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Head of Campaigns and Partnerships (m/f/d)

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ProVeg
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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Published 24 days ago

We are looking for an experienced Advocacy professional to support our ambitious global efforts to promote the reduction of animal consumption in line with our 5 Pros (Pro-Health, Environment, Animals, Justice, and Taste). The ideal candidate is a leader with an outgoing, positive, and professional attitude, who has ample experience of developing strategic campaign plans, and managing large networks. This is a new position as ProVeg expands its policy and campaign efforts, which will expand our public education, corporate outreach, and UN, EU and national policy initiatives. It will require flexibility and adaptability as political realities, public opinions, and business priorities shift. 

The Head of Campaigns and Partnerships will report to the International Director of Communication and work collaboratively with other ProVeg Heads of communication (PR, Web, and externally with a Head of EU Advocacy), Food Industry & Retail, Research, Fundraising, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning. The Head of Campaigns and Partnerships will manage three staff members directly, and provide strategic guidance to, and support for, the nine ProVeg country communication managers.

The candidate will be responsible for representing ProVeg externally, including networking with and influencing policy and decision-makers as a member of the European Alliance for Plant-based Food (EAPF). The Head of Campaigns and Partnerships will oversee campaigns, and develop processes for, and manage, major partnerships with other nonprofits and corporate partners.

The two priority areas are the ‘Diet Change not Climate Change’ campaign, which will enter a new phase following COP26, and the Food-based Dietary Guidelines project, aimed at improving nutrition guidelines around the world. Other campaigns include, but are not limited to:

  • EU, UK and other regional policy campaigns
  • branding and other short-term campaigns, such as World Plant Milk Day, and
  • supporting the Veggie Challenge and 2040 quiz.

Job Details 

  • Reports to: International Director of Communication
  • Direct reports: Social Media Manager, Communications Manager and copy-writer, Campaign Manager
  • Indirect reports (functional leadership): Country communication managers for PL, CZ, DE, NL, ES, CN, ZA, UK, and the US
  • Department: Communications
  • Location: Remote (ideally in the UK, NL, BE, DE, PL, CZ, or ES)
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Salary: dependent on experience and location, e.g. £32,000-36,000 if based in the UK

Responsibilities

Strategy and partnerships (~60%)

  • Develop and oversee campaigns to promote food system change and enhance the position of plant-based foods and other alternatives to animal products
  • Develop processes and infrastructure to effectively manage collaborative relationships with external stakeholders, and identify opportunities and strategies to improve engagement with policy-makers, environmental and other aligned organisations, healthcare officials, corporate leaders, scientific bodies, and other relevant parties.
  • Develop strategies to increase a strong base of organisations and amplifiers in support of our campaigns; participate in high level coalitions 
  • Speak at public events, forums, and other venues, act as a media spokesperson, and serve as a representative of ProVeg to the public when needed
  • Engage and inspire a range of audiences – from corporate partners and food businesses, to influencers.
  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to assess outcomes, impact and continually improve campaign tactics to increase effectiveness.
  • Work with the Major Donor and Trusts & Foundations Manager to increase donations and apply for grants. 

Communications (~20%)

  • Provide strategic and operational support to social media and communications (copy-writing) staff to raise the profile of ProVeg online and offline by ensuring compelling content for targeted websites, campaigns, social media, mainstream media & PR (including broadcast media), and by working with key influencers.
  • Sign off on materials such as factsheets, action alerts, website content and newsletter articles on campaign issues.
  • Together with the Senior PR Manager, maintain relationships with the media.

Management, support, and reporting (~20%)

  • As part of the Senior Leadership Team, manage budgets, plans and contribute to international communication strategy
  • Develop quarterly and annual plans, and objectives and key results (OKRs), and annual budgets
  • Prepare internal reporting on key communications targets and performance, and ad hoc external reporting to donors, sponsors and other stakeholders. 
  • Develop and support a team of engaged key communication and campaigns professionals, continuously striving to improve performance, learning and sharing.

Qualifications 

Required

  • Proven experience with a minimum of three years of working in a senior position in communications advocacy and/or campaigning, preferably in food system change, or the health, environmental, or animal advocacy movement 
  • Experience in developing strategic campaigns and partnerships
  • Experience in developing and growing communications channels, including social media, email, and traditional media
  • A good understanding of data analysis and (social) research methods
  • Knowledge of food systems, environmental impacts of animal agriculture, and (plant-based) nutrition and health
  • Knowledge of national, EU, or UN institutions, and decision-making processes and infrastructure
  • Experience of influencing policy or decision-makers
  • Excellent written and verbal English communications skills  
  • Strong organisational skills, and an ability to balance short-term priorities with long-term goals and strategies
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage time effectively in a fast-paced and growing nonprofit work environment
  • Experience of drafting or negotiating contracts
  • Confidence, curiosity, compassion, and creativity, and a drive to continuously improve
  • Outstanding networking skills, and experience in building productive relationships with key stakeholders and partners
  • Strong collaboration and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to thrive in a team of people from diverse backgrounds
  • Understanding of and alignment with ProVeg International’s vision, mission and values
  • Willingness to occasionally travel nationally and internationally 

Preferred

  • Degree in communications, marketing, international relations, politics, business administration or other relevant fields
  • Understanding of effective altruism
  • Knowledge of food innovation sector and foodservice industry 
  • Additional language skills 
  • Legal (contract) knowledge/experience

We are looking for an experienced Advocacy professional to support our ambitious global efforts to promote the reduction of animal consumption in line with our 5 Pros (Pro-Health, Environment, Animals, Justice, and Taste). The ideal…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    November 26, 2021

Benefits

Benefits of working with us 

  • Generous annual leave and sick days (depending on country).
  • Provision of work laptop.
  • Flexible, trust-based working arrangements.
  • A strong organisational focus on personal development and a designated training budget.
  • Career-development support.
  • Mindfulness Program.
  • We are a workplace that encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work.
  • We are an inclusive workplace for our diverse employees around the world.
  • And last but not least: become part of a great team and work with us towards a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and the planet!

Benefits of working with us 

  • Generous annual leave and sick days (depending on country).
  • Provision of work laptop.
  • Flexible, trust-based working arrangements.
  • A strong…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
48 Genthiner Straße, Berlin, Berlin 10785, Germany

How to Apply

When? 

  • Application deadline: 10 December 2021
  • Interviews: mid-December
  • Start: January 2022

Further information

Please send your CV and cover letter, and include at least three examples of campaign/advocacy materials that you were responsible for (e.g. content, policies, links to media coverage, track record of success etc.). Please mention where you saw the job advert.


Diversity Statement

ProVeg is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply. Since July 2021, ProVeg has participated in the Inklupreneur project and has set the goal of creating nine inclusive positions for people with disabilities over the next three years.

When? 

  • Application deadline: 10 December 2021
  • Interviews: mid-December
  • Start: January 2022

Further information

Please send your CV and cover letter, and include at least three…

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