Conservation International is Seeking a Full-Time Project Manager for an Innovative “pay for success” Project to Engage Hydropower Companies to Pay for Cloud Forests Conservation

Conservation International (CI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are collaborating as the proponents of The Cloud Forest Blue Energy Mechanism (CFBEM).  CFBEM aims to mobilize commercial finance to reforest and conserve cloud forests in Latin America that provide crucial benefits to the hydropower industry.  CFBEM will employ “pay for success” contracts in which a hydropower plant pays for measurable ecosystem benefits provided by cloud forests within the plant’s catchment – principally reduced sedimentation and improved water regulation.  Please see background video here.

CFBEM aims to develop pilot projects in three different locations over a nineteen month period.  Three key phases until anticipated financial closure of the pilot projects, will consist of (1) site selection, (2) business case development, including ROI analysis, and (3) pilot structuring / negotiation of transactions.   

CI is seeking a Spanish speaking Project Manager for a senior position based at CI’s office in Bogotá, Colombia.  The PM’s role is to ensure the overall success for the CFBEM project through to financial closure.

To view the full job description in Spanish, please see the description on CI's website. The ToR is also available for download.

All application materials must be submitted before November 2, 2018 at 5pm.