Rights And Resources Group Washington , DC 20007
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Scaling-up Locally-Led Land Rights and Conservation to Achieve Global Conservation, Climate, and Development Goals in the Tropical Andes and the Congo Basin
Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Global Alliance for Territorial Communities (GATC), and Campaign for Nature (C4N) have joined forces to scale up the recognition of the tenure rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and Afro-descendant Peoples and the women within these communities, in the Congo Basin and the Tropical Andes. The countries in these regions include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
The Initiative will leverage the networks, funding, and presence of RRI and GATCs partners in these regions to provide direct financial and organizational support to local rights-holder organizations and networks. This financial and organizational support would focus on projects that help secure their tenure rights and support their governance of tropical forests. C4N will leverage its government relations capacities in these regions to enable access to advocacy opportunities with governments and to facilitate coordination amongst conservation donors in these countries.
The types of projects funded by the Initiative will include:
Rights and Resources Group (RRG, the coordinating mechanism of RRI), GATC, and C4N will co-govern the project establishing the committees needed to build infrastructure and deploy funding while ensuring majority leadership by Indigenous and local community leaders and best practices regarding mitigating conflicts of interest.
RRG will serve as grant administrator, including hiring consultants, project management staff, and administering funds on behalf of the Initiative. Candidates may be interviewed by staff from RRG, GATC or C4N. RRG is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC.
Project Manager to operationalize the GATC-RRI Collaboration
Reporting to the Coordinator, RRI, the Project Manager will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the programmatic management systems of the project, while working closely with GATC and C4N, RRGs Directors of Finance & Administration and Regional programs (Africa and Latin America), the projects Financial Manager, and Regional Facilitators to design systems that are relevant and accessible to grantees, while also remaining in compliance with donor requirements and guidelines.
The Project Manager will perform their duties according to an established work plan for 2022, which could be adjusted according to the Initiative's strategic planning cycle.
This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.
Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Key responsibilities include:
1. Building the Initiatives infrastructure (50%)
2. Project management (30%)
3. Coordination & Communication (10%)
4. Initiative administration (10%)
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