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Project Management Consultant

Ya’axché is looking for a Project Management Consultant for the management of a 3-year project focusing on climate-smart agriculture targeting cacao farmers and beekeepers of the indigenous forest communities in the Toledo District. Additionally, the IDB-funded project aims to leverage technology to improve surveillance and monitoring of protected areas, and increase engagement and communication with stakeholders in the Maya Golden Landscape, southern Belize.

Specific tasks
  • Provide project management services to all project activities to assure that implementation is in accordance with all Technical Cooperation Agreement documents, timelines and budgets
  • Be responsible for decisions made on any changes to the project
  • Accountable for the day-to-day management of the Project Execution Unit including staff supervision, budget planning, execution of the Annual Work Plan, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on all project activities to the Project Steering Committee and the Bank
  • Review all work proposals to ensure technical robustness and compliance with all required standards
  • Liaise with all consultants contracted under the project to ensure quality and efficiency in the delivery of all deliverables
  • Participate in public consultation initiatives
  • Liaise and negotiate in collaboration with key stakeholders, government, donor agencies, NGOs, etc
  • Prepare monthly and semi-annual technical reports as required by the Project and Bank
  • Any other related duties as may be assigned by the Project Steering Committee.
Duration of placement

Full Time (Contractual basis for a period of up to 36 months)

Salary

Dependent on skills and experience

Required qualifications and skills
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (preferable a Master’s Degree) in project management, community forestry management, environmental science, natural resource management or a discipline related to the project
  • Experience in project and business management, administrative processes, operational plan development, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Experience and knowledge of conservation NGOs working with beneficiary communities
  • Experience and knowledge of working with multi-stakeholders (private, public and government) at a landscape level
  • At least 3 years’ experience of project management with proven leadership skills covering all aspects of program/project cycle management including budgeting, administration, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Knowledge on REDD+, forest/natural resource management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of donor program/project management practices and modalities
  • Program evaluation and log frame development knowledge is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to operate as part of a team in a dynamic environment, as well as self- motivation, drive and enthusiasm to work under own initiative
  • Familiarity with the culture and traditions in Toledo District is an asset
To apply

Your application package should include a copy of your resume of qualification (no more than two pages) and a one-page letter outlining your interest in, and suitability for, the position. All documents should be in .pdf format and should be emailed to the Executive Director at [email protected].

Deadline to submit application is Friday, 7th of February 2020.