Project Manager

(Environment, Biodiversity and Community Development)




Role Description

Summary of position:

Based in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, with some travel to project sites, the post-holder will provide support to existing environmental and community development projects run by the NGO, as well as leading the design and implementation of new projects. Working with a Malagasy team of ecologists, primatologists and specialists in community development, the successful candidate will provide support to project coordinators and guide them towards meeting project goals, whilst also developing project proposals, securing funding for new and existing projects, and leading the implementation of new projects in the field. The role will be predominantly office-based, but with regular visits to project sites across Madagascar.

We are a small yet growing NGO, with a diverse range of projects, led by a team of driven and passionate specialists. This exciting post would suit someone with experience in conservation and development, and with some experience of working or traveling in a developing country.


Terms of employment

Title: Project Manager

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar (with some travel to remote field sites across Madagascar)

Duration: 12 months extendable, to commence as soon as possible

Contract: Full-time

Salary/stipend: Voluntary basis, with local living allowances, accommodation could be provided

Reporting to: the board of trustees


Primary responsibilities

  • Assist in developing the strategies of the organization and provide strategic advice for new and ongoing projects;

  • Provide monthly reports to the board of trustees on project activities and achievements;

  • Oversee all ongoing projects;

    • Liaise with project coordinators to ensure project objectives are met

    • Conduct monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure the progress of projects

    • Preparation of grant applications (with support from project coordinators)

  • Development and management of new research and development projects in line with Impact Madagascar’s vision;

    • Technical design of research and development projects

    • Secure funding for new projects via external donors

    • Overseeing of fieldwork activities

    • Statistical Data analyses and technical reporting

    • Dissemination of results on a local, national and international scale

Other duties and tasks

  • Preparation of content for website and social media, including blog posts;

  • Develop regular newsletters in collaboration with the board of trustees;

  • Raise the profile of Impact Madagascar nationally and internationally ;

  • Build relationships with national and international NGOs working in Madagascar;

  • Ensure that the Impact Madagascar team is involved in training, conferences, workshops and capacity building activities relating to conservation and development;

  • Aid in document translation (French to English) and proof-reading



  • Relevant postgraduate/graduate degree (or equivalent) in relevant field and proven experience in leading conservation/development projects;

  • Experience in project management, coordination and team leadership;

  • Experience in budget management and financial reporting;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work effectively with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, and across language barriers;

  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and interest in the links between community development and environmental conservation;

  • Previous experience of living and working in a developing country would be an asset;

  • Demonstrate an awareness of social and professional responsibility, working at all times with cultural sensitivity and respect;

  • Energetic and motivated to contribute to conservation and development in remote regions of Madagascar;

  • Have a flexible and patient attitude;

  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a team;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English (some knowledge of French or Malagasy would be an advantage, or else a willingness to learn)



The successful applicant will be provided with accommodation which is attached to the Impact Mada Head Office, located in a suburb of Antananarivo.


How to apply

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter detailing how their skills and experience match the requirements in the role description to Impact.Mada@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Short-listed applicants will be offered a Skype interview with the trustees and current Project Manager.


About Impact Madagascar

To find out more about Impact Madagascar and the work we do, please visit our website http://impactmadagascar.org/

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