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International Development

Program Director

Millar Cameron is a global leader in International Development recruitment, working with some of the most exciting social enterprises around the world. We are currently supporting FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) with their search for a Program Director. In 2019 the FSC Indigenous Foundation (FSC IF) was established, with the mission to unlock the enabling environment to secure Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and promote sustainable forest-based solutions within 300 million hectares of Indigenous forests on the planet.

Panama City, Panama
The Role

The FSC IF will be the implementing agency for an upcoming five-year USAID Global Development Alliance (GDA) Program: Indigenous Peoples Alliance for Rights and Development (IPARD). The FSC IF seeks a strategic and results-driven Program Director who will lead the implementation of the IPARD Program by providing strategic vision and direction including program, financial, and staff management, performance monitoring, and reporting.

The Program Director’s key responsibilities will include:
• Oversee operational, technical, financial, and administrative management of the Program with adherence to donor, FSC, and FSC IF policies, procedures, and internal regulations.
• Oversee timely implementation of all Program workplans, projects, and inputs
• Ensure accountability for Program expenditures, results, and work plans
• Oversee technical delivery in all strategic objectives of the Program
• Coordinate and communicate with USAID for timely submission of all written reports and other deliverables
• The individual will negotiate and collaborate with host government officials, USAID Country Missions, other donor programs, local organizations, private sector representatives, local community leaders and other stakeholders
• Act as Secretariat for the IPARD Steering Committee

The ideal Program Director will have:
• At least a Master’s level degree in environmental science, policy, business administration, economic development, international development studies, or related areas.
• At least 5 years of experience as Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, or Project/Program Director or similar role
• Experience in projects with deep knowledge of local community and community landscapes with knowledge of/experience working with key organizations relevant to international development, environment, and Indigenous Peoples
• At least 5 years of experience managing or implementing multi-sectoral programs including with the private sector and governments.
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Indigenous Peoples rights and sustainable development at the national or international levels
• Demonstrated track record of successful design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of interventions linked to capacity building, policy & advocacy, and business development/economic growth in support of Indigenous Peoples and/or local communities
• Experience in working collaboratively and effectively with multiple sectors and stakeholders including local national staff, donor organizations (USAID, World Bank, EU, NORAD, DFID, SIDA, GIZ, etc.).
• Strong oral and written communication, presentation, and negotiation skills in English and Spanish
• Candidates deeply familiar with Indigenous Peoples culture and communities or a native member of an Indigenous People would be a plus.

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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