Lead, Thriving Landscapes (San Martin)

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Position summary:

Thriving Landscapes are one of the two main offerings in the Rainforest Alliance 2030 strategy. They comprise tropical ecosystems with the greatest ecological, market, and social value where we will integrate our offerings and work in alliance with landscape stakeholders towards a time-bound, comprehensive, and shared vision that achieves positive, measurable impacts for people and nature.

Through strategic alliances, and the integrated delivery of Rainforest Alliance’s products and services, Thriving Landscapes will construct a systems pathway to regenerative production, economic diversification, inclusive social development and ecosystem conservation and restoration. It will strengthen market commitments to responsible and/or certified sourcing, advocate for policies driving sustainable land use, and enable stakeholders to work collaboratively to define and implement context-specific actions for climate resilience, biodiversity conservation and improved livelihoods. A clear results framework will capture the impact.

In the 2030 strategy, five Thriving Landscapes have been identified initially, one in each Region of Rainforest Alliance's work. In the South America Region, the identified Thriving Landscape is the San Martin landscape in Peru. The Lead, Thriving Landscapes, San Martin, is responsible for coordinating and delivering the Thriving Landscapes vision for the San Martin Thriving Landscape, enabling the Rainforest Alliance to achieve greater mission impact.

The Lead will collaborate closely with a multi-disciplinary, local and international team of specialists.

Identifying critical cross-departmental and external alliance growth opportunities as well as having the expertise and communication style to positively influence these successful collaborations is key to the success of this role.


  • The Rainforest Alliance’s Core Values are Impact, Change, Collaboration, Openness and Trust and as such they form the basis of the behaviours we demonstrate;

  • Proactively lead and support the organization in achieving its 2030 Strategy, with a focus on its Thriving Landscapes offering, promoting speed, scale and simplification in design, implementation and impact creation;

  • Coordinate with the Thriving Landscapes Global Lead and the Country Director, and support the design of Rainforest Alliance’s global Thriving Landscapes offering strategy;

  • In service of the landscape communities, responsible for working in alliance with stakeholders to create a time-bound, comprehensive, and shared Thriving Landscape vision for San Martin, achieving positive, measurable impacts for people and nature;

  • Lead the development of a roadmap to reach the shared Thriving Landscape vision;

  • Recognize local stakeholders’ aspirations in the design of the Thriving Landscape vision, clarifying the roles and responsibilities within collaborative landscape plans, and while pursuing further collaborative decision-making around the landscape management and related initiatives;

  • Facilitate the implementation of the roadmap through advising on Rainforest Alliance’s and partners’ programs; landscape partnership development and facilitation, engaging in fundraising, corporate engagement, and advocacy;

  • Ensure the programs executed towards the Thriving Landscapes vision is measured consistently and across the landscape, providing credible evidence to markets to generate impact claims outlining the returns on investment;

  • Support the coordination, consistency, accountability, and continuous learning across the five Thriving Landscapes;

  • Work closely with departments across the Rainforest Alliance to align and coordinate, e.g., on marketing and communication, impact measurement, fundraising, corporate engagements and partnerships, etc;

  • Represent Rainforest Alliance at key events, presentations, policy forums and roundtables to promote the importance of landscape approaches to achieve biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, climate resilience and improved livelihoods and human rights;

  • Cultivate a culture of positive and proactive collaboration, consult widely and inclusively across the organization, clearly demonstrating taking broad perspectives into consideration, report periodically on progress and risks, and embed continuous learning and simplification into all aspects of programmatic work; and;

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Degree in Business Administration, Forestry, Agriculture, Biology, Social Sciences, or related field; master’s degree preferred;

  • At least 10 years of relevant management experience including managing multi-stakeholder programs with public, private and financial stakeholders and experience in Integrated Landscape Management;

  • Demonstrated track record of managing effective partnerships at the local level to build joint initiatives;

  • Demonstrated practical experience in working with forest communities and producers, putting their needs at the centre of all decisions;

  • Extraordinary commitment, energy, and a positive mindset;

  • Knowledge of sustainable development issues and commitment to Rainforest Alliance’s goals of strengthening livelihoods and securing human rights; conserving forests and other high-value ecosystems; restoring production systems and rural landscapes; and mitigating climate change and building climate resilience;

  • Sound, demonstrated project management experience;

  • Keycompetencies: Transformational leadership, innovation, adaptability, persuasion, critical and reflective thinking, public speaking, resourcefulness, relationship builder based on trust, empathy and openness, and strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner;

  • Fluency in the language of the country where the position is based, and high quality spoken and written English;

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 30% per year, nationally and internationally.

Job Level: 2A

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Deadline: This will be ongoing until the position is filled.

Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in Perú will be considered.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department:recruitment@ra.org

The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.


To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.


Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.