AMP is seeking a seasoned impact deal-maker to lead AMP’s efforts in Brazil. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in project finance, transaction management, assembling deal teams and the ambition, drive and persuasiveness to bring a diverse group of actors to the table to address large-scale problems.
Above all, the Country Director will have the capacity and determination to identify market gaps for social impact and a vision for bringing resources together to assemble a solution. She/he will be adept at relationship management and bring a strong network from their prior professional experience. Fluency in English is essential.
Launched in collaboration with the Global Partnership Initiative in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of State, the independent non-profit, Accelerating Market-Driven Partnerships (AMP), harnesses the power of markets to create economic value while driving positive social and environmental outcomes. AMP convenes a cross-sector coalition of government, private sector and non-profit leaders, with the goal of developing, investing in and scaling innovations that generate revenue opportunities, strengthen communities and protect the environment. For more information, visit www.ampglobal.org. AMP accelerates profitable collaborations to generate social and environmental impact on a global scale.
The São Paulo-based Country Director will lead these efforts in Brazil. AMP’s Brazil work is focused on identifying experienced for-profit entrepreneurs with the leadership skills needed to assemble high social impact projects. AMP’s Executive Director (ED) will work closely with the Country Director to leverage AMP’s convening power to bring together diverse players needed to make large scale social impact initiatives succeed.
AMP is a start-up non-profit and its partners include: Hewlett Packard, Mercy Corps, the World Bank Group, Carbon War Room and the Rockefeller Foundation. Funding comes from donors and fees generated for impact activities.
The duties and responsibilities of this position have been broadly grouped into four main functions:
• Implementing the quarterly goals and objectives of the program to be agreed with the AMP ED
• Overseeing effective and efficient management of the AMP transaction pipeline, quality control, and day-to-day oversight
• Leading new business development, including the development drafting of funding proposals
• Undertaking industry assessments, market gap analysis and other analytical exercises that generate insight into opportunities for AMP to achieve its mission
• Regularly developing and adapting the country’s strategic vision and direction and executing it in line with AMP’s overall strategic plan
• Identifying and pursuing innovative solutions to collaborative action problems to generate measurable social and environmental outcomes
• Ensuring the proper acquisition, management and eventual disposition of all AMP operational assets in Brazil (computers, furniture, etc.)
• Recruiting, supervising, and providing for the professional development of highly effective local staff and/or consultants in all functions
• Communicating internally and externally with local contractors and the AMP ED, in particular keeping the ED abreast of all key issues, potential opportunities and risks as well as key decisions affecting the on-going AMP presence in Brazil
4. External Relations
• Developing, maintaining and utilizing the network of local AMP partners in Brazil, including local government, bilateral and multilateral development/donor organizations, foundations, relevant NGOs, and private sector associations and corporations
• Establishing and fostering relationships with a broad network of donors, practitioners, government representatives and business leaders in Brazil
• Liaising with media, the public, government agencies, as well as other NGOs to ensure AMP’s image is preserved and enhanced
Required Skills and Experience
• An established track record of financial transaction experience
• A graduate degree, ideally with a financial or business-related concentration; MBA, JD or equivalent is preferred
• 10+ years of diverse experience in the private sector, preferably with significant experience in crosssector work (e.g. management consulting, private equity, strategy) with demonstrated top performance relative to peer group
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Brazilian Portuguese
• Strong diplomatic skills to support and develop effective working relationships with government, implementing partners, corporate partners and donors
• Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience delivering initiatives in complex, multidisciplinary and challenging environments
• Demonstrated skills in problem solving, consensus building and coordination of diverse stakeholders and partners
• A sense of humor
• Fundraising experience preferred
• Experience successfully building Public-Private Partnerships preferred
Organizational Relationship: The Country Director reports to the Executive Director. The Country Director interacts with AMP’s Operations Associate and volunteers, the U.S. State Department, Brazilian Municipal, State and Federal government, private foundations, international corporations and domestic Brazilian corporations. Additionally, this position interacts regularly with Universities, law firms, think tanks and non-profits.
Compensation: AMP offers competitive compensation/fees for the non-profit sector that will be commensurate with experience.
Physical Demands: Must be able to sit, enter data into a computer, and read a computer screen. Must be able and willing to travel up to 40% of the time within Brazil and the United States.
Work Environment: Work takes place in offices and meeting rooms. Standard office equipment will be available.
To Apply: Qualified and interested applicants should submit a 1) Word formatted resume 2) a cover letter, 3) salary history, and 4) three professional references to opportunities@AMPglobal.org. Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line as BRAZIL COUNTRY DIRECTOR. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2013. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.