Scientific Officer – China (2 year position)

Global Food Partners is seeking a Scientific Officer based in China to join its Science and Extension team, to support the organisation’s work helping egg producers transition to cage-free egg systems in Asia.

Global Food Partners (GFP) is a Singapore-based multinational consulting firm that works with leading food and hospitality businesses to provide innovative solutions and implement and maintain high animal welfare in food production and responsible sourcing policies to improve their profitability and sustainability.

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www.globalfoodpartners.com and https://academy.globalfoodpartners.com/learn

About the role

The role of the Scientific Officer is primarily to assist GFP's Science and Extension team in the development and delivery of a research and training strategy and help on a variety of projects centred around the adoption of higher welfare cage-free producer systems, both in China and in other Asian countries. This work will include both desk and field duties to create training and other materials to build the capacity of egg producers and other stakeholders in best practice cage-free egg production. The fundamental objective of this role is to support the transition to higher welfare cage-free production systems in China and across the Asian region.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and managing relationships with current and potential clients

  • Serving as the main point of contact for egg producer contacts and clients in China

  • Facilitating education and training for egg producers, including coordinating meetings and organising workshops and seminars

  • Drafting, editing, fact checking and proof-reading training materials, guidelines, videos, course content, and other technical documents

  • Supporting GFP’s farm consultation activities, including conducting on-site visits, writing reports, providing recommendations to egg producers, and coordinating GFP’s ongoing engagement with egg producers

  • Supporting the establishment of GFP’s model farms and training centres

  • Developing and delivering presentations for internal and external webinars and events

  • Supporting clients in the implementation of their cage-free egg production;

  • Supporting with language interpretation during presentations, calls, interviews, and other interactions with Mandarin-speaking stakeholders;

  • Assisting in the development, translation and review of Chinese language resources (presentations, corporate proposals, materials, publications, and others);

  • Serving as a spokesperson for GFP in meetings, media interviews, and public speaking engagements such as webinars, seminars, workshops, and conferences, to promote further engagement with potential clients from the food and hospitality industry, and garner greater visibility for the company;

  • Collaborating with other team members in China and throughout Asia to advance GFP goals and projects;

  • Identifying and leading new and existing opportunities to advance GFP’s work in China, including through partnerships and participation in events; recruiting high-level speakers and participants;

  • Building and maintaining a database of Chinese egg producers, industry associations, and other relevant industry stakeholders; and

  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.


Global Food Partners is committed to creating the most diverse and inclusive environment possible, free from bias and discrimination both during the application process and on the job. We simply seek out the best talent who share in our mission and vision.  We prioritize hiring people from underrepresented groups and strongly encourage people of every ethnicity, orientation, age, and gender to apply.

Please consider applying even if you do not believe you meet the key responsibilities listed below. However, the applicant must be comfortable working remotely, as well as working closely with people from different cultural backgrounds. Due to the small and dynamic nature of the organisation, the applicant must also be flexible with work assignments, and comfortable with performing tasks assigned to them.

We are a small, dynamic team seeking a highly motivated and proactive individual to contribute to our work. The successful candidate will:

  • Fluency in Chinese and business English

  • Have a strong commitment to advancing higher farm animal welfare

  • Have excellent organisational and problem-solving skills and attention to detail  

  • Work well in a team as well as independently

  • Have relevant scientific, agricultural or project management qualifications or experience, ideally in livestock production or welfare

  • Have a thorough knowledge of laying hen welfare and egg production systems

  • Be confident in public speaking

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office applications

  • Be willing and able to travel within China and internationally

Details and How to Apply

  • Position type: Full-time employee

  • Hours: This is a full-time (40 hours per week), two-year position

  • Location: China, noting that social insurance will be purchased in Chengdu.  

  • Rate of Pay: The rate of pay will be calculated based on, among other things, a candidate’s experience and education. 

  • Application Deadline: 15 March, 2024, 11.59pm SST. We will be assessing candidates on a rolling basis, so please apply now. 

  • Application process: Please send the following to apply@globalfoodpartners.com

    • Your CV and cover letter including what motivated you to apply for the role and why you would be a good fit for the role (of 1-2 pages) 

    • Optional - other materials you think would be relevant to your application such as samples of your previous work. 

  •  Any questions? If you have any questions about this role or would like more information, please do reach out to us at apply@globalfoodpartners.com.

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