Efetivo – International Development Adviser/Programme Manager – Embaixada do Reino Unido – Brasília, DF

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Embaixada do Reino Unido

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is looking for an International Development Adviser/Programme Manager to support the design and management of its policy and programme activities in cooperation with the Government of Brazil and other key partners, aiming to deliver development outcomes in third countries in Africa, within the framework of the Brazil-UK Memorandum of Understanding for a Global Development Partnership (signed in June 2011).

DFID leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We’re ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. DFID Brazil does not manage any bilateral programmes in Brazil, but instead works with Brazil to help enhance its development impact in low income countries, through a combination of high-level policy dialogue and diplomacy, as well as targeted support to triangular/south-south programming. By working with Brazil in sharing and adapting its best practices and engaging in global development dialogues, DFID’s objectives are to improve global development effectiveness and to encourage Brazil to take an enhanced global advocacy and leadership role on poverty reduction, within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Working in this position, you are expected to demonstrate ability in managing programme and policy work and to provide strategic advice within some specific areas of DFID Brazil’s engagement. Areas which the team cover include food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture; climate change policy; demographic data and strategy; global development effectiveness; women’s empowerment and gender equality; responsible and inclusive investment; public transparency and accountability; health systems; migration and refugees; and Agenda 2030/SDGs. You will work on developing DFID’s partnerships in some of these areas, which will be defined when the job holder is selected, building and maintaining a constructive dialogue with the Brazilian federal government and other key partners and stakeholders in Brazil, in the UK and globally, including civil society organisations, academic and research institutions and business. This position is also expected to contribute to the wider efforts of the UK Embassy Network in Brazil.

Roles and responsibilities

The International Development Adviser/Programme Manager main roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide high quality advice and technical support to strategy, policy and programme activities, which support DFID’s and the wider UK government’s work with Brazil. This includes: (i) lead on drafting high-quality, timely and succinct oral and written briefs to senior UK government officials on issues regarding DFID Brazil’s programme, on thematic policy areas DFID Brazil covers as well as on policy work supporting the UK Embassy Network’s efforts in Brazil; (ii) lead on drafting other written products, including responses to DFID/UK government commissions, Parliamentary queries, strategies, policy and programme analysis among others and in line with DFID core business and contributing to the UK Embassy Network in Brazil; (iii) develop relationships with DFID HQ and policy leads; and (iv)contribute to corporate initiatives, for example through participation in UK Embassy in Brazil Network-wide projects to support a positive and effective working environment, among others.
  • Support on the design, management and oversight of DFID Brazil’s corporate/policy and programme activities, including programme management; engagement and follow up with partners including leading discussion on activities to be supported; draft high-quality project documents including concept notes, terms of reference, implementation plan, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks, results framework, risk registry among others. Successful programme management would include: a) that the relevant programme/project components deliver the planned outputs; b) effective relationship development and management across teams; c) timely advice and reporting on issues regarding programme implementation to the DFID Brazil Head and Deputy Head as well as to DFID HQ; d) effective financial administration, financial, reputational and programme risk, monitoring and evaluation of programme activities.
  • Support DFID’s relationship with the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) and other Brazilian government partners, ensuring timely and effective delivery of the planned outputs of the UK-Brazil development partnership. You are also expected to develop and maintain other relationships in key policy areas which will be defined when the job holder is selected and build a constructive dialogue with the Brazilian government and partners including multilaterals, civil society, academics and think tanks.

1) Bachelors’ degree in Social Science, Economics, Law, International Relations or International Development. Master’s degree desirable.2) At least 5 (five) years of previous experience working on international development/technical cooperation issues.

3) At least 3-5 years proven technical competency in either Governance, Human, Social and/or Economic Development with the ability to incorporate cross-cutting issues such as women and girls, climate change.

4) Proven experience in programme and/or project management.

5) Concise written and communication skills and ability to deliver high quality work at pace;

6) Excellent command of written and spoken English and Portuguese, and excellent communication and presentation skills with both languages.

7) Excellent networking and team work skills, including from a distance;

8) Ability to work closely with other parts of DFID and HMG, and to manage a variety of stakeholders

9) A team player able to work effectively and flexibly, both independently and as part of a small and busy team.

10) Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, be a self-starter, flexible and willing to adapt to changing work priorities

Language requirements

Language: English and Portuguese

Level of language required: fluent

1) Experience of working with government institutions and/or international organizations/foundations;

2) Experience of working with/in low-income countries and particularly in Africa;

3) A post-graduate degree in international development, economics or related subject area;

4) Academic research work on issues regarding international development and/or UK-relevant foreign policy issues.

5) Demonstrate a genuine interest in international development

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