Global Shea Alliance is Hiring a Full Time EU Operations Coordinator

Deadline: 28 August 2015
Open to: bachelor or master degree holders with minimum of two years experience in international development, sustainable supply chains, policy advocacy, and/or non-profit work
Remunerationannual salary of approximately EUR 40,000


Established in 2011, The Global Shea Alliance (GSA) is a nonprofit industry association based in Accra, Ghana. The organization have more than 380 members coming from 25 countries and include food and cosmetic brands, suppliers, women’s groups, and non-profit organizations. They develops and delivers strategies related to industry sustainability, competitiveness, market expansion, and policy advocacy. The GSA is hiring a full time EU Operations Coordinator to lead region-based policy advocacy, promotion, member outreach, and fundraising activities. The Coordinator will be working in Brussels, Belgium starting from October 2015.

Duties and Responsibilities

Policy Advocacy:

  • Develop and execute an advocacy strategy with members and partners to achieve identified policy objectives;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with political leaders, government agencies, policy institutions, and others.

Promotion and Outreach:

  • Research, design, and lead a marketing campaign to promote shea in food and cosmetic industries;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with research institutions and a variety of EU media outlets;
  • Coordinate publication of news articles;
  • Identify and engage new EU members;
  • Recruit partners to support GSA sustainability program;
  • Manage and produce annual EU Trade and Industry Conference.


  • Identify and pursue fundraising opportunities via private foundations, government agencies, international donors, and crowdfunding campaigns;
  • Coordinate with GSA technical staff to submit proposals.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree;
  • Minimum of two years experience in international development, sustainable supply chains, policy advocacy, and/or non-profit work;
  • Passion and commitment for women’s empowerment in Africa;
  • Highly motivated and creative problem solver;
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with public and private institutions;
  • Ability to learn and quickly assimilate diverse technical information;
  • Proven ability to organize, work independently, and achieve quantifiable results;
  • Concise and convincing written and verbal communication ability;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and day-to-day operations simultaneously;
  • Must currently hold EU citizenship or EU work permit.


The EU Operations Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the GSA managing director. The annual salary is approximately EUR 40,000. This position is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious junior level employee seeking challenging growth opportunities.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to latest by 28 August 2015.

For more information please check the official call or visit the official website.

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