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  • Head of Production
    Summary of the organization Semilla Nueva has a team of 50 employees with a budget of $4.9M. The organization is based inGuatemala, with a US legal presence, activities in Honduras and El Salvador, and support from some ofthe world’s most prestigious donors, including USAID, Cartier Philanthropy, the Mulago Foundation andmany others. Semilla Nueva develops high-yielding,…

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  • Finance, Administration, and HR Manager
    Summary of the position The Finance, Administration, and HR (FAHR) Manager will oversee day-to-day financial management,implement administration systems, and oversee hiring and human resources. They will manage a teamof nine people and report directly to the FAHR Director. The ideal candidate must have a growthmindset, resilience to overcome challenges, and be prepared for the hard…

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  • Chief of Party USAID ProMaize Program
    In 2011, 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. With a strong commitment to reaching the most vulnerable farmer households in Guatemala, Semilla Nueva is taking its efforts to scale through an ambitious, 3-year USAID-funded activity,…

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  • Research and Learning Director
    ● Remote work with travel (~15%) to Guatemala● Salary range: $90-120,000/yr depending on experience ● Competitive benefits package Semilla Nueva is recruiting a research and learning director to co-lead the development and publishing of third-party impact evaluations, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and assist in program design. This position will report to and collaborate closely with the…

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Semilla Nueva fellowships are designed for individuals who want to gain on-the-ground experience in a dynamic international NGO. You will not be pushing paper, here you’ll be getting your hands dirty and expected to be a contributor from the start. Our fellowships are unpaid and typically require a 6 month commitment.

Check out the video below we made for a video competition of a former fellow from Iowa State, Katelyn Fritz.

Better Seed, Better Life Contest — Katelyn Fritz, Agricultural Fellow