Palladium Group Vacancy: Analyst, Partnerships for Forests, Junior Level, UK, United Kingdom | UNjobs

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Analyst, Partnerships for Forests, Junior Level, UK, United Kingdom

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Company Overview

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 foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Partnerships for Forests (P4F) is an incubator, funded by the UK Department for International Development, which identifies and develops new and innovative business solutions to tackle tropical deforestation. Specifically P4F supports a set of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and initiatives which demonstrate how the private sector can contribute to a reduction in rates of deforestation, as well as a range of related enabling activities to address the policy environment. Expected results include improved and more sustainable prevention of deforestation, reforestation of degraded land and leverage of private finance. P4F supports a transformation to sustainability in markets for commodities that are associated with deforestation, including timber, palm oil, soya, beef, paper and board. The target regions are Latin America, Southeast Asia, West/Central Africa and East Africa.


This position is a one year professional development opportunity designed to enable recent graduates with high potential to develop knowledge, skills and competencies required to build a successful career, ideally in the forest protection / governance, sustainable land-use and / or PPP arena.

You will be a key member of the P4F team and work closely with the workstreams that form the central team:

  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Gender equality and social inclusion (GESI)
  • Risk management
  • Project operations
  • Grant management
  • External relations & knowledge
  • The position is based in Palladium?s Bristol office, however we endeavour to provide opportunities for regional and international travel, in particular to P4Fs hub offices (located in Accra, Addis Ababa, Jakarta and Sao Paulo).

The position will be expected to support the project team in technical aspects of the project and deliver administrative, research, operational and compliance tasks.

What can you expect from this experience?

  • First-hand practical experience in developing projects in agriculture commodities, and working/engaging with the public and private sector and civil society organisations
  • Mentoring and coaching by a senior manager and experienced team members
  • Opportunity to participate in relevant training programmes and events
  • Exposure to one or more P4F workstreams with potential to focus according to preference / programme need
  • Opportunity to work as a full team member on a project team, contribute to all aspect of the programme, both technical and operational work, ensuring maximum learning
  • Immersion in the environment and natural resource management sector and exposure to international development
  • Opportunity to build a network, develop relationships and understanding of a workplace
  • Duration: 1 year

Salary: £18,000 – £22,000 per annum


Education and experience required

  • Relevant university degree in sectors relevant to the project (e.g. environmental studies, agriculture, economics, business management). A Master?s degree is desirable but not essential.
  • Evidence of experience or interest in international development, stakeholder management, forestry, PPP, sustainability or agriculture commodity value chains. Maximum 2 years? relevant experience is preferred.
  • Private sector experience is a strong plus.
  • Work permit and legal rights to work in the UK.

Candidate Profile

  • Adaptability (keen to try new approaches, employs agile thinking, flexible and open to change).
  • Innovation (intellectual curiosity, solution based problem solving).
  • People (communication, follow through, respect for individual, interpersonal relationships, networking).
  • Proven problem solver.
  • Passion and commitment to the sector and field based work.
  • Accountability (ensures work quality, organisational skills).
  • Fluency in English – excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Competency in relevant languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesia) will be an advantage

To apply please send a CV and covering letter (neither should exceed two A4 sides) no later than 5pm on 13th April 2018. Applications without both of these will not be considered.



Junior Level



UK, United Kingdom

Closing date:

13 April 2018

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