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TERMS OF REFERENCE – WOOL INSETTING PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Wool insetting Project development & management
Location : Australia (New South Wales or Victoria)
Travel: 25-30% in Australia
Contractual / 2 year
Beginning : January 2024
WHO WE ARE
PUR Projet is a global leader in supply chain sustainability. We develop socio-environmental projects within the supply chains of our Corporate Partners. Through the economic and social empowerment of local communities and the introduction of sustainable development initiatives at the agricultural level, PUR Projet seeks to address climate change, while regenerating and preserving the ecosystems upon which these supply chains depend. Many of PUR Projet’s projects fall within the categories of insetting, regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, forest conservation and landscape restoration. PUR Projet is a B Corp Company which employs over 200 people and a presence in 10 countries.
WOOL INSETTING PROGRAM OVERVIEW
In 2020, PUR Projet launched an Insetting program designed to reduce the carbon emissions and environmental footprint of a wool supply chain for a global fashion client. Together with a large Australian based wool trader, PUR has been onboarded six wool growers into this program and will continue to expand. The key objective of the program is to measure carbon sequestered in soils thanks to rotational grazing, pasture improvement, and other regenerative agriculture practices. A secondary objective is to measure how these activities impact biodiversity on farms including pasture species diversity.
PUR Projet is looking for a contractual Insetting Project Manager to lead our technical field operations and wool grower coordination as part of this program in NSW and VIC, Australia. You will be responsible for managing PUR’s existing wool farmer group, growing the farmer group and furthering the community aspect.
YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
Managing and growing the wool insetting program
Select, coordinate and manage wool growers in the Insetting program, including explaining all aspects of the program and answering questions, screening new potential growers, contracting, and regular check-ins (virtual and in-person)
Coordinating and/or conducting soil and biodiversity sampling and understanding the application of a remote sensing software and platform to inform sampling design
Interpreting soil sampling results and providing feedback to growers
Reviewing and providing feedback on the design of rotational grazing, pasture improvement, and other regenerative practices for growers in the program
Track project KPIs and consolidate annual reports on the activities
Manage field operational costs and payments to growers.
Developing the farmer community
Regularly catch-up with the farmers about their farming activity/practices
Coordinate training and/or field days by soliciting feedback from growers on desirable training topics; organize and execute educational/training events that deliver high quality content to growers in the program.
Organize farmer gatherings to further the connection between the farmers and develop the farmer community.
We are looking for a candidate with:
A degree in Soil science, Agronomy, Environmental Engineering, or Animal Science
5+ years’ experience working in an agricultural setting related to soil science and pasture management systems and/or regenerative agriculture with farming communities in Australia
On-farm experience working in wool production is an asset
Demonstrated experience in managing multistakeholder initiatives with growers, communities, and partners
Experience in taking field measurements and monitoring environmental indicators related to soil, biodiversity, water, and/or greenhouse gas emissions
Experience working with GIS or Remote Sensing software
Knowledge of Australian carbon markets
A valid driver’s licence with the ability to regularly travel around NSW and VIC
English – any other language is appreciated but not mandatory