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Project Coordinator

brasília – df

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: brasília – df
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-29

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Brazil has received funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the project “REDD+ results-based payments for results achieved by Brazil in the Amazon biome in 2014 and 2015”. The results-based payments received by Brazil from the GCF will contribute to the implementation of the forest sector actions of Brazil’s NDC and Brazil’s REDD+ National Strategy overall objective. This project has two main outputs:


  1. Development of a pilot of an Environmental Services Incentive Program for Conservation and Recovery of Native Vegetation (Floresta+); and
  2. Strengthen the implementation of Brazil’s ENREDD+, through improvements in its governance structure and systems.


The Floresta+ is a new and innovative pilot program that aims to provide incentives for environmental services in the Legal Amazon region, in accordance with Brazil’s Forest Code, the ENREDD+ and Brazil’s NDC. This pilot program will have the following specific objectives:


  1. Provide monetary compensation to incentivize native vegetation conservation and restoration/recovery and improvement of ecosystems that generate environmental services (including but not limited to carbon);
  2. Prevent the occurrence of deforestation, forest degradation and forest fires through financial incentives;
  3. Incentivize the restoration/recovery of native vegetation of rural properties, conservation areas, indigenous lands, land settlements and local community lands;
  4. Value the actions of land owners, land users, settlers, Indigenous Peoples and local communities in conservation and restoration/recovery of native vegetation;
  5. Promote compliance with the environmental legislation, especially that related to the protection and restoration/recovery of native vegetation (Forest Code);
  6. Offer a financial mechanism to foster the development and implementation of public policies aimed at conservation and restoration/recovery of native vegetation.


This project also aims to contribute with the ENREDD+ implementation facing the complexity of a forest monitoring system for the whole Brazilian territory, the low capacity and resources of subnational governments and IPLCs to engage in ENREDD+ implementation, the limited amount of public resources to implement the ENREDD+, the safeguard information scattered among different governmental systems and/institutions and the complexity to evaluate the impacts of REDD+ policies.




Duties and Responsibilities

It is with this background that a qualified, experienced and self-motivated Project Coordinator is being sought for recruitment.


The Project Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day management and decision-making for the project. The Project Coordinator’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.  The Project Coordinator reports to UNDP.


The Project Management Unit (PMU) will be headed up by a Project Coordinator (PC). The PC will take charge of all outcomes under Project Document. The PC will also have managerial responsibilities vis-à-vis the approval of processes within UNDP’s system.


In view of her/his responsibilities to deliver these outcomes, the PC should have substantial project management experience, ideally of international cooperation projects. Background knowledge on environmental issues would also be preferred. The PC will be a full-time post over the project lifespan. This is a critical position and it is important that person filling this position has a continuous global overview of the project and its objectives.


The execution of the PC’s duties in the PMU will be supported by a Project Technical Advisor and a Project Assistant. She/he will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the PMU, under the supervision of UNDP Country Office and in alignment with inputs from the Project Coordination Unit (PCU), in MMA. The PC is ultimately responsible for organizing and overseeing delivery on all aspects and activities of the Project.


Key Functions:


  • Plan and develop project Annual Work Plans (AWPs) and establish Annual Targets in accordance with the Project Document and in close coordination with project stakeholders, the UNDP CO, the PMU and the PCU staff;
  • Ensure that AWP activities suggested are in line with the overall direction set by the Project Document and lead to the timely achievements of project targets and results;
  • Oversee and coordinate development and formulation of detailed implementation plans, procurement and human resources, communication and risk management plans for the Project;
  • Ensure implementation of activities as per AWP and agreed deadlines as well as according to detailed implementation, procurement and HR plans;
  • Identify bottlenecks and develop solutions;
  • Assess project impact and oversee the appropriateness and accuracy of methods used to verify progress and results;
  • Establish adequate monitoring procedures and systems throughout project activities in consultation and collaboration with Ministry, UNDP CO and consultants;
  • Ensure that adequate systems are in place to gather data and information for project monitoring and that systematic monitoring of project progress against targets is undertaken, including regular field trips for monitoring purposes;
  • Develop innovative improvements to enhance performance of the project;
  • Manage the accurate and timely high-quality results reporting on the progress of the project and achievement of annual targets to the Project Board and GCF. Ensure that GCF and UNDP reports are prepared according to UNDP’s SOPs, quality standards and in line with the contractual obligations to GCF;
  • Coordinate, prepare and ensure that all internal and external reports are submitted by deadlines;
  • Coordinate and prepare ad hoc thematic and substantive reports/analysis/briefs;
  • Ensure that project communications activities are being implemented;
  • Organize and participate in project level coordination meetings and/or technical working groups as per project document and AWP;
  • Implement project governance arrangements; and
  • Ensure organization of Project Board meetings and ensure timely preparation of agenda, background materials to agenda items and minutes.






Core Behavioural Competencies:



Achieve Results:

  • Demonstrate focus on achieving quality results and impact;
  • Consistently strive to meet or exceed excellence standards;
  • Hold self and others accountable for results;
  • Efficiently establish appropriate plans and resources for self and others to accomplish goals.

Think Innovatively:

  • Look beyond conventional approaches and established methods;
  • Propose new ideas, approaches and solutions to problems;
  • Seek patterns and clarity outside boxes and categories while resisting false certainty and simplistic binary choice.

Learn Continuously:

  • Actively pursue opportunities for learning and self-development professionally and personally;
  • Keep abreast of new developments in one’s professional area;
  • Proactively seek feedback, demonstrates a desire to learn from others as well as from experiences, both positive and negative;
  • Contribute to the learning of others.

Adapt with Agility:

  • Be flexible in handling change, and adopt new ideas, approaches and ways of working;
  • Seamlessly adapt to working within new situations or contexts, with new people, and in different ways;
  • Participate in, support, contribute to or drive meaningful change in UNDP UNDP;
  • Be comfortable with ambiguity and effectively managing multiple demands.

Act with Determination:

  • Pursue everything with motivation and drive;
  • Not give up in the face of adversity and setbacks;
  • Demonstrate resilience and composure;
  • Demonstrate courage, self-motivation and initiative to act on opportunities without being prompted by others;
  • Be authentic and modest, get things done without unnecessary noise.

Engage and Partner:

  • Act in a way that demonstrates empathy and emotional intelligence, showing consideration for the needs and feelings of others;
  • Demonstrate and encourage teamwork and co-creation internally and externally to achieve joint objectives and results;
  • Establish and develop networks that deliver powerful collaborations;
  • Encourage and respect the views of others; accept views and ideas other than one’s own;

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Treat all individuals with respect, consider ethical implications and respond sensitively to all differences among people;
  • Fully accept and value all people, creating an inclusive environment
  • Understand that inclusion is multi-faceted (e.g. race, gender, age, disability, culture, etc.);
  • Understand and appreciate issues from the perspective of others
  • Treat everyone fairly and equally;
  • Demonstrate honesty and transparency.



Cross-Functional Competencies:



Strategic Thinking:

  • Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions;
  • Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.

Business Acumen and Commercial Thinking:

  • Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks.

System Thinking:

  • Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.

Effective Decision Making:

  • Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources.

Negotiation and Influence:

  • Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates ‘win-win’ situations.

Integration within the UN:

  • Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations.


  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience;
  • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.



People Management Competencies:




Show Managerial Courage:

  • Face up to organizational and people problems;
  • Not be afraid to take decision and action when and as needed;
  • Not hold back anything that needs to be said, respectfully and diplomatically;
  • Address conflict in a timely manner, not allow conflicts in teams linger;
  • Help others through emotional or tense situations, tactfully bringing disagreements into the open and finding solutions all can endorse.

Demonstrate Empathy and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Genuinely care about people; demonstrate empathy with joys and pains of others;
  • Enable the wellbeing of the team(s);
  • Read a group’s emotional currents and power relationships, identifying influencers, networks, and organizational dynamics; adapt leadership styles at the appropriate times;
  • See the positive in people, situations, and events.

Motivate and Direct:

  • Create and communicate a compelling vision and purpose;
  • Align people and resources with organizational vision, strategy, objectives;
  • Understand and proactively builds the team/organization culture.

Build an Enabling Workplace:

  • Create a working environment where people are engaged and want to do their best; empower and enables team members to perform and have a positive workplace experience;
  • Promote honestly, openness, trust and psychological safety and create opportunities to innovate and learn;
  • Recruit and promotes individuals based upon objective measures and meritocracy; acknowledge and utilise the talent of others Encourage collective action and integration.

Build Capability:

  • Identify and develop talent in individuals, providing positive support to enable them to achieve their potential;
  • Foster learning or development of others by giving feedback, guidance, and support; support career development of others;
  • Have willingness and ability to delegate to help people learn, including from failure.

Manage Performance and Ensure Accountability:

  • Ensure regular conversations with people about work;
  • Provide positive and constructive feedback;
  • Discuss poor performance in a timely manner;
  • Provide praise and recognition, as well as ensure accountability;

Lead with Humility:

  • Be authentic and transparent, act with integrity;
  • Be accessible and available to team members they lead;
  • Encourages debate and discussion, creating a culture where people are comfortable to challenge senior leaders and feel listened too;
  • Be modest, giving credit for success to others and admit own shortcoming.



Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Forest Engineering, Rural Development, Business and Public Administration or related field. A Master’s degree in Project Management with a bachelor’s degree in the fields listed above is also acceptable.


Work Experience:

  • Minimum 12 years of relevant experience at the national and/or international level in providing management advisory services, hands on experience in design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and coordination of high complexity projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments is required;
  • Experience in international cooperation projects is required;
  • Familiarity with the goals and procedures of government institutions, and with those of UNDP and GCF as it relates to the Project goals and objectives is desirable;
  • Familiarity with the multilateral climate change regime is desirable;
  • Experience of, at least, 6 years in working on forest, land use, agriculture and/or climate change projects;
  • Experience in setting priorities, budgets, work plans, participating in program development and program writing;
  • Demonstrated coordination and project leadership skills, and ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to work under high pressure.


Desirable Work Experience:

  • Experience with REDD+ is an asset;
  • Experience in the UN System is an asset;


Language Requirements:

  • Excellent command of both oral and written Portuguese and English and good communication skills.



  • Availability for extensive domestic travel;
  • Traveling is subject to compliance with biosafety protocols aimed at preventing contagion by Covid-19.









Observe que a pessoa selecionada para esta posição receberá uma oferta de contrato com o PNUD de acordo com sua modalidade National Personnel Services Agreement (N-PSA); a modalidade de Service Contract do PNUD será extinta no próximo ano. Mais informações sobre o N-PSA estão disponíveis aqui.



A estação de trabalho pode ser alterada dependento das condições da pandemia no Brasil naquele momento.Podem se candidatar ao processo pessoas de nacionalidade brasileira ou outros legalmente autorizados a trabalhar no Brasil.

Para este cargo, o candidato deve ter inscrição no Instituto Nacional de Seguro Social (INSS).


Candidaturas:Para terem candidaturas válidas a este processo, os candidatos deverão submeter o formulário P11 do PNUD devidamente preenchido;Apenas as candidaturas cadastradas no site do PNUD (, no link “Oportunidades” - “APPLY NOW”, tendo o formulário P11 do PNUD devidamente preenchido e enviado dentro do prazo, serão examinadas.Não serão emitidos recibos individuais de confirmação da candidatura devido ao volume de candidaturas.O PNUD está empenhado em garantir a diversidade da força de trabalho em termos de nacionalidade, gênero, raça e cultura. Os indivíduos pertencentes a grupos indígenas e pessoas com deficiência são igualmente incentivados a se candidatar. Todas as candidaturas serão tratadas com sigilo.Devido ao grande volume de candidaturas recebidas, apenas os candidatos pré-selecionados serão contatados.

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