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Medior/senior React-developer Veggie Challenge (volunteer)

Intern / Student, Part-time · Utrecht Office

About us
ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal products with plant-based and cultivated alternatives. ProVeg works with companies, governments, public institutions, medical professionals, the media, and the public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and our planet.

We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence whenever possible. We seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our strategic considerations and outreach materials. We evaluate all of our programs to make sure we are allocating our resources in the best way to reach our goal.

ProVeg fosters a culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are pragmatic and professional and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone when needed. Critical problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) Statement

ProVeg is committed to assessing applicants equitably, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, neurodiversity, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Role Summary
More than 250,000 people have already joined the free Veggie Challenge, a 30-day challenge to try a more plant-based diet. Participants pick a challenge (30 days less meat, 30 days vegetarian, or 30 days vegan) and start learning about the rainbow of new flavours that more plants in your diet will bring. ProVeg helps participants with free tips, recipes and personalised coaching.
 
Early 2020, the Veggie Challenge was implemented internationally in 6+ countries. And we launched a first version of our Veggie Challenge app. This app will make it easier for participants to complete their challenge and create lasting positive change in what they choose to eat.

But the App could be so much better!
We have a list of improvements to be made. We plan to gamify the app (by introducing rewards like badges), build extra screens and features (targeted at different audiences) and measure and improve user-friendliness.  

Why do we want to make all these adjustments?
To increase our outreach, engage users, boost motivation and create a positive impact!

The app offers its users:
  •  350+ delicious recipes
  • Help in creating a weekly meal plan
  • Help organising shopping list
  • All you need in a single app
Responsibilities
  • You’re available 8 hours per week or more, for a minimum of 6 months
  • You feel comfortable working in an Agile/Scrum environment with other front- and backend developers at ProVeg Netherlands and a team of volunteers who work on (web) design, recipes and campaigns
  • You can work independently and aren’t too shy to bring in your own ideas 
  • You’re detail-oriented and have a strong sense of responsibility 
  • You have a strong command of the English language (our weekly team meetings are in English)
Qualifications
  • Experience working with React Native (or React JS), JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • Experience working with Git and version management
  • An eagerness to work on things like object-oriented programming, design patterns (MV), databases and data modelling
  • (Optional) Experience working with TypeScript
Benefits of working with us
  • You’ll get to be part of a sustainable non-profit and contribute to a project that impacts thousands of consumers and the food environment at large
  • It’s an experience that will look great on your resume
  • Freedom in working hours and location. You can work from home or join us at the office in Utrecht (taking COVID-regulations to heart)
  • You’ll be working in a team that’s driven, diverse and dynamic. The setting is informal, and everyone is invited to bring their whole selves to work
  • Travel allowance
When?
  • 8> hours a week
  • ASAP
  • Weekly team meeting
Further information
Reports to: Joey van Griethuijsen (Veggie Challenge projectmanager)
Job Details
Would you like to optimize the Veggie Challenge app?
Send your resume and motivational letter to:
vrijwilligers@proveg.nl

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Your application

We are happy about your interest in ProVeg. Please send us your application only by using the following form.

The application process takes between four and eight weeks and includes the following steps:

  • Screening by the HR department
  • Screening by the respective department
  • Processing of trial tasks
  • First Interview
  • Possibly second interview
  • Confirmation
For federal voluntary services and internships, the process is shortened slightly and usually only one interview is conducted. In these cases, the trial tasks are usually carried out in the form of a trial day at our Berlin office.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV and references in one PDF document (max. 3 MB) and answer the questions in our general questionnaire for all applicants. Your contact person is Nora Winter, Head of HR.
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