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Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) is a non-profit organization that supports natural ecosystems and human communities through strategies powered by economics. Training, research and technical assistance courses offered by CSF contribute to smart development and growth, quantifying the benefits of nature and creating lasting incentives for conservation.

 

CSF is looking for a dynamic leader to fill the role of Director of CSF Northern Andes-Amazon, which includes Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. CSF Director Northern Andes-Amazon is responsible for the organization's overall leadership, including financial management, human resource management, and technical oversight of the various training, research, and technical assistance programs being implemented in the region.

The position is based in Lima, Peru and the director will be responsible for implementing CSF strategies and programs in the region, as well as seeking new opportunities. The position works closely with other Senior Staff members and reports directly to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

Organizational Leadership and Strategic Development

- In line with CSF's global strategic plan and strategic plan for the region, develops initiatives and pursues opportunities that are aimed at increasing the impact of CSF's work.

- Monitors all ongoing activities and ensures their implementation according to CSF ​​quality standards and protocols.

- Makes executive decisions regarding the implementation of programs and projects in the region.

Recruits, leads, supervises, mentors and evaluates CSF Northern Andes-Amazon staff.

- Monitors and manages the finances of CSF Northern Andes-Amazon, ensuring that financial resources are being properly distributed.

- Supervises day-to-day operations of CSF Northern Andes-Amazon's office and ensures that projects have the technical resources necessary for their proper implementation.

- Disseminates project results, with relevant stakeholders, to ensure maximum impact on conservation.

- Creates institutional strategies that align with global CSF, gain approval, and are accepted by the CSF team, as well as by its institutional CSF partners in the region.

- Collaborates effectively in the design and implementation of programs, in coordination with the Technical Director and the international team of CSF.

- Actively participates in the CSF Senior Management team.

- Develops and maintains good working relationships with partner organizations.

 

Fundraising and Relationship Management

- Leads fundraising activities to diversify the donor base, significantly improves financial sustainability and expands CSF Northern Andes-Amazon's work portfolio.

- Manages all the processes of proposal development, from the phases of design and planning.

- Develops and maintains good working relationships with current and potential donors.

- Prepares and submits reports to donors when required.

- Ensures that all commitments to partners and donors are implemented to the highest standards and within the expected timeframe.

 

Experience and skills required

- At least 10 years of experience leading and managing a team.

- Demonstrated success in fundraising activities for a non-profit organization, particularly with donors who are funding environmental programs in the region.

- Proven experience in the coordination and preparation of technical proposals, and the management of projects financed by international development agencies.

- Experience related to the financial management of projects.

- Knows and appreciates the natural ecosystems of the region, its political and conservation history, and the role of economics in achieving conservation objectives.

- Excellent understanding and appreciation of the role and value of economics for the design of actions and conservation policies.

- University degree in economics, business administration, management of natural resources, biology or related disciplines. Experience and / or specific training in economics applied to the conservation and management of natural resources will be sought.

- Fluency in English and Spanish.

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

- Ability to effectively represent CSF in high-level meetings and presentations.

- Willingness and ability to travel frequently in the region.

- Excellent skills to collaborate and build productive relationships with individuals and organizations, both locally and internationally.

 

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send a cover letter (1 page, in English) and CV to jobs@conservation-strategy.org

 
DIRECTOR CSF Northern Andes-Amazon

Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) es una organización sin fines de lucro que sustenta ecosistemas naturales y comunidades humanas a través de estrategias de conservación impulsadas por la economía. Los cursos de capacitación, investigaciones y asistencia técnica, ofrecidos por CSF, contribuyen a generar un desarrollo inteligente, cuantificando los beneficios de la naturaleza y creando incentivos duraderos para la conservación.

CSF busca un líder dinámico que ocupe el rol de Director de CSF Northern Andes-Amazon, que incluye Perú, Ecuador y Colombia. El Director de CSF Northern Andes-Amazon es responsable del liderazgo general de la organización, incluyendo la administración financiera de la oficina, manejo de recursos humanos y supervisión técnica de los diferentes programas de capacitación, investigación y asistencia técnica que son implementados en la región.

La posición está basada en Lima, Perú y será responsable de implementar las estrategias y programas de CSF en la región, así como desarrollar nuevas oportunidades. El puesto trabaja en estrecha colaboración con otros miembros del Senior Staff y reporta directamente al Director Ejecutivo.

Responsabilidades:

Liderazgo Organizacional y Desarrollo Estratégico

  • En línea con el plan estratégico global de CSF y el plan estratégico para la región, desarrollar iniciativas y perseguir oportunidades que se dirijan a incrementar el impacto del trabajo de CSF.
  • Monitorear todas las actividades en curso y garantizar su implementación según los estándares de calidad y protocolos de CSF.
  • Tomar decisiones ejecutivas respecto a la implementación de programas y proyectos en la región.
  • Reclutar, liderar, supervisar, orientar y evaluar al personal de CSF Northern Andes-Amazon.
  • Supervisar y gestionar las finanzas de CSF Northern Andes-Amazon, asegurándose que los recursos financieros están siendo distribuidos apropiadamente.
  • Supervisar operaciones del día a día en la oficina de CSF Northern Andes-Amazon y asegurarse de que los proyectos cuentan con los recursos técnicos necesarios para su adecuada implementación.
  • Difundir los resultados de los proyectos, con los actores relevantes, para asegurar un máximo impacto en conservación.
  • Crear estrategias institucionales que se alineen con CSF global, ganen aprobación y sean aceptadas por el equipo de CSF, así como por sus socios institucionales de CSF en la región.
  • Colaborar eficazmente en el diseño e implementación de programas, en coordinación con el Director Técnico y el equipo internacional de CSF.
  • Participar activamente del Comité de Directores Senior de CSF.
  • Desarrollar y mantener buenas relaciones de trabajo con organizaciones socias.

Manejo de Fundraising y Relaciones.

  • Liderar las actividades de fundraising para diversificar la base de donantes, a fin de mejorar significativamente la sostenibilidad financiera y expandir el portafolio de trabajo de CSF Northern Andes-Amazon.
  • Gestionar todos los procesos de elaboración de propuestas, desde las fases de diseño y planificación hasta la presentación de las mismas.
  • Desarrollar y mantener buenas relaciones de trabajo con los donantes actuales y potenciales.
  • Preparar y presentar reportes a donantes siempre que sea requerido.
  • Asegurarse que todos los compromisos con socios y donantes sean implementados con los estándares más altos y dentro de los plazos previstos.

Experiencia y habilidades requeridas.

  • Al menos 10 años de experiencia liderando y gestionando un equipo de trabajo.
  • Éxito demostrado en actividades de búsqueda de fondos para una organización sin fines de lucro, particularmente con donantes que estén financiando programas ambientales en la región.
  • Experiencia probada en la coordinación y elaboración de propuestas técnicas, y la gestión de proyectos financiados por agencias internacionales de desarrollo.
  • Experiencia relativa a la gestión financiera de proyectos.
  • Conocer y apreciar los ecosistemas naturales de la región, su historia política y de conservación, y el rol de la economía en el alcance de objetivos de conservación.
  • Excelente entendimiento y apreciación del rol y valor de la economía para el diseño de acciones y políticas de conservación.
  • Título universitario en economía, administración de empresas, gestión de recursos naturales, biología o disciplinas afines. Se valorará experiencia y/o formación específica en economía aplicada a la conservación y el manejo de los recursos naturales.
  • Fluidez en inglés y español.
  • Excelentes habilidades de comunicación, tanto escrita como verbal.
  • Habilidad de representar eficazmente a CSF en reuniones de alto nivel y en presentaciones.
  • Disposición y habilidad para viajar frecuentemente en la región.
  • Excelentes habilidades para colaborar y construir relaciones productivas con individuos y organizaciones diversas, tanto a nivel local como internacional.

Compensación: Proporcional a la experiencia.

Para aplicar: Por favor mandar carta de presentación (1 pag, en inglés) y CV a jobs@conservation-strategy.org

 

CSF BRAZIL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director of CSF Brazil. The CSF Brazil Executive Director is responsible for overall leadership, management and oversight of countrywide trainings, fellowships, programs and analyses. The Brazil Executive Director will be responsible for the management, finance and administration of CSF Brazil’s operations and in-country staff. We are seeking someone with the passion and leadership necessary to envision, develop, and implement CSF’s strategic vision for Brazil while working closely with CSF’s international leadership team, CSF Brazil’s board of directors, and conservation leaders to grow CSF Brazil’s operations and impact. The CSF Brazil Executive Director reports to CSF Brazil’s board of directors but reports on a more regular basis to CSF’s Global Program Director.

Responsibilities:

Organizational Leadership & Strategic Development

- In alignment with CSF’s global strategic plan, develop initiatives and pursue opportunities that lead to increased impact of CSF’s work.

- Monitor alignment of ongoing activities with strategic planning.

- Make decisions on the implementation of institutional projects and programs in Brazil.

- Recruit, lead, supervise, mentor and evaluate CSF Brazil’s staff.

- Oversee and manage CSF Brazil’s finances and administration, ensuring that financial and intellectual resources are allocated appropriately. 

- Manage day-to-day operations of the CSF Brazil office. 

- Disseminate project results to ensure maximum conservation impact.

- Create institutional strategies that align with CSF global and gain approval and buy-in from the CSF Brazil board, staff and partners.

- Effectively collaborate with CSF staff members in other countries on programs and proposals.

- Participate in CSF’s Senior Management Team.

 

Fundraising & Relationship Management

- Lead CSF Brazil’s fundraising activities to expand and diversify donor base to significantly improve CSF Brazil’s financial sustainability and expand CSF Brazil’s portfolio of work. 

- Manage proposal process from the research and planning phase to submission. 

- Develop and maintain good working relationships with current and prospective donors.

- Maintain close working relationships with the CSF Brazil Board, encouraging the best use of their knowledge and networking capabilities while keeping them up-to-date with ongoing projects and upcoming opportunities.

- Develop and maintain good working relationships with partner organizations.

-Prepare and submit reports to donors.

- Maintain ongoing communication with CSF’s Global Program Director on Brazil-based programming.

- Ensure all work plans and commitments with partners and donors are implemented to a high standard and delivered on time.

 

Location: CSF Brazil’s Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.

Required Skills & Expertise:

- Demonstrated success in fundraising for a non-profit organization, particularly with funders active in Brazil and with funders actively funding environmental programs. 

- At least 10 years of experience leading and managing a team. 

- Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate a team. 

- An aptitude for organizational management, with a keen eye toward project management and meeting deadlines. 

- Demonstrated experience with strategic planning.

- Experience in preparing and maintaining project budgets. 

- Knowledge and appreciation of Brazil’s natural ecosystems, conservation and political history, and the role of economics in achieving conservation goals.

- Good understanding and appreciation of the role and value of economics in conservation policy and planning.

- University degree in economics, business administration, natural resource management, natural sciences or related disciplines. Master's or doctorate in economics or similar discipline and / or practical experience with applied conservation economics and natural resources strongly preferred.

- Fluency in English and Portuguese.

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively represent CSF at high-level meetings and presentations. 

- Willingness and ability to travel frequently within Brazil as well as internationally.

- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and build productive relationships with diverse individuals and organizations, both at the local and national level.

 

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

To-Apply: Please send cover letter and CV (both in English) to jobs@conservation-strategy.org