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Team Leader (m/f/d) Capacity Building - Job Köln - Jobs - GLOBALG.A.P.

Team Leader (m/f/d) Capacity Building

Every generation has a right to safe food, and we support farmers to connect them to markets where they can sell their safely and sustainably produced products by developing and implementing farm assurance systems that are based on facts and recognized across the supply chain.

GLOBALG.A.P. is a trademark and a set of standards for good agricultural practices (G.A.P.). FoodPLUS GmbH is a limited liability cooperation registered in Cologne, Germany. It manages all company’s activities worldwide from standard setting through services for its partners, marketing, certification management to integrity and serves as legal entity to hold the international GLOBALG.A.P. and GGN (consumer label for GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms) copyrights.

For our Capacity Building Team we are looking for a Team Leader (m/f/d) in full-time (39 h/week) to hire immediately. The Capacity Building Team is responsible for the GLOBALG.A.P. Academy, training about 2.000 people every year on the GLOBALG.A.P. standard and related topics. Our activities form an integral part when working together with development organizations in projects to support farmers.

Your responsibilities

Technical tasks:

  • Be responsible for the organizational, administrative, communication, and sales part of the GLOBALG.A.P. Academy (training development as such not included, done by another team)
  • Ensure successful implementation of our newly registered trainer program (successor of the Farm Assurer Program)
  • Take responsibility for capacity building projects with development aid organizations and NGOs
  • Perform contract negotiations with external vendors and partners

Leadership tasks:

  • Be accountable for your budget and present regular reports to the management
  • Plan new positions, incl. staff selection and onboarding
  • Execute feedback talks with team members
  • Actively interact with other team leaders to assure operative exchange on business relevant activities
  • Follow the guidelines for team leaders and the Best Leadership Practice, live and incorporate our core values and be a role model to others

Your profile

  • University degree in a job-relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in one of the following areas:
    • working for an academy, training institution or equivalent
    • designing and operating capacity building projects in developing and emerging countries
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in managing employees
  • Expertise in steering business within a given turnover and cost frame
  • Proficient in English (C1 level)
  • High motivation to empower and develop staff along with a desire to actively impart knowledge   

Our offer

  • Integration into a multicultural, diverse team with shared values and the motivation to have a positive impact on the world and our future
  • Possibilities to grow professionally and personally by encouraging to take ownership for your working area and by a culture of continuous learning
  • Highly flexible approach in working time to ensure an optimum work-life balance
  • Free use of local public transport (JobTicket), share in Urban Sports Club fitness program, free coffee, tea, and water
  • Central office location in downtown Cologne
  • Holistic security concept in pandemic periods


If you strive to be part of a purpose-driven organization, we will be happy to read your motivation letter expressing the reason you want to work for us and a CV summarizing your relevant skills for the position. Please apply via our online form.

Team Leader (m/f/d) Capacity Building - Job Köln - Jobs - GLOBALG.A.P.