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Program Officer Intern


Stage posté(e) par Global Change Project

Publié le : 11 janv. 2014

Description du stage


Program Officer


The Organic Food Company

Program Overview

Guided by the belief that everyone should have access to quality whole organic foods, The Organic Food Company works to develop and organize non-profit food stores and community based cooperatives to provide underserved communities with access to healthy food. OFC works to develop farm-to-market organic food networks throughout the world and in doing so, looks to link individuals to the entire food production process. Additionally, OFC looks to create a community resource that provides opportunities for vocational training and employment within the food industry.


The Program Officer (PO) for The Organic Food Company will be responsible for developing sustainable strategies for implementing OFC initiatives on the ground. The PO will help to design a food-to-market business plan for the organization and will coordinate with local area project leads to jumpstart regional OFC efforts. Responsibilities will include:

·Develop step-by-step strategy plan for OFC project leads to implement in their regional areas

-Liaise with development partner agencies and local farms to develop food network initiatives.

·Summarize key activities, progress, and issues related to the OFC program, including providing support to the local project teams as well as advocacy messages and tactics to ensure that services reach targeted audiences May also be asked to develop briefs for Foundation leadership.

·Facilitate, coordinate, and manage a range of projects and activities related to, developing, preparing, and monitoring program effectiveness.

·Collaborate effectively with other relevant teams within the Foundation.


·Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts or Public Health would be preferred.

·Experience in advocacy with key stakeholders and program management at different administrative levels throughout the organization

·Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple, competing demands and establish priorities, while providing continual attention to detail in tracking projects.

·Proven ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with diverse stakeholders and influence decision by being perceived as a trusted knowledge partner.

·Demonstrated proficiency using MSWord, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint or related software.

You can either Volunteer or seek Internship credit. Interns must fulfill the following requirements:

GCP Internship Requirements:

1) Complete a 20 hour probation period. We ask that Internship applicants complete 20 hours of actual work on the project (not including training hours). At that point we can reassess if the project is a fit for you and if you are following through on your commitments.

2) Document 5-10 (average 7.5 hours) hours per week of work on the project for a period of 3 months. Total hours worked must average 7.5 hours per week for the course of the Internship. This should be recorded on a weekly timesheet and submitted to your supervisor.

3) Complete and submit a weekly Productivity Planner outlining the coming week's work.

4) Respond to all communications within 48 hours, and/or report every 72 hours to your supervisor on the status of your assignment.

5) Participate in one GCP conference call each week.

6) Regularly review and "Like" all items posted to the Facebook management Group and Page relating to your project.

7) Complete all assignments and respond to all communications in a professional and timely manner. Post regular updates regarding what you are working on the FB group.

8) Give a minimum of two weeks notice of your departure from the project and work to train your replacement if possible. We request, in order to respect the time and resources invested on your behalf by GCP, if you find paid employment during your internship and decide to leave the project that you fulfill three (3) hours per week of volunteer time for the remainder of your internship commitment.

Please note this is an UNPAID position.

Comment postuler

Please send resume to humanresources@global-change.org.


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