Sustainable Enterprise Specialist


Job Description

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, Capacity Development, governance and civil society, natural Resource Management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging Program Management, Technical Support, and Business Development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through Continuous Learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.

Position Overview

Pact Inc. seeks a Sustainable Enterprise Specialist for the five-year Sustainable Environmental Governance Across Regions (SEGAR) project in Indonesia. SEGAR will support local governments in realizing the political and economic potential of the global demand for verifiable deforestation-free goods, and be part of the large-scale shift to sustainable, inclusive development. It will strengthen inclusive subnational environmental governance and increase implementation of environmental and Social Sustainability goals in private sector natural resource commodity production supply chains.

Reporting to the Private Sector Engagement Lead, s/he will be responsible for the development of a pipeline of deforestation-free, sustainable production supply chain investments. S/he will perform a variety of qualitative and quantitative analyses on enterprises and use this knowledge in designing and implementing sustainable landscapes activities that are profitable and enhance sustainable production management. S/he will coordinate closely with the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, and technical teams across all project initiatives and activities, and likewise engage with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

· Identify and advise project leadership on promising business models and enterprises in sustainable and economically viable production chains.

· Map drivers for economic value created through sustainable land use and other conservation activities, including private sector cashflow modeling · Generate awareness, build skills, and increase cooperation with project partners on sustainable development strategies.

· Build productive partnerships and develop a pipeline of enterprises with the potential to sustain and scale up low emission land use investments.

· Provide input on the potential for low-emission land use practices and technologies.

· Analyze potential trade-offs and provide technical input to guide sustainable investment strategies to maximize sustainable practices.

· Provide input into the development of project strategies to meet country level nationally determined contributions.

· Participate in forums that bring together investors and companies with innovative portfolios of low-emissions projects. Build and maintain relationships with relevant national level private sector partners.

· Contribute to the preparation and submittal of annual work plans and periodic progress reports and assist with monitoring relevant program indicators and evaluating program results.

· Complete other tasks as needed and assigned by supervisor.

Basic Requirements

· Advanced degree in economics, agronomy, finance, or another field related to private sector engagement · Sound knowledge of financial management, Analysis, and reporting · Extensive experience and established networks with local, regional, and international private sector actors along natural resource commodity supply chains committed to environmental and social standards · Expertise in environmental and social standards for natural resource commodity supply chains and advising private sector actors in applying these standards · Experience in developing financing mechanisms for commodity producers, from smallholders to large producers, to shift sustainable practices in collaboration with local and regional financing facilities · Proven ability to work with private sector actors, all levels of government, NGOs, and smallholder communities, building mutual understanding of environmental and social best practices · Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, orally and in writing · Ability to travel on occasion domestically and regionally · Indonesian nationals only Preferred Qualifications

· Experience in private sector-led establishment and scaling of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approached and multi-stakeholder KEE management · Experience working with USG funding Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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