Coordinator of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Food and Agriculture for Development/Policy Research Fellow

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The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agriculture and Food for Development seeks to bring together Parliamentarians concerned with issues of agricultural development, nutrition and wider food insecurity in the developing world. This All-party group aims to engender progressive and informed debate within the UK Parliament at Westminster and beyond by bridging the gap between policy makers and practitioners in the field whilst also giving a voice to the 450 million smallholder farmers in the developing world who feed 2 billion people worldwide.

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) ( is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support food security, sustainable development, economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries.

We are seeking to recruit a coordinator for the APPG, who will be hosted by the Natural Resources Institute. Responsibilities of this exciting position will include APPG administration, promoting the agenda of the Group in the UK, European and international fora, communicating with members and stakeholder, organising inquiries, preparation of reports and organising visits overseas. In addition, the job-holder will contribute to policy research at the Natural Resources Institute on issues related to agriculture and food for development.

You will have experience of providing on-going support to organisations involved in advocacy, lobbying and campaigning. You will have some previous experience relevant to the work of the APPG. The role will involve research and preparation of briefing materials and reports. In addition, the successful candidate will play an important role interacting with people inside and outside the organisation and build good relationships an ability to work flexibly, picking up and dropping issues as required, and to work to deadlines.

Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss the post with Professor Andrew Westby []

The position will mainly be based (80%) in Westminster with the remainder in Chatham, Kent

Salary: (AC2) £30,424 – £35,244 per annum

Closing Date: Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Interview dates to be advised.

To obtain further particulars on this post please go to the apply button below.

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