Conservation Manager – New Position
Application deadline: June 30, 2021
Global Forest Generation (GFG) is a US based 501(c)3 NGO which develops multi-country, large-scale, native forest restoration projects internationally. GFG partners with local leaders and communities to protect, restore, and manage vital forest ecosystems for their critical role in preserving water, storing carbon, and protecting biodiversity. Our projects ensure the viability of indigenous cultures and are a refuge for endangered species. GFG’s flagship initiative is Accion Andina, which seeks to restore and protect one million hectares of high Andean, native forests in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela over the next 25 years. GFG anticipates adding other initiatives in new geographies in the near future.
This is a full-time, remote position supervised by the Executive Director. This position requires travel. The Conservation Manager’s primary role is to work closely with his/her conservation manager counterparts in initiatives to ensure quality, enduring conservation is achieved on schedule through good planning, project execution, monitoring and evaluation, and problem solving. The Conservation Manager is also responsible for informing GFG’s Executive Director and senior staff of high level conservation issues and potential solutions. This position additionally helps develop new conservation initiatives at the direction of the Executive Director. There is the possibility for growth in this position, including promotion based on merit and demonstrated track record to a Director-level position.
- Help partners plan, update, implement, and manage multi-year projects, including developing budgets and proposals.
- Manage GFG’s conservation partnerships, agreements, contracts, and products effectively and on schedule.
- Manage GFG’s monitoring and evaluation systems including virtual data management.
- Conduct project site visits to help test, evaluate and advance monitoring, metrics, and management protocols.
- Help develop new conservation initiatives at the direction of the Executive Director
- Serve as the GFG lead in processing, analyzing, and responding to quarterly partner project narrative and financial reports.
- Identify high level conservation issues needing GFG leadership input, prepare background materials, potential solutions, and schedule timely meetings to advance or resolve issues.
- Assist Executive Director and other team members in developing new forest conservation initiatives.
Qualifications and Background:
- Passionate and knowledgeable about native forest restoration, with a desire for a career in conservation.
- At least three years experience working in conservation.
- Ability and willingness to travel to get to know partners and projects when it is, post-Covid, safer to travel.
- Fluent English speaker, with Spanish proficiency a strong plus.
- Experienced communicator comfortable with new communications technologies and communicating technical information.
- Highly collaborative with remote colleagues and international partners.
- Deadline- and detail-oriented with excellent time-management and organizational skills.
- Creativity and flexibility to undertake new assignments and identify new opportunities
Global Forest Generation is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact: Erin Lebbin
Director of Program Development