Project Manager, Honduras

Reports To: Director of Grants Management
Job Type: Full-time, exempt
Region: Central America & Mexico
Location: Honduras
Start Date: August 2022
Contact: Please apply by filling out the form below.

Summary of the Organization

Root Capital is a nonprofit whose mission is to grow rural prosperity and build the resilience of farming families around the world. We support the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities. These businesses purchase crops such as coffee, cocoa, or grains from smallholder farmers. With growth, they become engines of impact that can raise incomes, create jobs for the next generation of leaders, level the playing field for women, and take urgent action against climate change.

We supply these businesses with vital credit and capacity building to foster their growth and resilience. We work in hard-to-serve communities where others don’t. To date, we’ve distributed $1.6 billion to improve the lives of over 10 million people in farming families. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Root Capital currently has associated offices in Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru, Ghana, and Kenya.

Position Overview

The Project Manager will have overall responsibility for overseeing the technical implementation, performance monitoring, and finance and operations oversight of all aspects of the project in direct coordination with internal and external implementation teams. This role will be the main point of contact to provide and share information related to the project with various internal and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities

Lead strategic project planning, implementation design and procurement (30%)

  • Overall responsibility for project design, including collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to produce a scope of work, targets/commitments (specific deliverables definition), use of available funds by activity or country (budget distribution) and final timeline to achieve targets/commitments.
  • Coordinate, develop and present pre-implementation documentation according to the donor requirements.
  • Develop and communicate the implementation tool kit (operationalization of the proposal for implementation teams, internals and externals), including compliance needs, commitment/targets and available funding.

Monitor technical, programmatic and administrative activities (40%)

  • Monitor technical and programmatic activities in coordination with internal implementation managers and other key internal stakeholders.
  • Monitor technical and programmatic activities of implementation partners.
  • Monitor budget management and use of available funds by implementing managers and implementation partners.
  • Manage project governance meetings.
  • Provide technical and programmatic guidance to ensure project compliance in coordination with internal implementation managers and external implementation partners.
  • Provide use of funds guidance to ensure project budget compliance in coordination with internal implementation managers and external implementation partners.
  • Resolve programmatic and budget related issues to ensure compliance and;
  • Elevate and coordinate as needed any programmatic and budget issues outside the scope of responsibilities to the appropriate stakeholders to ensure compliance.

Donor reporting and communication (30%)

  • Overall responsibility for all project reporting including, but not limited to, providing quantitative and qualitative information related to progress compared to commitments, budget execution, and other compliance deliverables requested by the donor.
  • Develops and communicates strong rationale around implementation or budget variance and updating work plans to reflect adaptations.
  • Serve as a point of contact for teams, responsible for communications to ensure timely execution of progress, appropriate use of resources and grant compliance and that team actions remain in synergy. This includes communicating with leadership to keep the project aligned with goals. The Project Manager will be principal point of contact in Honduras for procedural and technical matters
  • Manage relationships with other potential partners, ensuring that all project contributors are well-informed and engaged.

Experience and skills

Required

  • At least ten years of experience managing aspects of complex activities of similar scale, with a particular emphasis on coffee.
  • Experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis (quantitative and qualitative) and database management.
  • Technical expertise in areas such as poverty reduction, coffee, agricultural value-chain development; economic growth (linking small farmers with domestic and international buyers), and/or small and medium-size enterprise business development.
  • Demonstrated success in operating in a fast-past, highly collaborative environment and to influence results with teams that have a high diversity of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, proactiveness, creative problem-solving and ethical management.
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects while maintaining focus and flexibility in the face of change and ambiguity.
  • Ability to think creatively, take initiative, and work independently, while also collaboratively.
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve to address challenges and obstacles.
  • Professional fluency in English; demonstrably strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional competency in Spanish required.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in Honduras.

Preferred

  • At least 6 years of experience in a non-profit setting working with grants.
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience with USAID or other public sector entities.

To apply, please visit: https://rootcapital.org/careers/

Root Capital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, active military or veteran status, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, and breastfeeding and expressing breast milk), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Root Capital is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that upholds our leadership principles of: empowerment, equity, integrity, service, and transparency.


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