About the Role
Permanent employee, full or part-time · Berlin Office
As the main person responsible for all political matters of ProVeg in Germany, one of your tasks is to positively influence the ecosystem for the plant-based and cell-based food industry in Germany and to reduce the consumption of animal products. Environmental and health policies are also crucial here.
Your work is crucial for the strategic and operational development of the political and public environment of ProVeg e. V. and comprises four pillars:
Anchoring the interests of the animal-free food industry on the agenda of German politicians
Develop and strengthen political strategies (with a view to research and development as well as nutrition, health and environment) in coordination with the management and the communications department
Leading political campaigns and supporting the communication of relevant campaigns from other departments
Prepare the political activities for high-profile communication so that the communications department can make them widely visible
Title: Speaker: in politics Germany (ProVeg e. V.)
Reports to: Management Germany (ProVeg e. V.)
Accompanied by: team leader communication Germany (ProVeg e. V.), political staff at EU level
Central relationships: Department heads Germany (ProVeg e. V.), International Communications Department
Salary: €42,000 annual salary
Hours: 32-40 hours per week
Strategy & Planning
You develop strategies for the political work of ProVeg in Germany and use the opportunities that the current federal government offers for the implementation of ProVeg's vision and mission
External Collaboration & Representation
You represent ProVeg to all important stakeholders in the political landscape in Germany. This also includes participation in cooperation with existing and newly acquired alliance partners
You make sure that all relevant departments in Germany and also on an international level are involved in your work to the right extent.
You are responsible for setting up and leading a small but powerful team of one permanent employee and one or two assistants.
At least three years of professional experience in a political context
Masters or equivalent degree in a relevant subject, preferably Political Science
In-depth knowledge of the political processes at German and EU level
Proven experience in effecting political change
Comprehensive network of ministries, parties, relevant interest groups and multipliers
Experience dealing with government officials, policy makers, authorities and external stakeholders
Experience in providing strategic advice on complex political issues
High level of diplomatic skills and professional dealings with stakeholders regardless of political or ideological orientation
Excellent written and spoken German and English skills
Pragmatic, solution-oriented and supportive approach
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH US
Flexible working hours with the possibility of compensating overtime with free time
Home office opportunities, also from abroad
25 days of basic vacation plus one additional vacation day per year (additional vacation days can be “bought” through small salary adjustments)
An appreciative working atmosphere in a highly motivated team
Strong focus on personal development and a designated training budget
Access to a well-equipped office in Berlin Tiergarten
And last but not least: become part of a great team and work with us on a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all people, animals and our planet
Application period: open until the position is filled
Start date: as soon as possible
ProVeg is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity or gender expression. People of color, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, older people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply. ProVeg has been taking part in the Inclupreneur project since July 2021 and has set itself the goal of creating nine inclusive jobs over the next three years.
Our application process
Your application should contain a cover letter (identifiable motivation), a CV and, if available, references from work. Please let us know how you found this job ad! Please send us your application using our online form (https://proveg.com/jobs/). Thanks very much!
The next steps include:
An online test
A first phone interview
Online Trial Tasks
A face-to-face interview and an optional "trial day" that involves working on tasks specific to the role you are applying for. If you are not from Berlin, you can also do these tasks at home. This helps us to get to know you and your way of working better and gives you the opportunity to get a comprehensive picture of the position and us
An additional interview may be necessary for the final decision
If you live with a disability, illness and/or neurodiversity, please let us know how we can adapt and support your application process. For example, we can provide other tools, interview formats or more time for tasks.
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ProVeg International is a food awareness organization 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 maximize 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.