Senior Policy Manger

The Senior Manager will report to the Director of the International Katoomba Group and be responsible for
providing policy advice to governments on ecosystem services and environmental markets around the world,
with a focus on Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

The Senior Manager will work with the Director, Regional Advisory Committees, consultants, and Program
Associates as she/he leads the strategic development and implementation of this new policy advising function
within the International Katoomba Group, which has grown out of past ‘rapid policy response’ work by the
International Katoomba Group. The Senior Manager will also coordinate with other Forest Trends programs on
policy-related capacity building and initiatives, such as the Katoomba Incubator, which supports catalytic
demonstration projects, and the Communities & Markets Program, which engages with rural communities
around the world. Specific tasks will include identifying key precedent setting policy contexts, providing policy
advising, overseeing specialist members of the Katoomba Group advising governments, and coordinating all
aspects of policy work globally by the International Katoomba Group, in close collaboration with regional
Advisory Committees.

With its first gathering in 2000, the Katoomba Group was launched as an international working group focused
on advancing markets for the ecosystem services, including watershed protection, biodiversity habitat, and
carbon storage. The Group serves as a source of ideas for, and strategic information about, ecosystem service
markets. It has been known for its international meetings, which have provided a forum for exchanging ideas,
influencing policy-makers, and catalyzing new initiatives. For more information please visit our website at

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