Global Head, Conservation Finance

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Conservation International

The role will ideally be based in the US (Arlington or New York), London, Brussels, Sao Paulo, or Singapore.

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Role coordinated by:

Jehivian Hernandez

Senior Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: The base salary is $350,000 plus generous bonus pay structure.

Closing Date: 08/03/2024

Fighting to protect nature for people. 

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, for biodiversity and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, financial institutions, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples and local communities to help people and nature thrive together. 

We are now seeking a strategic, visionary and collaborative nature finance leader to become the next Global Head, Conservation Finance. You will lead and grow CI’s conservation financial efforts including the setup of a billion-dollar strategy, advising market leaders and investors, developing conservation finance partnerships, scaling up deeply impactful SMEs, building a portfolio of early-stage carbon projects and pioneering innovative financial instruments like nature bonds, biodiversity credits and the next generation of debt-for-nature swaps. 

The incoming Global Head will lead on conservation finance for a growing, global organization with 1,600+ staff in 30 country offices across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe, with over $500 million of investment deployed in the environment in more than 45 countries.  

Key requirements include: 

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience with at least five years in a senior leadership position in global finance, ideally in private finance with relevant emerging market and nature/climate expertise. 
  • Experience in leading a large team across different locations. Skilled at getting individuals, teams, and leaders to perform at a higher level and drive impact at scale. 
  • Experience in developing private-public partnerships for nature, climate or development finance. 

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter, detailing how you fulfill the role description and personal specification. The deadline for applications is March 8, 2024. 

The role will ideally be based in the US (Arlington or New York), London, Brussels, Sao Paulo, or Singapore. We would sponsor work authorization for the candidate if they are unable to work in these locations. The role will also require willingness to travel to offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The base salary is $350,000. CI offers a generous bonus pay structure based on performance for the conservation finance practice. 

Conservation International is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in all forms and is committed to an inclusive, respectful environment for all. It is our policy to ensure that all individuals are treated equally without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion or creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), disability (physical or mental), citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, medical condition, military service and/or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 


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