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Project Manager

Hiring Organization:
Impact Madagascar

Date Posted:
2017-07-05

Position Description:
Based in Madagascar?s capital, Antananarivo, with some travel to project sites, the post-holder will provide support to existing environmental and community development projects run by the NGO, as well as leading the design and implementation of new projects. Working with a Malagasy team of ecologists, primatologists and specialists in community development, the successful candidate will provide support to project coordinators and guide them towards meeting project goals, whilst also developing project proposals, securing funding for new and existing projects, and leading the implementation of new projects in the field. The role will be predominantly office-based, but with regular visits to project sites across Madagascar.

We are a small yet growing NGO, with a diverse range of projects, led by a team of driven and passionate specialists. This exciting post would suit someone with experience in conservation and development, and with some experience of working or travelling in a developing country.

Full details of the Project Manager's responsibilities are available at http://impactmadagascar.org/project-manager

Qualifications/Experience:
- Relevant postgraduate/graduate degree (or equivalent) in relevant field and proven experience in leading conservation/development projects;

- Experience in project management, coordination and team leadership;

- Experience in budget management and financial reporting;

- Strong interpersonal skills and able to work effectively with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, and across language barriers;

- Demonstrate sound knowledge and interest in the links between community development and environmental conservation;

- Previous experience of living and working in a developing country would be an asset;

- Demonstrate an awareness of social and professional responsibility, working at all times with cultural sensitivity and respect;

- Energetic and motivated to contribute to conservation and development in remote regions of Madagascar;

- Have a flexible and patient attitude;

- Be able to work both independently and as part of a team;

- Fluency in written and spoken English (some knowledge of French or Malagasy would be an advantage, or else a willingness to learn)

Salary/funding:
Voluntary basis, with local living allowances.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
The successful applicant will be provided with accommodation which is attached to the Impact Mada Head Office, located in a suburb of Antananarivo.

Term of Appointment:
12 months extendable, to commence ASAP

Application Deadline:
Until position is filled

Comments:
Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter detailing how their skills and experience match the requirements in the role description to Impact.Mada@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Short-listed applicants will be offered a Skype interview with the trustees and current Project Manager.

To find out more about Impact Madagascar and the work we do, please visit our website http://impactmadagascar.org/

Our social media pages are also regularly updated with news from our projects:

https://www.facebook.com/impactmadagascar8/

https://www.instagram.com/impactmada/

https://twitter.com/impact_mada

Contact Information:
Kathryn Scobie
United Kingdom

Website:
http://www.impactmadagascar.org

E-mail Address:
kascobie@gmail.com

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