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Position: Regenerative Food Security Program Coordinator
Organization: Ometepe Development Fund
Location: Ometepe, Nicaragua, Central America
Type: volunteer/work exchange with private room with kitchen access 
Term: 3 month minimum

This program was among the top 20 finalist for the Permaculture Design Magazine Award! Read more here. https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/reviving-local-food-farming-and-economy

Support us in developing more programming, tidying up some loose ends and expanding our funding opportunties.

Regenerative Food Security Program Coordinator

Since June of 2018, we have served over 10,000 meals to children, hosted recipe sharing days intended to inspire culinary creativity, to create nutritious, cost-efficient and economically regenerative farm-to-table foods. We've provided education in nutrition and small business economic skills. We've also secured a community Giving Garden, hosted 6 children's art and garden literacy days in which the children are inspired to be creative while learning about various locally grown foods and organic horticulture techniques. Your role would be to create a manage such programming under the supervision of the program leader.

Join us to help keep this program going.

Beginning as soon as possible until August 31, 2020 with the potential to extend.
Requirements:

  • Minimum Intermediate English and Spanish
  • High Value for Farm to Table Locally Sourced Foods
  • Beginning to Intermediate skill in gardening
  • Ability to coordinate in the context of a culturally diverse environment
  • Willingness to honor program boundaries around local food sourcing
  • Ability to manage simple spreadsheets and do very basic accounting
  • Organized, Self Directed and Independently Resourceful
  • 3-month minimum placement

Helpful Skills, Experience and/or Education:

  • Experience with Farm to Table Recipe Development
  • Nutritional Education
  • Creative Culinary Skills
  • NPO/NGO Program Management
  • Childrens' Programming
  • Cooperative Programs Organization
  • Occupational/Entrepreneurial Empowerment
  • Computer Skills and Administration

Approximately 30/week.

About half of your time will be spent interning in the InanItah Local Foods kitchen, learning the skills and creativity needed to manage the ecologically regenerative culinary program.

Your time will be spent with program coordination and management. The engages the community and serves between 60 – 300 meals each week depending on budget and demand. The program also sponsors educational events to empower Ometepe residents to create more affordable, nutritious meals with locally sourced foods. Duties include small event organization, collaborating with locals in the community Giving Garden, sourcing locally has grown produce with local farmers and involving local mothers to support meals services for the children as well as bookkeeping and budget management and social media posts to support crowdfunding efforts.

We aim for a field of mutual support. We do our best to support you so that you can support us and the community. You are invited to live alone or with a partner in the Ometepe Development Fund house in a private room with kitchen access during your stay.

You will find more information about the Regenerative Food Security Program at inanitah.org

The ideal candidate is available prior to April 1st until August 31, 2020.

Please send a letter of introduction with a short statement of relevant skills and experience.
Mail to : OmetepeFund@gmail.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 31 2020    ID: 55884