Canadian Organic Grower’s (COG) mission is to provide education, advocacy, and leadership to help build an agricultural system that empowers farmers and consumers, enhances human health, builds community, and mitigates climate change while increasing Canadian food sovereignty (www.cog.ca).
COG is seeking a skilled, self-motivated individual to conduct research activities, data analysis, literature analysis, report writing, and educational and outreach activities. The Research Technician will be working remotely with direction from COG’s Senior Science Advisor and reporting to the project manager.
This individual will assist COG in executing its vision on COG’s project entitled ‘Canadian Access Project: Strengthening Organic Supply Chains for Domestic and Export Opportunities (CAP)’. This is a two-year project (2019-2022) with the goal to identify the systemic, cultural and sectoral supply chain barriers preventing increased domestic supply of organic products from reaching the market efficiently. It will also produce data and a report on achieving the related environmental benefits, specifically soil carbon sequestration, of organic practices.
Work involves exposure to both public and private communities. Work is subject to deadlines and interruptions. Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a virtual team environment and working remotely.
The preferred candidate will have:
This job description may include other tasks or responsibilities that may arise during the term of this position. However, every effort will be made to provide advance notice and keep tasks within reason to the original duties outlined in this job description.
COG provides equal work opportunities to employees and contractors regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions and contracts at COG. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.
This employment contract will start in January 2022 and end in June 2022 for 15 to 40 hours per week.
COG will pay up to $40 an hour (plus applicable taxes), paid every two weeks upon receipt of a detailed invoice.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit an expression of interest as soon as possible to email@example.com. Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis until a chosen party or parties are selected. Please include relevant experience, availability, and hourly fees in the expression of interest.