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Program Officer, Sustainable Protein

Bezos Earth Fund

Bezos Earth Fund

United States

Operations, administration, HR, project management, finance or accounting






Middle or junior management

Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:



About the Role

The Program Officer, Sustainable Protein will support the building out and management of the Bezos Earth Fund’s emerging grant portfolio and leadership in the domain of sustainable proteins.  They work under the supervision of the Director of the Future of Food, and more broadly in the Nature Solutions team.

The Earth Fund’s activities in sustainable protein consists of an approach that combines investment and support to make livestock (particularly cattle) more sustainable, as well as supporting the area of alternative proteins to grow as a sector.

We seek a self-starting senior professional with expertise in food system transformation, with experience in conceiving, building, and managing multi-stakeholder initiatives at large scale.

Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong skills in strategy formulation, partnership management, convening and communication; fluency in technical matters related to food systems, livestock and/or alternative proteins; and familiarity with the general discourse and efforts around food systems transformation. Given the small size of the Earth Fund team, the Program Officer will take responsibility for managing parts of the emerging grant portfolio with guidance from the Director and must be comfortable working in both autonomous and collaborative modes and directly managing senior relationships with partners and grantees.

Specifically, the Program Officer, Sustainable Protein will:

* Manage an emerging grant portfolio in the domain of sustainable protein, building a relationship with and among grantees to maximize delivery of impact.
* Provide ongoing collaboration, technical expertise, and advice.
* Collaborate with partners and grantees on project design and proposals.
* Ensure that climate-, nature- and equity- benefits remain a priority in program design and delivery. 
* Assist with data capture, analysis and reporting for grants awarded in specified region(s) to support learning, assessment, thought leadership and storytelling activities.
* Participate in learning and evaluation activities to guide the evolution of programmatic work.
* May supervise the work of consultants, interns, and others as appropriate.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

About the Organisation

At the Bezos Earth Fund, we focus on tackling some of the world's toughest problems. Our team is comprised of an incredible group of compassionate, knowledgeable, dedicated individuals, motivated to make a difference. We come from scientific, government, private, and nonprofit backgrounds. We are thought leaders, problem solvers, and doers, all working to deliver transformational change in this decisive decade.

We recognize the important roles a competitive salary and employee benefits play in supporting our team’s ability to contribute to the Earth Fund’s work. As such, we continue to make every effort to target the best quality benefits for our staff and their families.

The Bezos Earth Fund is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. Diversity encompasses differences in race and gender, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location. We recognize diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing our work and strive to create conditions that provide everyone with an equal opportunity to thrive.

Put your talents to use in a fast-paced, collaborative, stimulating environment where you can make an outsized impact.

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