The Nature Conservancy busca profissional para a vaga de Diretor de Segurança Alimentar
The Nature Consevancy da América Latina está buscando uma pessoa com experiência e dedicado para liderar a nova Unidade de Segurança Alimentar. Esta unidade irá focar em fazer com que atividades agrícolas, pecuária e pesca sejam mais sustentáveis em toda América Latina, em cooperação com associações de produtores, empresas, comunidades, governos, universidades e outras organizações sem fins lucrativos.
O prazo para se candidatar é 6 de junho, pelo site https://careers.nature.org/psp/P91HTNC_APP/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=40052&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1
Abaixo segue descrições da vaga.
The Director of the Food Security Unit for Latin American will lead, inform and implement regional strategies in order to move toward the above goal. His/her work will build on, enhance and leverage the work already happening at the Program level across Latin America. He/she will serve as a key contact to government agencies, multilaterals, food-products companies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community in coordination with The Conservancy´s structure. He/she will work with Conservation Programs and other regional and global experts to transform the goal above into a specific, actionable business plan and then lead the Latin America Region toward this vision. He/she will coordinate with Conservancy’s Global Priorities groups to ensure that our work is adequately leveraged and represented in international policy and donor events. He/she will play a leading role in engaging donor support both for the Food Security Unit itself and for Conservation Programs’ work on this topic. He/she negotiates or supports the negotiation of complex and innovative solutions with government agencies, companies, major institutions, and landowners related to conservation in the food sector. He/she will work with key Conservancy staff to coordinate, integrate and promote the Conservancy’s diverse projects in agriculture, ranching and fisheries, helping the organization leverage its field successes into new policy and corporate-engagement tools that dramatically increase the scale of our influence and result in significant and measurable conservation results.
• Lead the development and implementation of cutting-edge regional strategies to address food security, in coordination with the Latin America Practice Group on Food Security. This may include integrating and leveraging existing projects as well as expansion into relatively new areas for The Nature Conservancy in Latin America that would enable the organization to leverage its impact on the food sector.
• Work with the Conservancy’s Regional External Affairs leadership, Leadership Team and the Latin American Conservation Council, develop and lead a strategy to engage major international agencies, corporations and foundations that work on food security to do so in a manner that mitigates negative impacts on biodiversity conservation and environmental services provision. Identify and cultivate high-leverage partnerships around conservation goals related to the food security strategy.
• After assembling a small team and developing clear work-plans, he/she will focus 80% of his/her time on external engagement, management of key partners and donors, and raising funds to implement the unit’s strategy.
• Lead efforts to improve coordination, communication and planning across Conservation Programs in Latin America on food security projects and policy.
• Serve as a focal point for Latin America on food security with internal and external parties to integrate Conservancy activities related to the agriculture sector and food security and ensure a coherent, unified approach commensurate with the potential threat.
• Work directly with a sub-group of Latin America Conservation Council members, and additional groups brought in through that effort, to maximize their participation in and contributions to our food security efforts.
• Manage a small regional team focused on food security that will interact frequently to support our work at the field, national and international scale.
• Coordinate a “practice group” on food security that will include staff from various TNC units in Latin America and potentially beyond; the practice group will be actively engaged in developing strategies and monitoring the results of actions taken under this thematic area.
• BA/BS degree and 12 years senior experience in conservation, economics, agriculture or relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• A mixture of public and private-sector experience preferred.
• Demonstrable track record, familiarity and experience with agricultural and/or fisheries issues in Latin America.
• Experience building programs and designing, implementing, and directing complex or multiple projects of strategic importance, including managing finances, supervising multidisciplinary professionals and coordinating the work of partners.
• Experience in partnership development (business, community, government, etc.).
• Experience with fundraising, especially identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
• Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
• Experience managing teams and working with teams of people not under their own direct management.