We’re hiring – Global Youth Coordinator
The Food Foundation- Global Youth Coordinator
Fixed Term / Full time Position
End Date: December 23, 2021
Updated deadline to apply: April 12, 2021
Purpose of the role
The driving force of our global youth campaign, this role is about working with youth activists from across the world to build a global youth movement advocating for a better food system. 2021 is a watershed year for global food systems, with the first ever UN Food Systems Summit, the COP26 and Nutrition for Growth all taking place this year. The post holder will be responsible for taking a group of young people to each of these events where they can petition decision makers about the actions, they need to take in order to fix our food system to improve health and environmental outcomes.
The post holder will be working in partnership with international youth organisations and networks that are also part of this global campaign. Taking issues such as climate change, biodiversity, poor diets, and food insecurity the campaign aims to showcase existing projects from partners around the world and build a community of organisations working on food systems change with young people. The post holder will work with partners to mobilise their networks and youth groups to lead a global consultation with young people to discover what they think are the most important issues the global food system faces today. These responses and feedback from our partner organisations, plus a wider group of relevant organisations will create the Global Youth Pledge and Actions 4 Change.
This work forms part of the Food Foundation’s wider Global Food Systems project. The project convenes three stakeholder groups – cities, young people, and the private sector – and focuses on three core areas – collaboration, learning and leadership. Coming together at key international events in 2021 and 2022 these stakeholders will also show their public commitment to improving our planetary health and demonstrate to policymakers the benefits of joined-up working. Together, they will play a leading role in food systems transformation and national policy change.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.