About the Role
GFI APAC is looking for a Policy Specialist APAC. The Policy Specialist APAC will cover the larger APAC region, and collaborate closely with our Policy Specialist Singapore, who’s leading on the Singapore strategy. By working closely with national governments, sub-national governments and civil society, the Policy Specialist APAC will have an immediate impact in catalyzing the movement to create a more sustainable, secure and just food system.
The Policy Specialist APAC will cover the larger APAC region, and collaborate closely with our Policy Specialist Singapore, who’s leading on the Singapore strategy. By working closely with national governments, sub-national governments and civil society, the Policy Specialist APAC will have an immediate impact in catalyzing the movement to create a more sustainable, secure and just food system.
How you will make a difference
As GFI APAC’s Policy Specialist APAC, you will radically transform the food system by:
* Developing GFI APAC’s policy programs and strategy for the APAC region
* Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of the region’s food regulatory landscape,including government policies and national priorities.
* Develop, drive and manage the delivery of projects in an efficient and timely manner.
* Building and actively managing strong, meaningful, long-term relationships with impactful and relevant stakeholders in Asia Pacific.
* Inspire and expand support in acceleration of the plant-based, fermentation-derived and cultivated meat, egg and dairy industry amongst government agencies and nonprofits.
* Strategize priority markets to focus on in Southeast Asia and develop and maintain a map of the food regulatory landscape, including government policies, priorities and key decision-makers for the top listed countries.
* Securing government support for open-access alternative protein R&D.
* Leverage relationships to drive public funding towards most impactful R&D projects.
* Supporting APAC governments in their aim for clear and efficient regulations so that more foods come to market safely and properly labeled.
* Act as a knowledge partner to governments who are seeking advice while developing their regulations for novel food ingredients.
* Collaborate with colleagues from other GFI offices and external entities and associations to help governments understand the science behind novel food technologies like fermentation and cultivated meat production.
* Advocating for public policy that places all proteins on a level playing field. ▪
* Connecting with civil society, industry and governmental agencies to work towards harmonisation of regulations and fair labeling policies for alternative proteins across Asia Pacific.
* Sharing best practices from the experiences at other GFI entities across the world to secure a smooth implementation of regulatory frameworks for novel foods and labels for alternative proteins in Southeast Asia.
* Identifying new and unique opportunities for engagement with stakeholders, and preparing compelling personalized project initiatives and progress reports.
* Design relevant projects, like roundtable discussions with the relevant government agencies to improve regulatory frameworks.
* Working with intergovernmental organizations to share best practices across the region.
* Presenting insights from across the planet on public sector alternative protein successes.
* Organize webinars and events to showcase best practices from across the globe to inspire Asia Pacific governments to prioritise support for open-access alternative protein R&D.
* Share regional best practices with the other regions where GFI is active, through collaboration with the GFI policy teams on the ground.
* Representing an Asia Pacific regional perspective in global GFI initiatives and projects.
* Representing GFI APAC and the broader global GFI movement in multilateral processes on a case-by-case basis.
About the Organisation
The Good Food Institute is a nonprofit think tank working to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. Alongside scientists, businesses, and policymakers, GFI’s teams focus on making plant-based and cultivated meat delicious, affordable, and accessible.
Powered by philanthropy, GFI is an international network of organizations advancing alternative proteins as an essential solution needed to meet the world’s climate, global health, food security, and biodiversity goals.