EMPLOYMENT/JOB TYPE:  Full-time; temporary contract with the possibility of renewal

WORK SCHEDULE: 12 months; 40 hours a week


  • Remote, preferably based in one of the 24 countries where GATC has members;
  • Able to travel regularly, particularly in the 4 regions where GATC operates;



  • The GATC’s Executive Secretary
  • The Co-Chairs of the Leadership Council


About the Position

The GATC is seeking a Shandia Coordinator to help build out and implement the Shandia Platform, in collaboration with the Leadership Council, Secretariat, and Technical Team. She/he will work with the GATC member organizations to strengthen their ability to capture and manage finance.

At the end of one year, the Shandia Platform should be fully constituted and operational, capable of channeling funds directly to IP and LCs represented by the GATC’s 5 member organizations.


  • Implement the Shandia Platform building strategy as designed by the GATC, including regional and global donor meetings; strengthening of IP and LC led funding mechanisms, capacity building of GATC national and sub national member organizations, and other activities for international fund mobilization.
  • Plan and coordinate Shandia activities included in the annual work plan in close coordination with each member organization
  • Coordinate the recruitment of Shandia-related staff in each of the GATC’s member organizations;
  • Elaborate terms of reference and coordinate the contracting of consultancies needed to implement the Shandia Platform;
  • Establish spaces for dialogue with donors to solicit feedback on the construction of Shandia.
  • Advise the Leadership Council on climate finance issues;
  • Participate in Technical Team meetings and activities when necessary, providing expertise on regional and national funding mechanisms
  • Facilitate the preparation of technical and financial reports to donors who provided funding to implement the Shandia Platform;
  • Report to the Leadership Council and Executive Secretary on an ongoing basis (at least monthly) on progress;
  • Provide relevant information to the GATC’s Communications Coordinator to promote the Shandia Platform;
  • Ensure compliance with the agreements assumed by the Leadership Council;
  • Support the Secretariat in approaching donors, cooperation agencies, and non-governmental organizations about funding for Shandia projects


  • University degree/master’s degree, preferably in International Studies, Business Administration, Finance, Law, Economics, or other related field;
  • Minimum 10 years of post-graduate professional experience with 5 years in the field of international business;
  • Relevant experience in the creation and implementation of new international business projects;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to coordinate multi-disciplinary projects and meetings with diverse stakeholders and interest groups, from community representatives to financiers, entrepreneurs, and government representatives;
  • Familiarity with IP and LC issues and demands in international advocacy arenas, as well as their struggle for the recognition of their rights;
  • Experience working in international negotiations, with drafting skills to write drafts or proposals
  • Experience working with social organizations, preferably IP and LCs;
  • Experience in planning, monitoring, and evaluation of international projects;
  • Experience in international fundraising for medium- and large-scale projects;
  • Specialized in international negotiations regarding climate change, biodiversity, and/or IP and LCs
  • Ability to connect culturally with IP and LC representatives, linking with Shandia’s vision as a standard.
  • Belonging to an Indigenous or local community preferred
  • Prior knowledge of the GATC agenda a plus


  • Fluency in at least two languages customary in the communications of GATC: English; Spanish; French; Portuguese; or Indonesian

Workplace Culture & Conditions

  • Remote, preferably based in one of the 24 countries where GATC has members;
  • Able to travel regularly, particularly in the 4 regions where GATC operates;
  • Familiar with remote work tools;
  • Hired directly by Rainforest Foundation US, a fiscal sponsor of the GATC.

Application Instructions

  • Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early and advised to carefully study the job description to ensure they meet the requirements and skills we are looking for.
  • Only applications with a resume and cover letter will be considered.
  • The CV should be submitted in the format “Surname_FirstName_CV” and the letter of interest in the format “Surname_FirstName_Letter”.
  • Please note that the position will be listed as open until filled. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

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About Global Alliance of Territorial Communities

The Global Alliance of Territorial Communities (GATC) is a coalition of organizations representing the world's major tropical forests: the Alliance of Indigenous Communities of the Indonesian Archipelago (AMAN) in Southeast Asia; the Mesoamerican Alliance of Forest Peoples (AMPB) in Mesoamerica; the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) in the Amazon region; the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) in Brazil; and the Network of Indigenous and Local Populations for the Sustainable Management of Forest Ecosystems in Central Africa (REPALEAC) in the Congo Basin. Together, they carry the voice of indigenous peoples and local communities in 24 countries. The Alliance is governed by a Leadership Council, led by two Co-Chairs, and a Secretariat, led by the Executive Secretary.

The GATC is developing a financial platform, the Shandia Platform, that enables its member organizations to access climate funds more directly. Shandia will connect international donors with indigenous peoples and local communities’ (IP and LC) organizations, providing investment that: expands indigenous land tenure; strengthens territorial management; mitigates climate change; protects biodiversity; and restores degraded ecosystems.