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  • Senior Analyst, Tenure Reform & Global Learning
  • Associate, Latin America Program
  • Associate, The Tenure Facility / Rights and Resources Initiative

The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is a global coalition of development organizations dedicated to advancing the land and resource rights of women, Indigenous Peoples and local communities. It supports local and Indigenous Peoples’ struggles against poverty and marginalization by promoting global commitment and action towards policy, legislative, and market reforms that secure their rights to own, control, and benefit from natural resources, especially lands and forests.

The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility (Tenure Facility) is the first and only international, multi-stakeholder institution exclusively focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. It provides grants to implement tenure rights under existing law and policy and shares the knowledge, innovations and tools that emerge. The Tenure Facility is dedicated to scaling up recognition of collective land and forest rights globally, furthering the achievement of global human rights, environment, and development goals while reducing the likelihood of conflict. It was developed and incubated by the Rights and Resources Group (RRG, Secretariat of RRI), before being launched as an independent organization in the Fall of 2017. It is registered as an international foundation in Sweden.

In 2017, the RRG and Tenure Facility Boards signed an MOU to guide future collaborations, including, but not limited to, project design; monitoring, evaluation and learning; and knowledge management.


OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Analysis and Global Engagement (SAGE) at RRI, the Senior Analyst, Tenure Reform & Global Learning is responsible for capturing and leveraging lessons learned from global efforts to operationalize and implement the legal recognition of community land and resource rights. The Senior Analyst, Tenure Reform & Global Learning facilitates and accelerates technical / operational learning on the tools, strategies and processes used to secure the tenure rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and indigenous and rural women. By leading RRI’s thematic engagement on Realizing Rights, s/he will document and disseminate lessons learned generated by existing and emerging instruments, including efforts by the Tenure Facility; facilitate learning across constituencies; and help strengthen the effectiveness of dedicated tools, strategies, and investments.

By developing in-depth knowledge of the factors that enhance or hinder the implementation of collective tenure rights, s/he will provide technical support to the Tenure Facility, and develop guidance—as appropriate—to state authorities, development partners, private sector representatives, land rights defenders, and other identified partners and collaborators—to accelerate the implementation of tenure reforms.

This is a full-time regular position based in Montreal, Canada.


OVERARCHING RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the SAGE Director, the Senior Analyst, Tenure Reform & Global Learning is responsible for leading RRI strategic analysis and global engagement on Realizing Rights:

  • Update and fully develop RRI’s Realizing Rights Program in collaboration with RRI staff, Partners, Collaborators and initiatives such as the Tenure Facility;
  • Contribute to Tenure Facility (TF) learning and liaise with the TF Executive Director and program staff to advise the development of selected projects and interventions;
  • Facilitate learning exchanges between TF project proponents and other key constituencies supporting the realization of collective tenure rights, including international development partners, government representatives, companies and investors, and tenure-focused organisations and initiatives operating at local, national and international levels; and
  • Contribute to the achievement of RRI’s strategic goals and objectives, including efforts to deliver targeted and high quality strategic analyses.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Work with the SAGE Director to develop and implement RRI’s Tenure Learning strategy;
  • Work with key RRI counterparts—including the TF Program Management Team—to capture operational learning from the implementation of tenure reform projects;
  • Monitor, track and document the performance of tenure implementation initiatives and summarize key findings for distinct audiences;
  • Develop a knowledge dissemination strategy targeted to the learning needs of key constituencies, and assist in the development of a knowledge sharing platform to scale-up learning on the implementation of tenure reforms;
  • Share / disseminate lessons learned, organize horizontal exchanges and convenings, or hold dedicated events at national, regional and global scales; and
  • Represent RRI in key national, regional and global events.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 10 years’ professional experience, including 3 years managing international projects in the field and 2 years working with Indigenous Peoples and local communities in Africa, Asia, or Latin America;
  • Advanced degree in a field related to forestry, natural resource management, social or natural science, public policy, international development, or project management;
  • Professional fluency in English, and French or Spanish is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and reporting project-level performance in international development—experience responding to the demands of major bi-lateral donors and private foundations preferable;
  • Prior experience working in management in non-profit organizations, or related alliances and networks;
  • Proven operational expertise, linked to the planning, management and delivery of projects in developing country contexts;
  • Proven knowledge management expertise and technical writing skills;
  • Prior experience facilitating knowledge exchanges essential;
  • Demonstrated integrity, strives for excellence, and experience leading initiatives;
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends;
  • A team player, able to foster positive and supportive work environments;
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making; and
  • Willingness to travel extensively.

TO APPLY

Please send a resume, along with a cover letter, including the date when candidate is available to begin work to hr [at] rightsandresources.org. The subject line of the email must read: Senior Analyst, Tenure Reform & Global Learning. Your cover letter should at least address the following topics:

1) Why you are interested in the position.

2) How you believe your skills and experiences will meet the needs of the position.

Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Apply early. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Please, no phone calls or recruiters.

Rights and Resources Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are looking for a dedicated individual who will take initiative, demonstrate responsibility, and become an integral part of our small and passionate team.

The Associate is responsible for providing support to RRI’s Latin America Program, specifically to the RRI Program Director for Latin America. The Associate will undertake these duties in a systematic and precise manner, handling details carefully without compromising attention to big-picture goals. The Associate will be flexible to work in a highly dynamic environment while ensuring that the work is completed within established deadlines. A collegial and cheerful demeanor is essential.

The Associate must be fluent in Spanish and familiar with the politics and human rights status of the region. To become successful in the role, they must develop a thorough understanding of the RRI/RRG organization and functioning acquired through demonstrated effective work in the organization.  As such, there is a high threshold for accountability, the exercise of judgment, discretion, and ownership of responsibilities expected from the Associate, based on the overall guidance provided by the Regional Program Director.

The Associate will work under the supervision of the Program Director. This position is a full-time position based in Washington, DC, and is classified as non-exempt under the US Fair Labor Standards Act.

This is a full-time regular position based in Washington, DC, and is classified as non-exempt under the US Fair Labor Standards Act.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Support the Program Director, Latin America as follows:

  • Provide general administrative support for the Latin America Program, assisting the Program Director, Program Manager and/or Facilitator(s) as appropriate.
  • Under the guidance of the Program Director, take ownership and responsibility for proactively:
  • Support the contracting process via consolidation of budgets and work plans for Latin America, reviewing and providing input to concept notes and drafting all Latin America Program contracts and amendments as needed.
  • Tracking projects in Latin America, e. g. project deliverables; review financial reports and manage payment activities consistent with RRI’s accounting tools.
  • Drafting correspondence with Partners, Collaborators, Affiliated Networks and Fellows during the planning/contractual process to facilitate ensuring concept notes, contracts, reporting and payments are completed in a timely fashion and accurately reflect program/activity objectives.
  • Assisting the coordination of annual regional and country planning, preparing background material for planning meeting, and providing updated information to Coalition members, and consolidating inputs for preparation of the annual work book.
  • Assisting in the coordination and drafting high quality relevant analytical briefings and country updates as required as input to RRI publications, reports, planning process, RRI website, RRI quarterly email updates, and monthly meetings reports, ensuring the Latin America Program’s contributions to RRI are captured in institutional communications and outreach.
  • Provide backup support and contribute to various research and analytical activities in the region.
  • Prepare Draft Strategic Response Mechanism (SRM) RRG memos and documentation for program level review before submission to management and to the Board.
  • Manage and provide logistical, travel, administrative and research support to meetings and events held at national, regional and global levels, including contributions to note-taking, generating of reports or briefs, translation of short documents, and simultaneous translation.
  • Maintain and update contacts of Latin America Partners, Collaborators, Affiliate Network, Fellows, and other relevant actors.
  • Contribute to developing, monitoring and evaluating country and regional strategies, including annual planning, under direction of Program Director, Program Manager and/or Facilitator(s) as appropriate.
  • Contribute to M&E process and reporting, ensuring documents are prepared on time to reflect the program’s impacts and the decisions of the Latin America coalition.
  • In coordination with Communication’s and Outreach Department, manage Latin America webpage and update event announcements, regionally-specific news and relevant content to blogs in English and Spanish on RRI website.
  • Effectively contribute to the smooth Latin America Program administration, adhering to RRI administrative protocol and deadlines by proactively and independently communicating and seeking resolution of issues, consulting the Program Administrator, Program Director or other relevant RRG staff using best judgment before taking independent action.
  • Supplement as appropriate activities of the regional Facilitator acting as an information resource to RRG staff, Partners, Collaborators, Consultants and other relevant to help them understand and facilitate RRG activities in the Region responding to requests for information about RRI projects and policies in the Region and providing key information and/or channeling these requests to the Facilitator.
  • Undertake other tasks as requested by the Latin America Program Director.
  • Assist the LA Director in all responsibilities related to RRI support to the Tenure Facility projects.

Organization Planning and Institution-wide Support:

  • Provide support to the appropriate member(s) of the Management Team on institution-wide functions as requested, including correspondence with Partners and Collaborators to build the Coalition, support for implementing the operating plans for the Strategic Proposal III guiding framework, support preparation of narrative reports to donors, and support planning and monitoring, including the Independent Monitor.
  • Provide support related to a strategic theme of intellectual interest, contributing to and/or carrying out research or strategic analysis, providing critical comments on analysis created by RRI Partners and Collaborators, collecting and disseminating relevant publications, articles, news and analyses, supporting networking activities of RRI Partners and Collaborators.
  • Edit and translate minor or internal documents to/from English and Spanish.
  • Prepare regional and thematic presentations for planning and governance meetings
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to RRI governance and global planning meetings, including contributions to note-taking, translation of short documents and simultaneous translation.
  • Participate in governance meetings, staff retreats, and team assessment of organization wide and coalition wide progress towards RRI goals and Vision.
  • Support the organization, convening and documentation of coalition planning meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree (preferably with some focus on Project administration, International Development, Human Rights, and/or Environment, and experience in Latin America) required with 3-5 year of experience in program administration, including contracts, budgets, tracking tools; or Master’s Degree with 1-3 years of experience.
  2. Excellent English and Spanish written and verbal communication skills required;
  3. Highly organized and detail-oriented, ideally with experience organizing large events. Ability to prioritize competing demands and projects in both short and long term;
  4. Ability to handle multiple tasks, performs well under pressure, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines and objectives;
  5. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, basic Microsoft Excel, and internet savvy; and other digital tools;
  6. Ability to work well in a team environment, with the flexibility to work independently in a highly dynamic environment while ensuring that established deadlines are met on a wide variety of tasks;
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  8. Ability and willingness to travel overseas if required;
  9. Familiarity and demonstrated interest in international context and issues at the core of RRI’s Latin America Program of work.

TO APPLY

Please send a resume, cover letter, and short (1-2 pages maximum) writing sample in English and in Spanish to hr [at] rightsandresources.org. The subject line of the email must read: Associate, Latin America. Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Please, no phone calls or recruiters.

Rights and Resources Group is a non-profit organization that serves as coordinating mechanism for the Rights and Resources Initiative, a global coalition to advance forest tenure, policy and market reforms. Rights and Resources Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

We are looking for a dedicated individual who will take initiative, demonstrate responsibility, and become an integral part of our small and passionate team.

The Associate is responsible for providing support to The International Land and Tenure Facility (the Tenure Facility / TF), a new institution incubated by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), and now established in Stockholm.  The TF provides grants to advance land and forest tenure security and the rights and livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples and local communities globally.  RRI is providing strategic support to the Tenure Facility under its Tenure Facility Support Program.

This position is intended for an individual who can prioritize competing demands and demonstrate flexibility to work both independently and collaboratively with program staff in DC and Stockholm and with other stakeholders internationally in a dynamic environment of shifting priorities, while ensuring that work is completed within established deadlines. Excellent attention to detail, time management skills, and a collegial and cheerful demeanor are essential.

The Associate will work under the supervision of RRI’s Senior Manager for Finance and Administration for The Tenure Facility and SRMs.

This is a full-time, term-limited position based in Washington, DC, and is classified as non-exempt under the US Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Support RRI’s Sr. Director, TF Support Program and Sr. Manager, F&A, as follows:

  1. Provide general administrative support for the Tenure Facility and backstop the Sr. Director and Sr. Manager as appropriate, including preparation of expense reporting; format and preparation of reports, presentations and documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); maintaining a contacts database; TF Calendar and other tasks as requested;
  2. Support the contracting process for consultants and projects via drafting and/or consolidation of documentation, TORs, budgets and work plans for review. This includes preparing draft contracts and amendments for review by Sr. Manager and Sr. Director, proper filing of all documents, maintaining a tracking tool for agreements’ deadlines and deliverables, initiating payment requests; assist in budget review and preparation of Excel documents and tracking tools;
  3. Facilitate the planning, execution and reporting of major domestic and international events and meetings including venue logistics, meals, registration, travel, and visa arrangements, etc., with a focus on quality assurance, participant care, and cost control; engaging participants at all stages from invitation to post-event follow-up, and ensure that response timelines are met and that participants’ guidelines are followed by all parties;
  4. Contribute to note-taking during meetings, drafting and translation of short documents and correspondence, and provide consecutive translation;
  5. Liaise with consultants, vendors, grantees and RRI/TF program staff as needed in person, via email, skype, telephone, etc.;
  6. Maintain and update contacts in Outlook of relevant actors for the TF (Consultants, Project staff, vendors, etc.);
  7. Effectively contribute to Tenure Facility program administration, adhering to RRI administrative protocol and deadlines and proactively communicating and seeking resolution of issues to the Sr. Manager and Program Director or other relevant staff on a timely manner;
  8. Undertake other tasks as requested by the TF Senior Manager and the TF Senior Director.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree a plus (preferably with some focus on Project administration, International Development, Human Rights, and/or Environment);
  2. 1-3 years’ experience in program administration, including contracts, budgets, tracking tools;
  3. Highly organized and detail-oriented, ideally with experience organizing large events. Ability to prioritize competing demands and projects in both short and long term;
  4. Excellent English written and verbal communication skills; and professional-level writing and speaking in French and/or Spanish;
  5. Ability to handle multiple tasks, performs well under pressure, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines and objectives;
  6. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, basic Microsoft Excel, and internet savvy;
  7. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other digital tools;
  8. Ability to work well in a team environment, with the flexibility to work independently in a highly dynamic environment while ensuring that established deadlines are met on a wide variety of tasks;
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  10. Ability and willingness to travel overseas if required;
  11. Familiarity and demonstrated interest in international context and issues at the core of the Rights and Resources and Tenure Facility program of work.

 

To apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and short (1-2 pages maximum) writing sample in English and in French and/or Spanish to hr [at] rightsandresources.org. The subject line of the email must read: “Tenure Facility Associate”.

Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Apply early. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Please, no phone calls or recruiters.

Rights and Resources Group is a non-profit organization that serves as coordinating mechanism for the Rights and Resources Initiative, a global coalition to advance forest tenure, policy and market reforms. Rights and Resources Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Learn more at www.rightsandresources.org.