International Campaign Management Director (ICMD)

Foodwatch

International Campaign Management Director (ICMD)

Foodwatch

Berlin, Germany

Job Description:

The numerous tasks that must be performed to ensure the success of foodwatch International cannot be managed with the current human resources situation. Therefore, these tasks and responsibilities, which have up until now been divided between the International Executive Director (IED) and International Campaign Director (ICD), will from now on be distributed among three positions (the IED, ISD and ICMD).

The International Campaign Management Director (ICMD) is responsible for the planning and operational implementation of all international campaigns on the basis of the campaign strategy developed by the International Strategy Director (ISD) and in strategic coordination with the ISD. This individual is also responsible for the dissemination of the international campaigns through the media, using all of foodwatch’s communication channels. She/he organises campaign and planning workshops and oversees both the content and budget of the international campaigns.

Together with the ISD, she/he ensures that the discussions required for the achievement of foodwatch’s strategic objectives take place on a regular basis and is responsible for the ongoing strategic development of the campaign team.

1. Position

  • Department: foodwatch International Unit/foodwatch e.V.;
  • Reports to the International Executive Director (IED);
  • Works closely with the International Strategy Director (ISD);
  • Staff: functional responsibility for the International Campaign Coordinators (Administrative responsibility remains with the national offices);
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Directors Committees (EDC) for all issues that are relevant to planning, management, coordination of international campaigns, etc.

2. Key Responsibilities

The ICMD discharges the following responsibilities in cooperation/consultation with the National Executive Directors/National Campaign Directors and the ISD:

  • The ICMD is responsible for the planning, implementation and coordination of international campaigns;
  • The ICMD is responsible for the development and the implementation of the campaign planning, campaign management processes and organizing workshops;
  • The ICMD contributes to the development of the international campaign strategies;
  • The ICMD is – in collaboration with the national Campaign Directors - responsible for the international project team’s management and cohesion;
  • The ICMD is responsible for the implementation of the communication strategies for the international campaigns;
  • The ICMD is responsible for the dissemination of the international campaigns through the media, using all of foodwatch’s communication channels;
  • The ICMD is responsible for the updating and maintaining the content of the international website of foodwatch.

3. Budget

  • The ICMD has budgetary responsibility for the international campaigns i.e. for the budget of joint international activities of the foodwatch offices and, in cooperation with the National Campaign Directors, for the portions of the national-office budgets that are reserved for international campaigns/projects;
  • The ICDM will put together International Campaign Budgets, monitor and – in collaboration with the international financial controller – report on all international campaign budgets.

4. Duties

4.1. Campaign and Political Activities

The ICDM will:

  • Develop and implement a planning cycle for foodwatch’s international campaign work;
  • Develop and implement the campaign planning and campaign management procedures for the international campaigns;
  • Monitor the content of the foodwatch International website and ensures that this content is kept up to date;
  • Organise and monitor the effective exchange of information regarding campaign and political activities within the foodwatch organisation in order to maintain a consistent level of information and to avoid the duplication of work;
  • Ensure the implementation of agreed communication strategies for foodwatch’s international campaigns;
  • Monitor the international campaign budget on the international and national level.

4.2 Teamwork/Human Resources/Conflict Resolution

The ICMD will:

  • Appoint the international campaign coordinators (in consultation with the ISD, National Campaign Directors);
  • Have consultative rights with respect to the appointment/dismissal of campaigners and campaign directors at the national offices;
  • Work together with the ISD and in collaboration with the National Campaign Directors to form and train a global foodwatch campaign team, composed of all campaigners within foodwatch, which executes the foodwatch campaigns at an excellent level. To this effect the ICMD and the ISD will jointly develop and implement training programmes and tools for the campaigners;
  • Work closely with the ISD in all overlapping areas of responsibility and activity. In those cases the ICMD and the ISD seek consensus. If consensus cannot be achieved, the IED will make the final decision.

Who We Are:

With offices in Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris, foodwatch is an international, not-for-profit organisation that fights for consumers’ right to safe and high-quality food. We see ourselves as the “public pressure group” for consumer protection, exposing abuses in the food sector and naming those responsible. We have the freedom to do so because we are independent of government and the food industry and financed through membership fees and donations.

We do not promote a certain way of eating but instead fight back against anti-consumer business practices and advocate for more consumer rights in the agrifood sector. As outspoken proponents of consumer protection, we ask the difficult questions and focus on awareness-raising campaign work. Experience has shown: Pro-consumer changes are only made when public pressure forces the respective companies or policymakers to react.

Who we are looking for:

Foodwatch International is recruiting a full-time International Campaign Management Director (ICMD). This is a permanent position working 39 hours per week with 30 days annual leave.

This post will be based at the foodwatch international office in Berlin, Germany.

We would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

The International Campaign Management Director (ICMD) will be responsible for the planning and operational implementation of all international campaigns on the basis of the campaign strategy developed with his input by the International Strategy Director (ISD). This individual is also responsible for the dissemination of the international campaigns through the media, using all of foodwatch’s communication channels. She/he organises campaign and planning workshops and oversees both the content and budget of the international campaigns. (See attached job description for more details).

Qualifications:

  • University degree or equivalent level of education.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • High level of written and spoken English – preferably mother tongue or equivalent;
  • Ability to communicate effectively – both as a spokesperson for campaigns and in written content;
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage priorities and deliver to deadlines;
  • Ability to motivate self and to coordinate a group (campaigners) to deliver common goals;
  • Capacity to set and operate budgets and monitor the achievement of budgetary targets;
  • Knowledge of other foodwatch languages (German, French, Dutch);
  • Basic knowledge in the care and maintenance of a homepage;
  • Strong Windows-Office skills.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in campaigning – planning, implementing and coordination;
  • Previous experience in coordinating teams.

Personal qualities:

  • Efficient and well-organised;
  • Committed to the support and development of staff;
  • An interest in the role of food in Europe as a sector and a human right for citizens.

What You Can Expect from Us:

At foodwatch, you will work in a professional environment with a young and highly motivated team. We are small enough to offer short decision-making paths and direct exchange between all levels of the organisation and large enough to initiate and shape public debate.

Our independence from government and the food industry means that we are free in our choice of issues and our campaign approach. foodwatch’s campaigners do not write project proposals for government funds. Instead, they work day after day on the best possible campaign strategies for advancing their issues.

The salary is competitive with other NGOs. Our organisation also offers an occupational pension scheme. And last but not least, our office enjoys a prime location in Berlin-Mitte, near Rosenthaler Platz, with excellent accessibility to public transport systems and with numerous restaurants and cafés in the immediate vicinity.

If interested, please email your CV (as one PDF, max. size 10 MB), along with an informative cover letter, your academic certificates, samples of your work and your salary expectations, to jobs@foodwatch.de.

Please submit your application latest by 30th August.

Thilo Bode
International Executive Director
foodwatch International
Brunnenstrasse 181
Berlin 10119
Germany

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