Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Policy Associate, International Climate Policy supports TNC’s international policy advocacy and thought leadership efforts to support our goal of keeping global warming well below 2°C and building the resilience of people and places in the face of a changing climate. TNC’s primary focus is on: 1) Unlocking the full potential of natural climate solutions globally, through shaping global and national policies and finance and reducing deforestation, large-scale forest restoration and sustainable agriculture; 2) Driving stronger climate action globally, through comprehensive policy responses linked to influencing global climate finance and policy commitments; and 3) Deploying innovative financing mechanisms to incentivize governments and communities to use cost-effective, nature-based solutions that build resilience in the face of a changing climate.
Together with global and regional teams, the Policy Associate is responsible for overseeing and coordinating key aspects of TNC’s advocacy efforts on international climate policy. S/he ensures our policy advocacy efforts are guided by clear strategic goals, developed in consultation with colleagues from across the Conservancy and incorporating input from our external partners and stakeholders. The Policy Associate will ensure the international climate policy advocacy efforts contribute to TNC’s priority global strategies, including strategies to advance natural climate solutions (e.g. forests, wetlands, and sustainable agriculture) to scale up climate ambition. S/he will work closely with staff in key countries to advance our policy priorities such as supporting coutnries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and will participate in some or all of our engagement the UN climate change negotiations related to coeans and forests, and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). The Policy Associate will contribute to public and private fundraising efforts to support the international climate policy work. S/he will also support internal and external communications efforts.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
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International Climate Policy Associate
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
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