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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Finance & Accounting
  • Languages
    English Dutch French Portuguese Spanish
  • Experience Required
    Entry
  • Degree Required
    Bachelor
    • Province
      Utrecht
    • Date Posted
      August 11,2021
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    Program Operations Officer – Landscapes Finance

    Are you a star in creating order in complex situations? Do you love developing processes and structure? And would you like to apply these skills in an international organization that is committed to positive impact on the lives of farmers and on the environment through investments in sustainable landscapes and supply chains?

    We are looking for a Program Operations Officer to strengthen the Landscapes Finance team.

    The program

    IDH’s mission is built upon three core pillars: convening, co-financing and learning & innovating. We convene public-private partnerships to jointly set ambitious targets and formulate co-investment plans that unlock scaling of sustainable production & trade to deliver large scale impact on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate agreement.

    IDH is engaged in a broad global portfolio of Landscapes programs, that support jurisdictions in developing and implementing a holistic sustainable development agenda, based on production, protection, restoration and inclusion principles, and supporting innovation in business models that contribute to these agendas.

    The Landscape Finance team is dedicated to mobilizing private investments and learning around such innovative business models, and manages Technical Assistance Facilities (TAF) for a number of investment funds that promote inclusive and sustainable land use, rural livelihoods and forest protection, including the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund, the AGRI3 Fund, the &Green Fund, as well as works closely with IDH’s FarmFitFund, dedicated to investing in smallholder inclusive business models.

    The role

    IDH aims to recruit one Program Operations Officer to support the IDH Landscape Finance team to deliver on its ambitious program. The Program Officer Operations will support program management and operations in the Business Unit (BU) Landscapes (around 80 FTE worldwide in Latin America, the Netherlands, Africa and Asia) and will work closely with the Program Managers and Program officer for the LDN TAF and AGRI3 TAF, and the Operations team of the Landscapes BU. Key responsibilities include:

    • Contracting of new projects for Landscapes Finance programs, including the Technical Assistance Facilities for the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund, the AGRI3 Fund and the &Green Fund
    • Coordination of calls for proposals issued by the Landscapes Finance team (including both tendering processes for consultancy services and open calls for projects)
    • Monitoring donor compliance of grant-funded projects and programs
    • Supporting review of project progress reports and preparation of donor reports
    • Designing and implementing improvements in program operations, e.g. introduction of new (digital) tools and methods for program and project management, ensure alignment with IDH wide operations.
    • Coordinate IDH pipeline of investment opportunities with IDH country teams, and maintain the quarterly investment development dashboard
    • Maintain Landscape Finance website and prepare regular online communications
    • Support and coordinate development of knowledge products and (online) events, in close cooperation with the relevant program manager

    Who you are

    You have a few years of work experience in a program or project support role, e.g. as Project or Program Management Officer in a financial institution, or larger company or NGO. You are familiar with a considerable level of complexity in projects or programs and are not deterred by ambiguity. You have affinity with the work IDH and the Landscapes Finance team. You love to organize, structure and design processes with the aim of facilitating global teams in achieving results. You are digitally savvy and you have experience in working in international teams with people with different cultural backgrounds.

    What you bring

    • Few years program/project experience in an international environment, of which 0-2 years relevant program experience.
    • Working and thinking at Bachelor’s degree in for example international business administration or public administration.
    • Strong inter personal skills and the ability to communicate diplomatically in cross-cultural situations.
    • Experience with use of project management and management information software or apps, e.g. Salesforce, Tableau, Monday.com, Smartsheet, or similar tools. Experience with applying program or project management methods (e.g. Agile, IPMA, PMP, MSP) is an advantage.
    • Fluent in English, spoken and written. Additional language skills in Dutch, French, Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish are an advantage.
    • Experience developing communication pieces, documents and presentations for external audiences. Experience in website maintenance is a plus.
    • Working knowledge of budgeting and financial forecasting in excel
    • Knowledge, obtained through work or study, of agricultural supply chains, sustainable landscape, impact investment and global environmental challenges is an advantage.

    Who we are

    IDH brings companies, CSOs, governments and others in public-private partnerships together to realize green & inclusive growth at scale in commodity sectors and sourcing areas. Our approaches are designed to drive sustainability from niche to norm in mainstream markets, delivering impact on Sustainable Development Goals. We focus on creating positive impact on deforestation, living incomes and living wages, working conditions, toxic loading and gender. In this we are supported by multiple European governments, including our institutional donors: BUZA, SECO and DANIDA. IDH is a company that works together with over 600 companies, CSOs, financial institutions, producer organizations and governments in 12 sectors and 12 landscapes in over 40 countries worldwide.

    What we offer

    IDH offers a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. The position is for 32-40 hours per week. We offer a gross monthly salary between €2500 and € 2700 (based on a 40-hour week) and solid fringe benefits, including a good pension scheme.

    Interested

    Please feel free to contact Thomas Duurland, Program Manager Landscapes Finance, by e-mail at duurland@idhtrade.org with any question about this position.

    Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume in English by using the following hyperlink: https://idhtrade.inhroffice.com/en/job/199051/apply

    We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, latest by August 31, 2021.

    Candidates are based in the Netherlands and have permission to work in the Netherlands.

     
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