Global Food Partners (GFP) is seeking a Technical Consultant to progress its producer engagement work in India.
Global Food Partners is a Singapore-based multinational consulting firm that works with food businesses and egg producers to implement and maintain high animal welfare responsible sourcing policies and production practices, with a focus on cage-free eggs in Asia. For more information visit www.globalfoodpartners.com.
About the role
The role of the Technical Consultant is primarily to provide scientific guidance and technical assistance to Indian egg producers transitioning to higher welfare cage-free production systems, in collaboration with GFP’s Science & Extension team and the Program Manager, Producer Engagement – India. The Technical Consultant is expected to visit egg farms, conduct farm assessments, and provide technical assistance and scientific expertise. The role will involve travel to farms and walking through the farms to inspect the flock, features within the housing facility, and overall management. It will also involve providing consultancy to cage-free egg producers and producers considering adopting cage-free systems.
The role of the consultant is primarily to assist GFP's Science and Extension team in the delivery of on-farm consultancy services as part of our work to support the transition to cage-free egg production systems and improve layer hen welfare in India. This role will involve working remotely with an international team geographically dispersed in different countries and will involve both desk and field work, travel, and long periods of sitting and walking.
Responsibilities will include:
Working with egg producers and other key egg industry stakeholders in India to implement higher welfare, best practice cage-free production systems.
Traveling and conducting field visits to commercial egg farms in India.
Liaising with farmers and farm technicians to coordinate visits and provide guidance on best practices while at the farms.
Completion of on-farm assessments including written reports and taking photos and videos.
Sending farm assessment reports to the GFP Science & Extension team.
Liaising with GFP’s headquarters for travel coordination.
Assisting the GFP team in completing post-visit reports and communicating with the farmers throughout this process and after the process when necessary.
Provision of advice for farmers in the implementation of recommendations where appropriate.
Translation and interpretation where appropriate.
Contributing to resources such as image libraries, guidelines, and fact sheets when necessary.
Other duties as assigned by the GFP team as required.
We are a small, dynamic team seeking a highly motivated individual to contribute to our work. The successful candidate will:
Have a strong commitment to advancing higher welfare farm animal production
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
Have excellent organisational and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Have project management experience, or demonstrated ability to be able to fulfill the responsibilities of the role (as above)
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi
Be proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Work well independently and as part of a team
Willingness and ability to travel within India
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 prioritise hiring people from underrepresented groups and strongly encourage people of every colour, orientation, age, gender, and origin to apply.
Position type: Consultant/Independent contractor
Hours of consultancy: Full-time; 40 hours per week
Rate of pay: The rate of pay will be calculated on an hourly basis and will be based on, among other things, a candidate’s experience and education
Location: Remotely, anywhere in India
Application Deadline: 29 February, 2024, 11.59pm SST. We will be assessing candidates on a rolling basis, so please apply now.
Application process: Please send the following to email@example.com:
Your CV and cover letter (of 1-2 pages) including what motivated you to apply for this role and how you meet the requirements
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.