Applications are invited for the Good Food Institute (GFI) India Policy Fellowship [Regulatory] aimed at building the smart protein sector across business, science, and policy.
The Good Food Institute (GFI) is an international 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes plant-based meat, dairy, and eggs as well as cultivated meat (also known as cultured meat and cell-based meat) as alternatives to conventional animal products. GFI has roughly 70 staff in the United States, plus affiliates in India, Israel, Brazil, Asia Pacific, and Europe. GFI engages scientists, policymakers, and entrepreneurs to advance plant-based products and cellular agriculture.
GFI India: Good Food Institute India is laying the groundwork for this sunrise industry in one of the world’s most important countries, and demonstrating a model for a more secure, sustainable, and just food system in the developing world.
About the Fellowship
The Policy Fellow – Regulatory will make GFI India’s work possible by working closely with colleagues in the Policy team to accelerate the impact of smart protein (plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation-derived meat, eggs and dairy) – foods which are vastly better for human and planetary health than their conventional counterparts.
The fellows will play a pivotal role in GFI India’s mission to tackle the world’s most pressing problems relating to climate change, global hunger, antibiotic resistance, and future pandemics, by working to build the narrative and fair path to market for the smart protein sector and GFI India’s work in the country.
As a mission-focused non-profit, GFI India builds the smart protein sector across the business, science, and
policy. In this role, the fellows will have the opportunity to:
- conduct evidence-driven research to ensure a regulatory path-to-market for plant-based, fermentation-derived and cultivated proteins (collectively called smart protein) in India.
- build and maintain relationships across regulatory stakeholders
- lead research and strategy building to support our broader regulatory and policy work within a fast-paced, supportive, and impactful organization.
Responsibilities of the Fellows
Regulatory research and analysis: Conducting primary and secondary research on key regulatory and policy areas which may include:
- Conducting a detailed review of existing regulations including but not limited to non-specified foods, proprietary foods, novel ingredients, trade and export laws impacting smart protein products.
- Providing support in drafting letters, comments, policy briefs, and fact sheets to support GFI’s regulatory priorities.
- Providing supporting material in submissions to regulators and analyzing regulatory proposals.
Strategic knowledge building: As outputs from research and analysis, develop collateral for external use by entrepreneurs and regulatory bodies which can involve:
- Preparing briefs on existing regulations on non-specified, novel ingredients and other themes of focus such as labelling, safety assessments, and related areas that are important to advance knowledge building for the sector.
- Analysing and developing legal arguments, factsheets in support of clear pathways of smart protein products and ingredients in regulation.
Regulatory engagement and advisory
- Provide support in developing communiques for government officials and companies which can include letters of representation, submissions, presentations and general outreach
- Assist in liasoning with key stakeholders from a regulatory perspective and support efforts to involve them in the Policy Team’s work.
- Cultivating relationships with other organizations, including those focused on consumer protection, and food safety issues, to build alliances and support for the policies that will be most effective in increasing plant-based options and ensuring the safety and clear labelling of cultivated meat and fermentation-derived protein.
- Speaking persuasively to legal and nonlegal audiences on alternative protein and related regulatory and policy issues.
- Supporting key industry litigation efforts, including coordinating with counsels of companies on strategy, conducting legal research, and drafting briefs.
- Work with other departments as needed to provide policy and regulatory support to their initiatives and to encourage their involvement in the Policy Team’s policy and regulatory priorities.
- Coordinating with policy staff at GFI’s international affiliates to maintain alignment in advocacy efforts and collaborate on international issues.
- As a part of this role, you will also be expected to perform other tasks as required.
- A Bachelor of Law degree
- 2-5 years of experience in a law firm/legal research/policy advocacy/regulatory affairs or other related areas.
- Basic knowledge of the global and Indian food regulatory landscape including major regulatory bodies and regulations such as the non specified food regulation
- Strong persuasive and analytical legal writing skills.
- Self-motivation and a strong work ethic.
- Support for GFI India’s philosophy and an ability to advocate professionally for GFI India’s positions.
Nature of engagement and Duration
- One year contract with a three month probationary period
Mumbai (currently remote working, to be evaluated in light of Covid-19)
12 lakh per annum
- Hugely meaningful work at the forefront of a fast-growing, intellectually challenging sector
- Working in a warm, inclusive and high impact team environment
- Health insurance plan
- Work from home and equipment allowances
How to Apply?
To apply, interested and candidates must fill the application form and
- Submit your most recent CV
- Attach a cover letter outlining how you meet the eligibility criteria and highlighting your skills and experience relevant to this role
- Attach a 1 minute video telling us what you know about GFI India, why you have chosen to apply for this role
Video Submission: The video submission will play a crucial role in the selection process. Read the full job description and provide examples of how you meet the criteria.
July 31st, 2021 by 11:59 PM IST
- If you have any questions, please write to email@example.com with the subject line “Recruitment: Policy Fellow (Regulatory)”.
- For GFI India’s official website, click here.
- For more information about the fellowship, click here.