Project Manager - Global Ecovillage Network

Project Manager - Global Ecovillage Network

Location: Findhorn, Moray (with remote working possible)

Salary: £20 per hour

Contract: April 2019 - September 2020

About the Organisation:

The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) catalyzes communities for a regenerative world. GEN is a growing network of regenerative communities and initiatives that bridge cultures, countries, and continents.

GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures.

Role Description:

The Project Manager should lead and oversee the delivery of GEN’s LEADER Project to ensure  it meets the set outputs, outcomes and targets. This will include completings tasks such as  assisting with event and task coordination between all teams, budget management, and  helping to write reports for Monitoring and Evaluation as well as the final grant report.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Management to ensure successful implementation, results, learning and communications:

  • Plan and prepare for all elements of the project to ensure timely, smooth and on budget delivery;
  • Work with all members of the project team to ensure their support is planned and brought in exactly when needed throughout the project;
  • Organise and facilitate project team meetings to ensure all members of the team are up to date and engaged in the planning and delivery of the project;
  • Provide oversight of the budget including budget planning, monitoring, documentation, evidence and financial reporting to LEADER;
  • Ensure the needs of participating communities in Moray are met and planned for within all project activities including communications, meetings, trainings, learning visits and delivery of their ecovillage development plans;
  • Ensure the needs of participating partner communities in Europe are met and planned for within all project activities including communications, meetings, trainings, learning visits and delivery of their ecovillage development plans;
  • Provide concrete expertise/advice and support where needed for the communities as they plan for and implement their projects of change, including ecovillage design and social enterprise design;
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all external stakeholders, including but not limited to engaged communities, the LEADER team, local civil society partners, local consultants and relevant government departments;
  • Set up and ensure the effective monitoring, evaluation and learning from the project;
  • Deliver all required project reporting for LEADER and for internal and external purposes;
  • Lead effective communications for the project ensuring all stakeholders and wider interested parties are kept informed and inspired by the project;
  • Ensure all LEADER guidelines and requirements are followed in all elements of the project;
  • Ensure all GEN policies and procedures are followed;
  • Provide additional support and feedback to continuously improve the LEADER project and GEN’s project management systems; and;
  • Identify and develop opportunities to expand the impact of the project including beyond its life cycle to ensure the project brings maximum and long lasting impact through a ripple effect, including organising meetings with key potential partners, the government and other stakeholders to continue showcasing the project and its impact.

For more information, including full details of the essential duties and core competencies required for the role, click on this link.

How to Apply:

Please send your application to, addressed to the LEADER Administrator, with the subject line “Your Name - LEADER Project Manager Application”.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final deadline for applications is Sunday 17th March 2019 at midnight GMT.




Join Scotland's International Development Alliance and be part of Scotland's international development community. 

Join Today