Location: Oxford, UK
Start Date: mid-November 2017
Position: Consultancy contract until 31st March 2018 with initial 1 month probation
Day Rate: Day rate up to £175, depending on experience
Part Time: 1 day a week
Closing Date: 5pm Friday 10th November 2017
To cover our Project Manager during her maternity leave and contribute with the continued delivery of our Unlocking Forest Finance (UFF) project, a key pillar of its five-year strategy, the GCP is recruiting a Part Time Project Manager. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a pioneering and dynamic NGO at the forefront of implementing new approaches that benefit both forests and people.
The UFF project seeks to overcome a major challenge in the transition to sustainable tropical landscapes and halting deforestation – the lack of large-scale finance to pay for the upfront costs of investing in sustainable production, conservation and livelihoods. Developing innovative finance mechanisms that can access large-scale finance, e.g. by issuing Tropical Landscape Bonds, is a central component of GCP’s strategy. The project’s aim is to create macro-scale, public-private funding models that halt deforestation, reform agriculture and improve rural livelihoods. For the last three years GCP has been designing a pipeline of investable projects in the States of Mato Grosso and Acre in the Brazilian Amazon, and the Department of San Martin in the Peruvian Amazon.
The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the project team has adequate and opportune planning information and follows the processes to deliver project milestones on time, within budget and to a high standard.
S/he will have experience with project management – including work plan, budget and good communication skills. S/he will be a flexible self-starter and problem solver.
1. Track that deliverables are on time and on budget, working closely with Accounts team to prepare monthly reports on progress against the work plan, variances in budget expenditure and risks.
2. Communicate with project partners to track delivery against their work plan and budget, communicate any changes and understand risks and opportunities for delivering the project.
3. Ensure that expenditures allocated to the project budget are reasonable for project delivery and within budget; and that invoices are signed off in time.
4. Ensure project delivery information relevant to the M&E framework for the project is collected and recorded.
5. Lead the preparation of project donor reports to be signed off by the programme head.
KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Undergraduate degree in a project related discipline
- Good command of MS Excel
- Fluent in Spanish [ability to communicate independently in this language is essential]
- Previous experience managing projects [including workplan and budget]
- Proactivity and demonstrated capacity to plan own work and meet deadlines with limited supervision
Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet the essential criteria on the job description, a short writing sample from previous work and salary expectation, to email@example.com.
Only candidates with the right to work in the UK will be considered for this position. Please state in your cover letter how you meet this criteria.
Please note that early applications are advised, as we may close the recruitment process earlier, if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date.
About Global Canopy Programme
THE GLOBAL CANOPY PROGRAMME
Global Canopy is an agile and entrepreneurial charity with an outsized impact. Our aim is to end largescale deforestation, a global problem with huge hidden costs for people and prosperity. We work smart, by focusing on the big market levers driving deforestation at regional, national and international levels. And we bring a fresh approach to identifying, targeting, and mobilising action among the key powerbrokers - the governments, businesses and financial institutions worldwide - with the power to end this global ‘deforestation economy’. Increasingly, we also address related environmental and social impacts caused by the same market dynamics that are converting the world’s rainforests into land for agricultural commodities: our systemic failure to account for the vital benefits we receive from nature. Over the last 16 years we have built up a strong track record and an international reputation for innovation and effectiveness. For more on our work see: www.globalcanopy.org; and for flagship initiatives falling under our 3 key programmatic areas: www.trase.earth, www.naturalcapitalfinancealliance.org and www.financingsustainablelandscapes.org.