Policy and Conservation Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Lima, Peru 🇵🇪

Job ID: 53001

Location: Peru

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Lima, Perú


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube   to hear stories from staff or visit  Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Policy and Conservation Coordinator supports Peru’s conservation program and strategy teams to engage effectively with public and private interested parties to advance towards TNC’s biodiversity conservation and climate goals with a system thinking approach.  She/He works with program and strategy leaders to define conservation priorities and long-term conservation strategies and goals, builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field, and develops key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices. She/he develops and/or contributes to the development of innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the natural system needs, engage local community support for local conservation efforts, and negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and the private sector to conserve and protect natural communities, and to contribute to the wellbeing of people. She/He may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. The Policy and Conservation Coordinator conducts and supports analysis, design, and adoption of public policy proposals of the Peru Program and its strategies. She/He identifies advocacy opportunities, promote strategic alliances for systemic change. Facilitates multi-stakeholder platforms and produces ‘policy briefs’. She/He participate in national processes that converge with global processes, including global conventions (i.e., CBD, UNFCCC). She/He coordinates with regional and global policy teams, and specific working groups (Carbon markets, NBS, REDD+, LEAF, etc.). She/He follows up on prioritization processes for bilateral and multilateral financing, identifies public funding opportunities in coordination with the respective TNC units, and leads planning and drafting of proposals for public funding.


If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join our Peru Program as the Policy and Conservation Coordinator! Not only will you fulfil conservation objectives in the country, but you’ll contribute to the regional and global conservation goals stated in TNC’ Share Conservation Agenda!

We’re looking for a passionate, dedicated person to work within our Program. Systems Leadership, creativity, and the ability to influence without authority are key in this role. Come join TNC and apply today!


Minimum requirement
•    BA/BS degree and 4 years’ experience in similar positions in conservation and sustainable development practice or equivalent combination of education and experience in marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems.
•    Experience with environmental policies and institutional dynamics in Peru, and global sustainable development, biodiversity and climate-related conventions and their national planning, implementation, and monitoring instruments.
•    Experience with technical skills in the required fields of action, analytical and synthesis capability, and a strong operational point of view.
•    Experience developing, influencing, implementing, and monitoring environmental policies and plans. Politically savvy.
•    Experience in system thinking, planning, design, and management of complex or multiple programs and projects, including staffing, workloads, and finances under deadlines.
•    Experience working in a team-based environment with internal and external partners.
•    Organizational skills and attention to detail experience.
•    Experience with the institutional framework of Peru and experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
•    Experience in fundraising, including identification of donor prospects, donors’ cultivation at national and international levels.
•    Communication skills, including experience communicating and presenting to various audiences, including government and private sector, donors, board members, employees, local communities, among others.
•    Spanish and English skills to communicate via written, spoken, and graphical means.
•    Full COVID-19 vaccination scheme

•    Capable of self-direction and teamwork. 
•    Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives, and managing performance.
•    Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
•    MSc degree and more than 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience in Peru and abroad.
•    Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
•    Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives or related field.
•    Ability to motivate, lead, set goals and manage the performance of a multidisciplinary team.
•    Proven experience and success as an inspiring leader that motivates personal success to achieve results and maintain excellence.
•    Leadership and visionary qualities. Able to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world! 

TNC offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers. 

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ.


To apply for job ID 53001, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on February 28th, 2023. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19.   By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.






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