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New Job Opportunities at The Nature Conservancy Company – 6 Positions

New Job Opportunities at The Nature Conservancy Company - 6 Positions

WHO WE ARE

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor.  

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

Since establishing the Africa Program in 2007, The Nature Conservancy’s vision in Africa is to work towards fostering a sustainable future for people and nature, partnering with indigenous communities across 55 million acres on the continent. Our efforts are firmly rooted in people, leveraging scientific and technical expertise as we collaborate with governments and organizations to conserve and enhance Africa’s shared resources in the 9 countries we operate.

TNC’s work in Africa transcends three key pillars: securing ownership rights to lands and resources for indigenous people, strengthening leadership and resource management and helping communities value nature through a holistic appreciation of its benefits while increasing revenue streams for conservation efforts and socio-economic development. Together with our partners, we are witnessing critical milestones in integrated land and fisheries management, ocean and source water protection, energy development and sustainable food production, working together and strengthening our resolve in tackling global challenges such as climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss that stands to adversely impact the nearly 1.4 billion people that share Africa.

TNC Africa Oceans Strategy focuses on securing large-scale ocean protection by supporting effective marine spatial planning, sustainable fisheries and community-led conservation approaches. Our work seeks to establish sustainable financing to enable conservation outcomes at large marine ecosystem scale, by supporting policy and regulatory frameworks, as well as local capacity, with emphasis on linking science and communities to habitats protection, restoration and management. TNC envisions sustainable fisheries that are managed in a way that results in viable local fisheries, stable supplies of seafood, thriving coastal communities, biodiversity conservation, and a healthy ocean, rivers and lakes. 

TNC’s Africa fisheries work aims at safeguarding productive marine fisheries for ecosystem health as important foundation for food and livelihood security. Our vision is for aquaculture to grow with the least environmental impact. TNC has established partnerships with several non-government and government agencies to support coastal and marine fisheries and coastal community-led conservation throughout Africa where TNC operates. The current main focus is the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) particularly the Coastal Kenya, Zanzibar Islands, coast of mainland Tanzania, Seychelles and South Africa while also connecting with the greater WIO region.

Marine Fisheries Officer – Tanzania

WHAT YOU’LL BRING
  • BA/BS degree and 5 years of experience in coastal/marine fisheries management, conservation; or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience on collaborative/co-management approaches and marine science and conservation
  • Experience with national fisheries and other marine-management policies and frameworks in Tanzania.
  • Expereince with key contextual issues and dynamics relating to fisheries and coastal ecosystems conservation and relevant work experience in Tanzania.
  • Experience in developing supportive and collaborative partnerships with other non-profits, community groups and/or government agencies.
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Expereince with technical writing and data analytical skills, interpretation, and presentation of information to a broad range of audiences and stakeholders.
  • xperience in analyzing data and using statistical packages such as Excel and other analysis tools
Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree and over 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with the coastal fishing communities.
  • Experience in development and implementation of online and in-person trainings and workshops.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience are appreciated. Fluency in Swahili is an added advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake extended periods of field travel (at least 40%) domestically and internationally.
  • Politically savvy within the national context.

Africa Freshwater Protection Specialist

WHAT YOU’LL BRING
  • BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.  
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.                                       
  • Experience negotiating.
  • Experience working in conservation on the African continent
  • Experience in protected area and/or community-based conservation area planning and implementation
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and ideally Portuguese and/or French.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Over 10 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and/or implementing conservation policy and plans.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of current trends and practices in freshwater ecosystem protection.
  • Ability to develop practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
  • Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives or related field.
  • Politically savvy.

Freshwater Science Associate

WHAT YOU’LL BRING
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s Degree in hydrology, civil or environmental engineering, environmental science, geography, or a related field and 1 year of professional experience or equivalent combination
  • Experience in hydrological modeling, geo-spatial analysis, and remote sensing /earth observation
  • Experience synthesizing, interpreting, and communicating scientific information        
  • Experienced in project management planning and techniques, including elaborating clear workplans, and managing deadlines
  • Experience writing and speaking in the English language
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of professional experience, preferably within water sector consultancies and/or water resource management
  • Hydrological modeling expertise, such as: SWAT, WEAP, HEC-HMS, InVEST, MODFLOW
  • Programming/statistical/data science expertise, such as: Python, R, MATLAB, Google Earth Engine
  • Geo-spatial and remote sensing analysis expertise (Desktop and cloud-based), including ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth Engine
  • Visualization expertise, including Tableau, ArcGIS Online, Power BI
  • Professional experience in NbS project design and implementation
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications and grey literature (non-peer reviewed) specific to the field of water resource management and NbS
  • Communication skills in articulating complex scientific concepts/outputs to non-technical audiences
  • Stakeholder engagement, facilitation, and human-centered designed skills
  • Experience working in data-poor environments
  • Experience providing capacity building /training to staff/officials from different background and professional levels on basic to advanced hydrological modeling, GIS and remote sensing
  • Experience in geospatial and remote sensing field data collection and processing
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively on multiple concurrent projects
  • Multi-language skills (in particular, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swahili)

Engagement Manager, Nature for Water Facility

WHAT YOU’LL BRING
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, political science, international development or related field and at least 4 years professional experience, or equivalent combination.
  • Experience leading complex projects or strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
  • Background in commercial evaluation of business models / project structuring, including financial modeling capabilities.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives, and managing performance of teams and/or direct reports.
  • Professional language competency in English required (both oral and written).
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of professional experience in project finance, capital markets, or management consultancy.
  • Graduate degree in an appropriate field including (but not limited to) Business, Environmental or Natural Resource Economics, or Environmental Management.
  • Proficiencies in one or more of the following languages: Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swahili.
  • Experience in NbS project design and implementation.
  • Self-motivated and self-driven, with the ability to work independently and deliver tasks at the level of expected quality, with appropriate supervision or guidance.
  • An energetic problem-solver who is open-minded with multi-perspective views on international development, natural resource management, infrastructure delivery, governance systems and water policy.
  • A team player who is productive working in a collaborative, multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary environment with the ability to analyze and synthesize technical information across disciplines.
  • The earnest desire to contribute towards making the world a better place, and belief that a small group of committed and hard-working individuals can have a significant impact.

Policy & Government Relations Advisor – Africa

WHAT YOU’LL BRING
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy, management or other relevant field and 5 years of government relations or corporate sector experience, or equivalent combination education/experience.
  • Fluency in English. Fluency in French and/or another common language used in Africa is beneficial.
  • Analytical and project management experience. Experience in successfully developing and implementing complex projects in an unstructured environment.
  • Experience developing, directing, and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary groups, using influence and interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships with governments, corporations, partners, donors, volunteers, and all levels of staff
  • Experience presenting to and/or communicating with business, government, or legislative staff and/or program leadership.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and directing multiple complex projects and ensuring program accountability.
  • Communications experience including preparing and presenting policy briefings and reports and developing written communications.
  • Experience working with corporate and NGO partners, as well as government agencies.
  • Experience with negotiation skills and supervisory experience.
Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field and over 10 years of experience
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Supervisory experience, including ability to set objectives and manage performance
  • Familiarity with social, economic and political conditions and issues in Africa and different countries of our operations (Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Gabon, Angola)
  • Experience coordinating projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units, and functions to achieve optimal results.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication, negotiating and organizational skills

Deputy Director of Conservation- Africa

WHAT YOU’LL BRING
  • BA/BS degree and 12 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 5 years project management experience.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and directing complex or multiple projects of strategic importance, including managing finances, supervising multidisciplinary professionals, and coordinating the work of partners while meeting deadlines.  
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) especially conservation finance, biodiversity, climate mitigation, and community development in Africa.
  • Experience in partnership development with overseas development agencies, investors, non-profit partners, community groups and government departments.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives, and managing performance.
  • Experience networking with high level conservation contacts.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic, durable, and creative initiatives.
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements.
  • Experience working in an organizational matrix setting.
  • Strong English and French communications skills, including ability to communicate clearly via written, oral, and graphical forms, and ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Strong strategic development skills.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Master’s degree and 12-15 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience developing long-term sustainable protection mechanisms in Africa.
  • Knowledge of current trends in conservation practice in Africa.   
  • A passion for wildlife, wild places and the people that inhabit these.
  • Politically savvy.

© AjiraMpyaZone • 2022-23

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