus on ‘Circular Economy Agribusiness’. On your theme you build the relations with different stakeholders, seek for energy in our network and identify opportunities for collective impact.

Qualifications and Profile

  • Expertise on system transformation; ability to take a holistic perspective and identify strategic opportunities that require cross-sector partnerships

  • Talent, creativity and drive to design and strategically facilitate multi-stakeholder partnering processes for collective impact

  • The ability to connect to and understand the individual interest and goals of different types of stakeholders across geographical, cultural differences

  • At least 5 years relevant working experience on partnerships for impact, preferably in the agrifood field with focus on the role of the private sector. Working experience in Africa and/or Southeast Asia is also a plus.

  • Thorough understanding of the role of the private sector in contributing to sustainable development goals

  • Interest in, and preferably expertise with thematic challenges and opportunities on ‘circular economy agribusiness’

  • Knowledge and experience on key business issues that agripreneurs face in low and middle income countries in Africa and Southeast Asia

  • Effective communication skills (reading, speaking and written) in English. French is a plus

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

We offer

You will work in a dynamic, professional team in close collaboration with colleagues from our worldwide network. You will have inspiring work and colleagues and will be contributing towards a more sustainable global food system. The salary is in scale 11 of the ‘CAO Sociaal Werk’, with attractive secondary benefits.

Your application

If you are interested, please send your CV, along with a motivation letter, detailing relevant experience, to with subject: ‘Vacancy Network Facilitation Expert’. Closing date for the application is 31 December 2018. Interviews will be scheduled in week 2 of 2019. For further information about this vacancy you may contact Jacobien Falk, People Operations Coordinator, Only short-listed candidates meeting the required qualifications will be contacted.

No agencies please.