Climate Policy Director – Africa at Wildlife Works

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out policy and legislative research on domestic climate policies, National Determined Contributions, forest conservation strategies (REDD+) as well as voluntary and compliance carbon pricing plans across countries of interest to WWC in Africa.
  • Develop and implement high-level government engagement strategies to foster south-south collaboration between governments on creating investment environments and REDD+ regulation that attract private finance.
  • Develop and implement an advocacy strategy to develop an African perspective on quality REDD+ credits and promote its adoption in national regulation, in close collaboration with WWC departments.
  • Be a main contact and spokesperson for WWC’s quality REDD+ projects in the region.
  • Support feasibility studies and build government relations as needed.
  • Support communications strategies with public and expert audiences as needed.
  • Develop and write presentations, reports, and training materials for use in the region, and across different time zones.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in environmental law, environmental policy or related field preferred.
  • 7 Years of demonstrable relevant working experience in the public sector or in a regulatory affairs function for a profit or non-profit organization
  • Understanding of national climate policies, Nationally Determined Contributions, and interlinkages with forest and land use sector strategies in the region.
  • Familiarity with policy, legal, and institutional frameworks in areas relevant to private REDD+ project implementation, including forest and land licensing and land titling.
  • Ability to accurately interpret legal documents and clearly convey their contents.
  • Ability to maintain good communications and reports across two teams, one international and one national.
  • Ability to work within timeframe of standard policies and procedures.
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and prioritize in a busy, fast-growth environment.
  • Team player with an ability and willingness to build new knowledge and share it across teams and countries.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Power Point is essential.
  • Exhibit extraordinary discretion, confidentiality, flexibility, and willingness to work closely with our global team.
  • The ability to travel nationally and internationality.
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills