World Wildlife Fund is hiring a
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Sustainable Finance Lead
You’ll join a top-notch team and innovative partnership, Enduring Earth, committed to community economic development and the durable protection of hundreds of millions of hectares of land and ocean. Enduring Earth is a collaboration of The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts, World Wildlife Fund and ZOMALAB, the family office of Ben and Lucy Ana Walton. This role will work closely with partnership leaders and alongside partner deal teams to cultivate, develop, and advise on the design and implementation of sustainable finance mechanisms across a portfolio of Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) initiatives that provide long-term financial support to area-based conservation programs. You may work on concurrent projects at different stages of maturity based in different geographies; develop and manage working relationships with Enduring Earth staff, partner organizations, and consultants; advise on the design of future projects; and bring expertise, leadership, and strategic vision on developing new and innovative financial mechanisms to support durable conservation and the achievement of 30x30 targets and the Global Biodiversity Framework.
Sustainable Finance Mechanisms (SFMs) are recurrent, predicable sources of systematic financing for large-scale, long-term projects such as PFPs, designed to match or offset the ongoing costs of maintaining the project over time. SFMs are highly dependent on local opportunities and conditions (e.g., economic, social, political), but prominent examples include the introduction of tourism levies, protected area entrance fees, carbon credits, and debt swaps, among others.
Enduring Earth aims to be the global thought-leader in innovation and deployment of SFMs for nature conservation. Your work will be key in delivering this innovation to the field.
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This position is with Enduring Earth, so please send your CV and cover letter to: email@example.com by [October 27, 2023] and this position is open worldwide.
Applications submitted using the WWF system will not be visible to the Enduring Earth hiring team.
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