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Sustainability Project Manager

Louis Dreyfus Company

Management & Business Development

USh Confidential
1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 15,000 people globally.

Job Description

The purpose of the role is to support the development of LDCâs Stronger Coffee Initiative (SCI) in Uganda.
Stronger Coffee Initiative (SCI) is a new LDC-led platform for collaborative investments in coffee sustainability consisting of 3 interrelated areas of action:

Farmer Prosperity (incl. Gender Equity and Youth), Low Carbon Production, and Regenerative Agriculture.

Leveraging LDCâs experience, global reach and supply chain expertise, the SCI builds coalitions and increases opportunities for our partners to invest in these 3 areas for a stronger future - for coffee, for people and for the environment. Our goal is to facilitate collaborative investments that lead to measurable impact and shared rewards to scale sustainability across the value chain.

In this context, LDC Uganda is looking for a Project Manager that will facilitate the development and implementation of collaborative initiative projects in Uganda. The role will work in close collaboration with the Country Sustainability Manager, the Stronger Coffee Initiative Global Manager, the Regional Sustainability Manager, LDC Agronomists based in Uganda and partners LDC engages with locally.

Main accountabilities (Main Responsibilities)

Develop Stronger Coffee Initiative strategy in Uganda and its operational model based on the global SCI framework and the local context in close collaboration with the Country Sustainability Manager:

Identify in coordination with sustainability and origination teams how to maximize project investments within existing and new supply chains covered by LDCâs Responsible Sourcing Program (RSP). Define a set of interventions and their operational model to be implemented within LDCâs supply chains to achieve the country SCI strategy. Lead the delivery of targets, work plans and budgets linked to the development of SCI within the country.

Lead the implementation of SCI within the country in coordination with the Sustainability manager and with local/international partners, customers, international organizations:

Coordinate operations and administration (ensure clear and up-to-date interventionsâ documentation. E.g., contracts, workplans, timeline, progress report etc.) Ensure timely and efficient delivery of outputs and outcomes. Ensure the Sustainability team is properly informed and resourced to undertake their responsibilities, provide support, coaching and back-stop to guarantee the operational models in place lead to efficient delivery of activities. Ensure work plans, budgets and reports are completed and delivered to partners in a timely manner. Manage M&E activities in coordination with the Sustainability Manager to track project progress and impacts.

Report regularly to the Sustainability Manager about projects implementation.

Build relations with donor agencies and sustainability stakeholders in Uganda. Participate in and pro-actively seek co-investment opportunities from external stakeholders to finance SCI implementation within the country.

Support the development of marketing material to enrich external and customer communication content.
Contribute to LDCâs understanding of sustainable coffee production and bring visibility on LDCâs Stronger Coffee Initiative by participating in appropriate forums and platforms in Uganda.

Experience Education: Bachelor's degree in sustainability management, agriculture, international development, or similar relevant training. Experience: 2-4 years with a minimum of three yearsâ experience in managing projects supporting smallholder farmers in coffee or other agricultural commodities, including program management, work planning, budgeting, and training local staff. Experience in coffee is a strong advantage. Knowledge: Strong presentation and communication skills (both written and oral). Knowledge of sustainability issues in smallholder farming (ideally coffee). Languages: Very good level of English is required (oral and written) Systems: Office (proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) Organizing : Role requires management of resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done, and requires managing multiple activities at once to accomplish a role requirements. Additional Information

Organizing : Role requires management of resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done, and requires managing multiple activities at once to accomplish a role requirements.

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

Competitive salary and benefitsââââââ Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles) Pension contributions Access to Training and Development  Access to Concierge Partnerships

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 15,000 people globally.

Job Description

The purpose of the role is to support the development of LDCâs Stronger Coffee Initiative (SCI) in Uganda.
Stronger Coffee Initiative (SCI) is a new LDC-led platform for collaborative investments in coffee sustainability consisting of 3 interrelated areas of action:

Farmer Prosperity (incl. Gender Equity and Youth), Low Carbon Production, and Regenerative Agriculture.

Leveraging LDCâs experience, global reach and supply chain expertise, the SCI builds coalitions and increases opportunities for our partners to invest in these 3 areas for a stronger future - for coffee, for people and for the environment. Our goal is to facilitate collaborative investments that lead to measurable impact and shared rewards to scale sustainability across the value chain.

In this context, LDC Uganda is looking for a Project Manager that will facilitate the development and implementation of collaborative initiative projects in Uganda. The role will work in close collaboration with the Country Sustainability Manager, the Stronger Coffee Initiative Global Manager, the Regional Sustainability Manager, LDC Agronomists based in Uganda and partners LDC engages with locally.

Main accountabilities (Main Responsibilities)

Develop Stronger Coffee Initiative strategy in Uganda and its operational model based on the global SCI framework and the local context in close collaboration with the Country Sustainability Manager:

Identify in coordination with sustainability and origination teams how to maximize project investments within existing and new supply chains covered by LDCâs Responsible Sourcing Program (RSP). Define a set of interventions and their operational model to be implemented within LDCâs supply chains to achieve the country SCI strategy. Lead the delivery of targets, work plans and budgets linked to the development of SCI within the country.

Lead the implementation of SCI within the country in coordination with the Sustainability manager and with local/international partners, customers, international organizations:

Coordinate operations and administration (ensure clear and up-to-date interventionsâ documentation. E.g., contracts, workplans, timeline, progress report etc.) Ensure timely and efficient delivery of outputs and outcomes. Ensure the Sustainability team is properly informed and resourced to undertake their responsibilities, provide support, coaching and back-stop to guarantee the operational models in place lead to efficient delivery of activities. Ensure work plans, budgets and reports are completed and delivered to partners in a timely manner. Manage M&E activities in coordination with the Sustainability Manager to track project progress and impacts.

Report regularly to the Sustainability Manager about projects implementation.

Build relations with donor agencies and sustainability stakeholders in Uganda. Participate in and pro-actively seek co-investment opportunities from external stakeholders to finance SCI implementation within the country.

Support the development of marketing material to enrich external and customer communication content.
Contribute to LDCâs understanding of sustainable coffee production and bring visibility on LDCâs Stronger Coffee Initiative by participating in appropriate forums and platforms in Uganda.

Experience Education: Bachelor's degree in sustainability management, agriculture, international development, or similar relevant training. Experience: 2-4 years with a minimum of three yearsâ experience in managing projects supporting smallholder farmers in coffee or other agricultural commodities, including program management, work planning, budgeting, and training local staff. Experience in coffee is a strong advantage. Knowledge: Strong presentation and communication skills (both written and oral). Knowledge of sustainability issues in smallholder farming (ideally coffee). Languages: Very good level of English is required (oral and written) Systems: Office (proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) Organizing : Role requires management of resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done, and requires managing multiple activities at once to accomplish a role requirements. Additional Information

Organizing : Role requires management of resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done, and requires managing multiple activities at once to accomplish a role requirements.

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

Competitive salary and benefitsââââââ Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles) Pension contributions Access to Training and Development  Access to Concierge Partnerships

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

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