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Asia Pacific Policy Director

Asia Pacific Policy Director

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The Director will be responsible for working with select CI country programs in the region to develop policy recommendations and implement strategies to influence the design of domestic policy frameworks related to natural climate solutions (NCS). As a secondary priority, they will be responsible for supporting key CI country programs in the region to engage their governments on their positions for global negotiations on other emerging priorities in the international policy arena (e.g. biodiversity and the high seas). They will have the opportunity to leverage Conservation International’s strong foundation in policy engagement in the region as well as in the Global Policy and Government Affairs team. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop policy recommendations and implement strategies to influence the design of policy frameworks in Indonesia and other priority countries in the region to facilitate demand for natural climate solutions (NCS) through domestic carbon markets as well as the generation of high-quality supply of NCS credits for domestic and international markets. 
  • In collaboration with CI country program in Indonesia, and building on CI’s existing policy recommendations, design and implement strategies to influence the design of policy frameworks to facilitate demand for natural climate solutions (NCS) through a domestic carbon market in Indonesia and a potential regional market. Potentially support other countries in the region on this work as well (eg Cambodia, Philippines).
  • In collaboration with CI country program in Indonesia, and building on CI’s existing policy recommendations, and building on CI’s existing policy recommendations, design and implement strategies to influence the design of key regulatory frameworks (e.g., REDD+ nesting) and enabling conditions (e.g., clarity on carbon rights) to unlock the generation of high-quality NCS credit supply for domestic and international markets. Potentially support other countries in the region on this work as well (eg Cambodia, Philippines). 
  • Support engagement with governments in the region on CI policy recommendations related to global climate, biodiversity, and ocean policy negotiations, and other related events (eg World Economic Forum Meetings, G20 Meetings). As appropriate, support collaboration with external partners to create shared policy inputs for national governments related to CI’s climate, biodiversity, and ocean policy priorities. 
  • Plan and track programmatic activities to comply with international donor requirements and reporting.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain records for project documentation and donor reporting
  • Potentially able to fundraise and handle development opportunities and inquiries 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor such as: overseeing an intern or developing a budget for a proposal
  • Act as liaison with public and private sector partners. 
  • Present and speak publicly at events and conferences in the region  

PEOPLE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Does not manage staff but assists peers and may direct the work of interns, volunteers, contractors, and others. 
  • Does have limited authority to allocate appropriate resources or approve appropriate budget expenditures when necessary.
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia.
Organization: Conservation International
Deadline: June 27, 2021
External website link: https://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CONSERVATION&cws=39&rid=1397
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