Job purpose and background
If you’re passionate about halting forests destruction, restoration and sustainable land use - and want to have a global environmental impact by working at the nexus of private and public sectors - this is the perfect job for you. CDP’s Associate Director, Forests and Land will be responsible for overseeing delivery of a select number of CDP’s funded program, providing thought leadership, supporting fundraising and team management and ensuring implementation of CDP’s forests and land strategy.
This role requires you to drive private sector action, provide insights to policy makers and support funding efforts, whilst working to mainstream corporate reporting by companies and investors as a new business norm.
The successful candidate will be recognized as an expert in the field. You will have a strong record of excellence, and demonstrable achievement of leading teams and initiatives in complex, fast-paced, and fluid environments. You should have experience working in multi-stakeholder settings and be comfortable communicating with senior-level stakeholders from government, business, finance and civil society. You should be passionate about CDP’s mission and be able to spot opportunities to develop integrated and inclusive multi-sectoral approach to systems change, as well as expand and grow CDP’s network.
About CDP’s forests program
CDP’s forests program works to remove commodity driven deforestation from corporate value chains to effectively contribute to a below 2 degrees, water secure world; and to decouple deforestation from forest risk commodity production. CDP’s work on forests was launched in 2014 and now boasts the backing of 525 financial institutions with over $96 trillion in assets. The program provides critical forests related data from the world’s largest corporations that buy, sell or trade key forests risk commodities (cattle products, palm oil, soy products and timber). The data is used to inform the global marketplace on investment risk and commercial opportunity, and to catalyze action, supporting companies in their efforts to remove deforestation from their supply chains. CDP will expand its focus beyond tropical deforestation from 2021, to include a broad range of forests, restoration and sustainable land use, as part of its 2025 strategy.
Key responsibilities include:
Essential skills and experience
This is a permanent role that can be based at any of CDP’s regional offices. You will report to the Global Director, Forests and Land.
Salary and benefits: Competitive NGO Salary and benefits dependent on experience and region. The person will need to be eligible to work in one of CDP’s regional offices.
Before you apply
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How to apply:
Please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to [email protected] with ‘Associate Director, Forests’ followed by your first name and surname in the subject. The deadline is 9am on Wednesday 10 March. Interviews will take place on the same week.