CONSULTANT – GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ADVISOR
U.S. SECTION OF THE BRAZIL-U.S. BUSINESS COUNCIL
The U.S. Section of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council – BUSBC (referred to herein as the “Council“) will hire a consultant in Brazil to act as its Government Relations Advisor.
The Council is a membership-based organization representing U.S. companies that invest in Brazil. It operates under the administrative aegis of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is based in Washington D.C. The Council has a counterpart in Brazil, which is the Brazil Section (Conselho Empresarial Brasil-Estados Unidos – CEBEU). Jointly, the two sections have been working for 42 years to improve trade and investment relations between Brazil and the United States.
The Consultant will assist the Council in developing and executing its policy agenda. The agenda involves both: domestic issues that affect the Brazilian business environment, and bilateral policy priorities that impact the relationship between Brazil and the U.S. The Council’s policy priorities in 2018 are listed here.
To advance the agenda, the consultant will work on 4 main fronts:
- Permanently dialogue with the federal Executive and Legislative branches of Brazil (Presidency of the Republic, ministries, regulatory agencies, Federal Court of Accounts and other government bodies);
- Permanently dialogue with representatives of the U.S. Government in Brazil;
- Map relevant new policymakers in the Executive and Legislative branches;
- Organize missions of U.S. companies to Brasília or other Brazilian cities to promote the dialogue with the Brazilian Administration; and
- Identify opportunities to invite Brazilian officials to events and meetings in Washington D.C.
- Partners and stakeholders of the Brazilian private sector
- Promote and manage the Council’s partnerships with Brazilian private sector organizations; and
- Identify opportunities for joint support of the Council’s policy priorities.
- Member companies of the Council
- Maintain excellent relationship with the Brazilian representatives of member companies;
- Align the Council’s priorities agenda with the priorities and positioning of member companies;
- Invite representatives of member companies to meetings with the Brazilian Administration, when appropriate; and
- Invite representatives of member companies to meetings with other private sector stakeholders for alignment or strategic purposes.
- Operations and team
- Keep the Council updated on the Brazilian political scenario;
- Keep the Council updated on the relationship with the Administration, private sector partners; member companies and their policy priorities in Brazil;
- Manage your own work time and resources needed to fully execute contractual obligations;
- Elaborate monthly invoices charging the Council for the regular consulting fee and reported expenses for reimbursement;
- Leading the organization of events, missions and meetings held in Brazil; and
- Sign and verify the execution of contracts with vendors and service providers for events and meetings in Brazil.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience;
- At least 5 years of experience working with government or corporate public policy;
- Deep understanding of in-country legislative and policymaking processes;
- Ability to work simultaneously with a wide range of policy matters; and
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both in English and Portuguese.
- Expected qualifications:
- Excellent understanding of the Brazilian economy, business environment and political scenario;
- Understanding of the bilateral relationship between Brazil and the U.S.;
- Initiative, resilience, good judgment and high sense of urgency;
- Ability to work both independently and as part of the team;
- Ability to effectively communicate with the team, government authorities and high-level executives; and
- Availability to travel on a frequent basis to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (1-3 times/month) and Washington D.C. (1-2 times/year).
The consultant may choose whether to work from home or a coworking station, while a permanent office is settled.
The contract is non-exclusive but the Consultant is expected to prioritize the work of the Council.
The contract will be valid from January to December, 2019, with the possibility of renewal.
To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter to “email@example.com”, subject “BUSBC Recruitment”, by September 28, 2018.More Testimonials