Project Manager

Project Manager, EcoAgriculture

Type

Full-time

Location

Washington, DC

Deadline

2017-04-09

Description

EcoAgriculture Partners seeks to hire a Project Manager to join our committed team in our Washington, DC headquarters.  The Project Manager will provide support across EcoAgriculture’s program of work.

EcoAgriculture Partners is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002 and incorporated in 2005, that works internationally to support and promote the adoption of integrated agricultural landscape management approaches (“ecoagriculture”) that increase synergies between food production, ecosystem conservation, and rural livelihoods. We build capacity and provide technical assistance for landscape initiatives involving agriculture and ecosystem management; ­conduct research to document impacts of integrated landscape management and the business and financial innovations to support them; and support policy-makers to develop and implement effective approaches for sustainable, multi-functional rural landscapes. In addition, EcoAgriculture Partners convenes the international Landscapes for People, Food and Nature (LPFN) Initiative, to support and scale up the adoption of integrated agricultural landscape approaches worldwide to simultaneously meet goals for sustainable agriculture, ecosystem health and human well-being.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute across EcoAgriculture’s work themes including Implementation of landscape partnerships, Analysis, Training and Policy Dialogue;
  • Participate in project teams and take responsibility for managing designated projects and deliverables;
  • Track and manage progress and resources in selected projects using the organization’s project management software;
  • Interact with local consultants, donors, clients, and other partners related to a wide variety of projects;
  • Deliver, technical, training and knowledge services;
  • Undertake fieldwork with farmers, land managers, analysts, business leaders, policy-makers and others;
  • Produce high-quality analyses and reports;
  • Contribute to knowledge products, tool and training module development, and project and donor reporting requirements;
  • Support the preparation of technical proposals and budgets for the organization to help expand the program portfolios;
  • Travel approximately 25% of time.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as international agriculture and rural development, environmental studies, agricultural development, regional planning, geography, policy analysis, public administration, adult education, rural sociology, conservation and sustainable development or others;
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional work experience;
  • At least 1 year working in developing country settings;
  • Excellent English language, analytical writing, editing and communication skills;
  • Fluency in verbal and written Spanish;
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-stakeholder facilitation, community or producer engagement, and/or engagement with public policy business and financial actors;
  • Demonstrated experience in utilizing participatory approaches to adult education;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with local counterparts and a wide variety of stakeholders;
  • Experience in managing projects and developing and managing partnerships,
  • Highly organized, with attention to detail;
  • Fully proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and other software packages;
  • Proactive, flexible and creative;
  • Committed to EcoAgriculture’s mission.

Desired

  • Experience working in Latin America;
  • Experience working in Africa;
  • Experience in contracting and managing short term or project related sub-grantees, staff or consultants;
  • Experience in moderating online knowledge sharing, knowledge events, communities of practice or other thematic or technical forums;
  • Familiarity with international policy processes related to agriculture, conservation, and livelihood security, and key international policy process such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change;
  • Proficiency in French, Portuguese, Bahasa-Indonesia or other international language;

Compensation

The annual salary range for this position is $50,000 to $55,000, depending on experience. Benefits include 29 days of annual and holiday leave, sick leave, health insurance, and retirement contribution. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC and will begin no later than June 1.

How To Apply

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter specifically describing your background, experience, and interest in this position; your current resume; two writing samples (maximum of five pages each); and three professional references to Michelle Sims (msims@ecoagriculture.org) with the subject line "Project Manager - [your name]". Review of applications will commence on April 3rd, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

EcoAgriculture Partners can accept applications only from candidates with the legal right to work in the United States.