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The Nature Conservancy

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Bogotá, Colombia

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16 days ago


Bogotá, Colombia

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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.”


The Orinoquia Iconic Pace Lead is responsible for delivering Outcomes for People and Nature through systemic transformation in the Orinoquia Region in close partnership with the government entities from different levels and a wide array of partners and key stakeholders. The position will lead a comprehensive strategy aimed to avoid conversion of at-risk land and freshwater natural ecosystems in the Orinoquia Iconic Place by influencing policy (land and water use planning) and the agricultural sector (improving sustainable productive practices and market regulation. The Lead will also build strategies that conserve and value natural and cultural capitals providing inclusive, integrating low carbon development, halting conversion, deforestation and avoiding systemic tipping points that threaten the large-scale viability of the Orinoquia Iconic Place while integrating and aligning Conservation Strategies and support teams (Policy/Science/Marketing and Communications/ Finance for Conservation/Development). The Lead provides strategic leadership and support for the Conservancy’s conservation and science work in the landscape, in close coordination with national, regional and global conservation priorities and major initiatives. This position will report to the TNC Colombia Conservation Director.


  • The Orinoquia Iconic Place Lead serves as the leader and main contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations, private sector and the academic community in the Iconic Place, in accordance with the strategic alignment provided by the leadership of TNC Colombia.
  • S/he will position TNC as a leader of system transformation in the landscape, by coordinating the work with the local, regional and global conservation strategies and teams, specifically Nature Based Solutions for Adaptation and Mitigation, Community Based Conservation, Integrated Management of Water, Sustainable Production Systems, Protect, Science, Policy, Marketing and Communications, Sustainable and Innovative Finance for Conservation and Development Teams. S/he will also be responsible for resourcing new competencies that may be required by building internal capacity, developing partnerships or contracting third parties.
  • S/he will play a leading role in donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship for the program in the Orinoquia Iconic Place.
  • S/he will ensure effective collaboration with different stakeholders’ platforms including the private sector, central and local government, civil society organizations and local communities.
  • S/he will engage local stakeholder to support local conservation efforts, negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect nature in balance with social, cultural, and economic development needs, and develop and implement conservation strategies.
  • S/he will coordinate the Conservancy efforts as a major conservation partner in Orinoquia Iconic Place, lead and manage team(s) which supports and improves conservation efforts, and builds strategic, scientific, technical, and public policy and systems change capacity in the field.


Core responsibilities for Orinoquia Iconic Place
  • Leads the Orinoquia Iconic Place, setting the vision, gaining support, and coordinating the necessary work from Conservation Strategies, Marketing and Communications, Science, Policy, Sustainable and Innovative Finance for Conservation, and Development Teams, under the guidance of the leadership of TNC Colombia.
  • Aligns and coordinates with conservation leads and support teams, the planning implementation and following up of the Outcomes of this Iconic Place to deliver effective impact, incorporating and contributing to globally important approaches, balancing the needs of nature and people
  • Ensures the optimal management of financial resources, from budgeting and fundraising to execution, with support of finance and operations teams, and is efficiently described, reported on, and adaptively managed internally through the shared conservation agenda Hub and related processes including the definition, monitoring, and evaluation of management and impact indicators
  • Supports the Orinoquia Pact to effectively drive system change in the Orinoquia Iconic Place
  • Seeks fundraising opportunities in the public and private sector in coordination with the Sustainable and Innovative Financial for Conservation and Development team
  • Directs, prepares, presents and/or participates in negotiations of project proposals with governmental, bilateral and/or multilateral agencies
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with Regional and Local Governments and territorial entities


Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in political, economic, business administration and/or social, plus postgraduate studies (Master, PhD, Post-Doc) management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Professional Qualifications
  • Has a comprehensive understanding of the Orinoquia region, the challenges, and opportunities towards achieving transformation in the relationship between people and nature.
  • 7-10 years of professional experience, including proven experience effectively leading agribusiness and/or public policy issues, in large and complex programs and with measurable results in Colombia in non-governmental, private, or public organizations, especially in the Orinoquia Region:
o Experience as a leader in the public policy, economic, business administration, social arena.
o Knowledge of the political, social, economic, and cultural context of agenda in Colombia, especially in the Orinoquia Region
o Experience leading environmental issues focused on neotropical savannas, freshwater, regenerative agriculture, rural economy and sustainable development, restoration, community conservation and/or integrated landscape management in Colombia and in non-governmental, private, or public organizations.
o Regional or global experience in these issues would be desirable.
  • Experience communicating with and presenting to diverse audiences including donors, board members, employees, outside partners, or equivalent.
  • Experience in leading and managing a large multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in the design and execution of large and complex projects.
  • Experience in fundraising and budget management.
Technical qualifications
  • Experience in Project Management (preferably Agile methodologies) and Conservation Planning.
  • Spanish and English fluent verbal and written skills.
  • Superb communication and presentation skills required.


  • Thinks and acts from a broad perspective with a long-term view and an understanding of:
1) the dynamic nature of large-scale challenges and
2) the need for integrating five key practices:
o skillfully engaging appropriate people.
o providing a clear process for change.
o taking a holistic view of situations.
o focusing on a small number of strategic actions, while learning from and adapting them over time.
o being aware of how one's own thinking or patterns of behavior may be limiting change.
  • Multi- lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Well organized and self-directed; politically savvy and a team player.
  • High energy, forward thinking, creative individual with high ethical standards.
  • Proven managerial talent in budgeting, staffing, and performance management.
  • Proven technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • Demonstrated operational, implementation and detail-oriented perspective.
  • Ability to make wise and timely decisions.
  • Manages for leveraging across differences
  • Successful experience in marketing or fund raising desired.
  • Recruits, retains, and manages high quality and effective staff.


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 250007, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on January 27th. 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.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

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.