[CONTRACT] Part-Time Policy Advisor (consultancy)

Food Secure Canada is looking for a part-time policy advisor (consultancy) for eight months.

Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty through three interlocking goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems.  For more information, please visit: www.foodsecurecanada.org 

Under the direction of the FSC Executive Director, the part-time Policy Advisor will offer expert advice and support towards more inclusive policy analysis across our work, including but not limited to contributing to centring decolonisation and racial justice with respect to food-systems. Key tasks of the consultant will include writing two briefing papers and contributing to the programming of a November 2020 event. The two briefing papers are on the themes of Food Justice and more inclusive Federal Food Policy Governance, and will be grounded in the experience and policy priorities of grassroots voices and the diversity of food movements, centring Indigenous, Black and racialized leaders and communities. The papers will be broadly framed within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and FSC’s living policy paper, Growing Resilience and Equity: A food policy action plan in the context of Covid-19.  The November 2020 (virtual) event is a food movement gathering to centre reconciliation, decolonization and distinctly, racial justice, with respect to participation in food policy formulation and processes. The Policy Advisor will play a substantive role on the Programming committee and in the roll-out of the event.


Qualifications :

Candidates should have strong research, analysis and writing experience, as well as, ideally, a background in organising and leading diverse gatherings. Competence and confidence in contributing analysis from a decolonised and anti-racist perspective, and engaging participation from Black, racialized and Indigenous communities is sought. Fluency in English is essential and being able to read, converse and write in French would be a strong asset. 


Terms and conditions :

We envisage a time commitment of up to two days per week for a maximum of $15,000 for eight months (starting as soon as possible, and with the possibility of extension). The consultant will work with his/her own equipment from their own premises with frequent virtual meetings with staff (most of whom are based in Montreal) and, when appropriate, FSC Board members. 


How to apply :

Interested individuals should submit a maximum two page cover letter, maximum three page CV and the names of two references by Sunday, August 2nd, to susan@foodsecurecanada.org. Self-identification as and / or experience with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities as well as Black and racialized communities will be given priority if all other competencies are met. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however please note that only candidates selected for interviews shall be contacted. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to respond to enquiries by phone or email about this opportunity.