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Conservation, International Development

Director Development & Partnerships

We have a current opportunity for a Director Development & Partnerships; this role will be a fully remote position. For further information about this position please apply.

Panama City, Panama
The Role

The FSC Indigenous Foundation (FSC-IF) aims to empower and promote Indigenous Peoples' sustainable forest-based solutions. The foundation ensures an enabling environment that upholds the rights of Indigenous Peoples within 300 million hectares of indigenous forests on the planet. FSC-IF's vision is to incorporate Indigenous Peoples' global values, rights, livelihoods, ecosystem services, natural capital, and communities into forest governance, climate change governance, and market systems. The FSC-IF seeks a strategic and results driven Director of Development and Partnerships who will create and execute growth and sustainability strategies. Their primary role includes identifying new opportunities to expand funding streams from both donor organizations and private sector companies whilst also maintaining relationships with them.


The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Lead program design, development and implementation strategies and plans to 
  • Identify and close on new program opportunities to grow funding streams 
  • Lead on the design, development, and implementation of a strategic partnership approach to create win-win long-term relationships with key Private Sector actors, donors, and other interested parties in line with the FSC IF’s Objectives, Plans, and Programs 
  • Develop and prioritize donor relationships and funding opportunities whilst maintaining database. 
  • Strengthen/consolidate the visibility and leadership of FSC IF with public and private donors in areas related to the mission and objectives of the organization 
  • Lead the effort to develop and negotiate winning proposals to potential targets 
  • Maintain strategic partnerships aligned with KPIs and financial targets. 
  • Collaborating with IPARD Program Lead to develop strategic partnerships. 

Desired skills and qualifications include:  

  • Degree in business/finance/economics/international development or equivalent experience. 
  • 7+ years of experience in business and program development, fundraising, and income generation in the international development/NGO sector with a track record of securing significant funds (e.g., mid- seven figure income generation annually). 
  • Ideally experience working with USAID and EU funding. 
  • Strong and extensive network of contacts in the field. 
  • Expertise in developing, securing, and strengthening long-term donor partnerships. 
  • Multinational experience 
  • Experience with international development projects or programs related to climate change/indigenous peoples  
  • Candidates deeply familiar with Indigenous Peoples basic values, spiritual beliefs, culture, tradition, traditionally practiced ecosystem services and communities. A native member of an Indigenous Peoples is preferred. 
  • Excellent English skills; Spanish/French proficiency a plus
For more information about the organization, as well as the skills and experience expected, please download our detailed Candidate Pack.

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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