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Sustainable Landscapes Director


Title Sustainable Landscapes Director
Location Thailand
Department Name Program Delivery
Pact Overview
Pact Overview
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Project Overview
Pact is recruiting a Sustainable Landscapes Director for an upcoming USAID-funded project that will aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by catalyzing private finance to upscale and drive investment in the agriculture, forestry, and other land-use sector toward low-emission yet profitable business models. The project will support countries in Asia to scale-up low-emission land management best practices through the development of a pipeline of investible projects and businesses in the sustainable landscapes sector, increased private sector investments into sustainable, low-emissions land management businesses, and improved capacity of sustainable landscapes stakeholders.

Position Purpose
The SL Director will provide leadership and direction on environmental policy, natural resource management, global climate change mitigation and adaptation, and low emissions development strategy issues related to sustainable landscapes. The Sustainable Landscapes Director should demonstrate sufficient professional experience to effectively provide technical leadership and direction for designing and implementing sustainable landscapes activities that are profitable, enhance sustainable land management, and contribute to reducing emissions. He/she will contribute to ensuring successful functioning of project activities, including working with the Chief of Party and team members to ensure overall quality of project planning, production of annual work plans, operating budgets, etc.

Key Responsibilities
Work with other technical directors to identify promising business models and enterprises in sustainable and economically viable agriculture, forestry, and other land use sectors.
Generate awareness, build skills, and increase cooperation with project partners on sustainable landscapes and low emissions development strategies.
Supervise sustainable landscapes technical staff, consultants, and partners to achieve project results.
Build productive partnerships with the potential to sustain and scale up low emission land use investments.
Provide input on the potential for low-emission land use practices and technologies.
Analyze potential trade-offs and provide technical input to guide sustainable landscape investment strategies to maximize lower emissions.
Provide input into the development of project strategies to meet country level nationally determined contributions.
Contribute to the preparation and submittal of annual work plans and periodic progress reports and assist with monitoring relevant program indicators and evaluating program results.
Basic Requirements
Advanced degree in forestry, agriculture, natural resource management, environmental policy, natural resource economics, climate change mitigation or related field.
Minimum 7 years of professional experience in sustainable landscapes, natural resource management, forestry, value chain development, agriculture, REDD+ and carbon finance, low emissions development strategy, or related experience.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of partners, including government officials, private sector companies, financial institutions, and other key stakeholders.
Proven results in building capacities of regional, national, and/or local level stakeholders.
Ability to travel to targeted Southeast Asian countries to provide technical expertise and oversee program implementation.
Sufficient relevant experience in Southeast Asia to perform effectively under the complex national and regional operating environments.
Excellent written and oral communication.
Fluency in English.
Preferred Qualifications
Proficiency in a Southeast Asian regional language.
Knowledge of Southeast Asian environmental/natural resource policy and practice.
Minimum 5 years of professional experience in Southeast Asia.
Demonstrated competence in project management, with knowledge of USAID policies and procedures.
Prior experience working on programs in relevant areas such as sustainable natural resource management, sustainable landscapes, agriculture, private sector investment or related field.

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  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-27

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