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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Programme Development Manager with The Glacier Trust (UK)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:18:30 +0000

Forwarded ffrom CLIMLIST...

The Glacier Trust

Patrons: Sir Chris Bonington, CVO, CBE, DL, Prof. Doug Benn
Part (or possibly full) time job opportunity

Title: Programme Development Manager (UK and Nepal)

Report to: Robin Garton (Director)

Location: UK based. Part working from home/UK, part in Nepal (approx 50/50)

Term: Up to two years part time (or one year full time) with potential
for extension

The Trust’s Purpose: Climate change is threatening sustainable
agriculture in many parts of the Himalayas. The Glacier Trust works in
partnership with local NGOs, building their capacity to create
sustainable agriculture in these rapidly changing environments. The
Trust also has a higher education programme providing scholarships that
enable Nepali postgraduates to improve the quality of their fieldwork
and research programmes. It is pioneering periglacial studies in Nepal.

Candidate suitability: This post would provide an ideal grounding for
someone wanting to build a career in international development by
working with a relatively new organisation that is looking to increase
its outreach and improve the quality of what it delivers. Flexibility in
time allocation and working arrangements means that it should be
possible to accommodate a candidate during their PhD studies (subject to
discussion) or to accommodate an applicant’s post doctoral research.
There are future possibilities for promotion within The Trust on a full
time basis.

Activities: Estimated allocations of time includes working with the
director on administration (25%); working with NGOs in Nepal and
supporting The Trust’s higher education programme (50%); identifying
funding organisations and drafting funding applications, for which
training and guidance will be provided, (25%).

Qualifications:  Applicants should have an MSc (at least) in one of the
following subjects or in a subject closely related:  Catchment
hydrology;   Carbon sequestration (improving drought resilience);

             Improved crop types;  Ecosystems;  Forest management, fuel
wood reduction and agroforestry;

                                        Bioengineering (preventing
landslides) ;Periglacial geomorphology

Applicants must be able to show competence in report writing, reviewing
literature, team work and above all the ability to communicate
scientific understanding in a developing country. They will need to
demonstrate their potential both to increase The Trust’s outreach and
improve the quality of its programmes

Salary:         Up to £22,000 per annum, depending upon qualification and
experience, or pro rata for part time applicants. Travel costs will be
provided together with subsistence allowances while abroad.

Application: Applicants should be familiar with all aspects of The
Trust’s work (see <> ) and submit a letter of
application, not exceeding 2 pages, together with CV by email before
Monday 3 February 2014.

The Glacier Trust     North Wing, Roundway House, Devizes, Wiltshire,
SN10 2 EG

                  Charity registered in England, Number 1124955


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