REDDX Manager, Forest Trends

Forest Trends is seeking a Manager for REDDX, a REDD+ finance tracking initiative that follows high-level public and private commitments for REDD+, determining when and how funding is spent on the ground in fourteen countries. To date, REDDX has focused on designing a robust project methodology, building partnerships with civil society organizations in fourteen countries, collecting data, and developing an online platform and infographics to present findings (

Over the next year, the initiative will focus on disseminating and communicating findings collected thus far and look for ways to best influence REDD+ finance efficiency and effectiveness debates. Forest Trends therefore seeks a strategically leader and confident team player to perform the following: 
Key Role and Responsibilities 
Project/Partnership Management
  • Manage partnerships with fourteen REDDX civil society organizations globally
  • Coordinate ongoing relations with national governments and international policy and financing institutions such as the REDD+ Partnership’s Voluntary REDD+ Database
  • Develop additional partnerships with other organizations to collaborate and promote common messages
  • Oversee multi-million, multi-year budget in line with donor grant requirements while ensuring continued strong relationships with donors 
Strategic planning and communications
  • Develop a communications strategy for REDDX to influence key policy makers, donors, and REDD+ stakeholders
  • Design and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy 
  • Conduct outreach and promotion of REDDX website and products within international fora
Research and writing

  • Supervise annual updates to the REDDX data collection 
  • Develop a series of thematic reports/briefings discussing emerging findings
  • Spearhead the writing of the 2014 REDDX Global Synthesis Report
Website development and management

  • Oversee a team managing the continued development of and improvements to the REDDX database and website
  • Lead a team developing new automatically-generating infographics for display online
  • Manage database and infographic consultants and contract additional staff when necessary 

Education and Experience 
  • Master’s degree and two to three years of experience managing international programs
  • Sound grasp of REDD+, forest conservation policies, climate finance and payments for ecosystem services (PES) mechanisms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of REDD+ finance networks and donor financing structures at national and international levels
  • Experience in influencing key political stakeholders and shaping policy debates, both nationally and internationally 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated fundraising experience
  • Proven experience managing multi-million and multi-year budgets 

Additional Qualifications
  • Willingness to travel (15-20%)
  • French, Spanish and Portuguese language skills a plus
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Location: Washington, D.C. (non-negotiable)
Submission and Deadline
To apply for this position, please submit a comprehensive resume and detailed cover letter, addressing how your qualifications and experiences meet the criteria set out in the description above, along with salary requirements. Additionally, we ask that you submit a short, unpublished writing sample (2-3 pages max.)
Please email your application to by April 15th. The subject line should read: “REDDX Tracking Manager”. Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.