New Job Opportunities at The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

New Job Opportunities at The Nature Conservancy (TNC)


Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) 2023
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Tanzania Jobs 2023

Procurement Specialist- Africa
Procurement Specialist- Africa at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) November, 2023
Job ID  54249
Location Africa
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

The position will be based at either of the TNC Africa offices in Angola, Gabon, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, or Zambia

The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit 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 to tackle global challenges such as climate change, habitat, and biodiversity loss that stands to adversely impact the nearly 1.4 billion people that share Africa.

The Procurement Specialist’s primary role will be to assist TNC Africa with various tasks such as sourcing, negotiating, and contracting; monitoring vendor performance and analyzing logistics data to improve the supply chain; building and maintaining relationships with business partners; and communicating with vendors; suppliers, and distributors, and be responsible for developing and executing purchasing strategies to reduce costs and improve product quality.

To determine the ideal quantities for purchase and the most suitable delivery times by following a systematic approach. Measure and report key purchasing and inventory metrics. Mitigate Supply Chain risk through supplier qualification, development, and alternatives. The position ensures compliance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in Operational financial management. The role reports to the Associate Operations Director-Africa Region and works closely with the support functions and the conservation program teams. The position will be based at either of the TNC Africa offices in Angola, Gabon, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, or Zambia.

The Procurement Specialist will work as part of a team within the Africa business unit, coordinating tasks related to one or more functional activities. Specifically, they will be responsible for the following;

  • Develop, manage, and track procurement plans for the Africa BU and ensure smooth execution of procurement plans and serve as the custodian of the Procurement tracker for the Africa region.
  • Collaborate with budget and department heads to understand organizational needs, oversee the procurement process from start to finish, and ensure procurement commitments are within budget.
  • Develop forecast needs and supplies and manage inventory.
  • Identify potential suppliers who align with the organization’s mission, have relevant certifications and insurance, and offer materials within the budget.
  • Facilitate selecting pre-qualified vendors, review and ensure an annual update to the list for all countries.
  • Negotiate contracts, manage vendor relationships, and evaluate supplier performance.
  • Collect and analyze data for making informed decisions and identify and manage procurement risks.
  • Ensure compliance with TNC procurement policies and procedures and any external requirements from donors, legal entities, or the IRS.
  • Verification of quotations, guiding procurement procedures & procurement documents in readiness for payment.
  • Provide guidance on source procedures, review requests for proposals (RFPs), and tendering processes.
  • Review and approval of sole source justifications & advance payments above 25%.
  • Train new employees on the procurement SOP and the Africa procurement guidelines and support team members as necessary.
  • Review of service contract agreements, e.g., Leases, Accounting vendors, Security, Cleaning & Janitorial.
  • Conduct internal procurement audit.
  • Facilitation of Procurement committee members in all countries.
  • Verification of the procurement invoices and delivery notes before submitting them for payment processing.
  • Be willing to travel, work overtime, and work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Purchasing Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Business Administration, or related field and five years of related experience or equivalent.
  • Professional certification as well as CIPS qualification.
  • Experience with procurement regulations and procedures
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems (ERPs).
  • Experience negotiating agreements.
  • Analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with a wide range of people, such as the Board of Directors, Donors, Volunteers, and/or all levels of staff.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.


  • Over 7 years of proven experience working in Contracts, Supply Chain, and procurement in an International NGO
  • Demonstrated a high level of integrity and trust.
  • Experience supporting procurement and supply chain operations for multiple countries across Africa.
  • Knowledge of procurement regulations and guidelines for the nonprofit sector including regulations from bilateral and Multilateral donors
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Project Management experience
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated.
  • Ability to manage and implement complex processes and diverse activities.
  • Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative role.
  • Advanced knowledge of current and evolving technology utilized by the program.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive and write creatively for various audiences.
  • Proficiency in interpreting guidelines and manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting data.
  • Strong organization, planning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Successful experience implementing strategic program goals.

What We Bring:

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, Pension/ Gratuity, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

To apply for job ID 54249, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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 people 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.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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