GEF NCA Project Manager
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Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork, and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, biodiversity, and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples, and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.
Conservation International Liberia is seeking a highly motivated individual to manage its GEF NCA project. The Project Manager will be expected to oversee the day-to-day management and decision-making including the implementation and monitoring of the GGP project. They will manage a diverse set of activities and works to ensure that project outcomes and objectives are achieved on time, and to the highest standards in terms of quality, effectiveness, impact, and relevance in the furtherance of Conservation International’s (CI’s) human development and conservation priorities.
Duties will include; developing and implementing project strategies, project management, capacity building, monitoring, and stakeholder engagement at the project level. The Project Manager will be expected to ensure compliance with CI policies, project and funding agreements, and other local requirements.
The Project Manager works across CI to build strong relationships to advance GEF NCA project initiatives with the community, partners, and external stakeholders who are critical to program success in Project Landscape.
The Project Manager plays a role in managing donor relationships at the field level together with other CI staff.
- Manage the development of mangrove ecosystem accounts and other project deliverables with project partners, including detailed work planning with relevant partners and convening multi-organizational project teams.
- Undertake a thorough stakeholder engagement process to identify key mangroves and other coastal ecosystem sites on the southeast coast of Liberia for community conservation, based on social, biological, and economic values.
- Undertake multi-agency engagement processes and establish coordination mechanisms/arrangements to streamline data collection efforts among the relevant institutions/agencies.
- Manage project field staff and sub-grants awarded to implementing partners.
- Prepare quarterly, and annual work plans, budgets, and technical progress reports; document best practices and lessons learned as well as share success stories with the relevant audience.
- Undertake routine monitoring and evaluation of project activities to track progress and delivery of the project and to identify any changes to the field implementation that may be necessary to achieve project objectives.
- Effectively liaise and build relationships with project stakeholders including civil society, government, private sector, NGOs, etc.
- Promote ecotourism and other environmentally friendly enterprises within the coastal landscape.
- Ensure compliance with GEF and CI policies including implementing the Environmental and Social safeguards of the project.
- Support preparation of new funding concepts and proposals on biodiversity conservation.
- Represent CI Liberia at the coastal landscape level.
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
- This position is based in Monrovia, Liberia.
- About 30% of travel to the field is needed.
- Ability to work in remote locations or under difficult working conditions.
- Bachelor’s degree, preferentially in Economics, Environmental Economics, Environmental Sciences, Conservation, Biological Sciences, or a related discipline.
- 4 to 6 years of experience in management of complex projects with largely restricted donors and a multitude of stakeholders is essential.
- Experience in the area of national accounting, environment statistics, environmental-economic accounts or geospatial data is highly desirable. Knowledge of mangrove ecosystems or ecosystem accounting is desirable.
- Knowledge of conservation finance mechanisms, such as water funds, green taxes, bioprospecting, tourism-based revenues, and carbon finance represent types of payments for ecosystem services (PES) is a distinct advantage.
- Highly developed research and analytical skills are essential. Experience with field data collection is an advantage.
- Knowledge of the tourism industry – especially small-scale ecotourism enterprises and demonstrated experience in the development and/or implementation of eco-tourism projects is an added advantage.
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of Project Cycle Management including budget management.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
- Demonstrated experience with a Rights-Based Approach including Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC) processes.
- Strong communication and presentation skills in English, and an ability to prepare appropriate and timely reports to multiple audiences
- Excellent liaison and coordination skills.
- Strong organizational and time management skills including an ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and statistical analyses.
- Post-graduate (M.Sc.) is an advantage.
To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.
Application Deadline: August 10, 2022 (11:49 PM EST)
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- Career LevelOfficer
- Experience4 Years
- QualificationBachelor Degree