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International Climate Finance Manager: Forests & Land Use, Belo Horizonte

Última atualização 2024-07-15
Expira 2024-07-14
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12 £
International Climate Finance Manager: Forests & Land Use, Belo Horizonte
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte,
Modificado July 3, 2024


The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow. Job Category Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Programme Roles) Job Subcategory Climate Diplomacy Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) Main purpose of job: This is an exciting opportunity at the heart of the growing UK-Brazil collaboration on Climate: forests and sustainable land use. You will be part of the International Climate Finance (ICF) team in the British Embassy, working closely with diverse UK Government Departments including the International Forests Unit. UK International Climate Finance is an £11.6 billion portfolio of Official Development Assistance (covering the period 2021-26), which includes a range of programmes designed to support low- and middle-income countries achieve a low carbon transition, climate resilience and nature conservation. This includes supporting implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions through stronger policies and tangible progress on the ground. £3 billion of this ICF support has a focus on nature: halting deforestation and biodiversity loss, building sustainable supply chains, promoting a bioeconomy and mobilising private finance. This role will manage ICF forest and land use programmes and support their integration with policy initiatives in Brazil. ICF manager will work as part of a diverse team to strengthen the forest pillar of the Brazil and UK Green and Inclusive Growth Partnership (GIG). You will also explore new opportunities for ICF partnering, build effective relationships with in-country stakeholders, and help guide the ICF Brazil Forest strategy. Brazil is a major recipient of ICF, and this role will help to drive the impact of this funding by managing and providing strategic inputs into programmes and projects such as: REDD for Early Movers (REM) programme to support jurisdictions with results-based finance to strengthen forest governance and reduce deforestation.£10 million (approximately) of the Mobilising Finance for Forests (MFF) programme aiming to reduce deforestation rates by building private investment markets that either create value from standing forests and/or incorporate forest protection into agricultural production. UK contribution to Amazon Bioeconomy and Forest Management Multi-donor trust fund (AMDTF), aiming to assist Amazon countries in reducing pressure on forest ecosystems by improving environmental governance and fostering sustainable economic alternatives.£1.2 million UK PACT project working with Ministry of Environment and Climate (MMA) which aims to support the National Bioeconomy Policy and Plan and establish the National Sociobioeconomy Programme.£1.0 million UK PACT project working with Pará supporting the implementation of the State’s Bioeconomy Plan, aiming to develop a Sociobioeconomy Centre and unlock Amazon Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities’ Research, Development & Innovation potential2 new projects under The Lab, an investor-led, public-private initiative that accelerates innovative well designed, early-stage climate finance solutions and instruments. Provide visibility to Partnerships for Forests (P4 F) programme phase 1 outcomes and support phase 2 development. This position will work directly with the implementers of ICF programmes, contributing to effective programme management by supporting risk management, managing stakeholders, enhancing programme visibility and ensuring that the programmes respond to evolving forest and land use policy dynamics, providing robust evidence of impact for the Brazil and UK GIG partnership. ICF manager is expected to manage your own administrative tasks and support the wider team on administrative tasks as and when required, with limited management. You will report to the ICF Forest and Land Use Lead. The candidate will ideally be based at the British Embassy in Brasilia, but we will consider applications from Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Recife where the right candidate will be based at one of the British Consulates. Roles and responsibilities:1. ICF Portfolio management (50%)Monitor and provide programme management support to the ICF forest portfolio. This includes ensuring delivery partners are meeting agreed objectives, local and global results are maximised, risks are controlled and proper visibility. Help programmes exceed expectations: e.g., by building greater political momentum; integration with other policy and finance initiatives; and better outcomes for businesses and private investors. Leverage the ICF portfolio of programmes to develop effective relationships with the Brazilian Federal and State Governments, private sector stakeholders, civil society and Indigenous Peoples organisations. Contribute to coordinated engagement with Brazil between UK government Departments (FCDO, DESNZ, DEFRA). Work with other donors, government entities and regional stakeholders to effectively raise the profile of forest and climate programmes, supporting key events to showcase our work to reduce deforestation and increase the value of standing forests, enhancing the UK’s position as a major partner of strategic importance for Brazil. Support the development of a pipeline of potential new investment options that could deepen the UK and Brazil GIG partnership. Influence key organisations and individuals to help shape the initiatives to meet both the UK’s and Brazil’s needs. Lead on the preparation and coordination of key visits (monitoring missions to Brazil; ministerial visits) and senior-level meetings that will increase the profile of our programmes and help secure measures needed to strengthen their implementation. Publicly represent the Embassy and UK government as a credible interlocutor.2. Integrate programme and policy initiatives (50%)Assess potential policy barriers and opportunities to boost ICF profile in country and strengthen Brazil-UK GIG partnership. Regularly communicate Brazilian policy changes in a concise manner to UK-based colleagues and participate in the main discussion forums covering Brazil forest and land use. Guide ICF strategy and ensure coherence among forest and land use policy and programmatic initiatives under the UK’s ICF Brazil Strategy and Embassy Business Plan. Contribute to solid implementation of Brazil NDCs through stakeholder engagement, programme delivery, and evidence-based recommendations. Proactively seek collaboration opportunities amongst Embassy (in Brazil or abroad) teams to support the UK’s low-carbon agenda in Brazil by e.g., ensuring finance and policy initiatives interact effectively across UK Departments. Ensure alignment with regional initiatives to boost UK impact in the Amazon Region. Play an active part in the corporate life of the Embassy (potentially also as a member of Embassy Committees) to maximise the overall well-being of staff. Resources managed (staff and expenditure): Oversight of Brazil based programmes mentioned above. No staff. Essential qualifications, skills and experience At least 5 years of relevant professional experience. Bachelor’s or master’s Degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience. Proven project management skills. Experience of strategic working on international climate and sustainable land use issues. Strong knowledge of Brazilian climate, environment, forest, bioeconomy and related institutional frameworks. Networking skills, comfortable working with a wide range of domestic and international stakeholders, from both government and industry. Proven ability to write fluently and persuasively in English about technical and policy issues for a senior UK audience. Excellent organisation skills, with an ability to analyse complex issues, prioritise, and develop strategy. Able to work at a fast pace in a complex and changing environment using own initiative. Self-directed, able to create a plan, prioritise initiatives and execute independently and in collaboration with others, to agreed deadlines. Ability to work well and have a flexible approach to work whilst under pressure; team player, driven by collaboration. Demonstrable interpersonal and relationship skills, and the ability to influence others. All applicants must have the legal status to live and work in Brazil. Language requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English and Portuguese – excellent communication, adjusting for audience Desirable qualifications, skills and experience Experience of international programmes and climate finance. Strong network of contacts in the forests, climate and sustainable land use sector in Brazil. Experience of developing and delivering major forest and climate programmes e.g., Environmental Science, Public Policy, International Development, International Business/Relations or related course. Experience working with or in the UK Required behaviours Communicating and Influencing, Delivering at Pace, Seeing the Big Picture, Working Together Application deadline 14 July 2024 Grade Higher Executive Officer (HEO) Type of Position Full-time, Permanent Working hours per week 36 Region Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean Country/Territory Brazil Location (City) Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Recife, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo Type of Post British Embassy Number of vacancies 1 Salary BRL 13.044,59 Start Date 13 August 2024 Other benefits and conditions of employment The British Embassy offers a strong benefits package. This package includes generous vacation and leave time, flexible working patterns, and enriching learning and development opportunities. We offer flexible working arrangements to manage working hours with home and personal commitments, including some availability during the working week to work from home subject to travel commitments and line manager agreement. The FCDO also operates an agile workforce. To facilitate this, you may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as we may reasonably require

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