The Brazil External Affairs Director (Director) develops, leads, and implements plans and programs to achieve the Conservancy’s mission and deliver our 2030 conservation goals, through interaction with governments, multilateral agencies, and/or the corporate sector. These goals, in Brazil, are implemented through a system thinking approach, by conservation strategies, such as Water Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Forests and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, in selected iconic landscapes and beyond through scaling levers, such as public policy and markets. This position will work in the complex Brazilian political environment and its interactions in global policy and markets given Brazil’s importance in the global conservation arena, including climate change, biodiversity, and international trading negotiations. The Director will also be part of TNC global policy team and external affairs team in charge of coordinating the Brazil BU work in the international context. The Director will be located in Brazil and will report to the Brazil BU Executive Director.
The Brazil External Affairs Director furthers the work of The Nature Conservancy and its conservation partners through direct interaction with governments, multilateral agencies, and/or businesses focusing on policy, practice, and funding initiatives that provide conservation opportunities and/or impact our conservation and climate programs. S/he/they identifies conservation and climate policy and funding opportunities, evaluates the potential for strategic partnerships, and develops and implements strategies to influence corporate practice, public policy, and public funding for conservation at a large scale, national, regional and/or global level. S/he/they liaisons with counterparts within the organization to provide and extract useful lessons and experience and to coordinate on joint policy/practice approaches, in a matrixed structure, with local, regional, and global teams. S/he/they will manage a policy team in Brazil. S/he will attend virtual and some in person regional and global policy meetings and events and coordinate with TNC regional and global policy and external affairs.