Programme Coordinator / Manager


United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Company Overview:

About Palladium – Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.  We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people’s lives.

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Project Overview and Role:


 Environmental issues like climate change, ecosystem degradation and resource depletion disproportionately affect the world’s poorest in both rural and urban areas. Only by governing our natural resources effectively can we achieve inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth and development for everyone.

Palladium helps communities share in the wealth of natural resources around them and build resilience to the impacts of climate change, natural disasters and resource conflicts. We have pioneered multi-stakeholder approaches in contested sectors such as forestry and mining. Our experts combine technical knowledge with programme management, and exceptional consultation and negotiation skills across a variety of sectors, including forestry, climate change, land, water resources, extractive industries and impact investing.

The Climate, Environment and Natural Resources Practice Area works across several key themes:

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
  • Climate Policy and Financing
  • Natural Resource Management and Governance
  • Sustainable Landscapes and Supply Chains
  • Water Resources, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Renewable and Clean Energy

Scope of work

The role will be based within Palladium’s Climate, Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Practice Area. Responsibilities will cover two focus areas: growing the CENR business, and management of existing programmes within the Practice Area, specifically as the MFP4 Programme Coordinator.

Initially, it is anticipated that approximately 50% of this position’s time will be allocated to the management of the Multistakeholder Forestry Programme in Indonesia, and 50% will be allocated to CENR business development work.
The role will report to Terry Green – Director of CENR. For MFP4 matters, the reporting lines will be to the Palladium Project Director for the programme.

The position is based in the UK and involves frequent international travel to Jakarta and elsewhere (subject to COVID-19 policies).

Primary Responsibilities: MFP4

 The fourth phase of FCDO’s Multistakeholder Forestry Programme (MFP4) supports Indonesia to deliver an ambitious set of results: greater coverage of timber legality licences across the industry, increased export volumes of sustainably sourced timber and the development of community-based forest businesses.

The Programme Coordinator assists the Team Leader to manage the delivery of MFP4 results in a coordinated and anticipatory fashion.

The Programme Coordinator holds significant in-house responsibility for the technical management of MFP4, and is the main point of contact between the programme and Palladium’s wider CENR Practice Area. As a representative of Palladium, the Programme Coordinator ensures that the delivery of the programme contributes to the company’s reputation for excellence.

MFP4 Programme Management:

  • Supports the Team Leader and team members in the development of programme strategy; technical and operational workplans; resourcing and flexible funding allocation decisions;
  • Facilitates effective collaboration in the implementation of the programme between the MFP4 Project Management and Technical teams, Palladium and our consortium partner SYSTEMIQ, the Client, Palladium support units and programme stakeholders. Organises and gathers information from various stakeholders, meetings and reports that information, along with recommendations, to the Leadership Team.

MFP4 Programme and Results Delivery:

  • Coordinates implementation, work planning, result setting and progress; ensures alignment of activities under each workstream with overall programme strategy;
  • Leads the management of the programme Results Framework, ensuring close alignment between the MFP4 strategy and the delivery of results, and successful annual reviews / updates of the framework;
  • Leads the monitoring and evaluation of progress against results (process, outputs, outcomes and impact). Collaborates closely with the Project Manager to ensure milestone deliverables are achieved and to manage an associated payment mechanism for the consortium;
  • Quality assures the delivery of results across the programme workstreams;
  • Oversees communication and reporting of results, both internally for strategic Leadership Team decisions, and externally to the Client, programme partners and the wider public.
  • Assumes responsibility for implementation of programme risk management strategy; alerts the Leadership teams of potential programmatic risks. Coordinates regular updates with the Project Director on key technical and commercial areas of progress, decision-making and risk.
  • Works closely with the Project Manager in managing technical work plan budget allocation and spending. This includes review of monthly client forecasting, development of annual work plan and financial year budget creation.

MFP4 Client Relationships:

  • Maintains excellent working relationships with the FCDO Senior Responsible Officer and Programme Officer and supports the MFP4 Project Director, Team Leader and Operations Manager in Client communications and in agreement of the programme’s strategy, plans, resource requirements and any other issues as required;
  • Facilitates relationships with business partners, programme implementing partners and other project stakeholders as appropriate;

Building on MFP4 experience:

  • Identify opportunities to build on the experience, lessons and results of MFP4, and apply these to new areas of work in ways that benefit both the Client and Palladium. This can include new approaches, innovative partnerships with private sector or civil society actors, and thought leadership pieces.
  • Identify opportunities that build a legacy or provide continuity of benefits beyond the lifetime of MFP4 – whether through follow on donor financing, or new private sector partnerships or impact investments.

Primary Responsibilities: CENR Business Development:

Collaborates with team members in Palladium’s wider Climate, Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Practice Area to identify and pursue new opportunities, including new programmes in Indonesia / Southeast Asia. These will include the following sector themes:

  • Natural resource governance, policy reform and multistakeholder processes;
  • Climate adaptation and resilience
  • Low carbon development
  • Investing in sustainable landscapes, forests, and nature based solutions;
  • Social forestry and community-based forest enterprises;
  • Supporting innovation in supply chains for forest risk commodities
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Plays a core role in developing funding proposals for new programmes in relevant sectors / regions, in response to invitations to tender from Client organisations. This work will include developing strategic approaches to programme delivery, coordinating team inputs, technical writing, building consortia of partner organisations and recruiting prospective team members. This will involve collaborating with CENR team members, including colleagues in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Develops and actively maintains a network of practitioners, donors and partners within the natural resources, M&E and climate sectors.

Contributes to developing new ideas and approaches within the CENR Practice Area or other Palladium Practice Areas. Actively engages in sharing lessons and transferring successful approaches between projects – both from within the Palladium portfolio and programmes implemented by partner organisations – and with client organisations, in particular FCDO, BEIS, DEFRA, USAID and other public agencies.

Collaborates and shares knowledge and approaches with other relevant Palladium programmes (including UK PACT, Partnerships for Forests, FGMC & FLEGT programmes and others).

Required Qualifications:

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience working in Indonesia with multiple stakeholders within the forestry, climate and environmental sectors;
  • Experience within timber legality in S E Asia, in particular Indonesia;
  • Experience working directly with Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry;
  • Project Management experience;
  • Team development and leadership experience;
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience