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Administrative Manager

We are currently seeking an Administrative Manager to lead the Finance, Administration and Human Resources team. This position is based full-time in Guatemala City and must have the availability to travel to the field when necessary. The Administrative Manager will be a strategic ally and will report to the Executive Director. He/she will lead and develop an internal team to support areas of finance, accounting, human resources, administration, legal and information technology. This position plays a key role within the organization by presenting departmental progress and planning to the leadership team on a weekly and monthly basis.

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Development and Communications Coordinator

We are hiring a Development & Communications Coordinator to advance Semilla Nueva’s donor engagement and communication strategy. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional writer with experience working for NGOs and/or social enterprises. They will use research and relationship management skills to identify and pursue and new funders to help Semilla Nueva reach its ambitious 2020 and 2021 funding goals. They will use creative and technical writing skills to craft compelling grant applications. Working closely with the Program and Development Manager, the coordinator will elevate Semilla Nueva’s storytelling, partnership engagement, and communications capacity. Based on experience, the coordinator may also support grant reporting and management.

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Project Coordinator

We are currently seeking a project coordinator to lead the development of new programs within Semilla Nueva and improve existing programs. This individual will be based full-time in Guatemala City, with up to 25% travel to the field. Historically, our leadership team has led program development, process analysis, and strategic analysis. We are looking for a someone to work closely with our leadership team to assist in these processes, assisting in improving existing programs, evaluating new strategic opportunities, and designing and implementing new programs and policies to bring biofortified seed to thousands of additional families in the coming years.

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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.

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