Job - EU Operations Coordinator, The Global Shea Alliance (GSA)


August 28, 2015

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GSA is Hiring! EU Operations Coordinator


The GSA is hiring a full time EU Operations Coordinator to lead region-based policy advocacy, promotion, member outreach, and fundraising activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Policy Advocacy

  • Develop and execute an advocacy strategy with members and partners to achieve identified policy objectives.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with political leaders, government agencies, policy institutions, and others.

Promotion and Outreach

  • Research, design, and lead a marketing campaign to promote shea in food and cosmetic industries.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with research institutions and a variety of EU media outlets.
  • Coordinate publication of news articles.
  • Identify and engage new EU members.
  • Recruit partners to support GSA sustainability program.
  • Manage and produce annual EU Trade and Industry Conference.


  • Identify and pursue fundraising opportunities via private foundations, government agencies, international donors, and crowdfunding campaigns.
  • Coordinate with GSA technical staff to submit proposals.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • Minimum of two years experience in international development, sustainable supply chains, policy advocacy, and/or non-profit work.
  • Passion and commitment for women’s empowerment in Africa.
  • Highly motivated and creative problem solver.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with public and private institutions.
  • Ability to learn and quickly assimilate diverse technical information.
  • Proven ability to organize, work independently, and achieve quantifiable results.
  • Concise and convincing written and verbal communication ability.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and day-to-day operations simultaneously.
  • Must currently hold EU citizenship or EU work permit.


The EU Operations Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the GSA managing director.  The annual salary is approximately €40,000.  This position is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious junior level employee seeking challenging growth opportunities.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jfunt[at]globalshea.comby August 28, 2015.

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August 06, 2015