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Project Coordinator- Pucallpa, Peru

Deadline: 31/05/2024

About Earthworm

With most of our staff operating directly on the ground where the issues are, we work with our members and partners to make value chains an engine of prosperity for communities and ecosystems.

We see a world where forests are a boundless source of materials and a home for biodiversity; communities see their rights respected and have opportunities to develop; workers are seen as productive partners, and agriculture becomes the instrument to feed a hungry planet and keep our climate stable.

About the Longitudinal Landscape in Peru

The Longitudinal Landscape area is a biodiversity hotspot that contains six critical protected areas. It has been a focus area for agricultural development in recent years, resulting in 2 million ha of forest loss between 2001 and 2018 and various active social conflicts. At Earthworm, we use the landscape approach to leverage the influence of value chain actors (suppliers, brands, producers) to drive change and transformation that create value for all, especially for farmers, communities and the environment. The landscape approach also encourages the national and local authorities to implement policies related to land use development planning (e.g. micro zoning) and sustainable livelihoods. We work with various raw materials such as palm oil, cocoa, and wood production with reforestation across the landscape.

Your Role

As Project Coordinator in Ucayali, your day will be primarily focused on:

  • Coordinate project management (technical, financial and administrative processes) to meet the goals set in terms of reducing CO2 emissions, installed and managed hectares, producers involved and related multi-actor processes;
  • Coordinate the planning, monitoring and preparation of periodic project reports processes. Coordinate and monitor project activities and indicators such as: monitor agroforestry, restoration and regenerative agriculture practices and their respective quantifications in emissions reduction;
  • Coordinate the implementation of communication actions related to the project. In close coordination with the institutional communication team and members of the landscape team;
  • Coordinate spaces for exchange and discussion with identified actors and interest groups (governance workshops, shared vision and roadmap);
  • Technical support in the methodological design and implementation of the project's field activities. Work in coordination with the field team and other consultants.
  • Actively contribute to the objectives of the EF longitudinal landscape and the organization with a strong strategic vision and ability to approach projects in a holistic/systemic manner. Additionally, collaborate with companies, NGOs, public sector authorities and internal teams to promote our approaches in priority spaces and turn them into viable and traceable solutions that the industry can adopt.
  • Actively contribute to the search for funds for landscape sustainability.

Your Profile

Passionate about sustainability, no- deforestation and social responsibility matters you want to contribute your skills and expertise to drive the transformation of supply chains and ultimately have a positive impact on Nature and People. Hands-on practical, innovative with initiative and a can-do attitude y thrive on human relationships and are able to explain your field to a variety of audiences.

Being collaborative, organized and autonomous, you enjoy working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environments, where colleagues are located across the globe and tasks can be very diverse. Thanks to your excellent communication skills both verbal and written you naturally lead relationships with existing Members/Partners with ease and a sense of purpose.

Analytical, detailed oriented and showing great ability to analyze systems, identify key issues and risks and possible solutions forward you are a great asset for your team. You are also versed in managing complex projects and available for field trips, as well as engaging with customers, members and suppliers.

Experience working in rural areas, with communities and small producers. Preferably with proven experience in social, environmental, and multi-stakeholder issues, management of human teams.

  • Degree in business management, forestry, rural development, environment, or agriculture (preferable)
  • 4 years of experience minimum
  • Full-time
  • Immediate start or asap
  • Based in Pucallpa – Ucayali, Peru (regular field trips to be expected)
  • Fluent in Spanish & English advanced
  • Citizenship or valid work permit required

Joining us

If you are in search of having a meaningful impact, with a desire to innovate and act for the environment, this offer is for you! The team you would join is truly committed to and passionate about finding concrete solutions to improve relationship between People and Nature and regenerate ecosystems.

To join this adventure, apply by sending your application (resume and cover) at p.cabanillas@earthworm.org before 17/05/2024 with the subject "Coordinador de proyectos" followed by your name.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Good Luck !

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