Team Leader Bioeconomy and value chains in Brazil

The protection of the rainforest can only succeed in the long term if its economic benefit for the local population is also increased. The latter is organized in cooperatives and associations, which still insufficiently market their products in priority value chains for the development of the sustainable bioeconomy in the Amazon. In particular, the inclusion of disenfranchised groups (e.g. indigenous peoples) with even less consolidated organizations is currently given too little attention.

Tasks of the team leader

  • Overall responsibility for the advisory packages of the contractor
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the contractor’s services with other services delivered by the project at local and national level
  • Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures
  • Taking cross-cutting themes into consideration (for example, gender equality and human rights)
  • Staff management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, planning and managing the assignments and supporting local and international experts
  • Ensure the connectivity of project/programme management with established GIZ practice by applying Capacity WORKS
  • Update obligatory CAPACITY WORKS tools when necessary
  • Ensuring that monitoring procedures are carried out by applying and continuously updating GIZ Brazil’s monitoring and evaluation system (IGMI)
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines (contributions to annual reports in German language and Portuguese translation), preparation of additional reports if requested by BMZ or partner institutions
  • Responsibility for checking the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with the project manager at GIZ
  • Plan and support project-related research
  • Supporting the project manager in updating and/or adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase
  • University degree (master’s or other postgraduate degree) in a field related to international development, agriculture, agro-industrial engineering, forestry, economics, social or political sciences or geosciences
  • Knowledge of English, C1, and Portuguese, C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • 10 years of professional experience in environmental policy, biodiversity and / or private sector development
  • 10 years of professional experience in (agricultural) value chain development
  • 3 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company
  • 5 years of work experience in Brazil
  • 10 years of experience working on DC projects
  • 1 year of experience in vocational education and training
  • 2 years of experience in multi-stakeholder platforms
  • 1 years of experience in impact investment
Start / Duration: 

The period of assignment will be from contract award until 31.01.2024

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