Projects Coordinator

PUR Projet is looking for a high-level professional for the position of Projects Coordinator France.

Responsibilities:

Main Mission

Develop, coordinate  and  monitor  integrated  reforestation  /  agroforestry projects in France.

Coordinate and operate the Concours Arbres d’Avenir Specification of activities.

1/ Projects development:  

  • Assess feasibility of new projects and design project set-up, activities, proceedings
  • Set-up, Plan, Coordinate, and Monitor the implementation of project activities:

Beneficiaries identification and registration

Farmers trainings

Planting and maintenance activities

Monitoring of social and environmental impacts

Development of other production chains (timber, fruits)

Support to farmers rights recognition on trees

  • Control quality of implementation, improve proceedings
  • Coordinate with PUR Lab manager for the implementation of
  • Impacts monitoring activities

 

2/ Concours Arbres d’Avenir:

  • Contribute to the writing of the Concours rules and timeline
  • Collect applications and Assess eligibility of candidates, following the assessment grid and selection criteria
  • Exchange with potential candidates during the application process
  • Shortlist technically interesting projects, to be presented to a jury composed of agroforestry experts
  • Organise and Animate the selection jury meeting
  • Follow-up with laureates along the Concours’ duration: advice on plantation models, collection of documentation and deliverables, administrative coordination
  • Coordinate local action with the Concours’ technical partners
  • Take part in the organisation of the Award Ceremony

 

3/ Update Reporting and Communication tools and formats:

  • Complete registry of plantation and GPS database
  • Complete project participants’ database
  • Update project follow-up and management reporting formats
  • Writing of progress reports

 

4/ Organize field visits:

  • Coordination with visitors, local teams and organizations of producers
  • Design the visit according to the purpose of the visitors

 

5/ Communication to financing partners:

  • Participate in project’s update presentation to partners and clients

 

6/ Improvement of proceedings and tools

  • Contribute to the improvement of PUR Projet’s tools and proceedings
  • Contribute to the improvement of PUR Projet’s training and educative material

 

7/ Audit and improvement of third-party projects 

  • Conduct audits of projects developed by third-parties
  • Assist third-parties for the improvement of their field projects or the integration to partners’ broader programs

 

The Projects Coordinator France will work under the supervision of the Projects Director, and in strong collaboration with PUR Projet Paris team

Profile: 

  • Graduated  from  an  internationally  renowned  top  university  with  a  scientific background (preferably agronomy or agriculture engineer)
  • The position can be adapted to a junior or a senior profile:

Junior  profile:  at  least  1  year  of  experience  of  field  projects  implementation  with farmers in France

Senior profile: 5 to 15 years of experience in as a project engineer including several years of field projects implementation with farmers in France

  • Strong desire to commit and dedicate his/her experience  and  energy  to  a  unique  socio-environmental business experience, driven by a strong  will to contribute the integration of climate change risks into the world economy
  • Attracted by SMB  /  start-up  environment,  with  the  ambition  to  develop  a  fast  growing international  business  –  “intrapreneurship”  spirit,  which  particularly  relates  to  a  pro-active attitude and hands-on mentality
  • Dynamic, excellent business and relational skills
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities,  rigour  and  formalization.  High self-requirement  level. Capacity to deliver high-quality services to companies
  • Professional fluency in English would be an asset.

Location: Based in France, with a high level of mobility. Although the office of PUR Projet in France is in Paris, being located in Paris is not a prerequisite for this position.

About PUR Projet

PUR Projet, founded in 2008 by Tristan Lecomte (HEC, Founder of Alter Eco, Ashoka fellow, Young Global Leader 2013) and managed by Pierric Jammes since 2010 (X02, Stanford, McKinsey), is a social business whose mission is to preserve and restore natural capital via the economy, empowering corporations and local communities. PUR Projet is specialized in the operation of large scale corporate insetting programs, accompanying companies to understand, assess and reduce their impacts and dependencies on natural capital, and to design, implement and monitor efficient insetting operations along their value chains, such as sustainable procurement strategies, sustainable sourcing initiatives and supply chains community ecosystems management projects. PUR Projet has significant background and track record on the operations of reforestation, agroforestry (managing agricultural outputs combining crop and timber/fruit trees planting), and forest conservation insetting field projects, empowering farmer organizations in the design, the implementation, the monitoring and the long-term sustainability of the ecosystems management activities.

PUR Projet manages a portfolio of 40 field projects around the world with diversified farmer groups. A

Additional relevant information can be consulted on the following documents:

PUR Project general presentation

Insetting applied to the coffee sector

PUR Lab presentation

Projects portfolio

PUR Projet is structured into two operational poles:

PUR Projet, based in Paris, London, Bangkok and Toronto, works with PUR Projet clients to define and manage their insetting programs. The different phases of an insetting program include: impact assessment and supply chains studies, program definition, program coordination in collaboration with client’s teams, definition of monitoring frameworks, communication on the projects activities and outcomes, and development of marketing or cofinancing strategies to involve final consumers or other partners. PUR Projet manages a portfolio of about 50 insetting programs with a team of 15 programs operators.

PUR Development, based in Singapore, London, Paris, Bogota, Bangkok, Kunming, Chang Maï and Awasa implements on the ground the projects and supply chain activities constitutive of the programs designed for PUR Projet’ clients. The projects developers design and coordinate the projects’ activities in relationship with local teams integrated to the farmers’ organisations. PUR Development also runs the PUR Lab initiative, in charge of measuring and valuing all ecosystem, social and economic services provided by the projects. PUR Development manages a portfolio of 40 field projects across the 5 continents with a team of 15 projects coordinators, working with more than 100 field technicians.

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