Cool Earth has an opportunity for coordinator with experience of working on development or conservation partnerships.
This is a key role within our growing organisation, where you will play an instrumental role in scaling up our impact across the globe and our learning of what works best under different contexts to protect rainforest by supporting local people.
This role requires a methodical, organised mind. You will be coordinating the application process and then the on-going relationship with each of our NGO partners. You will be providing the opportunity to build a large portfolio of learning data as we scale up the network over the next few years.
You will need to have experience of working on development or conservation partnerships, building systems and processes as well as building good relationships with international partners (local NGOs).
• Coordinating the Rainforest Partnership (RFP) application process
• Managing Cool Earth’s relationship with current NGO partners
• Assessing the initial suitability of potential partners
• Converting strong applications from potential partners into proposals to build a case for the RFP decision board
• Working collaboratively with the Forest Impacts manager to design and build the MEL capture from the RFPs and incorporate this flow of data into wider systems and process
• Keeping track of reporting from the Rainforest partners, helping to draw out insights and disseminate this to the rest of the wider team.
• Refining the RFP application process and reporting system, optimizing its efficiency
• Proactively identifying and scoping new potential local NGO partners in addition to those who apply, especially those who may not have the means to find us and require extra capacity building
• Review the partnerships and associated budgets annually
• Building relationships with local charities and any other key stakeholders as required
• No line-management responsibility as yet but as the RFP grows you may be required to manage a supporting role
Essential Skills and Abilities
• Experience of project management tools for international development or conservation, including tools and methods such as log frames, theory of change and budgets.
• Highly developed levels of organisational and structural thinking, while also able to stay flexible and open minded as a team player
• Degree or higher level education
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Excellent ability to work with people from other countries and cultures.
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian and environmental principles of Cool Earth
• Excellent experience of using Microsoft Excel and Word
Desirable Skills and Abilities
• Significant experience of working in international development or conservation programmes, either on the programmes side or on grant application or grant decisions making.
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