November 8, 2018

Cool Earth is hiring | Project Director, Peru

About Cool Earth

Cool Earth is the non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change. Cool Earth focuses on the strategic choices that people who live in rainforests must make to protect the forest and survive.

Cool Earth’s support for local champions aims to boost incomes, reduce dependency on external funders and empower people in their work to protect their forest. Cool Earth has successfully designed and implemented community projects in the Amazon, the Congo Basin and Oceania. Of this work across the three major rainforest biomes, our longest running community partnerships have been with the Asháninka and Awajún people in Peru.

Cool Earth is now entering a new and exciting phase of development, where we will engage in innovative conservation strategies and partner up with actors worldwide to learn and explore new ideas for greater conservation impact. As the in-country lead of the Peru programme you will be key to developing, leading and strengthening our work in order to help shape future partnerships around the world for the next generation of conservation action.

Job Summary

Cool Earth is looking for an experienced manager with strong leadership skills and proven experience of running teams both in the office and in the field. This is Cool Earth’s most senior role in Peru and is responsible for all aspects of organisation’s partnerships with rainforest communities in Junin and Amazonas. Using your managerial experience, legal knowledge and accounting skills you will be Cool Earth’s lead representative and signatory in Peru.

As well as an understanding of rainforest deforestation and conservation, you will have demonstrable experience of working with small rural or native communities and an awareness of the challenges this can present.

Knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), experience leading international development projects and working with NGOs or charities will put you at a distinct advantage.

This position is currently vacant.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Cool Earth Lima Office, Peru

Application Process: Online by following the link below. If you need any further information, please email [email protected] – PLEASE NOTE, CVs to this email will not be accepted.

No agencies please.

Closing Date: 26th November 2018

Interview Date: Week commencing 10th December 2018



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