The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

 

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

 

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

 

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.

 

Why

To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.

 

How

Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

Position summary:

 Rainforest Alliance is looking for a motivated and results oriented Senior Manager Landscapes & Communities to be part of the Cameroon team. The incumbent coordinates the implementation of landscapes and livelihoods programs in Cameroon around sustainable landscape management, sustainable forestry and sustainable agriculture. The Senior Manager harnesses the institutional strategy of driving landscape transformation to meet country needs and contributes to integrated program design and implementation to high quality standards. The Senior Manager fosters a culture of deep coordination and collaboration amongst the Cameroon team, with colleagues from all relevant units across the region and globally and ensures excellence in all aspects of our mission delivery within Cameroon, including safeguarding the quality of our commitments to donors and partners, and compliance with policies and procedures. This position carries out supervisory responsibilities of a small team in accordance with Rainforest Alliance policies and applicable laws.

 

 

Responsibilities: 

 

Project Management

  • Ensure excellence in mission delivery in Cameroon including safeguarding the quality of Rainforest Alliance’s work, achieving commitments made to donors in grant and fee-for-service agreements;
  • Provide direct responsibility for technical, financial and administrative aspects of projects managed by Rainforest Alliance, in compliance with the procedures of donors and Rainforest Alliance;
  • Build partnerships with producer communities, civil society organizations, donors, corporations and governments for successful implementation of landscapes & communities projects;
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, develop and regularly update monitoring and evaluation systems for the projects and support the M&E internal and external project evaluations;
  • Ensure timely completion of program progress reports and annual planning; oversee planning and budgeting, reporting and contractual compliance with third parties per Rainforest Alliance and other applicable requirements;
  • Collaborate with Rainforest Alliance leadership to effectively manage risks, challenges and conflicts; and
  • Collect stories and information from the field and develop support materials to communicate the projects’ achievements and to support external relations/ partnership strategies as per the projects’ communication plans.

 

Fundraising and Business Development

  • Contribute to the development of the Central Africa strategy and its implementation in Cameroon in line with Rainforest Alliance strategies and priorities, and ensuring consultation and alignment with other departments in the organization; and
  • In close collaboration with other team members and international specialists, secure funding for Rainforest Alliance interventions in Cameroon.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provide leadership and management to multidisciplinary teams, subgrantees, consultants involved in Landscapes & communities projects, and carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

Qualifications: 

  • MSC in natural resources management, development, project management or any related discipline;
  • At least 10 years of experience in developing and managing projects and programs in forestry, agriculture and or landscape management in the region with the involvement of the private sector and/or certification schemes;
  • At least 5 years of direct experience in preparing and implementing grants funded by bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations and companies;
  • At least 3 years of experience in a senior level similar management position;
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships of trust and confidence with national and international stakeholders and relevant platforms;
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal in French and working knowledge of English;
  • Ability and willingness to travel at least 30% of the time nationally and internationally.

 

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

 

Deadline: November 14, 2021

 

Notes:

Only candidates authorized to work in Cameroon will be considered

 

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.



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