Land Tenure and Climate Change Specialist

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Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for a Land Tenure and Climate Change Specialist for upcoming proposal opportunities. Responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the attached position description. 


Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.  By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.


The daily rate will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applicants may go to Winrock’s job page at to complete an online application, submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Land Tenure and Climate Change Specialist by January 30, 2017.

Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

POSITION TITLE:   Land Tenure and Climate Change Specialist

LOCATION:            Home of Record

DEPARTMENT:       Forestry and Natural Resource Management

REPORTS TO:       Home Office Senior Program Officer


Winrock International is recruiting a Land Tenure and Climate Change Specialist to support upcoming proposal opportunities in the land tenure sector. We anticipate a variety of opportunities in locations around the world and are seeking to build a roster of qualified candidates for future opportunities.


The candidate will offer expertise in biodiversity conservation and multiple approaches to address land tenure issues as they relate to climate change. The candidate will have relevant experience in natural resource management and the land and policy challenges that impact natural resources. We are seeking experience both in climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation, as they overlay with land tenure. We anticipate assignments that will defining new methods for identifying and securing property rights to carbon (and forests) to promote the reduction of emissions from tropical forest destruction and degradation (REDD).


Completion of a Master’s Degree in any of a wide range of disciplines including biology, geography, forestry, law, policy or ecology.


Minimum five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in environmental management of USAID environmental projects. This can include a combination of academic, research, and fulltime positions.        

Skills & Knowledge:       


  • Demonstrated experience working independently

  • Ability to plan, implement and monitor project activities

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of counterparts

    representing different education levels and skill sets

  • Experience preparing written reports using standard computer programs in the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

  • Fluency in English