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Riacho dos Machados Rural Workers Union launches reference term for contracting services in project supported by CEPF Cerrado

Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection

The project 1 Taking Care of the Cerrado and Promoting Life #8221;, which is performed by Riacho dos Machados Rural Workers Union and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), aims to qualify 70 families of farmers from the communities distributed in the territory of Riacho dos Machados (MG), which make up the area foreseen for the creation of the Tamanduá and Poções Development Reserve.

The project launches the call for hiring a consulting firm specializing in resource management, good production practices, productive innovation in family farming and water, soil and food production conservation processes to carry out project-related activities, according to reference term. Interested parties should submit their proposals by 11:59 pm on August 30, 2019. For more details on the selection process, see the reference term.


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.

 

 

Instituto Oca Brasil launches public notice for RPPNs Management Plans in a project supported by CEPF Cerrado

The project Creation and Integrated Implementation of Federal Private Reserves in the Chapada dos Veadeiros Region, which is performed by Oca Brazil Institute and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), visa the promotion of new Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN) and the implementation of RPPNs around the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park.

The project launches the public notice for hiring legal entities of service providers in Management Plan, according to the reference term. Interested parties should submit their proposals by 6 pm August 25, 2019. For more details on the selection process, see the reference term or the page of Oca Brazil Institute.


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.

 

Opportunity: Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership Recruit a Regional Focal Point for Latin America

via Rainforest trust

Thirteen of the world's leading conservation organizations have established an ambitious new partnership to identify, map, monitor and conserve key biodiversity areas (KBAs) by applying the KBA Standard. O KBA Focal Point in Latin America will lead and support activities and report to the Head of Secretariat. It will implement a visionary and ambitious program to mobilize resources and experiences that will identify and map key biodiversity areas in Central and South America. The Regional Focal Point will also lead efforts to advise national governments on expanding their network of protected areas. , advocate for the protection of existing KBAs, and work with private companies to minimize and mitigate their impact on nature.
THE Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership It was formed in 2016 by leading conservation organizations to identify, map and conserve the most important sites for biodiversity on Earth. The KBA Secretariat was established in 2018 to coordinate program implementation. Within the Secretariat, Regional Focal Points are responsible for facilitating and encouraging the formation of National Coordinating Groups (NCGs) within countries, and for supporting the process of proposing KBAs led by NCGs and other independent proposers.

Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership Recruit a Regional Focal Point for Latin America (Central and South America), which will be based on Medellin, Colombia.

The main tasks of the KBA Regional Focal Point for Latin America will be:

  • Promote KBA Program in Latin America
  • Be the first point of contact for people or institutions interested in identifying areas that meet the KBA criteria and propose that they be included in the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas in their respective regions.
  • Maintain an overview of KBA identification initiatives in your region by regularly updating the KBA Secretariat and Partners.
  • Encourage and support the establishment and operation of KBA National Coordination Groups, including working with them to organize and facilitate workshops to identify and map potential KBAs.
  • Identify training needs within the region, inform the head of the KBA Secretariat, and support fundraising efforts for KBA training. Also help in translating training materials into Spanish / Portuguese.
  • Maintain regular contact with their respective KBA regional representatives and support their work in the region.
  • Guide NCGs and independent tenderers through the process of proposing KBAs, and provide the first proposal review to assist tenderers.
  • Coordinate the external review of proposals from the region.
  • Support the nomination of revised area proposals to the KBA Secretariat in Cambridge
  • Advocate with national and state governments and civil society organizations for the protection of existing KBAs.

The KBA Regional Focal Point for Latin America should have the following knowledge:

  • Familiarity with biogeography and socio-political context for biodiversity conservation throughout Latin America.
  • Familiarity with national and regional organizations and institutions that can work to establish KBA national coordination groups and / or to conduct processes to identify KBAs.
  • Understanding of national and regional political sensitivities and ability to promote the KBA program within the regional context.
  • Knowledge of KBA's criteria and limits and experience in applying it would be ideal, but a willingness to learn is essential.
  • Know your region and be able to influence governments and / or civil society to get involved in KBA identification and conservation
  • Able to use GIS tool.

This position reports to KBA's Chief of Staff Dr. Andrew Plumptre, and in addition to the Rainforest Trust.

Applications
Applicants must have at least 10 years of experience in Latin America, preferably with knowledge of various countries in the region. They must be fluent in English and Spanish or Portuguese, but able to communicate professionally with Spanish and Portuguese speakers. The position will be based on Medellin, Colombiaat the offices of the ProAves Foundation, a national NGO.

Interested candidates should send a letter describing their suitability for the position, along with a resume that includes contacts of at least two references. Submission must be made by April 15, 2019 for jobs@RainforestTrust.org with the files named as follows: name of candidate_Latin -America_RFP.

See job description in English at site from Rainforest Trust.


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.

 

 

IEB hires CEPF Cerrado meeting moderation / facilitation professional

The Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) hires professional to moderate / facilitate meeting Midterm Assessment / Long-Term Vision (Medium Term Evaluation / Long Term Vision) of the Cerrado Hotspot from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado). Those interested can apply for the vacancy until the day March 19th.

CEPF is a joint program of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, Government of Japan and World Bank, in order to offer financing to protect unique and threatened ecosystems - known also as biodiversity hotspots.

In Brazil, CEPF has the support of IEB, which will hold an event with all beneficiaries of current projects. The meeting is scheduled for April 8-10. See the reference term.

Via International Institute of Education of Brazil

 

 

Cerrado Seed Network opens opportunity for technical and communication advisory services in a project supported by CEPF Cerrado

The project Seed and Restoration Market: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversitywhich is run by Cerrado Seed Network and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), acts in the main links of the native seed production chain: the seed collectors, the diverse types of seed buyers and the interconnection between these actors, in order to enable these native seed collectors; disseminate successful restoration actions and techniques and strengthen local and regional trade in seeds of native Cerrado species, improving the commercial interface between native seed collectors and consumers.

Through Term of Reference, the Cerrado Seed Network opens two service contracting opportunities, one for technical support and articulation between partners and stakeholders in native seed production, and the other for project communication and dissemination advisory.

The activities will be developed from February to December 2019 and interested parties should send curriculum via e-mail to seedscepf@rsc.org.br until 02/01/2019.

For more information, contact the Cerrado Seed Network.


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.

 

 

Instituto Oca Brasil launches notice for Georeferencing area in a project supported by CEPF Cerrado

The project Creation and Integrated Implementation of Federal Private Reserves in the Chapada dos Veadeiros Region, which is performed by Oca Brazil Institute and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), visa the promotion of new Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN) and the implementation of RPPNs around the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park.

We are a family owned and operated business.In this first stage, the project launches the public notice for hiring legal entities of service providers in Georeferencing, according to reference term. Interested parties should submit their proposals by 6 pm January 31, 2019. For more details on the selection process go to reference term or the page of Oca Brazil Institute


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.

 

 

Neotropic Foundation of Brazil opens opportunity for vacancies in the Union project of COMDEMAs Pro-Cerrado

The project Union of Pro-Cerrado COMDEMAswhich is run by Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), aims to strengthen the COMDEMAs to support local decisions that contribute to the conservation of the Cerrado and to the achievement of global biodiversity conservation goals.

Through the notices 001/2018 FNB / CEPF and 002 / 2018FNB / CEPF The Neotropic Foundation of Brazil opens the opportunity for temporary hiring for a technician in the area of Geoprocessing and another technician in the area of Social Mobilization and Environmental Education. Check out the notices on link.

The period of submission of the requirements and proposals is 06/12/2018 The 02/01/2019, which should be sent by one of the following means:

A) In the email: neotropica@fundacaoneotropica.org.br

B) Conventional Mail (Sedex, with Receipt Notice at the following address: Rua Dois de Outubro, 165 & #8211; Bairro Recreio & #8211; Zip Code: 79.290-000 - Bonito & #8211; MS.

C) Delivery of physical documentation, until 12/21/2018, directly at the headquarters of the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil (Address: Rua Dois de Outubro, 165 & #8211; Bairro Recreio & #8211; ZIP Code: 79.290-000 - Bonito & #8211; MS).

Contact, questions and more information on site of the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil.


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.

 

 

IEB hires Grant Manager for CEPF Cerrado

 

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

 

Presentation

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.

Main atributions

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 (michael.becker@iieb.org.br) with a copy to CEPF Cerrado (cepfcerrado@iieb.org.br):

  • 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.

 

See Terms of Reference for versions at Portuguese and English.


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.

 

 

Opportunity: FUNATURA has an open selection process for individual consultancy in different functions.

The Pro-Nature Foundation & #8211; FUNATURA has an open process of Individual Consultant Selection (Request for Expression of Interest) for the following functions: 
a) One technician for the Administrative and Financial Management of the Sertão Veredas & #8211 Mosaic Project; Peruaçu, which is funded by Conservation International - CI through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & #8211; CEPF, as detailed in the FUNATURA / CEPF Terms of Reference No. 004/2017 (Deadline extended to 11/27/2017& #8211; MOSAICO SERTÃO VEREDAS - PERUAÇU PROJECT, published on the website www.funatura.org.br. See attachment.
b) A technician for the Coordination of the Plant Extractivism Theme of the Sertão Veredas & #8211 Mosaic Project; Peruaçu, which is funded by Conservation International - CI through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & #8211; CEPF, as detailed in the FUNATURA / CEPF Terms of Reference No. 005/2017 & #8211; MOSAICO SERTÃO VEREDAS - PERUAÇU PROJECT, published on the website www.funatura.org.br. See attachment.
c) A technician for the Coordination of the Community-Based Ecocultural Tourism Theme of the Sertão Veredas & #8211 Mosaic Project; Peruaçu, which is funded by Conservation International - CI through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & #8211; CEPF, as detailed in the FUNATURA / CEPF Terms of Reference No. 006/2017 & #8211; MOSAICO SERTÃO VEREDAS - PERUAÇU PROJECT, published on the website www.funatura.org.br. See attachment.
(d) a technician for the Elaboration of the Socio-Environmental Zoning of the Sertão Veredas Mosaic - Peruaçu referring to Sertão Veredas Mosaic Design & #8211; Peruaçu, which has financial support from Conservation International - CI through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & #8211; CEPF, as detailed in the FUNATURA / CEPF Terms of Reference Nº 007/2017 & #8211; MOSAICO SERTÃO VEREDAS - PERUAÇU PROJECT, published on the website www.funatura.org.br. See attachment.
e) A technician for the Elaboration of Thematic Maps to subsidize the Socio-Environmental Zoning of the Sertão Veredas Mosaic - Peruaç referring to Sertão Veredas Mosaic Design & #8211; Peruaçu, which has financial support from Conservation International - CI through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & #8211; CEPF, as detailed in the Terms of Reference FUNATURA / CEPF No. 008/2017 & #8211; MOSAICO SERTÃO VEREDAS - PERUAÇU PROJECT, published on the website www.funatura.org.br. See attachment.
To participate in the selection, applicants should email the detailed resume until 11:59 pm on 11/28/2017 for: funatura@funatura.org.br. More information on site of FUNATURA.
FUNCTION: +55 (61) 3274-5449