Associate Director

Organization
Cosecha Partners
Location
Nicaragua
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
08/13/2019
How to Apply
Send email with resume and personal references.
Where to Apply
info@cosechapartners.com
Tags
Full-time

The Associate Director is the key day-to-day operational and programmatic driver and is responsible for ensuring that the team is executing on the strategic vision, including:

1) grower outreach program delivery,

2) sourcing and export management,

3) impact evaluation and reporting, and

4) administrative and financial management.

The position also supports the leadership team in developing new business, partnership, and funding opportunities.

Major Responsibilities

-Ensure effective and successful management of core business operations including nursery management, sourcing, and export coordination
-Manage 5+ direct reports from technical and administrative teams
-Ensure on-time implementation of Cosecha Partners’ agriculture programs and prepare bi-annual and annual reports
-Plan and facilitate weekly and monthly leadership team meetings and staff meetings
-Oversee impact evaluation efforts including Cosecha Partners online tools for farmer management and performance
-Support leadership team in strategic planning as well as identifying and implementing new business opportunities
-Represent Cosecha Partners in front of partners and counterpart organizations including development programs, government agencies, foreign embassies, local NGO’s and research institutions
-Work with direct reports to develop monthly, quarterly and annual work plans
-Recruit and retain high-performing team members and address staffing concerns
-Manage internship program and short-term technical consultants
-Coordinate resource allocation with the company’s vision and annual strategic goals as key driver
-Communicate regularly with the leadership team about budget and finance administration

Qualifications and Background

We are looking for a dynamic professional with an entrepreneurial spirit, strong leadership skills, and a commitment to inclusive and sustainable agriculture. The ideal candidate will integrate private sector and international development expertise to deliver on Cosecha Partners’ core mission. Other qualifications include:

-Bachelor’s degree. MBA or master’s degree in a relevant field preferred
-Demonstrable ability to lead teams and accomplish ambitious goals
-Energy and desire to foster an entrepreneurial culture
-Strong background in financial management or administration
-Ability to oversee technical and research activities and implement outreach programs that focus of agricultural development, rural livelihoods, and climate change.

Experience & Skills

-5+ years of relevant management experience (preferably in agriculture, food, or related field) including business planning, personnel management and project administration
-Fluency in English and Spanish
-Outstanding written skills, particularly in English
-International experience working and living in a developing country is preferred with specific interest in Latin America or Central America
-Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and sensitively with a broad cross-section internal staff and external partners at the senior and grassroots level
-Demonstrated strong organizational management and networking skills, including management of multiple tasks

Bonus Points
-Track record of managing proposals and securing new business
-Experience in the private sector
-Experience leveraging social media platforms and developing content

Compensation and Benefits

Cosecha Partners provides the following:

-Competitive salary to comparable roles in the region
-Cost of work permit or visa renewal
-Monthly stipend for health insurance and cell phone
-Dynamic work environment and opportunity to lead an innovative social enterprise
-Work from the laid-back northern highlands of Nicaragua in a vibrant community with abundant recreational and outdoor opportunities

Application Process

Applicants should submit the following documents to Pilar Martinez (​info@cosechapartners.com​) with email subject header “Associate Director”:

-Resume with three professional references
-Cover letter addressing interest and suitability for the position as well as salary expectations
-Applications and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

-Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply ​before August 13th.
For additional information, please feel free to reach out directly to ​info@cosechapartners.com​.

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