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.