Earthworm Foundation is seeking a highly motivated professional Landscape Project Manager, based in the San Martín region, Peru, passionate about social and environmental justice, critical thinker, pragmatic, with excellent communication and persuasion skills and a passion for working with and for / farmers.
About Earthworm Foundation
Earthworm Foundation currently has presence in 19 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 200 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.
In Peru, EF implements its sustainable and resilient landscapes project in the departments of Ucayali and San Martin, with the prospect of initiating actions in other regions.
The project seeks to promote sustainable and productive landscapes that host healthy and prosperous companies, communities and ecosystems, which serves as an inspiring model for other regions and stakeholders.
Our approach is based on working with leading actors to develop mechanisms to identify and protect key conservation areas while promoting sustainable production practices and improving livelihoods for communities and farmers living in the landscape.
Successful companies in a sustainable landscape: Agroindustrial companies in the landscape implement policies of No Deforestation, No Peat, and No exploitation of people, maintain healthy and stable relationships with the communities impacted by their operations, becoming responsible suppliers of products.
Farmers and local communities with improved livelihoods: Farmers increase their income and their livelihoods through productive diversification and the application of good productive, environmental, economic and social management practices.
The Peruvian government implements policies of social and environmental responsibility, aligned with sustainable land use planning: The Peruvian government adopts policies of no deforestation and sustainable and concerted planning of land use following international standards and implements support programs for the implementation of the NDPE guidelines.
The forest and key conservation areas in the landscapes are protected, restored and managed properly: A participatory process of sustainable land use planning is implemented. An incentive system and a monitoring and governance system for forest conservation are implemented, ensuring that farmers' conservation agreements are fulfilled. Key conservation areas are restored. For the prioritization of areas to be conserved / restored, EF uses the approach of Areas of High Carbon Reserves – HCS1 and Areas of High Conservation Value – HCV2.
Sustainable landscapes inspire other “Landscape” projects in other regions: Lessons learned and project successes are shared and fed back by key stakeholders from other landscapes, inspiring replication of the landscape approach in other regions.
What Makes Us Unique
Beyond providing advice on policy set up based on our strong technical expertise, we see the world through interactions and relationships. Operating between two worlds (NGO-Companies/Buyer-Supplier), we encourage our partners to look inside, and are not only their environmental conscience. In addition to traceability and assessments, we create and innovate solutions to the challenges companies and communities face.
What We Offer
Purpose of the position: Manage the projects with a landscape approach implemented by EF in Peru, promoting that their objectives and expected results are achieved.
The Landscapes Project Manager for Peru will be responsible for implementing the action strategy developed for the great landscape “Longitudinal corridor of the Peruvian jungle” and its related projects.
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Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in English to email@example.com by September 25th 2020, 5 PM.Please place your Last Name + Peru Landscape Project Manager on the subject of the email (Example: LOZANO - Landscape Project Manager).
The selected candidates will be contacted by telephone for an initial interview in Lima and/or via Skype. Only the selected candidates will be contacted.