Program Manager to the Tenure Facility

Stockholm (Kommun) (SE)
den 20 december 2017
den 20 januari 2018
Helena Liljegren

Program Manager

The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility is the first and only international, multi-stakeholder institution exclusively focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. It provides grants to implement tenure rights under existing law and policy and shares the knowledge, innovations and tools that emerge. The Tenure Facility is dedicated to scaling up recognition of collective land and forest rights globally. This helps reduce conflict and further the achievement of global human rights, environment, and development goals. The Tenure Facility is an international foundation registered in Sweden.

Overview of the position

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Manager leads the solicitation, development and facilitation of concepts and proposals for the Tenure Facility’s grants portfolio. The Program Manager works with Tenure Facility allies, including the Rights and Resources Initiative and other networks and coalitions dedicated to recognizing land rights, including potential grantees, to define opportunities for scaling-up secure tenure in select countries and regions. The Program Manager helps to manage the work and deliverables of consultants, Tenure Facility Country Focal Points and other kinds of technical assistance to grantees. In close coordination with the Executive Director and Donor Relationships Manager, the Program Manager helps to develop systems for managing grants, and monitoring and reporting results. The Program Manager is responsible for facilitating, coaching and supporting grantees in identifying their capacity building needs and improving their grant implementation strategies, results management, financial reporting practices, and sharing of lessons learned.

Overarching responsibilities

  • Support the Executive Director and COO to establish the Tenure Facility as a highly credible and respected institution among international development institutions and donors
  • Provide effective stewardship of the Tenure Facility
  • Generate mutual trust and respect of local communities and Indigenous Peoples and cultures, with full awareness of the intricacies of relationships among them and their allies and supporters
  • Contribute to the development of the Tenure Facility’s strategic goals and objectives
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the Executive Director and COO informed of all critical issues

Job functions

  • Work with the Executive Director and the Chief Operational Officer to develop and manage grants and contracts, and scale-up tenure security in key countries
  • Help to develop, coach, facilitate and support a step-by-step process for approving existing and potential grantees concepts, proposals and projects, including convening the Project Screening Committee, which screens and recommends approval of grants
  • Work with service providers, consultants and technical assistance providers to assist existing and potential grantees in the development of concepts, proposals and implementation strategies
  • Work with existing and potential grantees in-country to support grant management, results tracking, reporting, and learning
  • Assist in developing platforms and opportunities for linking grantees to existing networks, practitioners and other allies in related fields, such as those working on environment, climate change, women’s empowerment, green growth and sustainable development goals
  • Monitor deliverables of service providers and consultants


  • Commitment to the Tenure Facility’s mission and goals
  • Proven experience and a demonstrated ability to successfully manage projects and consultants and to develop and implement new systems to track projects around the world
  • At least 8 years’ professional experience, with a minimum of three years’ managing international programs
  • Advanced degree in fields of forestry, natural resource management, social or natural science, public policy, international development, organizational and project management, or related fields
  • Successful track record in project reporting and communicating project impacts, preferably experience with Sida, Norad and other major international bi-lateral donors and private foundations
  • Prior experience working in senior management in non-profit organizations, or related alliances and networks
  • Prior knowledge in non-profit financial analysis
  • At least two years’ experience working with Indigenous Peoples and local communities in Africa, Asia, or Latin America
  • Fluency in English, and French or Spanish

Preferred characteristics

  • Passionate about the Tenure Facility’s mission and able to promote and communicate the mission and values of the Tenure Facility to external and internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence, and has experience leading others to new levels of effectiveness and impact
  • Communicates clearly in both writing and speaking, to different kinds of audiences
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends
  • Exceptional capacity for managing people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in groups
  • Technologically savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in dynamic work environment
  • Willingness to travel extensively

For more information please contact Helena Liljegren, COO: +46 76-1015099

Please apply by 20 January 2018 to:

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