Interim Project Manager - Focus on the Frontline

3 month Part time position January-March 2019. We are seeking a short-term, interim project manager to work with the project team to set up project management systems for this complex grant. In close liaison with the Project Sponsor, policy advisors, country focal points and finance staff, the interim Project Manager will lead on establishing systems to ensure robust project planning, supervision and reporting of this project in line with donor requirements. Note: This role is PT to cover the gap, while we are recruiting for a longer term position which you would also be eligible to apply for.

 

Outline

Focus on the Frontline is a two-year multi-country project promoting Human Rights and the Defence of Forests at the Agricultural/Extractives Frontier. The project will work with local partners and forest communities in Colombia, Peru, Guyana and Indonesia to drive improvements in the human rights and deforestation impacts of global commodity supply chains by supporting indigenous communities and other local communities to monitor and respond to localized threats to their rights and resources, and by developing a body of evidence-based advocacy tools to contribute to legal and policy change on a global, national and local level. As well as country level work, the project will involve international advocacy in different forest policy initiatives, including UK and EU processes. The project is funded by the Norwegian government and begins on 1st of January 2019.

 

Purpose of the role

FPP is seeking a short-term, interim project manager to work with the project team to set up project management systems for this complex grant. In close liaison with the Project Sponsor, policy advisors, country focal points and finance staff, the interim Project Manager will lead on establishing systems to ensure robust project planning, supervision and reporting of this project in line with donor requirements.

 

Specific tasks

  • Develop templates to guide regular work planning processes and associated activity projections and budget forecasts liaising with the four country field teams, the finance officer and other colleagues.
  • Support the development and effective use of project-specific monitoring and evaluation systems and assist with project monitoring in the target countries.
  • Liaise with the four country teams in developing Partnership Agreements with partners to guide collaboration over the two-year project.

 

Skills and Experience

  1. Experience of project management (including establishing systems), preferably in multi-country, multi-year projects, with a track record of delivery of complex project results
  2. Highly organised, strong attention to detail while able to retain the bigger picture
  3. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-cultural, dispersed team of FPP staff and partners to achieve shared objectives
  4. Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly (written and oral)
  5. Strong alignment with FPP’s values and principles
  6. Experience in similar areas of work is desirable such as global supply chains, human rights, indigenous rights, land rights, etc is desirable.
  7. Able to work effectively in both Spanish and English (written and oral) is desirable but not essential.

 

Terms

  • Part-time (2-4 days a week) for the period of January – March 2019. The length of the role may extend by up to a month. This is to cover the gap, while we are recruiting for a longer term position which you would also be eligible to apply for.​​​​​​​
  • At least 50% of time must be spent in the Forest Peoples Programme office in Moreton-in-Marsh. A proportion of time may be worked remotely (subject to negotiation).
  • Reporting to: Project Manager ENRTP
  • Salary depending on qualifications and experience.
  • The right to live and work in the UK is required for this role.  

 

To apply for this post

Please submit a covering letter and CV by email to info@forestpeoples.org, including your name and ‘Interim Project Manager’ in subject line.

We want to fill this position as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on receipt.

We regret that we are unable to contact or give reasons to those candidates who are not short-listed.