Rare is a $25 million fast-growing, international conservation organization. We believe conservation comes down to people—their behaviors toward nature, their beliefs about its value, and their ability to protect it without sacrificing basic life needs. Rare’s culture is results-oriented and entrepreneurial.
We are working toward ambitious goals and creating measurable social change. With initiatives such as Fish Forever, Watersheds Protection, Sustainable Agriculture, Blended Finance, Meloy Fund, and Center for Behavior & the Environment, Rare is on a mission to “inspire change so people and nature thrive”.
Rare’s program for watershed protection in Colombia is one of Rare’s three priority global conservation themes, and is poised to deliver increasing impact at a critical time for natural resource management in Colombia’s history. Working at the nexus of water, agriculture, forests, climate resiliency, and the most impoverished communities in the country, there is increasing demand for Rare’s work throughout Colombia.
After years of proven success, Rare is opening two new offices in Colombia (in Cali and Bogota) and is building a local team, creating an immediate opening for a Vice President. The Vice President has overall responsibility for leadership and management of the Colombia program, and is a critical representative for Rare on a global level.
Major responsibilities include the development, management, and implementation of Rare’s Colombia Country Program, with a focus on scaling up its watershed protection methodology throughout key regions of the country. The candidate is fully responsible for the program’s revenues and costs, team management, private and public-sector relations, and serving as the key representative of the Colombia program within Rare.
As part of the role, the candidate will be expected to lead the development of blended or sustainable finance solutions that will lead to the funding of the program at scale by engaging the private sector and developing “investable” solutions for climate-smart watershed protection.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an executive with a proven record of success in growing and managing a business or business unit, hands-on product development and operational experience, and a problem-solving mentality to join in a high-growth, mission-driven organization.
The candidate is expected to have complete fluency in Spanish and English, and will be based in the Rare office in Bogota, Colombia. S/he will exercise independent judgment regarding the following three priority areas:
Strategy, Vision and Leadership:
Experience & Education
Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V