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Field Project Manager

Micronutrient Initiative

MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in people living in poverty around the world so they can unleash their potential to earn a sustainable livelihood to provide for their families and enrich their communities. MEDA provides management, technical and consulting expertise to MEDA projects and to a wide range of clients, helping as many of the poor as possible by creating business solutions to poverty.  To find out more about MEDA, please visit our website at

Position Summary 

MEDA is recruiting for a Field Project Manager (FPM) for a large scale, long term agriculture development project in Nicaragua.  Leading a team of field staff, the FPM ensures effective implementation of project strategies, adjusting course as needed based on interim performance, to achieve life-of-project performance targets. This position involves frequent travel to project locations within Nicaragua. The FPM will report to and work closely with MEDA’s North America-based Sr. Project Manager tasked to supervise this Project.


  • Project implementation, partnership building and management
  • Project financial management and general administration
  • Project compliance
  • Recruitment and management of field staff
  • Mainstreaming of women farmers and climate change as key cross-cutting themes
  • Project performance tracking M&E/MIS systems
  • Quarterly donor report preparation
  • Relationship management with the Government, donor agencies, the business community and other stakeholders
  • Contracting of service providers
  • Implementation of security protocols
  • New business development

Job Requirements

  • Follow all Organizational Policies and Procedures
  • Demonstration of MEDA Core Performance Values:  Respect, Collaboration, Entrepreneurship and Accountability
  • Keep up to date on all required training
  • Support effective Staff Management and supportive work environment


  • University degree (ideally Master’s) in international development, business administration or related field
  • Minimum of ten years of senior level experience leading and managing complex, large scale, multimillion-dollar economic development initiatives (or similar private sector experience)
  • Strong understanding of agricultural finance in a development context and proven experience in competitive market environments; inclusive development (particularly gender) and value chain development facilitation methods.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required
  • Prior work experience in Central America and public sector is a significant asset
  • Appreciation and support of MEDA’s faith statement, values and goals
  • Understanding and appreciation of business principles, international development and MEDA’s approach of creating business solutions to poverty

Supervisor: Sr. Project Manager, Global Programs
Start date: January 2018

MEDA is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations are available during all phases of the recruitment process. We ask that any applicants requiring accommodation make their needs known in advance



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