Field and Content Officer: Food Sovereignty

About Jibal and the project

JIBAL is a not-for-profit association that champions environmental and social justice principles. We envision a society centered on principles of reciprocity, recognition, and equitable redistribution. The work intertwines socio-cultural and ecological perspectives to promote a holistic approach to societal development. JIBAL promotes sustainability in all its aspects – in the built and natural environments, in human societies, and in economic and social policies – by developing and implementing different activities such as workshops, trainings, and applied research projects. JIBAL receives its funding mainly from international donors.

Jibal is starting, in collaboration with Helvetas, a 1-year project aimed at promoting food sovereignty in Lebanon through ensuring food quality and food security for vulnerable neighbourhoods affected by Beirut blast. Jibal is looking for a field and content officer for the duration of the project. The project aims at 

  • Supporting the transition towards circular economy, local and sustainable agriculture, of farmers within a short distance from Beirut (neighbouring Mount-Lebanon and Bekaa).
  • Initiating a process or direct and affordable sales from these farmers to the inhabitants of vulnerable urban neighbourhoods.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Contact with farmers
    • Organising training sessions
    • Helping with the actual conversion towards local + organic
    • Link farmers with service providers / input suppliers. 
  • Contact with local communities
    • Finding ways of direct sale, and implementing
  • Helping in the management of financial support
  • Thefield officer will closely work Jibal and Helvetas’ teams

Jibal offers

  • A flexible working environment with a working schedule equivalent to 5 days a week, 7h/day, 2 days of vacation per month.
  • The staff will be based at Mansion, Zoukak El Blat, Beirut.
  • A rewarding work environment where debates and trainings are regularly organized.
  • The possibility to get involved in the overall decision-making process.
  • A one-year contract.

Profile of the candidate

  • Experience in sustainable agriculture, sustainable food systems, food sovereignty.
  • Fluent Arabic and English speaking and writing skills, French is a plus.
  • Good organization skills.
  • The candidate has to be able to work under pressure as this will be an intense project

Interested? Please send us a relevant CV and your motivation to work with us (email or letter) at contact@jibal.org

Only people who have been preselected will receive a response.

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