The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
The Nature Conservancy works with local communities, governments and organizations to conserve Africa’s important places. Africa’s wild lands and waters are home to incredible numbers and diversity of species living close to people. For most rural Africans, connection to place takes on unique meaning—more so than anywhere else on Earth because their daily existence depends on the productivity of their natural resources.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Africa Conservation Director oversees all aspects of TNC’s Africa Conservation Program, reporting to the Africa Regional Managing Director. The Africa Conservation Director is responsible for delivering conservation outcomes by managing regional strategy directors and country directors. This position will manage 7 to 8 direct reports and serve as the focal point for conservation management with a strong supporting team. TNC has staff in 7 African countries and is exploring work in several others currently. The Conservation Director will facilitate quarterly reviews with project and strategy teams to ensure we are delivering milestones according to schedule and budget. The Conservation Director will also be responsible for coordination between our Strategy leads and our Project (country) Leads. Conservation planning, priority definition and rigorous monitoring of our impact are key aspects of this position.
The Africa Conservation Director is ultimately responsible for delivering TNC’s conservation outcomes. S/He leads and manages a large team which implements conservation efforts. S/He will play a key role in fundraising and reporting to donors and helping the strategy and Country teams to maintain key relationships. The Africa Conservation Director will liaise closely with the Regional Director to adjust conservation priorities over time. S/He will join the Africa Leadership Team with peers responsible for Marketing, Fundraising, Operations and Government Relations.
The Africa Conservation Director disseminates best practices to the conservation team in Africa, ensures training and analyses to best implement organizational measures of success, and helps develop key partnerships. They build strategic, scientific and technical capacity in the field, develop key partnerships with public and private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices, and develop innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the natural system needs.
They will help negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies, major institutions, and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities, and develop and implement cutting edge conservation strategies in a high profile geography and major philanthropic market.
Responsibilities And Scope
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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