Director, Multilateral Finance Unit

International Union for Conservation of Nature (US Region)

Washington, DC

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details DOE

Appointment of Director, Multilateral Finance Unit

United for life and livelihoods

Created in 1948, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,400 Members and more than 15,000 voluntary experts. Uniquely comprised of governments, government agencies, non-governmental organisations, and Indigenous Peoples’ organisations, IUCN provides a critical convening role to forge and implement solutions to conservation challenges and achieve sustainable development.

We are currently seeking a passionate and strategic individual to join IUCN as our new Director, Multilateral Finance Unit. Reporting to the IUCN Chief Operations Officer, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping our global conservation agenda. You'll provide strategic direction, ensuring the successful development, management, and quality of our projects within the IUCN's Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) portfolio. Your leadership will enhance our organizational capacity to implement and execute these critical initiatives while driving compliance with policies and processes.

The Director, Multilateral Finance Unit will be a dedicated and strong visionary leader with a track record of international experience in managing large, intricate natural resource management programs. The successful candidate must demonstrate proficiency and deep understanding in engaging with and navigating the complexities of the GEF and GCF. Moreover, you should possess broad technical understanding across various thematic areas, including environmental economics, sustainable forest management, climate change, and biodiversity conservation. Your ability to mobilize private sector partners, coupled with a track record in results-based management and adherence to environmental and social safeguards, will be paramount. Most importantly, you will bring a deep passion and energy towards IUCN’s vision and mission and a demonstrated commitment to nature conservation and ecologically sustainable development and be an authentic champion for IUCN’s core values.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfill the role description and personal specification via https://apptrkr.com/5227097 by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

The deadline for applications is 23.59 CEST Sunday 2nd June 2024.

This role will be based in the North America Regional Office, Washington D.C., United States of America. Depending on the situation and candidate preference, the successful candidate for this role could also be based at the IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland.

The salary will be attractive and commensurate with the seniority of the role.


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Category Admin & Leadership, General / Stewardship
Tags Climate Change