Job Opportunity

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.

IUCN - Incubator for Nature Conservation (INC) Consultancy/Internship

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is seeking candidates with interest in financing nature conservation for a paid internship with CIMA, a Peruvian NGO (http://www.cima.org.pe/en).  The specialist will work from the CIMA office in Lima, Peru, and help to develop an internal business development, capitalization, and financial management plan, with a specific focus on building long term financial capacity for the management of the Cordillera Azul National Park. The specialist will also visit the CIMA field headquarters near the park, and receive backstopping and technical support provided by a U.S. based specialist working with the IUCN Conservation Finance Incubator (INC). The specialist will work directly with the CIMA team for a period of six months starting in January 2019, with the contract potentially renewable for another six months, with a fixed stipend of U.S.$12,000 for each 6-month period. An ability to read, write, and converse confidently in Spanish will be essential. A detailed Terms of Reference with requirements and formal application procedures for this work can be obtained by sending a concise note to jtolisano@gmail.com. Applications for this position must be delivered to Justine.Brossard@iucn.org, with a closing date of November 23, 2018.

Funbio seeks a specialist consultant to develop a financial strategy for RedLAC and CAFÉ long-term sustainability: Project K – Knowledge for Action

Funbio is seeking a specialist consultant to aid in developing a financial strategy for RedLAC and CAFÉ long-term sustainability in "Project K – Knowledge for Action". 

This consultancy aims at developing a common financial strategy for both the RedLAC and CAFÉ networks as a way to ensure their long-term sustainability by strengthening the network members’ financing skills. This consultancy shall be carried out by one consultant with a balanced knowledge and experience regarding the development of financing and marketing strategies for EFs (or environmental organizations, biodiversity conservation initiatives), so that all requirements mentioned in this Term of Reference can be fulfilled. The full ToR is available for download here.

A full description of the position is available on Funbio's website. Consultants interested in this call are asked to send the resume (CV) and a cover letter showing previous similar professional experiences related to the activities, products and required competences. The cover letter should have a maximum of 2 pages. All CVs and cover letters shall be written in English and sent to projectk@funbio.org.br by May 25th, 2018.

WWF Switzerland Seeks Head of Impact Venture Initiative

At WWF Switzerland, 220 employees and more than 3,000 volunteers work together to protect nature and the environment. They pursue the WWF’s goals of maintaining biodiversity, using our resources sustainably and promoting environmentally friendly lifestyles. A few years ago, we began a pilot initiative within the international WWF network to promote ventures in the environmental sector. Our aims included making conservation more effective and promoting the setup of self-financed initiatives that create added value for the local population in biodiversity hotspots. The next step is now to scale up this initiative and establish relevant processes. To meet this challenge, they are looking for a new Head of Impact Venture Initiative.

For further information on this position as well as how to apply please see the announcement here.

UNDP Green Commodities Programme Career Opportunity

UNDPs Green Commodities Programme (GCP) has opened a call for experts to apply to join their roster of experts for the potential to support projects in our growing portfolio of commodity projects.  Highly qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and all members are welcome to share this announcements with their colleagues.

The link to apply for the Green Commodities Programme Expert Roster (called the Establishment of a Pre-Approved Roster on Sustainable Agricultural Commodities) is available here.

Closing date for applications is May 7th  2018.

WWF GEF Seeks Consultant for Upcoming Project

The WWF GEF Agency is recruiting a consultant to develop the WWF GEF Project Document (ProDoc) for the Project “Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Technical Assistance Facility” (GEF PMIS #9900). 

Terms of Reference are available for download here, as we all the GEF-6 Project Identification Form.

Interested parties1 are requested to email separate technical and financial proposals along with an application letter to Astrid Breuer [astrid.breuer@wwfus.org], WWF GEF Agency, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington DC, 20037, USA, no later than 5:00 PM, 15 January, 2018.

World Wildlife Fund Seeking Senior Program Officer 

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer for the Northern Great Plains (NGP) Program’s Tribal Sustainable Financing Initiative. The NGP Program works across a five-state region with private, public, and tribal partners. It is a two-year full-time position, based out of Bozeman (may be negotiable for the right candidate). Please share with anyone who you think would be interested – and share widely within your networks.


Further information on the position as well as how to apply can be found on the WWFUS site.

Application is due Jan 7th.

Request for Strategic Planning Consultant(s) for the Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust

The Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust is seeking the services of a Strategic Planning Consultant(s) due to the need that has arisen to demonstrate MEET‟s organizational, financial and operational sustainability in the medium to long term. It is envisaged that the development of the 2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan will enable MEET to identify institutional priorities to ensure they are aligned to MEET‟s mission and vision for institutional growth and aligned to national environmental policies and strategies for national development..

The main objective of this consultancy is therefore to develop MEET‟s five-year (2018 – 2022) Strategic Plan and Resource Mobilization Strategy in order to identify priority actions, order, schedule and resources to achieve the Trust‟s overarching vision.

A full description of the request as well as contact information is available here.

Proposals are due Friday December 8th, 2017.

CFA to Hire First Executive Director

The Conservation Finance Alliance is now soliciting applications for its first full-time Executive Director, to lead the next stage of CFA's strengthening and growth as a network. The job description and application process can be accessed through the CFA website. Please help us spread the word to people who you think would be good candidates for the position. Applications are requested by November 15 via the WCS careers page.

PEMSEA Seeks Investment Specialist 

Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia has a career opening for an Investment Specialist in Manila, Philippines. The chosen candidate will be responsible for building and managing an Ocean Investment Facility for the region, including pre-investment activities and coordination between multiple partners and funds devoted to channeling private and donor capital into bankable projects supporting the sustainable development of coasts and oceans.

Applications must be submitted by September 15th, 2017.

For further information on the position as well as how to apply please see the Terms of Reference.