Job purpose and background
If you’re passionate about tropical forests and land use change - 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 Global Director, Forests & Land is responsible for growing its world class program to stop deforestation and expand CDP’s efforts to mitigate the negative impacts of land use change. This role requires you to drive private sector action, provide insights to policy makers and support funding efforts, whilst working to mainstream corporate reporting on this topic by companies and investors 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. You should have an excellent international network of experts and practitioners.
The successful candidate will sit within the Environmental Practice team at CDP and will work with various teams across CDP to ensure highest impact is achieved; providing strategic leadership to the organization and working collaboratively with CDP’s Stakeholder and Regional teams to implement its ambitious strategy. You will be responsible for ensuring successful execution of the forests strategy, develop a complementary strategy for expanding CDP’s work on forests to include land use change, and directly manage the day to day operations of CDP’s work on Land. You will have a strong international focus and aim at significant impact thorough 2025.
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 2degree, 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 as part of its 2025 strategy.
Key responsibilities include
Communications, engagement, and external relationship building
Essential skills and experience
This is a permanent role that can be based at any of CDP’s offices. You will report to the Interim Executive Director.
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 ‘Global Director, Land’ followed by your first name and surname in the subject. The deadline is 9am on Monday 2nd November. Interviews will take place the week commencing 9th Nov 2020.