Friday, February 22, 2013
EMPLOYMENT: Moore Foundation Program Fellow, Andes-Amazon Initiative
The Andes-Amazon Initiative’s goal is to conserve the Amazonian forests, which provide habitat for biodiversity and regulate the regional climate cycle. To achieve this goal, the Foundation supports work that addresses the following elements:
- Resilient protected areas and protected area systems,
- The transformation of frontier economies, and
- Basin-wide enabling conditions for conservation.
The Initiative is currently active in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The initiative team also makes a small number of grants outside of these areas to support basin-wide research and new approaches that will benefit its target geographies.
The Program Fellow will:
- Contribute to the implementation of an investigation plan to develop a new initiative on sustainable agriculture in the Environment Program. This plan will build on the work carried out in the AAI and on the assessment of new opportunities with global reach. The investigations will focus on identifying interventions to reduce the impact of agricultural commodities across natural habitats in South America through research, data analysis and synthesis, and working with Foundation staff and external experts. (60% time effort)
- Convene, facilitate and participate in meetings to gather and disseminate knowledge on sustainable agriculture issues with a focus on beef and soy. (20% effort)
- Collaborate with other AAI program officers on strategies and grant-making supporting integrated land use planning in the Amazon. (20% time effort)