Intern- Project Chief Assistant

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Description

Deadline: 30/10/2019

Earthworm Foundation is an international dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

Earthworm Foundation is seeking a motivated Intern – Project Chief Assistant (Ocean Program & Soils Projects) based in Lille, France, with experience in project management, excellent communication and writing skills, passionate about working on the agro-food and aquaculture sector to generate value and interested in a career with a dynamic non-profit that builds relationships with companies, governments and civil society organizations to bring responsible products to market.

The Project Chief Assistant will be either on the field and in the office based in Lille.

He will support the Project Managers to drive innovation at the agri-food level by working collaboratively with farmers to understand their challenges about the new “living soils” methods, and to create value and promote resilience to fluctuations in climate and markets.

Also, he will support the Project Manager of the Ocean program to drive transparency into the tuna fishery market. The Project Chief Assistant will work in the comprehensive analysis of agro-industrial and distributor agricultural supply chains, including documentary research. This information will be analysed and presented as a written report about local conditions and market access.

About Earthworm Foundation

Earthworm Foundation currently has presence in 20 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 200 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.

What Makes Us Unique

Beyond providing advice on policy set up based on our strong technical expertise, we see the world through interactions and relationships. Operating between two worlds (NGO-Companies/Buyer-Supplier), we encourage our partners to look inside, and are not only their environmental conscience. In addition to traceability and assessments, we create and innovate solutions to the challenges companies and communities face.

What We Offer

  • A unique work experience in a dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and social equity through supply chains.
  • An organic environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team.
  • The opportunity to lead complex projects, build customer relationships and develop new business, with exposure to different tasks.

Responsibilities

Living Soils Projects:

  • Development and follow-up of action plans to transform agricultural practices into regeneration practices;
  • Ensure the deliverables;
  • Participate in the construction of innovative methods to control soil health and the carbon impact of arable farming practices;
  • In-depth analysis of agribusiness and distributor agricultural supply chains, including documentary research;
  • Participate in field actions: follow-up of innovative experimental plots;
  • Participate in the development of projects in France: mapping of the main actors, crop rotation and agricultural practices;
  • Support for research and monitoring of information on sectors.

Ocean Program:

  • Mapping supply chains for targeted sectors;
  • Collect, aggregate and analyse the traceability data of our partners;
  • Participate in the prioritization of risks, make recommendations via action plans;
  • Ensure a weekly watch on the subject;
  • Conduct additional bibliographic research on targeted sectors.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (4-5-years);
  • A large capacity in assistantship for project management in agro-food;
  • An interest in conservation agriculture would be a plus;
  • Very strong values ​​of integrity, honesty and a strong sensitivity to environmental issues are needed to carry out these missions;
  • Good self-employment skills are expected as well as a spirit of analysis and synthesis. The editorial and organizational qualities will also be necessary as well as a great faculty of communication.
  • English proficiency desirable

Language skills:

  • English proficiency desirable

Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, and supply chains.
  • Hands-on, practical, innovative.
  • Flexibility, takes initiative/proactive and positive attitude.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously.
  • Committed to Earthworm Foundation values:
    • Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit;
    • Client-focused;
    • Open collaboration and communication;
    • Humble;
    • Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Based in Lille;
  • Gratuity / legal monthly remuneration and housing assistance.

Other information:

  • 1-year contract;
  • Start in November 2019.

To apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV via email to france.recruitment@earthworm.org. Please put your “last name” and “Project Chief Assistant Nov 2019” in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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