The Policy and Partnerships Lead is responsible for TNC’s outreach and engagement with government, bilateral/multilateral agencies, and international institutions in India. This is a strategic role that supports work across all of our conservation programs and fundraising, effectively connecting work on-the-ground with key stakeholders who can help support conservation outcomes at scale. She or He has two primary and inter-related roles:
This is a 2-year funded position with the TNC India program with possibility for renewal.
The Policy and Partnerships Lead is a key external representative of our organization. The Policy and Partnerships Lead will have close and regular contact with a wide range of stakeholders, including our government partners and multi-lateral institutions. She or he works closely with the TNC-India team and global resources to form or strengthen relationships with governments in cities and States where TNC-India has projects and with the relevant Central Government Ministries. She or he closely follows and understands government policies and programs in areas relevant to TNC-India’s work and makes recommendations to the program to ensure our projects and programs are closely aligned with government priorities, and engage sufficiently with the key government representatives from inception to implementation.
She or He will also develop and implement a bilateral/multilateral partner leverage strategy which achieves objectives of the conservation programs. She or He will provide specialized guidance in forming, maintaining, developing and leveraging relationships and help to raise funds for overall functional initiatives and/or specific projects, including by conceptualizing and leading proposals, negotiating with bilateral and multilateral agencies, and cultivating other donors, as needed.
Some of the key TNC-India projects on which the Policy and Partnerships Lead will be expected to foster close working relationships with our Program Team and relevant government and bilateral/multilateral partners in the initial twelve months include promoting zero-burn agriculture in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh; sustainable wetland restoration and urban planning in Chennai; and progressing land and water conservation initiatives in the Central India including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.