The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We're proud of what we've accomplished since our founding in 1951: The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and work in all 50 United States and 72 countries around the world — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fire, fresh water, forests, invasive species, and marine ecosystems.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Regional Managing Director provides strategic leadership and management to the Conservancy’s growing Africa Region, currently comprised of nearly 70 staff doing and supporting on-the-ground conservation on the African continent .
With a current fiscal year budget of US$23 million, the Regional Managing Director leads conservation and supporting activities for a rapidly growing region with staff currently based in six African countries (Gabon, Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, Zambia and soon South Africa). We also have several support staff based in the United States, and invest in partners in other African countries. The Regional Managing Director is ultimately responsible and accountable for the programs, partnerships and conservation results throughout the region. S/he represents the program broadly both internally and externally to Conservancy senior management, the Board of Directors, country governments, bilateral and multi-lateral agencies and non-governmental organization partners. S/he ensures that the conservation goals and activities of the Africa Region are aligned with The Nature Conservancy’s overall conservation framework and organizational priorities, known as the Shared Conservation Agenda. S/he builds and directs the Africa Region Senior Leadership team, including the region’s senior leaders in conservation, external affairs, marketing, philanthropy, finance, human resources and operations.
The Regional Managing Director will report to the Executive Vice President (EVP) for Africa, India and Europe and will support the EVP as necessary in the engagement of major donors to support our work. The Regional Managing Director is a member of the Conservancy’s Executive Team.
Responsibilities And Scope
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.
Interested and qualified? Go to Nature Conservancy career website on careers.nature.org to apply