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15 Sep 2023

Head of Project Development at Robert Walters

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Job Description

About the role: The role will require exceptional commerciality and a solution-oriented attitude, with experience of delivering complex projects alongside multiple stakeholders and an understanding of processes and sensitivities around land acquisition.Responsibilities

  • Sourcing degraded land for tropical forest restoration across Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and other high priority countries
  • Negotiating and securing large-scale (10,000 ha+) land concessions for tropical forest restoration from governments, traditional authorities and local communities
  • Negotiating benefit sharing agreements with governments, traditional authorities and local communities to ensure equitable and fair sharing of project benefits in a structure that reflects the risk/reward profile of our investment
  • Taking new country operations from zero to one – setting up new country entities and securing, where required, the necessary government agreements to start operations
  • Collaborating with technical experts on the production of feasibility studies and project design documents for successful project submissions and verifications
  • Leading a growing project development team and coordinating the development of several projects alongside one another, including setting work plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables

Candidates Requirements

  • Experience working with government and other stakeholders in Africa, with a preference for West Africa experience. Examples of past engagement at a senior governmental level in Africa
  • Ability to source, digest and interpret information across a range of disciplines (country legal frameworks, scientific and socio-economic data etc.)
  • Major project development and management experience – having sourced and developed a large project such as in agriculture, renewables, a government programme
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements with governments, communities or private groups
  • A willingness to travel to remote locations to deliver results on the ground – you will have to jump in a pick-up truck to visit potential forest restoration sites.
  • Strong relationship skills and the charisma required to build the high-level relationships needed to succeed – you should not be intimidated meeting high level political figures if required
  • Educated to degree level or higher in a relevant field
  • Fluency in English (+ French preferred)

If you meet the above requirements, do not hesitate to apply for this role as the Head of Project Development

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 28th September, 2023

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