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Regional Coordinator (South Africa)
Nourishing Africa
Part Time    |    Intermediate / Experienced    |    Graduate Degree    |    Management    |    South Africa

Summary:

Nourishing Africa priority countries in Southern Africa including Eswatini, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe and other countries in the region as the need arises

About Nourishing Africa
Nourishingafrica.com – a 'Home for 1 Million Agri-Food Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa’s Agricultural Landscape, is a digital platform focused on agri-food entrepreneurs who are transforming the African agriculture and food landscapes. The platform is a one-stop-hub for these entrepreneurs, leveraging innovative channels to provide critical links to data, funding, knowledge, access to regional markets, e-learning, African food and chefs, career opportunities, and other resources to help them to scale their businesses. The mission of Nourishing Africa is to "attract, empower, equip, connect and celebrate over 1 Million dynamic and innovative young entrepreneurs who will drive the profitable and sustainable growth of the African agriculture and food landscapes". As such, this hub serves as a platform for these stakeholders to accelerate their work, connect with each other, and celebrate their successes on the continent.
Nourishing Africa is seeking to employ a Regional Coordinator in South Africa to join its team of young, dynamic professionals working to transform the agri-food industry in Africa.


Overview
The Regional Representative is responsible for promoting and representing the interests of Nourishing Africa within their designated geographical region. They will act as an essential link between Nourishing Africa members and partners and the Nourishing Africa Headquarters in Nigeria, driving local membership engagement, stakeholder collaboration and program implementation in the region. The Regional Coordinator will work remotely from their location and hence, needs excellent time management skills, constant power supply and reliable internet access.

Description:

In this role, you will be required to fulfill the following primary responsibilities working as a key member of the Nourishing Africa team:
• Serve as the primary contact person for your designated geographic region
• Drive recruitment and engagement of Nourishing Africa hub members in their region
• Promote Nourishing Africa locally and regionally, widely amplifying the organization name and communicating Nourishing Africa activities to potential members, partners and other stakeholders
• Proactively seek out local and regional partnership opportunities for Nourishing Africa
• Set up physical or virtual meetings with potential partners in the region
• Support the production of region-specific communication materials such as articles, op-eds and newsletters in English and in local languages where applicable
• Provide region-specific industry updates, insights, feedback and recommendations
• Identify local business opportunities and challenges and determine key regional resources to aid operations and business growth
• Recommend appropriate strategies for the implementation of Nourishing Africa programs, initiatives and events in their region
• Coordinate local and regional convenings, workshops and meetings as required
• Represent Nourishing Africa at appropriate meetings and events
• Prepare and submit weekly, quarterly and annual reports on country and regional engagements to the Management
• Participate in all assigned administrative and supervisory functions and in staff and team meetings, training and staff development activities as scheduled

Desired Skills:

In this role, you will be required to fulfill the following primary responsibilities working as a key member of the Nourishing Africa team:
• Serve as the primary contact person for your designated geographic region
• Drive recruitment and engagement of Nourishing Africa hub members in their region
• Promote Nourishing Africa locally and regionally, widely amplifying the organization name and communicating Nourishing Africa activities to potential members, partners and other stakeholders
• Proactively seek out local and regional partnership opportunities for Nourishing Africa
• Set up physical or virtual meetings with potential partners in the region
• Support the production of region-specific communication materials such as articles, op-eds and newsletters in English and in local languages where applicable
• Provide region-specific industry updates, insights, feedback and recommendations
• Identify local business opportunities and challenges and determine key regional resources to aid operations and business growth
• Recommend appropriate strategies for the implementation of Nourishing Africa programs, initiatives and events in their region
• Coordinate local and regional convenings, workshops and meetings as required
• Represent Nourishing Africa at appropriate meetings and events
• Prepare and submit weekly, quarterly and annual reports on country and regional engagements to the Management
• Participate in all assigned administrative and supervisory functions and in staff and team meetings, training and staff development activities as scheduled

Deadline: Apr 30, 2021

Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: admin@nourishingafrica.com using the job title as the subject of the email.