Brasil Country Director Jobs in Buenos Aires, Brazil

Wildlife Works is the world's leading REDD+ Project development and management company with an innovative, market-based approach to climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation. Over its 20+ year history, Wildlife Works established a successful model that uses the emerging carbon offset marketplace to protect threatened forests and wildlife, while funding indigenous and forest-dwelling communities. REDD+ allows us to partner with communities from tropical forest countries to monetize their forest and biodiversity assets, whether they are communities, land ownership groups or governments. Wildlife Works manages a portfolio of current and prospective REDD+ projects throughout the tropics and is growing to meet market demand and interest in our innovative approach. The Brasil Country Director will be Wildlife Works Carbon senior representative and principal manager responsible for sourcing new projects, for the establishment of our Brasil subsidiary operation, and day-to-day office and business operations in-country. The Country Director will be responsible for sourcing and development of new REDD+ forest carbon projects, particularly in the early years of the position. Over time, more of his/her effort will be directed towards ensuring consistent and effective management of all REDD+ projects in Brasil and their related activities, staff and operations for Wildlife Works Carbon. At a time of rapid growth for the company and of the voluntary market globally, this role is critical in strategically advancing conversations within relevant expert and political stakeholders to help build a favorable investment environment for WWC’s community-centered forest conservation projects. This role will report to the Latin America Director and will hold functional lines to supporting corporate departments such the Carbon Development department, Policy and External Affairs Department and the Global Conservation Director.The Brasil Country Director will play a key role in establishing our international REDD+ models that halt deforestation, and produce carbon credits and revenue sharing for forest communities that agree to protect their traditional forests. Ideal candidates may have political and policy experience, and/or a track record of working with government. The position also oversees revenue-sharing arrangements through community stakeholder agreements that typically invest carbon revenues in community priorities such as education, healthcare, and alternative livelihood development, as well as forest protection efforts and biodiversity monitoring. The Country Director works closely with the Director of Latin America to ensure that the organization’s vision to create localized low carbon rural economies in forest dependent communities is implemented on the ground. S/he works to build and manage the team necessary to accomplish the company’s goals and objectives while coordinating as needed with other private-sector REDD+ actors, non-profits, international agencies, Brasilian State governments, the Government of Brasil, and others. This work is carried out in coordination with the Director for Latin America, the Global Policy and External Affairs Director, and other Wildlife Works global functions and expertise as appropriate.Duties/Responsibilities:Project Sourcing Responsibilities: The Brasil Country Director plays a leading role in the search for new REDD+ projects and in the attainment of definitive Project Agreements with the communities and owners of the project territories. Key functions include, but are not limited to:Identify potential REDD+ projects using a combination of technical tools, field visits, and conversations with communities, businesses, and the government. In Brasil, most of this work is carried out together with an international NGO partner with longstanding involvement with indigenous groups in forested areas of the country.Play a leading role in the coordination of efforts to prepare project feasibility and due diligence analyses, as well as REDD+ project design and description documents.Carry out Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) processes with communities.Play a leading role, together with their team at WW Brasil, the NGO partners, and WW Latin America in terms of negotiations towards the attainment of REDD+ project agreements. Interact with various entities, arrange financial administration and contracting, and other key responsibilities necessary to structure a successful REDD+ project from the start.

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