Renewables Energy Programme Director

Ref: 5963

The Nature Conservancy

Brussels or Berlin

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Role Managed by:

Claire Anderson

Senior Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with the experience required

Closing Date: 19/08/2022

Formal Interview Date: October

Renewables Energy Programme Director, Europe

Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global environmental non-profit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Founded in the U.S. through grassroots action in 1951, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organisations in the world. In Europe, TNC leverages science, policy, finance and proven field of experience from nearly seven decades of success in over 70 countries to drive globally relevant strategies in Europe and from Europe for large-scale and lasting conservation impact.

TNC Europe is now seeking an ambitious and experienced individual to join us as Renewable Energy Programme Director, Europe. The successful candidate will lead the development of TNC Europe’s Site Renewables Right strategy, its expansion and delivery across an identified set of priority geographies in Europe, drawing on inputs from relevant global teams as well as European policy, communications, corporate engagement and philanthropy teams. The Programme Director will have the opportunity to work with public officials in Brussels and key capitals, scientists, NGOs, corporates, and the media to leverage key global, European and national policies for nature-friendly renewable energy siting. The Programme Director Europe will also leverage TNC’s scientific expertise to empower partners to develop ambitious renewable energy siting plans.

Equipped with excellent project-management skills and fundraising experience, the Renewable Energy Programme Director, Europe will manage complex or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of peers and partners. The successful candidate has experience in conservation practice or a related field and affinity with the current trends and practices in renewable energy planning and siting, including spatial planning and geographic information systems. The Programme Director is an excellent relationship builder and develops partnerships with non-profit partners, community groups and government agencies. The ideal candidate has negotiating experience and is able to identify donor prospects and cultivate relationships with donors.                                      

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to quoting reference 5963. The deadline for applications is Friday 19th August 2022 at 09:00 CEST.

The role can be based in Brussels or Berlin. Flexible working policies apply. The salary is competitive and commensurate with the experience required.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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