Position: Brazil Program Coordinator
Re:wild seeks an experienced, dedicated Brazil Program Coordinator to assist in the continued development of our Brazil program. Our Brazil Program has grown rapidly, and we now play a key convening and coordinating role in support of co-funders and government partners in the Amazon, and are developing similar high-profile initiatives in other biomes, beginning with the Pantanal. The Brazil Program Coordinator will have an exciting, diverse, fast paced job and will be tasked with helping Rewild’s Senior Brazil Officer to keep Re:wild’s Brazil program organized and ensure that our program continues to help advance the agendas of both the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs as well as subnational governments. In addition, this position will help to develop products, including proposals and databases on new projects.
In summary, this position will play a high-level strategic support role for Re:wild’s Brazil Senior Officer and will include a diversity of tasks, including: 1) Follow up meetings with and support to grantees to ensure on the ground impact, 2) Protected and conserved area project identification and development, with a strong focus on the Amazon, 3) High level meetings with donors and government officials, 4) Report and proposal writing in both Portuguese and English.
This position will be expected to work with a significant amount of autonomy and independence, while also coordinating with relevant Re:wild teams and with donors and government officials. The preferred candidate will have applied conservation experience in multiple Brazilian biomes, with more than 5 years of experience. They will also have experience in convening diverse stakeholders, including government officials and donors; managing a grant portfolio; and writing and editing proposals in English and Portuguese. The candidate should be known as a team player and be able to collaborate seamlessly with stakeholders with different levels of seniority. This position will report to the Brazil Senior Officer and will also interact frequently with the Latin America Director.
Flexible within Brazil
Provide high level strategic support to Re:wild’s Brazil program.
Coordinate specific projects within the Re:wild portfolio.
Work with Re:wild grantees to ensure projects by local partners have the support they need for high impact.
Identify and help to develop projects to establish protected and conserved areas across Brazil, with a strong emphasis on the Amazon.
Write and edit proposals and summary documents for Re:wild.
Assist in the development of a Protected and Conserved Area project database that can be used by Re:wild development team and Protecting our Planet Challenge members for furthering conservation efforts in Brazil.
Meet with other private and government funders in Brazil to promote collaborative grantmaking, and provide a united front to support government partners.
Work alongside the Senior Brazil Officer to maintain strong working relationships with government stakeholders.
Convene local stakeholders as needed to leverage conservation opportunities.
At least 5 years of experience in the conservation field in Brazil with a strong preference for experience in multiple Brazilian biomes and experience with:
Convening multiple stakeholders around conservation outcomes and building strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.
Implementation of protected area establishment and generation of conservation agreements with local communities.
Project management experience including in biodiversity, climate, and other relevant fields.
Collaboration with the Indigenous movement
Displays an ability to work as part of a small team but also maintains a significant level of independence and makes decisions quickly on a day-to-day basis.
Able to develop strategic projects with a high probability of success.
Writes and speaks clearly and persuasively in both Portuguese and English; navigates effectively in positive and negative situations; listens and seeks clarification when necessary; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills.
High level of Portuguese and English proficiency required, both written and spoken.
Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Able to work with a diverse team of staff and partners, efficiently communicating and sharing knowledge and ideas, advancing organizational positions, and seeking advice when needed.
At Re:wild, we are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and are taking steps to meet that commitment. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 20 with the subject line "Brazil Program Coordinator”