Monitoring & Rights Manager (bilingual in French and English)

Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) strives for a fairer and more sustainable world by working with Indigenous Peoples and other communities of the world’s rainforests. This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team working at the forefront of the fight against tropical deforestation, climate change and social injustice.

As the Monitoring & Rights Manager at RFUK, you will drive forward our strategy to empower frontline communities to monitor and defend their rights and to bring about systemic change in the management and protection of tropical forests. With a proven track record in programme management, you will ensure successful implementation of high-impact projects together with our local partners including the roll out of our innovative ForestLink real-time monitoring system. You’ll propose ways to strengthen and expand the programme, coordinate with key stakeholders, and represent this work externally. Reporting to the Head of Programmes, your responsibilities include programme management and development, support to local partners and staff management.

Person specifications

The Monitoring & Rights Manager should hold a Master’s Degree in law, anthropology, or international development, with 3 to 5 years of project management experience in charity or international development. Fluency in English and French is required, with a strong grasp of forest governance and human rights issues, particularly in West and Central Africa.

Essential skills include leadership, strategic thinking, negotiation and financial management, alongside proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Personal attributes include a commitment to defending human rights, cultural sensitivity, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work under pressure. Willingness to travel up to 16 weeks per year, including to remote areas, is necessary.

We encourage all interested candidates to apply, even if they believe they may not fully meet all the requirements. Applicants are encouraged to elaborate on their suitability for the role in their cover letter.

If you have any specific questions about the role itself, please email our Recruitment Team (

Application process

To submit your application, kindly complete the application form ( ) by Wednesday 19 June at 10 am. Please be aware that the form will be anonymised for review by the panel.

Please note:

  • CVs will not be considered.

For further details regarding the role and specific qualifications required, please consult the Job Description.

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Flexible – London (Bethnal Green) / Hybrid / Fully Remote

£47,507. Please be informed that RFUK operates on a fixed salary grid, and as such, salaries are non-negotiable. (This job is offered in France. Due to higher employer costs there, the gross salary for this position would be € 45,276).

Closing date:
Wednesday 19 June at 10 am

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