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Restoration and Forest Markets Manager

Restoration and Forest Markets Manager

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The project will introduce innovative landscape restoration and agroforestry techniques. This position will be responsible for providing technical and programmatic management support to markets-related component of the project. The incumbent will report to the TNC project lead and work in close collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team working on this project, contributing significantly to the project technically and in managing stakeholder relationships, especially relevant for the forest markets component. They will coordinate with a wide variety of stakeholders, prepare technical work products, and contribute to the overall project strategy. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Provides strategic and technical inputs for the forest markets component of the project, focusing on market linkages and value chains for conservation strategies such as non-timber forest products, agroforestry, and/or other restoration approaches with co-benefits. 
  • Works closely with the project team and partners on market-related issues and supports field-based staff. Effectively engages with relevant market-related stakeholders.
  • Contributes to a key component of the project, including execution of the approved annual work plan with a wide range of partners. 
  • Contributes to technical reporting related to the forest markets component of the project.
  • Provides technical inputs to the project lead on issues related to forest markets, especially value chains, and identifies key strategies and suggests an implementation plan.
  • Builds on current markets-related work to design and then execute strategies for effective market linkages for non-timber forest products, bamboo, and various other agroforestry products. The market strategies should advance landscape restoration and agroforestry with local communities and other key stakeholders. 
  • Identifies, manages, and oversees all contracts, sub-grants, and reporting (both technical and financial) related to the forest markets component.
  • Oversees the work products of consultants and partners.
  • Establishes and maintains optimal performance standards within budget. 
  • Organizes workshops and roundtables to advance project goals.
  • Writes technical reports, requests for proposal (RFPs), Terms of references (TORs), and other communications materials to advance project deliverables.        
  • Travels domestically as per project requirements. Conducts site visits in coordination with partners and field team members.  
  • Assists the project team in negotiating complex agreements in a multi-stakeholder environment.   
  • Periodically may have to work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.    
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