I still get a steady stream of questions about moving to Rio, and I don't have time to respond to most of them, so I'm sorry about that. But I recently came across a few interesting job postings in Rio, so whether you're a gringo or an English-speaking Brazilian, check out these opportunities, and be sure to note where they come from, namely Idealist, Craigslist, FPA, and Devex. (Craigslist in particular has mostly crap, but once in awhile there will be ok listings) Make sure you check those sites frequently for English language job listings in Brazil, though they're not terribly common. If I wasn't planning on staying in New York, I would be all over the first listing!
Rio de Janeiro Job Listings - April 2010
Program Officer - Media Rights and Access, Ford Foundation
"The Program Officer will be responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a portfolio of grants addressing issues relating to media rights and access as well as advancing public media services in Brazil. S/he will strive to promote a media environment that demonstrates balance between freedom of expression and media regulation and that ensures symmetry of opportunities for citizens and groups generating, disseminating, and acquiring information."
Associate of Business Development, Community in Action
"We are currently seeking a Full-Time Business Development Associate to begin in April, 2010 for a one year period (which can be extended). This position entails several responsibilities. As the development associate, you will work directly with the NGO’s founders to seek funds and create partnerships both in Brazil and abroad."
Manager of Operations, Community in Action
"We are currently seeking a Full-Time Manager of Operations to begin in May, 2010 (or shortly thereafter) for a one year period. As the operations manager, you will direct day-to-day activities in Rio de Janeiro."
Freelance Media Analyst, Report International
"We are currently looking to recruit freelance Portuguese-speaking media analysts in Brazil for a new project. We would need you to write an English language summary of each article, and analyse the content against a number of topics."
IT Program Manager, Accion International
"The IT Program Manager will assist ACCION’s microfinance partner in Brazil with deploying and managing technology to support their business strategy. S/he will have management responsibility for all IT related ACCION project in Brazil."