México NCS Specialist / Especialista en Soluciones Climáticas basadas en la Naturaleza

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Mexico City, Mexico 🇲🇽

Job ID: 53019

Location: Mexico

Full/Part Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


México City, México 
Location Flexible to applicants from México City or Mérida, 


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.”


In 2017, TNC and partners assessed the role nature plays to mitigate climate change through 20 land use management practices (conserving/ managing/restoring, forests/wetlands/agriculture/grasslands), called Natural Climate Solutions -NCS- that could globally contribute to up to a third of the needed climate mitigation needed to avoid an increase of 2°C of global temperatures.  The Mexico NCS Specialist develops, manages and advances conservation programs, plans and methods for large-scale geographic areas.  They will support TNC Mexico Nature based Solution team assessing different approaches that could contribute to implement NCS at scale including but not limited to project based (voluntary or compliance), jurisdictional initiatives (such as LEAF or similar), low carbon policies, and value chain decarbonization (zero deforestation commodities commitments).  Although climate benefit is the primary goal to implement NCS, the identification of co-benefits that contributes to rural development, and biodiversity conservation are key to ensure synergies with other conservation strategies.  They are the principal technical contact to local communities where TNC implement NCS, as well as government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community in the TNC Mexico Iconic Places (Yucatan Peninsula, Chiapas & Gulf of California). This position is exclusive for persons with permit to work in Mexico.  Preferred location is Mexico City or Mérida.


The México NCS specialist provides technical leadership and support to the TNC Mexico NCS team by planning, directing and implementing NCS projects in Mexico Iconic Places.  They address critical threats to natural systems that results on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, fosters cross-site learning between iconic places and among an international conservation community, and supplies conservation planning teams with site or landscape level information relevant to the planning process. They develop and implement conservation strategies in coordination with iconic places teams, employ a full range of climate mitigation tools to tackle GHG emission drivers and implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC NCS priorities.  They remove barriers, coordinate community support, and proposes complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities


•    Geographic size and scope includes jurisdictional (states) and community projects where TNC has prioritized NCS work, with emphasis in these regions: Gulf of California, Chiapas, Oaxaca and the Yucatan Peninsula.  
•    Support the Climate Change Lead in the design and implementation of the NCS agenda according to a strategic vision and strong technical, social, political and financial support, to ensure achievement of strategic goals and objectives.
•    Lead and manage team and relationship with project´s interested parties (communities, consultants, partners) to implement and improve conservation, climate mitigation and community participation efforts.              
•    May manage multi-disciplinary administrative and professional staff, with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.  
•    Establish and maintain optimal standards of performance for program while controlling costs and administering budgets.
•    Manage a budget, ensure efficient use, tracking and reporting of funds, in collaboration with the finance department, negotiating and contracting with vendors to complete projects
•    Responsible for ensuring that public and private funds are raised to meet program needs.
•    Prepare information for reports, proposals and external communication with different stakeholders.
•    Coordinates with similar positions along Latin America, to ensure consistency, cross learning and collaboration.
•    Gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals.
•    Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.            
•    Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.
•    May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
•    Maintain transparent, effective, timely &  appropriate communication through department meetings, one-on-one meetings, email, IM (Instant Messaging), and regular interpersonal communication



•    BA/BS, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation and climate mitigation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
•    Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies  
•    Capacity to solve complex problems, negotiating, finding common ground among diverse stakeholders and comply with deadlines, independently and with minimal supervision.
•    Knowledge of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process, and the Mexico REDD+ framework (ENAREDD+, Ley General de Cambio Climático, Programa Especial de Cambio Climático, etc)
•    Knowledge of climate finance (multi/bi lateral, public and private), carbon accounting methods and different aspects of climate mitigation initiatives (compliance markets, MRV, Biennial Updates Reports on Climate Change, carbon project standards, article 6 of the Paris Agreement, etc)
•    Experience related to community participation and safeguards systems
•    Capacity to explain complex information to different audiences
•    Outstanding communication skills in English and Spanish
•    Optimistic and with outstanding people’s skills.
•    Impeccable ethic and good judgement. 
•    Be fully vaccinated for COVID19.
•    Excel at TNC´s organization competencies


•    Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated 
•    Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation and/or climate policy and plans.
•    Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant regions.
•    Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
•    Experience working with private sector environmental commitments and value chain approach
•    Demonstrated experience in fundraising.
•    Able to work in team, but also to work with limited supervision.  
•    Politically savvy.


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 53019, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on March 9th, 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.






IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development