Job Opportunity: Project Manager Knowledge Management of the LAND-at-scale Programme at LANDac | Land Portal

LANDac is looking for an enthusiastic, goal-oriented Project Manager who has affinity with the field of land governance and development, and is committed to making knowledge management work for more effective policy implementation, innovation and upscaling. The Project Manager coordinates the Knowledge Management programme of Land-at-Scale, the land governance programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs that will run from 2021-2025. The Knowledge Management programme organises linking, learning and knowledge generation with and between a large range of implementing partners and the LANDac partnership. The Project Manager will be part of the LANDac Office, based at Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences. An enthusiastic and effective Project Manager is key to the success of the LAND-at-scale Knowledge Management programme. S/he will support the various work packages and act as the main point of contact between the stakeholders involved.

The Project Manager:

  • is responsible for overall coordination, and supports coherence and progress of the Knowledge Management programme;
  • is responsible for programme management of the KM programme (including budget management);
  • serves as the link between the LANDac Office, consortium partners, RVO, and LAND-at-scale projects; and acts as the Secretary of the Working Committee that steers KM activities;
  • promotes feedback and learning across projects and programme components;
  • contributes significantly to knowledge sharing, publication and capacity building components of the Knowledge Management Programme;
  • is responsible for overall communication management.


We are looking for an enthusiastic Project Manager who:

  • has a keen interest in international land governance, and a proven ability to participate in substantive debates about land governance issues at an academic level;
  • holds (at least) a Master's degree in a relevant academic field;
  • has proven experience of at least five years with management of complex projects involving partners with different backgrounds;
  • has strong communications skills;
  • is able to handle website maintenance and social media;
  • is a team player;
  • is able to handle financial and administrative management;
  • is available at short notice.

The Project Manager of the Knowledge Management programme will be working on a daily basis in a small team (two Co-Chairs, a Coordinator and Researcher in the LANDac office). The job will start at distance, but when it is possible again, the Project Manager will be expected to regularly visit the LANDac office at Utrecht Science Park. 

Read more about the vacancy and how to apply here.

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