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Civil Society Engagement Manager - Peru Forest Governance

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies, and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations, and non-profit organizations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2,000 employees operating in over 90 counties.


Palladium is seeking a Civil Society Engagement Manager for an anticipated USAID funded program in Peru to strengthen forest governance. Program goals will include clarifying Peru?s forest regulatory framework, capacity building of regional and national forest institutions, and engagement of civil society.

The Civil Society Engagement Manager will provide leadership for the project, including the following responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities
  • Report to Chief of Party and work with senior technical leadership team to ensure an integrated implementation of project activities
  • Provide technical leadership, direction, and managerial support to the project?s civil society strengthening and outreach efforts
  • Assess gaps and weaknesses of existing coalitions and programs at national and regional levels and support opportunities to refocus efforts on sustainable forest management
  • Coordinate RFA process to ensure grant making that supports the project?s overall goals
  • Serve as technical monitor for grantees, strengthening CSO deliverables and activities funded by the project
  • Work with capacity building team to strengthen organizational development and sustainability of CSOS
  • Hone CSO skills in accountability, advocacy, mobilization, and communications
  • Coordinate learning forums among project grantees to promote best practices and an adaptive approach
  • Support CSO strategic development opportunities, including the solicitation of philanthropic donations.


Required qualifications
  • Master?s degree or higher in communication, political science, public policy, environment or natural resource related field
  • Minimum of ten years? experience working with CSOs in the forest sector in Peru
  • Experience working in complex, large-scale, donor-funded programs; USAID experience preferred
  • Experience engaging a wide variety of stakeholders including donors, government, private sector, CSOs, and media
  • Demonstrated superior management and supervisory skills in implementing social programs, with ability to adapt to changing needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Experience in coordination and collaboration of stakeholders including government agencies, civil society organizations, the private sector, and international donor agencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, and evaluative skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.