Posted on :
6 Jan, 2022
6 Jan, 2022
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Job Title: Multi-Country Project Manager, Transformative Land Investment (TLI)
Overview of the Project
The Transformative Land Investment (TLI) project is an initiative commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and involves a consortium consisting of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) as the lead, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), Land Equity International (LEI) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF).
The consortium has been commissioned to co-develop and implement the scaling of more socially and environmentally transformative land investment (TLI) that embrace TLI principles. During the first phase of this initiative (2021-2024), the consortium will target five countries (Myanmar, Laos, Ethiopia, Ghana and Mozambique) that in recent years attracted considerable LBI.
This initiative responds to SDC’s commitment to a sustainable food system transition, as a holistic approach that requires action across sustainable food system components, namely (1) enhanced global governance; (2) agroecological production; (3) inclusive agricultural and food market systems; and (4) healthy diets and nutrition. The initiative is expected to contribute to all four sustainable food systems components by: “Enhancing land and ecosystem health, with equitable and gender transformative improvements in food and tenure security, livelihoods, and resilience at scale”. This will be achieved by:
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is leading the implementation of the TLI activities in three countries namely, Ghana, Ethiopia and Mozambique.
SNV is currently seeking an experienced Multi-Country Project Manager to oversee and coordinate implementation of all component activities across the the three (3) SNV led project countries in close collaboration with the respective Country Leads.
The Multi-Country Project Manager will be responsible for the overall coordination of the TLI project in SNV led project countries namely Ghana, Ethiopia and Mozambique.
The position will report to the SNV Ghana Country Director.
She/he will provide senior-level technical leadership, strategic planning; as Partner Lead, manage, monitor and report on the activities for which SNV is responsible for; offer country and region-specific strategic direction, and support SNV’s Global Lead to represent the project regionally and globally; working closely with the consortium lead (CIFOR) and component teams to collaboratively design, regularly review and adapt as necessary the project’s overarching implementation, visibility and engagement strategies and approaches. The Project Manager works in line with SNV standards, SNV`s approach to project management and donor regulations, to achieve high quality and achieve the agreed results and deliverables of the project. He/she shall ensure that the project objectives and results are achieved with quality and to the expectation of the donor.
He/she will provide technical leadership and managerial oversight of the project, including and among others, ensuring the timely and successful implementation of SNV’s work, oversight and reporting of activities, and project deliverables.
Specific Tasks will include:
The Program Manager is expected to have a minimum of a Master’s degree in any of the Social Sciences, Development Policy and Planning or Land Governance and Policy, with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in the land and natural resource sector and/or in development practice.
Required Professional Skills and Expertise