New Role: Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant to the Director

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POSITION TITLE:   Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant to the Director  - SDG2 Advocacy Hub 

LOCATION:             London (preferred)

REPORTS TO:        Director of the SDG2 Advocacy Hub Secretariat

CLOSING DATE:     25 February 2021 


The SDG2 Advocacy Hub Secretariat is recruiting a Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant to the Director, to join its growing team. Based in London, the successful candidate will help to support and maximise the Director's effectiveness and provide assistance to the Secretariat team. 

About the Hub

The SDG2 Advocacy Hub coordinates global campaigning and advocacy to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: To end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. With 17 SDGs to achieve by 2030, the Hub offers a new game plan- a way of working that engages the largest group of diverse actors to work together on SDG2 priorities while focusing on individual specialist areas of work that will ultimately meet the targets. 

Facilitated by the SDG2 Hub, the Chefs’ Manifesto is a chef-led project that brings together 900+ chefs from around the world to explore how they can help deliver a sustainable food system. As chefs bridge the gap between farm and fork, the Chefs’ Manifesto empowers chefs with a framework tied to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This framework consists of simple, practical actions chefs can take and are grouped in the 8 thematic areas.

The SDG2 Advocacy Hub Secretariat is based at a WeWork co-working office in Chancery Lane, London where this role will be located. The Secretariat team is globally dispersed: we work based out of Melbourne Australia, Washington DC USA and London UK.


Key responsibilities

Support and maximise the Directors’ effectiveness and focus in the following ways:

  • Calendar management, meeting organisation, filter email inbox, and writing correspondence as required
  • Support on communication platforms as required (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Support strategic relationship management
  • Prepare briefing notes, reports and presentations as required  

Support the team’s effectiveness and focus in the following ways:

  • Event logistic and comms support as required
  • Support the team’s coordination
  • Maintaining and regularly updating electronic and hard copy information systems 
  • Attending and minuting meetings and other internal meetings 
  • Office & team equipment management
  • SDG2 Hub membership management
  • Team travel

Desirable experience

  • Editing and writing for executive communications
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Problem-solver with great people skills
  • A team-player and is willing to help out; proactive in all aspects of the role 
  • Confident to interact with a variety of passionate experts and instil confidence in them to act as the Director's right-hand person 
  • Ability to manage and prioritise challenging workloads
  • Exceptional management and attention to detail while able to get the job done
  • Experience of compiling, producing and disseminating information 
  • Database management
  • Microsoft suite advanced user
  • Previous work in a start-up environment is favourable
  • Mailchimp and design software (such as Canva) proficiency is favourable
  • Ability to speak and write in a second language (ideally a UN language) is favourable
  • An undergraduate degree in International Development or relevant subject area is favourable
  • Willingness to work some out of office hours, as events and time zones dictate

Logistics of role

  • Full time role hired on a six-month contract initially, with the possibility of extension to a fulltime rolling contract depending on performance and funding
  • The role will be based at Chancery Lane with flexibility to work remotely as agreed with Director, and as per government restrictions 
  • The right to work in the UK is required 
  • Contract to be paid monthly by Alliance to End Hunger (administrative body for the SDG2 Hub) in USD upon invoice  

Queries & applications 

Interested candidates should direct queries and applications to  Applications must include a cover letter and CV

Applications for this role close midnight GMT on 25 February. Unfortunately, we will not be able to interview all candidates and only those who are short-listed will be interviewed. 


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