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Local Coordinator Floresta+ Nat. Specialist UNDP Brazil
VMAM Code
BRAR000565-10656
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Local Coordinator Floresta+

Local Coordinator Floresta+

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Brazil
Location, Country
Manaus (BRA)
Language skills
Portuguese
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the supervision of the project coordinator, the Project Management Unit or their designated representative(s) and the local Forest+ coordinator, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for the execution at the state level of the actions of the Plan to Support the States of the Legal Amazon, and for the implementation of the Floresta+ Amazônia Pilot Project, including the following activities:

  • To prepare the Working Plan altogether with the Project Management Unit and the Supervisor, and to execute it as established;
  • To define adaptive strategies, documentation and procedures to ensure the achievement of expected outputs;
  • To coordinate with the state institution responsible for the CAR to prioritize and increase the efficiency of the analysis of rural properties' CAR whose owners/holders are potential beneficiaries of the Forest+ Amazonia Pilot Project, as well as to increase the number of CARs i) active; ii) with an approved legal reserve; and iii) in one of the two categories "analyzed without pending" or "analyzing waiting";
  • To plan and to execute campaigns, altogether with the State Environmental Agencies (OEMAs), and other institutions related to the subject, to resolve pending issues in the CAR with the owners/holders of rural properties potentially eligible for the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project;
  • To define and implement strategies to increase compliance with notifications from the SICAR Owner/Holder Center, and to engage potential beneficiaries of the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project;
  • To plan and execute campaigns, altogether with the State Environmental Agencies (OEMAs) and other institutions related to the subject, to join the Forest+ Amazonia Pilot Project with the owners/holders of rural properties potentially eligible for the Forest+ Amazonia Pilot Project.
  • To support the implementation of the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project communication campaign in the UF. The campaigns should be carried out in strategic regions of the state that allow for greater effectiveness of the activity, including actions in several municipal urban centers and rural areas;
  • To coordinate the local UN Volunteers team and counter service activities of the CAR to be provided by the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project;
  • To participate in training events related to the process of environmental regularization of rural properties promoted by the state or by the Brazilian Forest Service. Attending to all training and knowledge transfer events in the context of supporting the environmental regularization of rural properties through the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project;
  • To carry out technical training at the State Departments of Environment and Agriculture, as well as at institutions supporting rural property owners and holders, on the procedures for joining the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project;
  • To monitor the progress of the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project activities carried out by partner institutions, in order to identify synergies and redundancies between planned and ongoing actions;
  • To carry out the registration of actions, activities and results achieved;
  • To collect data and information on local actions as required by the Project Management Unit and the Project Technical Coordination Unit;
  • To prepare follow-up reports on local activities;
  • Other related tasks may be requested or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in relevant area, e.g. Geography, Environmental Engineering, Forestry Engineering, Agronomy, Environmental Management, Biology or related fields;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of "Lei de Proteção da Vegetação Nativa (Código Florestal Brasileiro)" and related regulations is required
  • Certified in courses related to the registration and analysis of rural properties in the "CAR - Cadastro Ambiental Rural" is an asset
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Proven professional experience of 3 years in carrying out services similar and compatible with the assignment is required ;
  • Proven professional experience in the "CAR - Cadastro Ambiental Rural", for instance, with registration, analysis and assistance to the owner/holder of rural property is desirable ;
  • Experience with federal and/or state public administration institutions is desirable;
  • Experience executing socioeconomic data, demographic census or related activities is desirable;
  • Experience with projects and teams management is desirable.
Language skills
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Sustainable natural resources management and climate change adaptation, Development programme/project administration
Area of expertise details

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent writing, formulation and reporting skills;
  • Rigor and professionalism in the production and editing of documents;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cultural and social awareness;
  • Ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a variety of partners, including members of the grassroots community, religious and youth organizations and authorities at different levels;
  • Familiarity with communication for development (C4D) tools and approaches;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national staff;
  • Solid computer knowledge, including proficiency in MS Office tools (Excel, Word, Power Point etc.) and email / internet;
  • Familiarity with database management and office technology equipment;
  • Motivation, ability to work with minimal supervision, and ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • Sound understanding of security requirements.
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile . Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Brazil and legal residents in Brazil with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” Application deadline: 26 October 2021, 23:59 Germany time