GreenPath Food

Fundraising & Partnerships Fellow; Sales & Marketing Fellow

Website: www.greenpathfood.com   | Sector: Private | Area of Work: Agriculture and Economic Development

Social Media:

Facebook: greenpathfood | Twitter: @greenpathfood

 

Core Mission: GreenPath Food is a specialty food company that produces and sources premium, organic food products from a network of smallholder farmers across Ethiopia.

 

Larger Social Impact in Ethiopia: GreenPath Food is a social enterprise that supports smallholder farmers to adopt environmentally friendly agricultural practices and then sells their products to premium, international buyers for fair, transparent, and above-market prices.

 

Organizational Culture: We are a young startup with 35+ professional staff and many more local, non-professional employees. Nearly everyone in the company is under 35. Most of the team joined due to their passion for our work. We are, therefore, a young, vibrant and committed team that works extremely hard, while greatly enjoying what we do and what we are building together

 

Management Style: We are an extremely collaborative team, where everyone is invited to participate in problem- solving and share their ideas on how to grow a great company.

 

Value:

The fellow will have the opportunity to be a part of a startup environment, which means learning and having the opportunity to be involved in every part of the business. The fellow will have the opportunity to meet impressive, young Ethiopians doing really important work. They will be able to build their network in Ethiopia, get firsthand experience of what building a business here is like, and to also intimately experience and understand the lives of the smallholder farmers who make up the vast majority of the country’s population

The Executive Management team has decades of collective experience in international development and fundraising and can provide critical feedback and support in gleaning valuable skills in both technical writing, as well as understanding the international development landscape.

By working directly with the Managing Director, the fellow will also have the opportunity to gain insight into how to manage a growing startup / social enterprise, build a team, and navigate the changing business environment in Ethiopia.

In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to help shape the future of a young, but rapidly growing social enterprise changing the lives of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia and building a positive, proudly-Ethiopian brand for international consumers.

 

Logistics: Atlas, near Moyo’s Cafe – We share a building with several other Addis startups. We are 15-30 minutes from Megenagna depending on traffic.

 

Offices outside of Addis: Our Headquarters are in Addis Ababa, but our farms and field office are in Butajira, SNNPR

 

Fundraising & Partnerships Fellowship

 

Fellowship Position Description: GreenPath Food is financed by a combination of equity, debt, and grants from international donors and investors. In 2019, we intend to apply for several international grant opportunities to support our innovative work with smallholders. We are, thus, seeking a fellow who could both support us with grant fundraising, as well as leading the many existing partnerships we have with donors and partners in Ethiopia and internationally.

 

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Researching high-priority grant-fundraising opportunities
  • Liaising with future and existing donors
  • Leading monitoring and follow-up with future and existing donors
  • Improving internal systems and processes as they relate to fundraising and donor management
  • Supporting the senior management on other non-grant fundraising needs, as requested.
  • Developing high-quality internal materials (i.e. template company overviews, template concept notes, etc.) for future fundraising and/or stakeholders

 

Expected Deliverables:

  • Develop a pipeline of relevant 2019 grant opportunities for GreenPath

Research and prioritize the best opportunities based on fit and alignment with company expansion plans

  • Lead proposal development and submission for top 3-5 priority grant opportunities.
  • Liaise with future and existing donors on follow-up and due diligence, where needed
  • Improve the company’s grant tracking and monitoring systems for existing and future grants

 

Qualifications & Reporting:

  • Reports to: Executive Management, Jacie Jones, Managing Director
  • Work Style: Independent, Teamwork, Liaison to External Vendors
  • Education: M.A in marketing/communications, economic development, English/writing, or M.B.A
  • Professional & Technical Skills: The ideal professional has grant writing and/or proposal development experience, ideally in the international development sector
  • Personality: The ideal candidate is excited about our work and eager to communicate our story to prospective international partners in a clear and compelling way
  • Language: Proficiency is Amharic or any other Ethiopian language is not necessary *The fellow may enjoy engaging with the team in Amharic – however, most of the team also speaks English, so it is not mandatory. Excellent English skills are mandatory.

 

Value:

The fellow will have the opportunity to be a part of a startup environment, which means learning and having the opportunity to be involved in every part of the business. The fellow will have the opportunity to meet impressive, young Ethiopians doing really important work. They will be able to build their network in Ethiopia, get firsthand experience of what building a business here is like, and to also intimately experience and understand the lives of the smallholder farmers who make up the vast majority of the country’s population

The Executive Management team has decades of collective experience in international development and fundraising and can provide critical feedback and support in gleaning valuable skills in both technical writing, as well as understanding the international development landscape.

By working directly with the Managing Director, the fellow will also have the opportunity to gain insight into how to manage a growing startup / social enterprise, build a team, and navigate the changing business environment in Ethiopia.

In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to help shape the future of a young, but rapidly growing social enterprise changing the lives of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia and building a positive, proudly-Ethiopian brand for international consumers.

 

Sales & Marketing Fellowship

 

Fellowship Position Description: To support the commercial growth of GreenPath Food by;

  • Building improved practice into our existing client relationships
  • Evaluating new markets for GreenPath Food to enter

 

The ideal candidate will have experience independently building out sales at a fast-growing

company. They will have been and seek at GreenPath Food to be a proactive, collaborative

and solution-orientated member of the team.

 

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Researching high-priority grant-fundraising opportunities
  • Liaising with future and existing donors
  • Leading monitoring and follow-up with future and existing donors
  • Improving internal systems and processes as they relate to fundraising and donor management
  • Supporting the senior management on other non-grant fundraising needs, as requested.
  • Developing high-quality internal materials (i.e. template company overviews, template concept notes, etc.) for future fundraising and/or stakeholders

 

Expected Deliverables:

  • Develop a pipeline of relevant 2019 grant opportunities for GreenPath
  • Research and prioritize the best opportunities based on fit and alignment with company expansion plans
  • Lead proposal development and submission for top 3-5 priority grant opportunities.
  • Liaise with future and existing donors on follow-up and due diligence, where needed
  • Improve the company’s grant tracking and monitoring systems for existing and future grants

 

Qualifications & Reporting:

  • Reports to: Product Development, Sales and Marketing Manager.
  • Work Style: Independent, Teamwork, Liaison to External Vendors
  • Education: Marketing/communications, business,  economic development, English/writing, nonprofit development or management,  M.B.A or any related field
  • Professional & Technical Skills: ‘
    • Opportunity spotters’; proactive self-starters, who are driven and with a positive attitude
    • Process orientated; a strong eye for detail and for continuously building in best practice for the future
    • Strong interpersonal skills; naturally polite, personable and comfortable being persistent
    • Ambitious; driven by the idea of personal growth, professional growth, company-wide and Ethiopia’s growth
  • We also expect that successful candidates will have:
    • demonstrable intellectual acumen, in the form of an undergraduate degree or
    • comparable qualification
    • client management experience
    • competency at using Excel
    • demonstrable passion for storytelling, social impact and sustainable agriculture
  • Language: Excellent English communication skills and conversational fluency in Amharic.