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Program and Grants Associate Position open - Amazon Basin

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    Position Open (Sent by Mary Kay Gilliland) The Amazon Conservation Association (www.amazonconservation.org) is seeking a Program and Grants Associate to
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 7, 2012
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      Position Open (Sent by Mary Kay Gilliland)

      The Amazon Conservation Association (www.amazonconservation.org) is seeking a Program and Grants Associate to support fundraising, project management, and communications relating to its work conserving the Amazon Basin in Peru and Bolivia. The position will be based in its Washington, DC office (or alternatively in Lima or Cusco, Peru if the candidate prefers) and report to the Associate Director of Programs, coordinating with the Executive Director, DC Office Director, Peru and Bolivia Directors, and other relevant staff.


      • Work with colleagues in DC, Peru, and Bolivia to write grant proposals for funding from foundations, family foundations, corporations, bilateral and multilateral agencies, and any other potential sources.
      Project topics will include conservation area management, sustainable management of non-timber forest products, sustainable livelihoods activities including agroforestry and aquaculture, major infrastructure threats, conservation finance mechanisms including REDD+, and related governance and policy issues.
      • Identify and evaluate new funding opportunities.
      • Assist in the formulation of project concept notes.
      • Support the drafting of progress reports and final reports for donors, including translating from Spanish to English and editing reports from field staff.
      • Contribute writing & editing to ACA's website, annual report, quarterly newsletter, fact sheets, and other institutional documents.

      Grant Management

      • Assist Associate Director of Programs in providing technical backstopping for project implementation and in monitoring & evaluating project advances, budgets & deliverables.
      • Support management of ACA grant budgets and sub-agreements, disbursement requests, and changes to grant implementation deliverables.
      • Ensure sub-grantees meet scheduled reporting requirements.
      • Help keep tracking of grant & budget implementation up to date.


      Call current and potential donors to discuss opportunities and give project updates.
      Present ACA's work at events, conferences and other venues, and assist in preparing presentations to be given by the Executive Director.
      Conduct outreach/networking with partner organizations and supporters.

      Desired Qualifications

      Excellent writing skills
      Fluent spoken and written English and Spanish
      Familiar with tropical forest conservation issues
      Comfortable calling donors by phone and giving presentations
      Master's degree in a relevant field (conservation, sustainable development, economics, international development, natural resource management, etc.) preferred, or a Bachelor's degree with at least three years of relevant experience
      Three–to–five years of work experience
      Able to perform well in fast-paced, dynamic, cross-cultural team environment
      Detail-oriented, and able to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines
      Willing to travel internationally up to three or four times annually
      Demonstrated passion for Amazon Conservation Association's mission

      How to apply

      ACA offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package. Please email your résumé, a cover letter, and a list of three references to applications@... (subject line: Program and Grants Associate application). No phone calls please. Applications accepted until position is filled.


      1822 R St NW, 4th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009, United States


      Education requirements:
      4-year degree, conservation, sustainable development, economics, international development, natural resource management
      Languages needed:
      Spanish, English
      Level of language proficiency
      Fluent spoken and written English and Spanish
      Employment type
      Full time
      Professional level
      None specified
      Job function
      Management, Grants administration, Research, environmental, conservation, Project management
      Owner's areas of focus
      Environment, Research and science, Animals
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