The Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) was created as a multi-donor grant-making initiative to support the conservation of the Andes-Amazon region in South America through the designation and effective management of protected areas and indigenous reserves. The Amazon headwaters are home to diverse ecosystems that are critical to global climate systems. AAF deploys three strategies to protect these areas that focus on both the short- and long-term:
a) Establish new, legally-recognized protected areas and indigenous lands,
b) Improve ongoing management of target areas, and
c) Secure financing for the management of these areas.
Since 2015, AAF has helped to legally protect over 7 million acres of land and aims to protect an additional 10 million acres in the region by 2020. Learn more at: https://www.andesamazonfund.org/
The Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) is seeking a talented Program Officer to support its grantmaking efforts focused on protected area and indigenous land designation and management in Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador.
The successful candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish), have an advanced degree in a field related to AAF’s objectives, experience in at least one of AAF’s focal countries, and have strong organizational skills and attention to detail. The Program Officer will report to and coordinate with Andes Amazon Fund’s Project Director. This position is based in Washington, DC with significant travel to South America.
Essential Responsibilities and Tasks
Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
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Andes Amazon Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
Please send a cover letter and resume, including the names and contact information of three references, by email using the subject line “Program Officer application.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
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