Program Manager in Africa

Terraformation Published: December 28, 2023
Location
Ghana
Skill Level
Senior Level
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Climate Change / Natural Resources/ Restoration / Program Management
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Description

Terraformation is restoring the world's forests to help solve climate change and build thriving communities.
 
Our mission is to help solve climate change by restoring the planet’s forests. We believe that native forest ecosystems are the most effective, safe, and scalable carbon capture systems on Earth. We work with partners all over the world to accelerate successful restoration projects and scale this climate solution.
We’re innovating in both forest tech and green finance. We’ve developed accessible, low-cost solutions to native forest restoration, including off-grid seed banks to store millions of seeds anywhere, open-source software to measure tree health and growth, and accessible forestry training programs. We’re also developing novel financing structures to support local communities as they undertake restoration projects.
 
We’re a unique mix of foresters, technology experts, and creative communicators brought together by our common mission. Learn more at terraformation.com.
 
JOB MISSION
 

The Program Manager in Africa will oversee a portfolio of international forestry projects in Terraformation’s Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator, from project design through implementation and monitoring. They will help set strategy and experience for global forestry partners working to scale their forest  restoration operations, interfacing closely with partners virtually and in-person to carry out due diligence, support the creation of feasibility studies and PDD writing, coordinate training, and support the implementation of forest restoration carbon projects.

This position will co-create key materials with forestry partners and will project manage timelines and deliverables to guarantee critical milestones and objectives. Working cross-functionally with Terraformation’s internal teams and experts, the Project Manager will streamline existing internal processes, collect and aggregate partner data for internal/external use, analyze partner reporting and key learnings, and ensure a high-quality partner experience.
 
  • Location: Remote; Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, or Kenya preferred.
  • Salary: $50,000-90,000 USD (depending on experience and location), plus equity

Responsibilities

  • Oversee a portfolio of global carbon forest restoration projects, serving as the primary point of contact for regional partners operating primarily in West, Central, and East Africa from project design through implementation and monitoring.
  • Lead internal and external coordination of deliverables to partners, including restoration training via Terraformation experts and external consultants.
  • Set strategy and experience for global forestry partners, ensuring a collaborative working relationship and driving positive partner outcomes.
  • Work closely with global partners to co-create work plans and key project documentation, including feasibility studies and project design documents.
  • Oversee complex partner operations, tracking against project milestones, carbon standard requirements, budgets, and restoration objectives.
  • Iterate upon existing internal partner processes - including onboarding, partner delivery, and reporting - to improve the efficacy of Terraformation’s partner operations.
  • Detail reporting requirements, train teams where needed, and ensure quality data output.
  • Travel frequently to partner locations to assist in initial vetting, build relationships, liaise with government and community members, proactively identify risks and challenges, oversee training, and support the implementation of restoration projects.
  • Build a network of regional stakeholders who can further Terraformation’s objectives, including government officials, NGO partners, and contractors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years of proven experience in relevant project management and operations roles
  • Prior experience implementing forest restoration projects and/or carbon projects preferred, with a strong track record of working with local partners
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; master’s degree preferred
  • Experience using project management software, familiarity with CRM platforms, and ability to create and manage complex spreadsheets or databases
  • Partner-first mentality; ability to empathize and work closely with diverse global cultures and stakeholders
  • English language fluency; secondary language proficiency highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to drive complex initiatives in a leadership role across teams
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, with the ability to build narratives and provide recommendations and learnings based on data
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status

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