Rare’s impact is delivered via its Pride program, a powerful blend of local capacity building, the replication of technical solutions, and grassroots communications for behavior change that has been empowering local conservation leaders since 1988 at more thank 300 sites around the world. By catalyzing in-country private and public-sector funding, shifting behavior toward more sustainable practices, and focusing attention on critically threatened ecosystems and species, Rare accelerates and creates lasting social, environmental, and economic benefits for local communities and nature.
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
Required Experience and Education
Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply; EOE/M/F/D/V