Jobs and Consultancies

ADB opportunity : Scaling Up Private Sector Participation and Use of Market-Based Approaches for Environmental Management - Environmental Economics Expert

Asian Development Bank Seeks Environmental Economics Expert

The full ToR and further information on the position is available here.

TA 9093-REG supports increasing knowledge on the applicability of market-based approaches for environmental management (MBAEM). The TA is supporting an ongoing regional review and stocktaking on the use, applicability, and potential upscaling of MBAEM to address key environmental challenges in the region, including pollution control and prevention, watershed management, and sustainable urban development, among others. In addition to building knowledge and providing recommendations for policy options in Asia, the review will build on ongoing global efforts to document and study the use of innovative policy instruments for environmental management. A team of consultants has produced a draft stocktaking report, which has important content, but could benefit from augmentation and revision. The draft covers market based instruments applied to air pollution, for water management/pollution, and for waste, as well as market based instrument concepts and policy recommendations for improvements. An international consultant with expertise in environmental economics will be engaged to provide substantive technical and editorial inputs to the stocktaking report and fill gaps in content. The consultant will work with an international team of experts, who are providing technical inputs on global and regional experiences and applications of MBAEM. The consultant will also work with a data and information specialist, who will support preparation of an inventory of selected national programs and policies applying MBAEM, which will serve as inputs to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Policy Instruments for the Environment (PINE) database.

Birdlife Seeks Trainer/Presenter for Sustainable Landscape Business Planning Workshop

Birdlife looking for a trainer/presenter to run a session on sustainable landscape business planning in a workshop they are hosting in the first week of April.  Please circulate within your networks!

 This is part of BirdLife Forest Programme’s new initiative called the Forest Landscape Sustainability Accelerator, supported through the Trillion Trees partnership. Through this mechanism, they are delivering a direct, multi-faceted programme of support, to address the specific challenges BirdLife Partners face in accessing sustainable financing and funding for priority forest landscapes.

 The Accelerator workshop is running 1-5th April, at the Cambridge Conservation Initiative hub in the David Attenborough Building. It aims to build the capacity for sustainable funding and financing of a group of approx. 20 staff from 10 different BirdLife Partners working on large-scale tropical forest landscape programmes.

 They are looking for an individual or a group of presenters and facilitators for a session focused on landscape business and financial planning, which will be held on Friday 5th April running between 9:00 – 13.30.

 Please note that unfortunately they are only able to cover travel for those coming from within the UK.

 If this is of interest, please find the details of this opportunity attached.

POFP Request for Expressions of Interest: Improving Large-Scale Marine Protected Area Finance

The Pacific Ocean Finance Program is supporting the analysis and development of several ocean finance mechanisms including a Pacific Ocean Bond, Pacific Ocean Insurance, and a Replicable Community Managed Marine Area Finance Mechanism. This terms of reference (TOR) supports the analysis and development of finance for large-scale marine protected areas (LSMPA).

Expression of interest and supporting qualification documents must be delivered to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax or by e-mail) on or before 4pm Solomon Islands time on 11 February 2019. Procurement questions may also be addressed to this contact.

For full background and details on the consultancy please download the full ToR here.

Request for Expressions of Interest: Coordination of the 2019 Pacific Ocean Finance Conference

The Pacific Ocean Finance Program aims to host a Pacific Ocean Finance Conference in 2019 to support knowledge exchange and capacity building for Pacific ocean finance and governance. The conference will enable all of the various components of the program to be leveraged together to maximise beneficial outcomes and lessons learned. The conference will be held in a regional city (Suva or Nadi, Fiji, to be determined) in November 2019. It is anticipated that the conference will have approximately 80 participants. The POFP is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) to coordinate the conference.

Expression of interest and supporting qualification documents must be delivered to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax or by e-mail) on or before 4pm Solomon Islands time on 11 February 2019. Procurement questions may also be addressed to this contact.

Download the full, detailed PDF of the opportunity here.

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

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is seeking candidates for a paid conservation finance internship with CIMA, a Peruvian NGO (http://www.cima.org.pe/en).  The finance 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 (http://www.cima.org.pe/en/cordillera-azul-national-park). The finance 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) (https://www.iucn.org/theme/environmental-law/our-work/protected-areas-pa/incubator-nature-conservation). The finance specialist will work directly with the CIMA team for a period of six months starting in Feburary 2019, with a fixed stipend of U.S. $12,000 paid for all services provided. 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 January 25, 2019. An ability to read, write, and converse confidently in Spanish will be essential.

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.