About CPI 

CPI is an analysis and advisory organization with deep expertise in finance and policy. Our mission is to help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change. CPI has five offices around the world in Brazil, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

In Brazil, CPI has a partnership with PUC-Rio. CPI/PUC-Rio supports public policies in Brazil through evidence-based research and strategic partnerships with members of the government and civil society.

CPI is known as a leader in policy evaluation, tracking sustainable investment trends, identifying innovative business models, and supporting the solutions that can drive the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient, inclusive economy. We are unique in our focus on policy and finance, our ability to get the right people to the table, and our analytical rigor. 

About the role 

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Operations Associate to play a central role in ensuring the efficient operation and administration of our CPI/PUC-Rio office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This role will work closely with the whole Brazil team. So, the ability to build positive working relationships with colleagues and external partners will be essential to the success of this role.

We’re looking for a self-motivated individual who brings enthusiasm and energy to their work. Someone who can identify and act on opportunities for improvement will be key. As a standalone role you’ll have the autonomy to make impactful decisions and contribute to creating a positive work environment. You’ll need to have a systems focused approach with the ability to juggle a busy and varied workload.

Roles and responsibilities 

Includes the following and others as assigned: 

Office Management: 

• Oversee the day-to-day Brazil office management, including managing office supplies and related expenses; facilities, and ensuring a safe and welcoming workplace
• Provide office support to Brazil based employees
• Coordinate with PUC-Rio on issues and improvements regarding CPI’s office spaces
• Maintain technology equipment (laptops) by calling for repairs; monitoring equipment operation; monitoring and purchasing and inventory management
• Undertake and support special projects as required.

Event Support:

• Provide office support to the Brazil based employees
• Assist with internal and external events planning and management
• Support the purchase of travel, accommodation, and other services for events and speaking engagements.

Administrative Support:

• Support the operations function with administration tasks, such as office, supplies and subscriptions management
• Support management of Dropbox, Microsoft Teams, and other operational platforms

HR Support:

• In close relationship with the Global People Manager, support onboarding, offboarding and professional development operations
• Oversee the recruitment process for all new roles – posting roles, coordinating interviews, ensuring a positive candidate experience throughout the process and that hiring managers are updated ( Coordinate the dissemination of new open positions in Brazil Coordinate interviews and hiring processes in collaboration with hiring managers and Global People Manager)

About you (Essential)

•You are committed to CPI’s mission and values.
•Proven experience in providing administrative support to a busy team.
• Confidence with all Microsoft Office Suite is essential for this role.
• You have excellent oral and written communication skills.
• You are detail oriented and have strong organizational skills.
• You enjoy working with others and building an inclusive team culture.
• You are self-motivated with a passion for learning.
• You are flexible and willing to jump into tasks as needed.
• Written and spoken fluency in Portuguese and English

Position Details 

CPI is recruiting for one full-time position to be based in our Rio de Janeiro office at PUC-Rio. CPI has adopted hybrid working whereby staff are able to work a mix of remote and in the office. Although the nature of this role means some elements will be best fulfilled when on-site so regular office attendance will be required from this role.

CPI salary offers are determined by the level of skill and experience demonstrated by the selected candidate as well as alignment to internal equity and external market levels.

Interested? To Apply 

To Apply please submit the below two documents (in English or Portuguese) along with some key personal details:

1. A Current Resume
2. A Compelling Cover Letter which clearly sets out why you’re passionate about joining the CPI team and how your unique skills and experiences align with our requirements.

This is a key role for the organization, and we’ll be reviewing applications as they are submitted, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. Please note that this position will remain open until we discover the best fit.

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Climate Policy Initiative is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we are working to embed DEI across every facet of our organization. We seek to establish a working environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and contractors feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias. We want to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are openly valued as critical to the success of our organization and the achievement of our mission and vision. 

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process. 

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process. 

To find out more about the role and how to apply please click here.


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