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!
The Executive Director will be responsible for the China ProVeg office and program. ProVeg China is an INGO that is responsible for the China-focused mission-based programs and advocacy activities (the entity is legally a subsidiary of ProVeg Incorporated in the US). The Executive Director reports to the Vice-President, the Chief China Representative/Managing Director Asia and Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives in program development and administration. Other key duties include fundraising, PR, and stakeholder engagement.
Reports to: Vice-President and Chief China Representative/Managing Director Asia
Department: ProVeg China
Location: Remote, China (Shanghai or Beijing). Travel to Europe and USA approximately 4-8 weeks a year
Hours: 40hrs per week
Salary dependent on experience
Strategy Development & Implementation
Assure that the organization has a long-range China strategy, in line with ProVeg’s wider strategy and its Asia regional strategy, which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
Develop China programs that align with global and Asia-regional ProVeg efforts and seize opportunities for scaled impact.
Fundraising & Thought Leadership
Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals to raise ProVeg’s profile.
Establish sound working relationships, engagement and cooperative arrangements with stakeholders, major donors and relevant organizations.
Actively seek new fundraising opportunities.
Represent the organisation, the programs and ProVeg’s point of view of the organization to decision-making bodies, companies, investors, the media, and the general public.
Maintain strong working knowledge of significant developments and trends and significant players in the plant-based sector in China.
Work with ProVeg International’s fundraising team to secure funds from international donors for ProVeg China.
Internal Leadership & Management
Promote active and broad participation by stakeholders in all areas of the organization's work, including the board.
Provide leadership in developing China programs, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies.
Ensure regulatory compliance with all local, provincial, and federal laws; and develop governance systems and policies. Ensure all activities are carried out safely and legally and that official records are maintained
Ensure sound relationships and frequent contact with government officers and staff.
Review, anticipate, and manage operational INGO risks, including financial, legal, and sociopolitical. Make prudent decisions to minimise the risks faced by the organisation and its staff members.
Ensure that staff in all other ProVeg countries understand the importance of Chinese working relationships, customs, and regulations, and ensure appropriate guidance is provided to relevant departments such as the Communications Department to avoid inadvertent offence or insensitivities.
Serve as a member of the global ProVeg leadership team with responsibility for the success of ProVeg’s strategy, financial strength and inclusive organizational culture.
Build and manage the China staff and consultants and professional companies, including establishing annual objectives, providing regular feedback and appropriate recognition, conducting annual performance reviews and supporting ongoing professional development.
Finances & Reporting
Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
Work with staff and the board in preparing the budget; see that the organisation operates within budget.
Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organisation to carry out its work.
Jointly conduct official correspondence of the organisation with the board of directors, and execute legal documents jointly with designated officers.
Provide monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc progress reports as required to the Executive Team, the Board, and internal and external stakeholders
Application deadline: 23 November 2022
Phone interviews: Flexible
Start date: Mid-December/beginning of January 2023
Your application should include a cover letter addressing your motivation and how you meet the person specification criteria and a CV. Please tell us where you found this vacancy. Please send us your application using our online form. (https://proveg.com/jobs/) Thank you.
The recruitment procedure consists of:
1. Online test, followed by the first shortlisting round.
2. Online trial tasks.
3. A phone interview, leading to in a second round of shortlisting.
4. Additional interviews with the Executive Team.
5. Final decision.
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.