Vacancy: Climate Finance and Land Use Consultant

Vacancy: Climate Finance and Land Use Consultant

Climate Focus is seeking a climate finance and land use consultant to join our team in Bogotá Office. This is a full-time position. Climate Focus is seeking a climate finance and land use consultant to join our team in Bogotá Office. This is a full-time position with an expected start date in May 2019. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. 



This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to work with a dynamic organization, committed to advancing new research,analysis and implementation of climate science and policy. 

The successful candidate will work mainly with the land use team on projects related to sustainable development of agriculture and the protection and restoration of forests. Current projects include international climate policy research, development of sustainable business models in the land use sector, carbon accounting, climate finance feasibility assessments, and support of sustainable land use investment.

As an integral part of the team, you will help solve complex challenges through innovative solutions: developing regional strategies for reducing livestock emissions, building feasible development scenarios in the land sector for achieving the Paris Agreement targets, REDD+, efficient carbon accounting, and facilitating investment for sustainable land use. 

The position offers exposure to a wide range of issues and requires interdisciplinary research skills, solid analysis capabilities including economic, and strong interpersonal skills. 



We are looking for a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual, capable of delivering high quality and timely services to clients, and support the expansion of Climate Focus´ Latin American practice from our Bogotá office.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Advanced degree (Master’s) in environmental sciences, and/or economics and/or finance and/or agro-business administration.
  • At least 5 years-experience in the field of climate change policy, and land-related research (e.g. agriculture, REDD+, AFOLU), climate and development finance or sustainability.
  • Broad understanding of the practical, scientific, economic, social, and political dimensions of climate change mitigation in the land sector.
  • Strong analytical capacities and quantitative skills, proven skills (and fluency) in writing papers, articles or reports in both Spanish and English. 
  • Excellent research and science-based working skills, including writing and communication skills.
  • Team player who enjoys working in a client-oriented, international field of business. 
  • Interested in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary work that combines climate science, economics and policy.
  • Excellent organizational skills, and comfortable managing multiple tasks and working with a fast-paced international team.
  • Takes initiative and can work well independently, as well as with teams. 
  • Permission to work in Colombia.
  • Willingness to travel. 


If you are interested, please submit your CV and a cover letter in English by 31 March 2019 via email to jp.castro [at] (Juan Pablo Castro.)