Project Executive – Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Security and Nutrition (AFN) Division
We are seeking to recruit a Project Executive to support the company’s Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Security and Nutrition (AFN) Division.
Examples of our work in the AFN sectors can be found on our website. Current contracts include design of an agricultural value chain project in Lao PDR, support to help smallholder farmers increase the quantity and quality of coffee crops to link into global supply chains, and an aquaculture commercialisation project in Eastern Africa.
The position is based in Trowbridge (main office) in Wiltshire, with the option to also work from home for part of the week (as per our hybrid working culture), and from the Bristol satellite office (on Park Street). The UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath is a 20-minute train ride away from Trowbridge, and Bristol, the 2015 European Green Capital, is 40 minutes away.
Duties and responsibilities
The specific tasks of the role are to win and manage projects in the agriculture, fisheries, food security and nutrition sector. The specific tasks of the role are to:
- Identify and follow up new business opportunities:
- Position the company for future work through client contact, country visits, capitalising on ongoing work and networking with donors, consultants, and partners. Inform senior staff how we should market and promote ourselves to best set us up for the business opportunity. Liaise with the marketing division on the preparation of relevant marketing materials such as factsheets, etc.
- Prepare expressions of interest and tender proposals for commercially viable project opportunities:
- Prepare the technical and financial content of proposals and expressions of interest. This will require fact-finding (on-line and through networking and research in the field) to understand the needs of new contracts and to set-up partnerships with local companies or other international firms. Preparation of technical proposals requires an analytical mind-set – assessing the needs of the project and context; identifying an evidence-base to justify proposed interventions including assessing the theory of change; and based on the market research, develop a proposal outlining the work plan and costs to undertake activities, and identify how best to market Landell Mills to win the opportunity.
- Guide support staff in the recruitment of appropriate staff to fulfil the project terms of reference.
- Manage part of the current and future project portfolio. This will likely include the ADB-funded Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Project in the Greater Mekong Subregion:
- Manage the relationship with project teams, beneficiaries, and donors for the successful execution of contracts both from head office and in country. You will need to represent Landell Mills at client review meetings, both on teleconference and in the countries concerned (or at client headquarters e.g. ADB in Manila).
- Follow up on progress of project activities with the in-country team, including providing quality assurance of outputs and troubleshooting where required.
- Manage contracts, budgets and prepare financial reports and invoices.
Depending on your skills and experience, and the current portfolio, you may focus on one aspect more than another.
In doing the above, you will be expected to contribute positively to the company’s profitable portfolio of work and its reputation for successful project acquisition and implementation. You will also be expected to contribute to internal knowledge sharing and communication. You will report to the Manager of the AFN Division.