Location: Geneva, London, Netherlands, Sweden
Start date: 01/07/2024
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 30/05/2024
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About the Job
Better Cotton envisions a world where all cotton farming is sustainable – socially, environmentally, and economically. Our approach recognises that a supportive policy environment is necessary to ensure that cotton farming communities get the knowledge and resources they need to farm more sustainably and to be more self-sufficient.   

Sustainable production, sourcing, and trade of Better Cotton must be supported by voluntary and/or regulatory policies and frameworks that enable extension services, incentives, and enforcement that recognises, supports, and invests in Better Cotton from farming through to consumption.   

As Better Cotton enters its second decade and next strategic phase towards 2030, we aim to exert greater influence both within and beyond the cotton sector. This role will focus on cross organisational advocacy on key issues related to sustainable cotton production and sourcing and will focus on building and maintaining a network of relationships with key public sector and civil actors working on related issues. Our policy and advocacy activities will play a key role in maximising our impact by nurturing a policy and implementation environment where the adoption of Better Cotton, and more sustainable cotton generally, is seen as a solution to many pressing social and environmental sustainability issues such as climate change mitigation, biodiversity, child labour and smallholder economic resilience.    

The Policy & Advocacy Manager will be the centre of knowledge of policies related to sustainability and advise colleagues, Better Cotton’s Council and members on a wide range of matters. The successful candidate will play a key role in asserting Better Cotton’s leadership globally, from advocacy to coordinating the participation to global events such as COP, and in doing so, will require working closely with diverse functions throughout the organisation including Fundraising, Global Impact Team, Programmes Team (including Country leads) and the Events Team with the Annual Conference.  

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