Brasilia, November 29, 2018
The IEB (International Institute of Education of Brazil) is a non-economic Brazilian civil association created in 1998, whose mission is to “strengthen social actors and their leading role in building a just and sustainable society”. IEB's institutional objectives are: to promote the effectiveness of the social and environmental rights of peoples and communities in the countryside and cities; support actions aimed at territorial planning; increase the incidence of public policies in the territories in which we operate; and support and implement actions aimed at improving territorial and environmental management.
Ref .: Hiring a qualified multilingual professional as the Cerrado Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (RIT) Grant Manager for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado) for immediate start.
Opening date: November 29, 2018
Closing date: December 20, 2018
The International Institute of Education of Brazil want to hire a qualified multilingual professional for the position of Regional Implementation Team (RIT) Grant Manager Cerrado Hotspot of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado) for immediate start.
The Grant Manager is a full-time Regional Implementation Team (RIT) position in Brasilia to be occupied by a fluent English and Portuguese professional with the appropriate technical and managerial skills / experience and a strong track record. of complex and long-term program management.
The Grant Manager is a two and a half year full-time position to be held at the IEB office headquarters in Brasilia, which will have the following responsibilities:
- Work closely with the RIT Team Leader to fulfill all functions of the nine components of the RIT TdR (see Annex 1, in English)
- Assist the RIT Team Leader in the liaison role between the CEPF Secretariat, the rest of the team, and potential candidates, beneficiaries, and other relevant stakeholders in carrying out the work of the RIT;
- Know and commit to follow the Ecosystem Profile's strategic guidelines, investment priorities and goals of the logical framework, as well as the procedures required in the CEPF Operational Manual;
- Work in close collaboration and direct interaction with the RIT Team Leader and Program Assistant in conducting, supporting, and coordinating the work of the CEPF Cerrado Advisory Council, technical evaluation, and selection committees;
- Assist the RIT Team Leader in preparing and launching calls for proposals for the Cerrado Hotspot, which includes producing and editing English and Portuguese documents, managing the online system and coordinating the various stages of the selection process and large grants;
- Lead the Small Grants Hiring process in the Cerrado Hotspot, which includes the flow of IEB / CEPF documents and requirements prior to contract signing;
- Lead the management of Small Grant contracts with beneficiaries, thus being responsible for all issues of contract management, grant payments, review and approval of financial and technical reports;
- Provide direct and ongoing guidance and training to Small Grant beneficiaries on CEPF provisions, grant agreement requirements, administrative and financial instructions during the implementation of the grant;
- Assist the RIT Team Leader in implementing the program progress monitoring and evaluation strategy, tools, and reports, in accordance with the CEPF Portfolio and Global Indicators, by joining the RIT Team Leader and Program Assistant on field supervision visits;
- Submit and upload all requested documents for Small Grants into CEPF's online database according to procedures to be explained during training;
- Assist the RIT Team Leader in explaining the provisions of the Major Concessions agreement and the administrative instructions in Portuguese or English to beneficiaries during the implementation of the grant;
- Prepare and conduct training sessions for small and large beneficiaries, in partnership with the RIT Team Leader and Program Assistant on all training tasks;
- Assist the RIT team leader in networking among beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders in the Cerrado Hotspot.
To apply, applicants should first study the CEPF Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot Ecosystem Profile (http://cepfcerrado.iieb.org.br/cerrado/hotspot-do-cerrado/); Carefully read the job description in English and send the following documentation to Michael Becker, RIT Team Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy to CEPF Cerrado (email@example.com):
- A complete CV with personal and professional references;
- A 2 page maximum cover letter, describing motivations, availability, why you qualify for the job and other relevant information.
Must be on the email subject: “Vacancy Grant Manager”
At some point in the review process, selected candidates will be interviewed & #8211; directly or remotely & #8211; for further evaluation of work qualifications and skills and understanding of the Cerrado Hotspot Ecosystem Profile.
The names and resumes of candidates for CEPF Cerrado Hotspot Grant Manager will be submitted to CEPF for final approval prior to actual employment.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.