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Strategic Partnerships Manager - Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration


Employer: World Vision
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Environment & Sustainability, International Aid & Development, Project Management, Business Development & Sales, Conservation & Land Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 18 March, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

An exciting opportunity to lead a new Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) program with World Vision Australia.

Our Food Security and Natural Resources team are searching for an entrepreneurial leader to drive the piloting and testing of a new model to build and scale the impact of FMNR. Over the past 5 years, FMNR has grown from seven, to now 24 countries worldwide. In this role you will share our vision to scale-up FMNR to respond to food insecurity and poverty at scale, further helping millions of rural farmers and their families to build resilience to the impacts of climate change.

This Strategic Partnerships Manager will play a key strategic role in building networks and partnerships to grow the program and investigate innovative collaborations to sustainably fund and grow FMNR across a whole country. With a commercial mindset and acumen, they will develop new approaches to scaling FMNR beyond the scope of World Vision and across a range of government and non-government organisations.

Who we’re looking for…

To be successful as our Strategic Partnerships Manager for FMNR program development, you will possess the following qualities:

  • Experience in professional roles in program and business development, particularly in Natural Resource Management (Minimum 5 years), and being able to demonstrate technical experience in international development programs, across:
    • Agriculture, natural resource management (NRM), landscape restoration and livelihood projects;
    • The design and monitoring of projects;
    • Community engagement practices, such as participatory planning and assessment, either in agriculture, NRM or both;
    • Ongoing technical program monitoring and evaluations.
  • Understanding of the international aid landscape and key donors as they relate to the landscape restoration, NRM and agriculture sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience in working closely within multidisciplinary teams, either for grant acquisition, program design, or ongoing management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • A strong understanding of key challenges in international development, and appreciation of community-led development approaches, and of community development and landscape restoration programming strategies.
  • A leader’s mindset that can use adaptive management approaches to pivot the project whenever necessary.

What you need to know

  • This role is a 12 months fixed term contract operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our head office in Burwood East, Victoria.
  • This position requires occasional travel.

What Success Looks Like?

  • You excel working in an ever-changing environment and you love forming strong relationships, which lets you effectively engage with stakeholders and to perform at your peak.
  • Having a proactive and fresh approach, you are ready to collaborate and overcome any obstacles that may come your way. Your energy is infectious, showcasing the passion you can bring to our organisation.

Why Should You Apply?

  • We collaborate in a high performing and professional culture, committed to one common goal; the fight against global poverty, its causes and making a real difference in the world
  • We build brighter futures for vulnerable children and seeking to empower the world's poorest people.
  • Our people have access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility
  • We challenge vertical thinking and ask for horizontal perspective and implications
  • Together, we achieve organisational outcomes
  • We believe in timely truth telling with love
  • Competitive salary and flexible salary packaging scheme

Why World Vision?

  • World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 2.4 million children).
  • We have more than 45,000 staff members working in 96 countries. For six decades, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes.

Our vision for every child: Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart: the will to make it so.

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