Peru Country Coordination – Amazon based programs

Region: América Latina
Office: Peru, with preference for Amazon-based candidates
Hours: 12 months, with possibility of renewal
Application deadline: March 7, 2021

Peru Country Coordination – All Eyes on the Amazon (AEA) and the Amazon Indigenous Health Route (AIR) programs

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About Hivos

Hivos is an international non-governmental humanist organization. Together with local and global partners, the organization seeks to contribute to a free, fair, and sustainable world in which people have equal access to resources and have the power to control their lives and their future. Hivos believes in the creativity and capacity of individuals. Quality, co-operation and innovation form the core concepts in Hivos’ philosophy. For more information about Hivos, visit https://hivos.org/.

Project background

Hivos, in coordination with a set of local and international partners, is leading the implementation of two programs aimed at protecting the Amazon rainforest and defending indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ rights: All Eyes on the Amazon (AEA), and the Amazon Indigenous Health Route (AIR). We implement a variety of strategies and actions in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil through coalitions that demand innovation and social collaboration among diverse stakeholders.

The All Eyes on the Amazon (AEA) program aims to stop the destruction of the Amazon rainforest by defending Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ rights. Indigenous Peoples and communities supported by AEA in Ecuador, Brazil and Peru collect evidence, using both modern technology and traditional knowledge, that can be used for legal action, advocacy, or communicational campaigns. Since 2018, Hivos and Greenpeace are the leading organizations of this Program, bringing together a unique coalition of 25 international and local organizations from the fields of technology, human rights, conservation, transparency, advocacy, and law enforcement. In Peru, AEA works with two local partners: ECA Amarakaeri and Plataforma de los Pueblos Indígenas Amazónicos Unidos en Defensa de sus Territorios – PUINAMUDT/Peru Equidad.

The Amazon Indigenous Health Route (AIR) project is an innovative model of care based on intercultural knowledge dialogues and facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, that work together: health public servants, indigenous organizations, academia, and civil society organizations; in joint activities designed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the Amazon. Ultimately, we aim to promote structural changes in healthcare systems and networks and improveIndigenous peoples’ access to health in the Amazonian Region of Ecuador, Peru (Madre de Dios) and Brazil ensuring that health systems implement relevant and culturally adapted strategies that are effective and sustainable. In Peru, AIR works with local partner Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes – FENAMAD.

Learn more about AEA and AIR here: www.alleyesontheamazon.org

Functional context

The Consultant will coordinate his/her deliverables with the Program Manager (based in Ecuador) and in articulation with the programs’ teams in Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.

Aim of the job

The Consultant is responsible for promoting the coordination and implementation of strategies and activities within the different components of the AEA and AIR programs, in line with corresponding Programs’ strategies and plans, working in close coordination with the Program Manager (based in Ecuador) and the corresponding technical and administrative teams in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and the Hivos Regional Office in Costa Rica.

Under the supervision of the AEA and AIR Program Manager, she/he will lead activities under Hivos’ direct responsibility (under the Durable Solutions component in the case of AEA, for example) and will support the effective implementation of all the actions of the partners in the country (including PUINAMUDT/Peru Equidad, ECA Amarakaeri and FENAMAD). She/he will also stimulate and support the continuous linking and learning processes among partners and allies, and with other actors in Peru, Brazil, and Ecuador; and the Monitoring and Evaluation of both AEA and AIR Programs, alongside the respective technical leads.

Additionally, she/he will also be responsible for the strategic engagement with relevant local and national stakeholders on both programs’ agendas, and for communicating on the Program’s development for internal and external stakeholders.

Profile

  • Master’s in Natural Resources Management, Sustainable Development, Public Policies, Law, Economics, Social Sciences, or another relevant field is preferred.
  • At least five years of work experience in the Peruvian Amazon region.
  • At least three years of experience working with the Amazonian indigenous movement in Peru and/or the region. Fieldwork experience in indigenous land and local communities is desirable.
  • At least five years of experience in project management (designing, planning, implementation, management, and supervision) linked to conservation, climate change, intercultural health, sustainable resource management, environmental and indigenous peoples’ rights, and related issues.
  • Experience working with multi-stakeholder coalitions/initiatives in the Amazon region, including international organizations, government agencies, private sector and CSOs. Experience in multi-site indigenous rights projects is desirable.
  • Established local, national and international network with relevant organizations engaged on supporting local people, forest protection, and environmental activism in the Amazon.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically, effectively manage complex processes involving multiple institutions and individuals in a team arrangement, function as a good team player in multicultural settings, and respond rapidly to emergent challenges and opportunities.
  • Knowledge on key national public and private policies, laws and international agreements related to environmental conservation, climate change, intercultural health, Indigenous peoples’ rights, territorial planning, and environmental regulations in the Amazon.
  • Strong familiarity and experience in risk and conflict management.
  • Excellent oral and written skills are needed, both in Spanish and English. Knowledge of Portuguese is a plus.

Do you want to apply?

You can apply before March 7th 2021. Both a letter of motivation (max 1 page) and resume (max 3 pages) in English need to be submitted to Hivos via e-mail to mreinoso@hivos.org. Only people eligible to work in Peru will be considered.

You can access the full terms of reference on this link.


ABOUT US

Hivos is an international non-governmental humanist organization. Together with local and global partners, the organization seeks to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world in which people have equal access to resources and have the power to control their lives and their future. Hivos believes in the creativity and capacity of individuals. Quality, co-operation and innovation form the core concepts in Hivos’ philosophy.

What do we offer?

We offer a stimulating work environment in a professional international organisation with very dedicated staff. We offer competitive labour conditions. Frequent travelling in the region is part of the job. Employment is initially offered for the period of 1 year, but will be extended depending on performance and available funding.

For more information about Hivos, visit https://hivos.org/.

Background checks for final candidates

If you get selected for the final stage of the selection process, please note that professional references and police clearance certification will be requested due to our Safeguarding Policy*. Exceptions will only be made, if there is a local legislation prohibition or when the candidate is unable to obtain a police clearance due to activities on LGTB+ and Human Rights. We may check social media -unless applicants state they do not wish us to do so-. Accuracy of information in the curriculum vitae will also be checked.

(*) https://www.hivos.org/who-we-are/our-organization/integrity/