Overview

Project Manager, Wonegizi REDD+ Project, Liberia

Fauna & Flora International

Salary:                                    Negotiable, depending on skills and experience

Start Date:                             As soon as possible

End Date:                               31 December 2020

Location:                                Monrovia, Liberia

 

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

FFI is seeking a qualified candidate to manage a substantial project funded by Norad. The project is one of the most ambitious agricultural extension and transformation programmes undertaken by FFI to date, and will pioneer innovation in the long-term financing of conservation efforts in Liberia. At its core is a focus on uniting the conservation and development agendas within and around an area of significant importance for biodiversity – a substantial area of the remaining Upper Guinean Forest ecosystem in Liberia.

The vision and impact of the project extends beyond the immediate project area, and informs the development of national policy processes that support replication of community and biodiversity-centred approaches to forest conservation throughout the country. The project illustrates a truly cross-cutting and collaborative approach to delivery, both within FFI and with partners and stakeholders in Liberia. Within FFI the Conservation Finance & Enterprise and Liberia Programmes provide strategic and operational leadership. With such a complex project, core to its success will be the collaborative nature by which it is managed and delivered. In particular, the Project Manager will need to ensure the project is delivering on a range of priorities within the organisation, with a strong focus on building internal and external relationships through trust and cooperation.

You will have strong technical skills in relevant aspects of conservation and sustainable land-use management and/ or sustainable agriculture, and have a strong proven track record in managing large-scale sustainable development or conservation projects, with requisite operational, project, grant and financial management skills. Strong leadership and people management skills are essential to the role to ensure a professional and motivated team that delivers effectively against project aims, objectives and timelines. You will excel in working across a diverse and dispersed team of technical specialist building positive relationships. In particular you will establish good working relationships with relevant Government of Liberia partners, including Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Liberia Lands Authority (LLA) as well as other government institutions such as the Ministry of Agriculture.

This position is based in FFI’s office in Monrovia, Liberia with regular domestic travel to Lofa County as needed, and international travel as required (including regular travel to FFI’s head office in Cambridge, UK). In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.

For further details and to apply please visit: http://www.fauna-flora.org/about/jobs/

The closing date for applications is Sunday 7 January 2018.

About Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International's work spans across the globe in over 40 countries, mostly in the developing world. We proudly stand up for biodiversity and aim to show just how relevant it is to all of those who share the planet.

jade.bedwell@fauna-flora.org