- Job posted on: 6th May 2021
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The Indonesian intact rainforest project is a team in the World Resources Institute that aims to support central and provincial governments of Indonesia to pursue alternative and sustainable economic development in provinces with large amounts of intact forest cover. Indonesia is home to the world’s third largest intact tropical rainforest, after only the Amazon and Congo. The four intact rainforest provinces are hailed as one of the ‘lungs of the world’, as well as having biodiversity of global significance. But with licences for commercial exploitation covering millions of hectares, these forests are threatened.
The Indonesian Intact rainforest project is designed to help amplify and catalyse partners, skills and alliances across governments, business, NGOs and local communities to support the realisation of an alternative development pathway. The initiative is core financed by an Australian foundation and the seven-person team is part of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) global ‘Food and Landuse Coalition’ (FOLU). This post will be part of the team of four based in Sydney, working closely with two other team members in Indonesia and one in London, and with the wider WRI network globally.
WRI is looking for an energetic, motivated and highly skilled Program Manager to augment the small team in Sydney, Australia.
The role will lead key operational functions of the project as well as delivery of program outcomes. We are looking for someone with highly honed project management skills to coordinate all aspects of the complex work of the project and ensure we progress toward our goals. The role will also lead the team’s fundraising efforts and support budgeting. In terms of project delivery, the role will also lead one of the key work-strands.
The position would suit someone trained in project management and business skills, and/or someone with practical experience of community and international development, looking to use their experience to help support some of the world’s most important remaining rainforests.