Position: Senior AFOLU Advisor
Job Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
Supervisor: Chief of Party
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team for Asia Eurasia, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.
Pact is recruiting a Senior AFOLU Advisor for a USAID project that aims 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 supports 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.
The Senior AFOLU Advisor will provide leadership and direction on climate smart agriculture, forestry, global climate change mitigation and adaptation, and low emissions development strategy issues related to sustainable landscapes. The Senior AFOLU Advisor should demonstrate sufficient professional experience to effectively provide technical leadership and direction for delivering technical assistance to companies 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. Occasional travel to Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam is expected for this position.
Partnership creation and coordination
This position will close on December 7, 2018
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