TFA Jurisdictional Engagement Lead (Especialista em Relações Institucionais)

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The Nature Conservancy

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Belém, Brazil

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5 days ago


Belem, Brazil

Preference for Belem-PA or Cuiabá-MT


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The External Affairs Associate III (“TFA Jurisdictional Engagement Lead”), will lead the engagement of key stakeholders in key jurisdictions in Brazil and support interaction among jurisdictional initiatives in Latin America and other regions, as a core element of the TFA global strategy of supporting private sector actors to remove deforestation from commodity supply chains through public-private collective action at the landscape and jurisdictional levels. She/he will work with jurisdictional initiatives prioritized by TFA in engaging subnational governments, businesses, and Civil Society entities at all levels to promote and monitor landscape and jurisdictional initiatives and regional platforms, through corporate actions and/or agreements and policies related to TFA’s mission, and represent TFA before special interest groups, engaging key public and private officials to increase support for jurisdictional and regional platforms.
Essential functions comprise working to the purpose of engaging a North-South and Regional collaboration in developing innovative solutions for TFA prioritized jurisdictional initiatives, having Pará and Mato Grosso in Brazil as main hubs. The Lead will engage and build partnerships with the private sector for mapping a portfolio of possibilities to deforestation and conversion free (DCF) commodity production, bioeconomy, and carbon offsetting development through joint and collaborative actions with impact in key jurisdictions.


An energetic, dynamic, initiative person with the ability to manage complex projects and lead the TFA jurisdictional strategy in Brazil, promoting dialogue and exchange around jurisdictional initiatives supported by TFA in Latin America and with other jurisdictional initiatives at a global levelWe hope that you will be able to facilitate interactions within TNC and other key actors, TFA LATAM and global teams structuring institutional arrangements that promote the alignment and channelling of global and local private actions. . We hope that you will be able to interact with multidisciplinary teams, listen to experience, expectations and technical approaches, and that you will be able to support teams in translating these approaches and projects into leading the systemic approach and strategic view that collaborates to map and propose North-South connections fostering a hub of projects or methodologies that have the same goals to the Amazon sustainable development, so that we can have an even greater impact on conservation in Brazil.

Responsibilities & Scope:

  • Follow our Code of Conduct and demonstrate consistently our Values.
  • Leading the TFA jurisdictional strategy in Brazil and promoting regional dialogues and exchanges around jurisdictional initiatives supported by TFA in Latin America and with other jurisdictional initiatives at a global level.
  • Engagement, planning and convening of meetings, coordinating strategic studies and communication workflows as representative for TFA around jurisdictional initiatives.
  • Mapping strategic opportunities, proposing and structuring projects and partnerships that mobilize resources and investment opportunities that support and add value to the jurisdictional action plans from existing Platforms (e.g., Territórios Sustentáveis, Parceiros Pela Amazonia, Amazon Challenge, Amazon Origin Sustainable Cocoa, among others).
  • Facilitate interactions within TNC and other key actors, TFA LATAM and Global teams, and other relevant WEF’s Center for Nature and Climate programs and strategies related to the Private Sector engagement, innovative solutions for efficient networks to jurisdictional performance in Pará, Mato Grosso and other key jurisdictions in the region.
  • Structuring institutional arrangements that promote the alignment and channeling of global and local private actions (e.g., via Sustainable Territories) that are strategic for the acceleration of impact investments and solutions, including the development of new business models or methodologies capable of leveraging investments and socioeconomic development pipeline through the active involvement of indigenous peoples, quilombolas and traditional communities.
  • Supporting the network of actors in Pará in achieving the objectives and goals of the State Plan Amazonia Agora (PEAA), the Sustainable Territories Platform.
  • Coordinate Amazon Origin Sustainable Cocoa Initiative dialogues, stakeholders’ engagement and resource mobilization.
  • Support the TFA Regional Director on leveraging opportunities to build on restoration, incentives for forest conservation mechanisms and incentives and Bioeconomy agendas in the Latin America region.
  • Leading the systemic approach and strategic view that collaborates to map and propose North-South connections (such as CGF, IPDD, IFACC, Leaf,, Governors Climate Task Force, among others) fostering a hub of projects or methodologies that have the same goals to the Amazon sustainable development.
  • Work closely with the TFA Brazil Coordinator in defining and implementing complementary and synergic actions for the purpose of TFA national agenda.
  • TNC has an occupational safety policy aimed to protect employees, partners and the communities where we work and serve. COVID-19 vaccine is a minimum requirement for all positions. Whenever applicable, as much as possible.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy, economics, natural sciences, business or related field and of senior management level experience in government relations, corporate sector, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Fluency in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
  • International work experience.
  • Availability to establish base in Belem-PA or Cuiabá-MT and to travel, nationally and abroad. Legal permit to work in Brazil required.
  • Experience with and knowledge of challenges and solutions to the Amazon, Nature Based solutions and land-use policy in Brazil and Pará State.
  • Experience in directing or participating in complex negotiations and presenting to and communicating with government officials, corporate executives, board members and others.
  • Understanding of international Bioeconomy markets, having analysis skills to design strategic approaches as efficient solutions.
  • Experience working with current and evolving political, legislative, sustainability, and/or conservation trends on an international, regional, country or sub-national level.
  • Have knowledge of the policies and sustainable development programs related to the Amazon region.
  • Significant experience in business development, general management, management consulting, or innovative finance related to conservation and sustainable agriculture.
  • Experience with ESG, corporate social responsibility or corporate sustainability.
  • Strong drive for collaboration and ability to comfortably navigate uncertain or ambiguous environments.


  • Master’s degree appreciated in areas related to the purpose of the work.
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience is appreciated, along with a neutral and non-partisan stance in his/her duties.
  • Outstanding analytical and project management capabilities. Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and implement complex projects in an unstructured environment.
  • Independent and self-motivated with the ability to participate effectively in a remote team environment.
  • Fundraising experience


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!

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