New Secretariat role: Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant

The SDG2 Advocacy Hub Secretariat is recruiting a Team Coordinator & Executive Assistant to the Director to join its growing team. Based in London, the successful candidate will help to support and maximise the Director's effectiveness and provide assistance to the Secretariat team. 


The SDG2 Advocacy Hub coordinates global campaigning and advocacy to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: To end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. With 17 SDGs to achieve by 2030, the Hub offers a new game plan- a way of working that engages the largest group of diverse actors to work together on SDG2 priorities while focusing on individual specialist areas of work that will ultimately meet the targets. 


Facilitated by the SDG2 Hub, the Chefs’ Manifesto is a chef-led project that brings together 500+ chefs from around the world to explore how they can help deliver a sustainable food system. As chefs bridge the gap between farm and fork, the Chefs’ Manifesto empowers chefs with a framework tied to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This framework consists of simple, practical actions chefs can take and are grouped in the following 8 areas:

  1. Ingredients grown with respect for the earth & its oceans;
  2. Protection of biodiversity & improved animal welfare;
  3. Investment in livelihoods;
  4. Value natural resources & reduce waste;
  5. Celebration of local & seasonal food;
  6. A focus on plant-based ingredients;
  7. Education on food safety, healthy diets & nutritious cooking;
  8. Nutritious food that is accessible & affordable for all.

Formed of four people, the SDG2 Advocacy Hub Secretariat is based in Paddington at a co-working space.

Key responsibilities

Support and maximise the Directors’ effectiveness and focus in the following ways:

  • Calendar management, meeting organisation, filter email inbox, and writing correspondence as required
  • Support on communication platforms as required (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Support strategic relationship management
  • Prepare briefing notes, reports and representations as required 


Support the team’s effectiveness and focus in the following ways:

  • Team travel
  • Office & team equipment management
  • Bridge meetings & internal communications support 
  • Attending and minuting meetings and other internal meetings 
  • Maintaining and regularly updating electronic and hard copy information systems 
  • Support the team’s coordination
  • Support on communication platforms as required
  • Event logistic and comms support as required
  • SDG2 Hub membership management & chefs engagement


Desirable experience

  • Editing and writing for executive communications
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Problem solver with great people skills
  • A team-player and is willing to help out; proactive in all aspects of the role 
  • Confident to interact with a variety of passionate experts and instill confidence in them to act as the Director's right hand woman/man 
  • Ability to manage and prioritise challenging workloads
  • Exceptional management and attention to detail while able to get the job done
  • Experience of compiling, producing and disseminating information 
  • Database management
  • Microsoft suite advanced user
  • Previous work in a start-up environment is favourable
  • Drupal, Mailchimp and design software proficiency is favourable
  • Ability to speak and write in a second language (ideally a UN language) is favourable
  • An undergraduate degree in International Development or relevant subject area is favourable


Logistics of role

  • Full time role hired on a six month contract with possibility of extension   
  • Role will be based from Paddington with flexibility to work remotely as agreed with Director 
  • The right to work in the UK is required 
  • Contract to be paid monthly by Alliance to End Hunger (administrative body for the SDG2 Hub) in USD upon invoice  


Queries & applications 

Interested candidates should direct queries and applications to Applications must include a cover letter and CV. 

Applications for this role close by midnight GMT on 9 February. Unfortunately, we will not be able to interview all candidates and only those who are short-listed will be interviewed. 



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