7 Avenida 14-44 Zona 9
Edificio La Galería,
Guatemala, Guatemala 01009
P.O. BOX 8643
Boise, ID 83707
Semilla Nueva is recruiting a research and learning manager to co-lead the development and publishing of third-party nutrition impact evaluations, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and assist in program design. This position will report to and collaborate closely with the COO, supervise a M&E coordinator position, and form part of our senior leadership team.
SUMMARY OF THE ORGANIZATION
Malnutrition is one of the greatest barriers to the world’s poorest people escaping poverty. The 900 million people in Africa and Central America who eat corn daily are some of the most affected, with nearly half of Guatemala’s children suffering from stunted growth. Semilla Nueva launched the world’s first social enterprise dedicated to the development, production, and sale of more nutritious, biofortified corn seed directly to small farming families. Farmers buying our seed increase their yields and incomes, while improving the diets of hundreds of thousands— and someday millions—of the world’s poorest consumers. Semilla Nueva is currently expanding our model to work with other seed companies, the Guatemalan government, and partnerships in other countries. In 2021, our fourth year of sales, our seed reached 11,000 families directly and over 20,000 through partnerships.
Semilla Nueva capitalizes on the scientific achievement of the world’s leading scientists at organizations such as CIMMYT, HarvestPlus, INCAP, and universities like Purdue, Iowa State, Tufts, and Harvard. Our donors include some of the most prestigious in impact philanthropy, including Cartier Philanthropy, Mulago and the U.S. Government. Our seeds are based on conventional breeding (non-GMO), although we are not opposed to well-tested biotechnology. Our work has led to rapid growth and international recognition, including an Ashoka fellowship, Mulago fellowship, and Forbes 30 under 30 for our founder.
Semilla Nueva is recruiting a research and learning manager to co-lead the development and publishing of third-party nutrition impact evaluations, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and assist in program design. This position will report to and collaborate closely with the COO, supervise a M&E coordinator position, and will be a part of our senior leadership team. The position will require significant time in Guatemala, but we are open to candidates who have a compelling case for leading our efforts internationally while investing significant time in Guatemala.
We are looking for a passionate, creative, and outgoing leader with who wants to help use impact evaluation to change public policy, donor priorities in order to improve the nutritional intake of millions of people in the next 3-5 years.
Third party studies and M&E
Lead organizational reporting
Bilateral Relationships and Proposals
Management and Leadership
Please send your CV and a brief introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject, Research and Learning Manager and your last name. Feel welcome to send any recent publications and/or an explanation of why you think you would be a good fit.
Semilla Nueva is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. We foster a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, out of home care, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.