Team Leader - Regulatory Reform
Palladium International, Brazil
Closing Date for Applications:
Project Overview and Role:
We are looking for an Portuguese-speaking project leader with experience of trade reform and policy development for an upcoming program to support improvements to the Brazilian regulatory environment. The project aims to better align regulatory practices with the reality of the business environment and improve how the Brazilian Government manages and treats non-tariff barriers to trade (NTBs) and the generation of more transparent processes.
The regulation programme centres around the seven interventions.
- Streamlining of Regulatory Stock for Trade: designing a new framework for the creation of regulations for trade and reviewing existing regulations for trade to make recommendations for consolidation and improvement
- Technical regulations for trade web tool: designing, developing and implementing a web tool to present all information relating to regulations on trade.
- Trade in goods: designing a methodology for identifying key goods sectors that would benefit from regulatory convergence with the EU/UK/other third countries. Producing reports mapping identified sectors including comprehensive assessment of the existing regulatory challenges and recommendations for regulatory convergence.
- Life Sciences – ICH Guidelines Implementation: Supporting the Brazilian health regulator implementing 56 ICH guidelines, including MedDRA and eCTD 4.0.
- Tariff modifications web tool: designing, developing and implementing a web tool to allow private sector organisations to apply for modifications of tariffs. The web tool will allow for transparency and input from all interested parties and will allow efficient use of data for the relevant regulatory bodies.
- Trade in services: designing a methodology for identifying key professional services sectors that would benefit from regulatory convergence with the EU/UK/other third countries.
- E-commerce: producing reports mapping identified sectors including comprehensive assessment of the existing regulatory challenges and recommendations for regulatory convergence.
As Team Leader your responsibilities will include
- Bring and/or develop and manage strong working relationships with the programme’s contact points at all levels of the Government and national agencies; FCO and other donor programmes, and other stakeholders.
- Represent the programme both with client offices, and external audiences as needed, including with national and global communities of practice.
- Develop strong working relationships and a regular dialogue on programme progress and challenges with Palladium and the programme steering committee.
- Maintain a strong working relationship with the Project Director.
Strategy and Operational Planning
- Lead on the development of the Theory of Change and an adaptive approach to deliver the programme Outputs in cooperation and consultation with technical adviso rs, Project Director, FCO, project partners, the government and other key stakeholders.
- Lead with the Project Director in the preparation of work plans and budgets; staffing plans; performance improvement plans and other plans as required.
- Provide guidance, oversight and quality assurance for all project activities, outputs and deliverables.
- Guide, nurture and manage members of the programme team, supporting them in delivery of their workplan deliverables.
- Coach and offer feedback and advice and technical input in and when required.
- Recruit, hire and manage staff and consultants as needed to carry out activities.
Financial Management and Administration
- Ensure the project provides and demonstrates Value for Money.
- Assume responsibility for consistent implementation of company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Guidelines, Security Protocols and, where applicable, recommends modifications.
- Experience working with key government departments and institutions involved in trade policy
- Expertise in regulatory cooperation initiatives and convergence between countries on regulatory matters preferable
- Strong knowledge in regulatory reform and national standards policies including specifics of Brazil regulatory regime.
- Strong ability and desire to work collaboratively with governmental bodies in Brazil, local partners and international donors
- Experience in working and good network in trade in service and e-commerce is desirable
- Experience with Experience in institutional capacity building is desirable
- Experience working with donor (preferably FCO or DFID) funded programmes
- Strong expertise in leading complex programmes, including managing and mentoring senior members of staff
- Strong experience in managing complex teams
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Portuguese
- Experience in Brazil and wider region is highly desirable