Policy Adviser, Brazil Program

Rainforest Foundation Norway
Mariboesgate 8, 0183 Oslo or Brazil
Policy Adviser, Brazil Program
03. mars 2024
Ellen Hestnes Ribeiro, Team Leader for the Brazil program, ellenhr@rainforest.no, 00000000

Rainforest Foundation Norway seeks an experienced thematic adviser for the Brazil program.

Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) is one of Europe’s leading organisations in the work to protect the world’s rainforests and strengthen the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLC), in cooperation with IPLC and environmental organisations. For more than three decades, RFN has built up an engagement in the Amazon in partnership with national civil society organisations.

We are seeking a Policy adviser to be part of the Brazil program to develop and roll-out RFN country specific policy approach, priorities and plans in alignment with RFN overall strategy.

Location: RFN has it`s headquarter in Oslo but placement in Brazil will be considered. The position will require work across multiple time zones, extensive travel, and collaboration with colleagues in different countries.

Policy advisor for the Brazil program

The position is responsible for developing, implementing, and delivering processes related to country-specific policy priorities aligned with the organization’s strategic framework.  

Key responsibilities

  • Carry out complex assessments and analyses and guide and support others in RFN within the area of responsibilities.  
  • Develop policies and contribute to relevant programs and processes on country-specific policy priorities aligned with the organization’s strategic framework.  
  • Entail frequent external communication to advise, inform, and guide and occasionally negotiate and influence projects, programs, and relevant stakeholders.  
  • Occasionally lead departmental projects, task forces, and working groups.
  • Development and implement policy focused partnerships/projects in line with the country and partnership frameworks and other RFN policies and procedures.  

The list over key responsibilities is not exhaustive. Other tasks and responsibilities can be added, including tasks outside the described area of responsibility.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Advanced knowledge in policy analysis acquired through higher education (normally a master's degree) and/or relevant experience. Formal education can be compensated with documented and relevant experience.  
  • A self-starter, capable of working autonomously or collaboratively within a multicultural team with limited guidance from a manager.  
  • Language and communication: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Portuguese. Knowledge of Norwegian or additional rainforest country languages is an asset.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal and analytical skills with problem-solving ability and demonstrates experience in assessing opportunities, challenges, and stakeholders with which to engage.

Personal attributes

  • Respectful, trustworthy, and credible.
  • Ability to act as a representative for RFN.
  • Willing and able to travel in the field and work with partners.
  • Good collaboration skills including the capability to “translate” between positions and across cultural divides to make people pull in the same direction.
  • Excellent writing and synthesising skills. This includes extensive experience with delivering and producing reports on deadlines.
  • Great networking skills with proven experience in building professional relations and networks.

We can offer  

  • A permanent, 100% position
  • An exciting, dynamic and meaningful job in an international organisation.
  • A working environment characterized by diversity, generosity, humor and skilled, motivated colleagues.
  • Salary according to agreement and good insurance and pension schemes.
  • Flexible working hours and freedom to shape your own work.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Offices in central Oslo in combination with some days working from home office or working from home if placed in Brazil

Deadline for applications is: 03.03.2024

Contact person: Ellen Hestnes Ribeiro, Team Leader for the Brazil program, ellenhr@rainforest.no

Rainforest Foundation Norway supports indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the world’s rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and secure their customary rights. RFN was established in 1989 and works alongside local environmental, Indigenous, and human rights organizations in the main rainforest countries in the Amazon region, Central Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. RFN is an independent organization, and part of the international Rainforest Foundation network, with sister organizations in the United Kingdom and the USA.