Organization : Pact
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 5 Sep 2017
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Deadline : 11 / September / 2017
Position Title: Sr. Sustainable Landscapes Finance Specialist
Supervisor: Sr. AFOLU Advisor
Type of Appointment: Full time, local hire position
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
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 Sr. Sustainable Landscapes Finance (SLF) Specialist will support the USAID-funded Green Invest Asia (GIA) program that will aim 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 will support 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 Sr. Sustainable Landscapes Finance (SLF) Specialist will provide technical contribution to capacity-building and knowledge management system of USAID Green Invest Asia. S/he will serve as the focal point for convening diverse groups of stakeholders to build a sustainable landscapes finance (SLF) communities of practice (CoP) or platform across the Southeast Asia region to support vibrant sustainable landscapes financing. The SLF will also contribute to the development of sustainable models of production in the AFOLU sector and coordinate with team members to secure partnerships and investment opportunities.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Technical contribution to capacity-building and knowledge management
Lead the design and delivery of technically-focused capacity building workshops to provide technical assistance related to investible pipeline development and scaling up low emission land use investment in Asia, in close coordination with Sr. AFOLU Advisor and Sr. Finance Advisor as well as counterparts in participating countries and partners from USG and from other organizations;
Conduct research, and lead the preparation as well as dissemination of knowledge products, including but not limited to, the analysis of key barriers to sustainable AFOLU production investment at project, enterprise and portfolio levels, sustainable AFOLU business models and linkages with Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and best practices and lessons learned, as well as support the program’s knowledge management system in close collaboration with Sr. AFOLU Advisor, Sr. Finance Advisor, and project partners.
Strategic coordination for building the Community of Practice
Strategize and contribute towards USAID Green Invest Asia sustainable landscapes finance (SLF) community of practice initiatives through close collaboration with Chief of Party and technical team;
Lead the design and delivery of community of practice events for networking and fostering knowledge-sharing and learning across countries;
Create networks and maintain partnership with relevant business communities, project developers, entrepreneurs, investors, as well as national and sub-national government agencies in order to ensure sustained participation in the Community of Practice’s events and activities;
Develop strategic collaboration with USAID bilateral missions working on sustainable landscapes and agriculture program, and bilateral and multilateral donors active in providing support financing for the AFOLU sector, potentially through the AFOLU working group of Asia LEDS Partnership, and in other venues;
Convene and set learning/knowledge sharing agendas.
Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge:
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and CV to Pact Thailand Human Resources Unit via firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 September 2017.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.