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Regional Latin America Central Banks and Financial Regulation Advocacy Leader

World Wildlife Fund
Washington, DC 20001
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Regional Latin America Central Banks and Financial Regulation Advocacy Leader

Type: Limited Term (Fixed Term)
# of Openings: 1
WWF Washington, DC


WWF, the global conservation organization, works in Latin America on the conservation of terrestrial and marine biodiversity, as well as on reducing the ecological footprint. Climate change and the loss of biodiversity are some of the biggest threats on the planet, to reduce this threat all countries must take concrete action to move to a low-carbon economy.

In order to align financial flows and capital towards the Paris Agreement commitments, change needs to happen at the heart of the financial system. Influencing financial market regulations to integrate environmental risks can be one of the most efficient levers towards such transformation. Indeed, risks determine to a large extent the cost of and access to capital i.e., how much money funds which economic activities and under which conditions. Integrating environmental risks with other types of financial risks seemed to be impossible a few years ago, but a growing number of central banks and financial supervisors are joining forces under the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), and are starting to take action to measure and manage environmental risks, indirectly encouraging a mobilization of capital for the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy. This is a major opportunity for WWF to advocate for a more systematic integration of climate-related and environmental risks in central banks policies and banking supervision.

With this opportunity in mind, WWF has launched a new global initiative named Greening Financial Regulation (GFRi), whose main goal of this initiative is to engage Policy makers, Central banks and Financial Supervisors on integrating environmental risks into financial regulation. As this initiative is global, WWF is seeking to recruit a Regional Latin America Central banks and Financial regulation Advocacy Leader for major Spanish speaking Latin American countries (primarily Chile, Colombia, Mexico). The Regional LAC Central banks and Financial regulation Advocacy Leader, will closely work with the Greening Financial Regulation initiative Lead at WWF Switzerland, as well as advocacy/policy teams in local WWF offices in Latin America.

Major Function:

Contribute to WWF's mission by making the case for greening financial regulations to Central Banks, Financial Supervisors and relevant Policy Makers in Latin America, drawing upon the knowledge and expertise developed by other parts of the WWF network involved in the GFRi.


Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and engage with relevant policymakers and decision-makers in central banks and financial supervisory agencies, in collaboration with local staff in each office to make the case for greening financial regulations in key Spanish speaking countries in Latin America.
  • Support the GFR Initiative lead at a regional level, including coordinating and implementing the initiative with WWF offices in Latin America.
  • Build capacity within key WWF Latin American WWF offices to support their general advocacy work on financial regulation, making the necessary connections with WWFs conservation goals.
  • Interact with other WWF offices participating in the GFRi to update on Latin America regional specificities and needs in terms of data, information, regulations, etc. that can inform the shaping of research/content/tools developed as part of the GFRi.
  • Engage locally and regionally with other stakeholders on GRFi goals, including development agencies, financial institutions, non-government organizations, etc. to build or strengthen coalitions to encourage greening financial regulations.
  • In coordination with GFRi Lead, ensure implementation of overall GFRi strategy in in the key Spanish speaking countries in Latin America.
  • Coordinate regional projects regarding greening financial regulation and ensures the sound management of the financial resources of these.
  • Prepare progress reports and provides technical support to GRFi, participating actively in GFRi workstreams.
  • In coordination with GFRi lead, develop communication and information materials targeting key internal and external stakeholders in the key Latin American Spanish speaking countries.
  • Represent WWF and participates in forums, conferences, and meetings to promote WWFs Sustainable Finance work on financial regulation in Chile and, in other major countries in the region, this will be done in collaboration with the Global Finance Practice.
  • Monitor progress of key Latin American central banks and financial supervisors in implementing the recommendations of the NGFS and advocating for regulating environmental risks in financial framework conditions.
  • Regularly update WWF hiring National Office CEO and WWF Regional Director for LAC on progress of the work and establish connections with the conservation goals.
  • Work closely with WWF Switzerland to secure additional funding for the GRF initiative.


Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelors degree in Finance, Business, Economics or related field is required. Desirable Master's Degree in the relevant field of study (environment, finance, economy)
  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience in financial regulation/supervision in a major Latin American country; an experience that includes participation in international cooperation projects a plus.
  • Good understanding of sustainable finance trends at a global, regional and national level.
  • At least 5 years experience and a proven track record in the development, coordination and management of projects in the finance sector.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (written and spoken) is required. Additional languages an asset.

Skills and Competencies

  • Results-oriented.
  • Interest in environmental conservation and sustainable development
  • Highly proactive and flexible with an ability to develop activities with a high degree of autonomy
  • Ability to effectively prioritize a large number of tasks and execute them with minimal supervision and with strategic and planning thinking
  • A great commitment to assigned tasks, the ability to deal with a varied workload and flexible working hours, frequent travel (potentially depending on COVID-19 situation) and work as part of a virtual team across time zones.
  • Develops and maintains excellent professional relationships with a focus on achieving results and high capacity in work with multidisciplinary and intercultural teams.
  • Strategic alliances management: Cultural sensitivity and ability to identify approach and strengthen mutually beneficial and long-term relationships with different relevant stakeholders.
  • Effective communication skills in a professional context
  • Aligning with WWF core values: courage, collaboration, respect, integrity.

Location: Open to any WWF LAC Country Office

Employment Term: 2 years

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and resume in English through WWF US Careers Page by February 19th, 2021

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage all candidates to apply early.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone or email



Posted: 2021-02-15 Expires: 2021-03-18

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