Program Manager, ProVeg China

Permanent employee, Full or part-time · China Remote

Role Summary

Careers at ProVeg International

Are you looking for a career that combines impact and meaning with opportunities for personal growth and financial security? Are you keen to enter the exciting space of food systems transformation and turn some of the most pressing global challenges into sustainable solutions? Are you eager to join an international team of ambitious and motivated professionals? You have come to the right place!

ProVeg is the first global NGO promoting alternative proteins such as plant-based foods and cultured meat to be given approval for a representative office in China. The Program Manager, ProVeg China will work closely with the Managing Director, Asia to initiate and deliver meaningful campaigns with thoughtful planning and budgeting with support from the international team. In addition, the role will include developing reports and processes for governance. 
Job Details
  • Job title: ProVeg China Program Manager
  • Reports to: Managing Director, Asia
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Hours: 20-40 hours per week 
Responsibilities
  • Developing and implementing programs and campaigns to promote alternative protein innovations and enhance the position of plant-based foods and other alternatives to animal products in a positive, pragmatic and solution-focused way
  • Managing reporting, compliance and the governance of a ProVeg-affiliated INGO in China, including
    • the development of annual goals, quarterly objectives and key results (OKRs) and project plans in China
    • annual budget planning and contributing to the management reports
  • Cultivate and expand positive relationships with stakeholders including government, corporations, academia, other non-profits and funders
  • Any other related task that may reasonably be expected of the job holder’s scope and level of responsibility.
  • Work with the International teams including Communication and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning to amplify campaigns and assess impact and effectiveness.
Qualifications
  • University degree in the fields of marketing, food, or health & nutrition and experience in the food industry is preferred

  • Interest in food systems transformation and its potentials (environmental protection, public health, food safety, food security, animal welfare) 

  • Talent to identify potentials and white spaces to scale up existing projects and synergise between them 

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in Mandarin Chinese (Native level) and English.

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in mainland China. International work or study experience is a plus. 

  • Being based out of Shanghai, and, where necessary, travel within China and occasionally to Europe/USA.

  • Ability to create and implement strategies and manage change effectively

  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in professionally dealing with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and seniority levels

  • Experience of effectively working in remote teams located across the globe.

  • Confident in Google Workspace, project management software and similar digital productivity tools

Benefits of working with us
  • Flexible, trust-based working arrangements (20-40 hours/week) 

  • Hybrid home-office and office work arrangements.

  • A strong focus on personal development, with a designated training budget.

  • Mindfulness Program.

  • We are a workplace that encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We are an inclusive workplace for our diverse employees around the world.

  • And last but not least: become part of a great team and work with us towards a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet!

When?
  • Application deadline: open until filled
  • Start date: ASAP
Further information

Your application should include a cover letter addressing your motivation and how you meet the person specification criteria and a CV. Please submit your application using our online form (https://proveg.com/jobs/) and tell us how you found this job ad. Thank you!

Should you make it to the long-list of applicants, you will be invited for a phone interview with HR. If you successfully interview, the next steps will be:

  1. An online task.

  2. The second interview with the Managing Director Asia

  3. The final decision may require an additional interview, usually with Senior Management.

About us
ProVeg International is a food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing animal-based products with plant-based and cultured alternatives. We work with decision-making bodies, companies, investors, the media, and the general public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less reliant on animal agriculture and more sustainable for all humans, animals, and our planet. We have offices in nine countries across four continents and are active around the world. ProVeg has a permanent observer status with the UNFCCC, special consultative status with ECOSOC, is accredited for UNEA, and has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award.

At ProVeg, we aim to be impactful, pragmatic, and solution-oriented, empowering our stakeholders to identify opportunities and transform challenges into solutions. We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence and seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our activities. We evaluate our programs to ensure maximum impact and efficiency towards reaching our goals.

ProVeg fosters a work culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are impact-driven, pragmatic and professional. Your problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

We strive to maximise our long-term impact in order to achieve our mission of reducing the global consumption of animals by 50% by 2040. Our work is informed by the principles of effective altruism – using limited resources to do the most good.

Your application
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