The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

 

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests  and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

 

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

 

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.

 

Why

To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.

 

How  

Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

 

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.


Position summary:

 

The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

 

To maximize our impact, we are recruiting for an anticipated USAID-funded global initiative, “Business Case for Collective Landscape Action”. This ambitious applied research initiative will resolve core barriers to “Achieving Sustainable Landscape goals via reducing deforestation in Commodity Supply Chains and Promoting Landscape Restoration” faced by key stakeholders such as global companies, investors, tropical governments, and local actors. The implementation approach operates at the nexus of landscape impact delivery and finance, market and policy enabling conditions. Work is primarily focused in the Amazon and includes targeted interventions in the Congo Basin and Indonesia.

 

Under the leadership of the Chief of Party (COP), and in coordination with the Team Manager Communications for Latin America, the Communications Manager serves   USAID and stakeholders within the initiative. S/he serves as main contact with USAID communication officer and other communication representatives of the different stakeholders participating in the initiative for a range of responsibilities including:  1. Create and implement the initiative's comms strategy, 2. Serve as focal point communication related affairs with global and regional communication managers, USAID's communication officer and stakeholder´s communication representatives, 3. Lead, coordinate and disseminate the initiative’s key results and goals achieved by quarter or semesters delivered to USAID communication officer, internal (region and global colleagues), key external stakeholders.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • The Rainforest Alliance’s Core Values are Impact, Change, Collaboration, Openness and Trust and as such they form the basis of the behaviours we demonstrate.

 

Coordination

  • Prepare and submit required templates and reports to USAID and other partners for selected assignments;
  • Responsible for managing key messages for comms materials and logistics for mission visits with senior RA staff and other partners, press field visit, as well as key events, supervising consultants or vendors where necessary;
  • Convene and organize group calls and external meetings, which includes setting agenda, capturing minutes, active participation and follow-up; and
  • Create and manage effective communication tools to disseminate the initiative results.

 

Technical Programming and Communications:

  • Implement the communications strategy for the initiative;
  • Create in coordination with the local RA´s team communication tools for the initiative’s communication needs, consulting regional communication manager when needed for guidance on the organizational key messaging, channels or use of Rainforest Alliance’s brand;
  • Provide regional communication staff with updates about goals or indicator results about the initiative and/or a specific country’s interventions within the initiative;
  • Coordinate comms related activities or materials for USAID's approval and provide support to USAID's communication officer when required; comply with Rainforest Alliance's brand guidelines and USAID brand user guidelines whenever needed in comms related documents, campaigns or materials that require any or both brand usage; and
  • Other tasks assigned.

 

Supervision:

  • The incumbent will lead a small team of individuals; and
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include hiring; mentoring and evaluating; guiding professional development opportunities; and addressing employee relations issues.

 

Qualifications: 

  • BA or BS Degree in Communications, Public Relations or related field;
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience communications and preferable communications for development, including at least 2 years directly working with journalists
  • At least 2 years of experience in managing reputational risks
  • Experience in social media and/or other Web 2.0 fields;
  • At least 1 year of experience managing staff.
  • Must have excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office and Internet) and be comfortable working with database programs;
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English;
  • Ability to work within a team structure as well as independently, be creative, take initiative, be attentive to detail and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong interest and/or some experience in biodiversity conservation, agriculture, forestry, climate change and sustainable rural development;
  • Excellent skills for photo and video shooting a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, to act culturally, linguistically and diplomatically with diverse internal and external audiences;
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner; and
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 20% of the time, nationally and internationally;

  

 

SALARY:

Commensurate with experience.

 

 

Deadline: October 24, 2021


 

Notes:

Only candidates authorized to work (residents or with work permit) in Peru will be considered.

 

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

 

The Rainforest Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

 

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org


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