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Technical & Innovation Project Manager (M/F)

at Livelihoods Funds in Paris, France

About the Job

Based in Paris, you report to the Technical & Innovation Director and are responsible for all activities development at an international level.

In line with this role, you will be expected to fulfil the following assignments:

  • Being source of proposals and creativity regarding the orientation given to new large scale and long term projects in favor of smallholder farmers that make sense to the investors such as the choice of geographic areas, model’s structuring or potential partners,
  • Co-building with the business development team the technical feasibility of rural and agri-business projects having an impact in the long-term improvement of Fund’s partner’s value chain, Ensuring the right assessment of risks and opportunities related to business development in a transverse way involving a close relationship with the headquarters and with local project managers who take up project’s implementation on the ground,
  • Being omnipresent in all project’ steps you will be in charge of presenting and convincing all stakeholders involved of the corporate, social and environmental (CSR) projects impact and take care of following-up and coordinating with local project manager for implementation,
  • Steering, structuring and coordinating all activities enabling to deliver results expected by the investors in terms of quality and quantity while filling delivery timing and budget,
  • Implementing KPI’s in order to monitor impact measure and highlight the full value chain related to the projects.


Engineer with a Masters in Agricultural Sciences or equivalent, you have a minimum of ten years proven experience in technical or operational positions involving rural or agricultural projects management and relationship with NGO’s or public institutions. Experience in Africa or in emerging markets is important for this. Passionate about creating social, environmental and economic value with a result-oriented mind, you are a proactive and audacious individual with strong negotiation skills and used to deal with projects in short terms. Finally, you are fluent in French and English.

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Livelihoods Funds

The Livelihoods Funds support projects enabling rural communities and smallholder farmers in developing countries to preserve their natural resources and improve their livelihood. Projects on built on a win-win basis for rural communities and businesses. Projects also contribute to climate action through CO2 sequestration, land restoration, biodiversity and water conservation.

The Livelihoods investment funds are supported by leading private companies committed to generating impact while offsetting their carbon footprint or transforming their supply chains. Companies join forces to share knowledge and mutualize risks for the implementation of large scale projects over periods of 10 to 20 years. The Livelihoods Funds build performance-driven coalitions with public institutions, NGOs, experts and rural communities to co-create and implement impactful solutions that create value for all parties involved.

There are currently two Livelihoods Funds with a total investment volume of 160 million euros: The Livelihoods Carbon Fund and The Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming. Our investors are leading private companies: Danone, Mars, Veolia, Michelin, SAP, Schneider Electric, Hermès, Firmenich, Crédit Agricole, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts, Groupe La Poste and Voyageurs du Monde.

Our 9 ongoing projects already impact 1 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Around 40 projects will be implemented with the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming alone in the coming years.