Forest & Climate Change - Project Task Manager

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Deadline 24 August 2020

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Organisation: GAF AG

About the company

GAF AG is a global company with leading expertise in the development of geo-information products and services. Since its founding in 1985, the company has developed a broad geoscience portfolio. With more than 200 highly qualified employees GAF AG offers geo-data, data processing, geographic information systems, database applications, software development, consulting and project management as well as development assistance.

About the Role

The Project Task Manager will

  • report to the Business Manager
  • support the Business Manager in the implementation of technical projects/Programmes and/or projects funded by donors for developing countries.
  • manage Earth Observation product-oriented projects, related to REDD+, Sustainable Forest Management, Land Use and Natural Resources Management. Including planning, implementation and control of the project goals and delivering work packages.
  • translate client requirements into technical workflows and processes in close collaboration with the Technology Manager and manage technical Teams for implementation.
  • balance and prioritise resources to ensure scope, budget and time are controlled.
  • ensure compliance with quality guidelines, standards, processes.
  • be responsible for economical and technically adequate management of technical resources.
  • support the Business Manager in communicating with clients via training workshops, seminars, presentations, meetings and high-quality documentation.
  • support the Business Manager in business development activities including winning new client projects and proposal writing.
  • use scientific methods based on state-of-the-art EO technologies in Projects.
  • provide appropriate, relevant economic evaluation of information, data and algorithms.
  • support the Business Manager in researching and undertaking policy analysis on programmatic and international and national policy issues related to REDD+, Zero Deforestation, and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM).
  • support the Business Manager in business development activities by reviewing specific projects or investment opportunities within the Tropical Forest, REDD+ and Land Use Programmes, providing supporting in proposal writing and communication with consortium partners.
  • be based in Munich and is expected to conduct travel to national and international clients as required.