The Nature Conservancy abre vaga para Vice-Diretor
O Programa de Conservação da Mata Atlântica e Savanas - AFCS é uma Unidade Operacional da The Nature Conservancy em rápido crescimento na região da América Latina . AFCS está passando por ajustes estruturais para aumentar a responsabilidade programática devido ao rápido crescimento. Para isso The Nature Conservancy recruta um profissional experiente para vice-diretor. Abaixo constam algumas discrições sobre a vaga.
• Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years relevant experience, including working at a senior level.
• Experience working with multi-disciplinary team of professionals and senior level staff.
• Experience negotiating complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
• Experience working with diverse groups of staff and partners.
• Experience in developing program-wide financial and accounting performance control systems and operating procedures.
• Experience managing program finance, operations/administrative, human resources and legal processes.
• Knowledge of project management and monitoring.
• Knowledge of balanced scorecard, activity-based costing and other strategic performance management tools and control systems.
• Written and verbal fluency in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
The Deputy Director will work in a large and complex operating unit (OU) where the size of the program has evolved to the point that the OU Director has delegated significant internal responsibility to two managers (Conservation Strategies Manager and Project Development Manager) and the incoming Deputy Director. In this deputy role, the selected candidate will direct and manage a significant internal segment of AFCS and ensure that the program´s operational capacity is optimized to implement conservation projects. S/he will focus his/her work in the overall management of finance, administrative/operations, human resources and legal processes within the OU. He/she is also responsible for project monitoring and reporting metrics, such as:
• Systematize, monitor and control sources and uses of funds for each project,
• Manage resource allocation,
• Track and report project deliverables using KPIs (key performance indicators) and using appropriate performance control systems,
• Monitor and report the progress of all projects, and work with the Project Manager and the Finance Manager to identify problems and implement solutions,
• Work closely with the Strategies Manager and the Finance Manager to ensure that key performance indicators are aligned with existing funds
• Implement and manage project changes and interventions to deliver outcomes and outputs,
• Assist the Finance and Operations Manager to prepare for internal and external audits,
• Prepare progress reports and quarterly reviews,
• Chair the AFCS’s project review committee, ensuring that all proposals meet LAR’s and donors’ requirements as well as corporate engagement principles,
• Ability to make sound and timely decisions with imperfect information,
• Make programmatic decisions on behalf of the Program Director when needed.
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or accounting, including relevant proven working experience at the senior level,
• Dynamic and results-oriented,
• Extensive management experience in designing and implementing performance control systems,
• Fully familiar with TNC´s SOPs, guidelines and best practices,
• Proven ability to conduct internal and external audits,
• Proven managerial talent in budgeting and performance management,
• Well organized and self-directed,
• Proven technical skills, analytical ability, capacity of synthesis, good judgment, and strong operational focus,
• Demonstrated operational, implementation and detail-oriented perspective,
• Written and verbal fluency in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
• Proposes and implements procedures to enhance overall performance in accordance with short- and long-term objectives.
• Negotiates complex high profile or sensitive agreements.
• Highly diversified work involves participation in the formulation and evaluation of broad policies or making decisions that may have broad organizational impact.
• Directs major program of strategic importance to the Conservancy through coordination of multi-disciplinary teams.
• Practices analytical, strategic and systematic thinking.
• Decisions are made independently with little or no opportunity for management collaboration or oversight. Work is checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by directives of superiors.
• Decisions may affect organization’s public image. Errors in judgement could have wide scope and lasting effect.
• Decisions have maximum financial and/or legal impact on the organization.
RESPONSIBILITY/OVERSIGHT – FINANCIAL AND SUPERVISORY:
• Manages risk responsibly; assesses consequences of decisions prior to action.
• Significant responsibility for financial management of program, including setting financial goals, analyzing results, and taking corrective actions.
• Ensures that programmatic commitments, financial standards, and legal requirements are met.
• Superb communication and presentation skills required; must have ability to persuasively convey the mission & conservation priorities of TNC to diverse groups including major donors, corporate executives, board members, partners and others who are critical to the organization’s overall prosperity.
• Commands attention, can change tactics midstream, and manage group processes during presentations or discussions.
• Cultivates and develops constructive and effective relationships inside and outside the Conservancy.
• Communicates professionally with a wide variety of people of diverse cultural professional and economic backgrounds for the purpose of managing performance of projects and implementing control systems to keep the OU and its projects on track.
• Ability to represent the OU director and TNC’s vision in compelling, engaging manner to internal and external audiences as lead spokesperson; practices the Conservancy’s core values and respects differences in others.
• Exercises sensitivity to working in an advisory role with partner organizations.
• Prepares, presents and/or participates in negotiations of project proposals with governmental, bilateral and/or multilateral agencies. Works well under pressure.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:
The position will be based in São Paulo, Brazil.
The candidate must be willing to travel to organization-wide meetings and to project site offices.
The candidate must have flexibility to work long hours during deadline periods.
A vaga estará disponível no Peoplesoft, com a referência job id number 40197