March 5, 2020

Work For Cool Earth | Senior Manager, Programmes

This is an exciting time to join Cool Earth, a non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change.

Cool Earth is scaling up its ambitions to find the best methods for supporting local communities to protect their forest globally. We are aiming to expand our portfolio of rainforest partnerships around the world, supported by local NGOs to work with local people to facilitate long-term forest protection. We are doing this to not only scale up our own impact but to also focus our efforts on learning from multiple partnerships on what works best, and what doesn’t, to support local people to protect their forest. Our aim is to share our findings widely with others for greater global impact. To do this we require an experienced project manager who is capable of inspiring and uniting teams, to help lead the growth of our partnerships and learning.

This is a newly created position and a key role within our growing organisation. You will report directly to the Deputy Director, Head of Programmes, and will play an instrumental role in increasing the effectiveness of the project management and evaluation of our global rainforest partnerships.

You will have substantial management experience and be a skilled project manager with a keen eye for identifying ways to improve effectiveness and learning. Experience of building systems and processes is a must and building good relationships with international partners and local NGOs would put you at a distinct advantage.

You will manage the systems and processes of Cool Earth’s Programmes by leading our dedicated and talented Programmes team to ensure we have efficient and useful data flow and are carrying out as effective project management as possible given the remote, rural, dynamic and community-based nature of our work. You will also be line managing the Forest Impacts team to draw out as many lessons and evaluation as we can from our activities.

This role requires someone that is collaborative, empathetic and calm while being able to manage with conviction. You will have a balanced, systematic and analytical mind able to keep sight of the bigger picture for managing local partnerships. You will enjoy the challenge of bringing pieces of the puzzle together in helping to build improved methods on supporting communities to protect their rainforests.

This is a permanent role based at the Cool Earth Headquarters in Penryn, Cornwall and may include international travel.

Closing date: 3 April 2020


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