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Do you want to make a difference for our planet and gain hands-on work experience at an international conservation NGO? Rainforest Partnership (RP) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Austin, Texas, with team members in the US and Peru. RP conserves and restores tropical rainforests by working with communities to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature.
To support our projects in the Amazon rainforest and beyond, RP is currently looking for an Austin-based Program Coordinator. The primary responsibility of the Project Coordinator is to work with the RP projects team to support our projects in Peru.
- Organize incoming reports and photos from personnel abroad
- Help track project expenditures and activities
- Provide information and assistance to DP in completing required paperwork and reporting associated with each project (e.g. monthly report, updates, project implementation summaries)
- Interact with other personnel who are working in Peru as necessary for project related activities
- Research and help develop indicators and a methodology for measuring project success
- Help monitor and ensure the completion of all tasks laid out in the project plan
Qualifications - Candidates must have:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Project management skills or an aptitude for project management
- Proficiency in research, interpreting, and analyzing data
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Resourcefulness and creativity
- Spanish skills in speaking and writing
What you will get from this opportunity:
- An ability to work in a growing international NGO with a unique model of working
- You will gain experience in International Development
- The experience to work in a position of real responsibility
- An ability to own your designated work portfolio, and learn hands-on project management, time management, ability to collaborate with highly skilled staff and volunteers
- Work in a fun, high energy, positive, collaborative and diverse work environment
If you are interested, please fill out our volunteer questionnaire and volunteer interest form at our website: https://rainforestpartnership.org/ways-to-help/ -> Volunteer
About Rainforest Partnership
800 W 34th St, Suite 105, Austin, TX 78705, US
Rainforest Partnership is an international nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to protect and regenerate tropical rainforests by working with the people of the forests to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature. We envision thriving tropical rainforests that support a healthy, vibrant planet.
Our central objectives are to:
- Protect tropical rainforests and mitigate local drivers of deforestation by making it more profitable for the rainforest communities to keep the forests standing;
- Improve local livelihoods by helping communities establish and manage economically and ecologically sustainable businesses that flourish long after our work with the community is over;
- Make community members key players in the protection and monitoring of the forests where they live;
- Achieve added beneficial objectives alongside the key goal of rainforest protection including biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation and;
- Create enduring, replicable models in regions where we work and beyond.
We are currently working with communities in the Amazon rainforest region in Peru and Ecuador, developing businesses specific to each project area, including biodiversity potential; land management practices, socio-economic conditions; cultural diversity etc.
We believe the time we invest to establish trust with partner communities, identify appropriate businesses, and form strategic partnerships are the building blocks for our project success. Each of our projects become an important site for understanding the synergy between environmentally sustainable economic development and rainforest conservation.
We'll work with your schedule.
800 W 34th St.Suite 105Austin, TX 78705
- Cross-cultural Communication
- People Skills
- Project Management
- Minimum 10 hours per week