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Africa Conservation Director at Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) 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 Region in 2007, TNC’s vision in Africa is to work towards fostering a sustainable future for people and nature, partnering with indigenous communities, governments, and private sector across more than 22 million hectares on the continent. Our efforts are firmly rooted in people, leveraging scientific and technical expertise as we collaborate with key stakeholders to conserve and enhance Africa’s shared resources in the countries we operate. Together with our partners, we are reaching 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 stand to adversely impact the nearly 1.4 billion people that share Africa.

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER

The Director Program Delivery, Africa oversees the implementation of TNC’s programs and projects in countries in alignment with TNC’s Africa conservation strategy and TNC’s global 2030 Goals. Working closely with TNC’s Africa’s Conservation Director, they will ensure alignment between the strategies and plans and TNC’s overall strategic objectives, priorities, and resources available and will apply a diversified knowledge of best practices to lead TNC’s country program efforts within the region and countries where we work.

This is a senior position at TNC and within the Africa Region and is a member of the Africa Leadership Team. The position will report to the Africa Regional Managing Director and will supervise the Country Directors. This position could be based in any country in Africa where TNC has a registered office (Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Gabon, or South Africa).

 

WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU

If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join TNC Africa as the Director Program Delivery. Not only will you fulfill conservation objectives in Africa, but you’ll contribute to conservation goals through many networks!

Responsibilities

  • Strategic leadership:
    • Supervise Country Directors and support the development and implementation of country strategies and program/project plans.
    • Ensure alignment between the strategies and plans and TNC’s overall strategic objectives, pipeline priorities and resources available in country.
    • Apply diversified knowledge of best practices to lead TNC’s country program efforts within the region and countries where we work.
  • Program and project delivery oversight:
    • Monitor the delivery status of program/projects in line with delivery plans and provide inputs to adapt the plans.
    • Draw synergies among country programs and projects.
  • TNC strategy input:
    • Work with the Africa Conservation Director to provide inputs to TNC Africa’s conservation strategy and resource allocation based on consolidated insights from countries.
    • Provide inputs to TNC Africa’s science, policy, and fundraising priorities.
  • Budget management:
    • Develop and administer departmental budgets in country programs.
    • Operates within budget guidelines to ensure sound financial performance.
  • Partner management and network development:
    • Support partner capacity development toward achievement of TNC objectives in country.
    • Oversee the relationship and program and project delivery for strategic partners.
  • Team development:
    • Facilitate the transfer of best practices and skill sets among country teams for smooth program/project delivery.
    • Manage multi-disciplinary administrative and professional staff with responsibility for performance management, training, and career development.
    • Establish clear directions and set stretch objectives.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • BA/BS degree and 15 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives, and managing performance.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and directing complex or multiple projects of strategic importance, including managing finances, supervising multidisciplinary professionals, and coordinating the work of various partners while meeting deadlines.
  • Experience developing partnerships with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
  • Experience in networking with high-level conservation contacts.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic and creative initiatives involving multiple countries.
  • Experience negotiating and influencing, developing, and implementing conservation policy and plans at the division and/or global/international level.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in conservation, natural sceince international devt., business administration social sciences or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience in program and project management preferably in INGO context.
  • Previous oversight of country offices and multi-country programs and projects.
  • Experience delivering practical, adaptable products and services to customers.
  • Deep knowledge of conservation issues, preferably with expertise in regions that are TNC Africa’s priorities.
  • Knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental affairs.
  • Demonstrated leadership and visionary qualities and ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English.
  • Ability to persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups including senior government officials, corporate executives, major donors, board members and others who are critical to the organization’s overall prosperity.
  • Multi-lingual skills, especially French and Portuguese, and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Politically savvy.

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 plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

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

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Director Program Delivery at Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) 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 Region in 2007, TNC’s vision in Africa is to work towards fostering a sustainable future for people and nature, partnering with indigenous communities, governments, and private sector across more than 22 million hectares on the continent. Our efforts are firmly rooted in people, leveraging scientific and technical expertise as we collaborate with key stakeholders to conserve and enhance Africa’s shared resources in the countries we operate. Together with our partners, we are reaching 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 stand to adversely impact the nearly 1.4 billion people that share Africa.

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER

The Africa Conservation Director oversees the conservation strategy of TNC’s Africa Region, reporting to the Africa Regional Managing Director. The Africa Conservation Director is responsible for delivering conservation outcomes and manages regional strategy directors. This position will serve as the focal point for conservation management with a strong supporting team and liaises with critical partners both inside and outside of TNC to help TNC achieve its goals. TNC has staff in eight African countries and is executing projects in several others currently. The Africa Conservation Director, working closely with TNC Africa’s Director of Program Delivery, will also be responsible for coordination, communication and effective execution between our strategy leads and our country, communication, fundraising and policy teams. Conservation planning, priority definition and rigorous monitoring of our impacts are key aspects of this position. This is a senior position at TNC and is a member of the Africa Leadership Team. This position will supervise the Deputy Director of Conservation, strategy leads and the science director and can be based in any country in Africa where TNC has a registered office (Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Gabon or South Africa).

WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU

If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join our Africa Region as the Conservation Director. Not only will you fulfill conservation objectives in Africa, but you’ll contribute to conservation goals through many networks!

Responsibilities

  • Strategic leadership:
    • Responsible for establishing and executing the TNC Africa conservation strategy.
    • Lead systems thinking approach in the delivery of TNC’s work in Africa.
    • Scope new opportunities and geographies to enable the team to deliver on 2030 Goals.
    • Lead the setting of TNC Africa conservation priorities, oversee portfolio management and program reviews with project and strategy teams to ensure we are delivering milestones according to schedule and budget.
    • Coordinate iterative strategy reviews, development and adaptation.
    • Supervise the use of scientific data in strategy and program development.
    • Ensure financial resources, conservation staffing, and operations are mobilized and aligned with established priority regional strategies and with 2030 Goals.
    • Lead and manage a large multidisciplinary team which supports conservation activities and develops new efforts.
    • Lead and develop key partnerships across national boundaries in support of strategic delivery on outcomes.
    • Liaise closely with the Regional Managing Director to adjust conservation priorities over time.
  • Impact delivery:
    • Lead development of conservation programming for the annual Africa Region budget cycle.
    • Play a key role in fundraising and reporting to donors by working closely with our private and public fundraising teams.
    • Maintain and build partnerships in coordination with TNC’s global technical teams (Global Protect, Provide and Impact, Market and Finance teams).
    • Disseminate best practices to the conservation team in Africa and ensure training and scientific analyses support organizational measures of success.
    • Incorporate cross-disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.
    • Build strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field, develop key partnerships with public and private organizations 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.

Team Development:

  • Facilitate the transfer of best practices and skill sets among strategy teams for smooth program/project delivery.
  • Manage multi-disciplinary and professional staff with responsibility for performance management, training, and career development.
  • Establish clear directions and set stretch objectives.
  • Make independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, ambiguous information, experience, and context.
  • May require frequent travel domestically and/or internationally, evening and weekend hours.

 

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • BA/BS degree and 15 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives, and managing performance.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and directing complex or multiple projects of strategic importance, including managing finances, supervising multidisciplinary professionals, and coordinating the work of various partners while meeting deadlines.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
  • Experience developing partnerships with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
  • Experience in networking with high-level conservation contacts.
  • Experience working with methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic and creative initiatives involving multiple countries.
  • Experience negotiating and influencing, developing, and implementing conservation policy and plans at the division and/or global/international level.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree.
  • At least 5 years work experience in a similar role and knowledge of conservation in Africa.
  • Demonstrated leadership and visionary qualities and ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.
  • Deep knowledge of conservation issues, preferably with expertise in regions that are TNC Africa’s priorities.
  • Demonstrated leadership and visionary qualities and ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.
  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Experience developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
  • Experience delivering practical, adaptable products and services to customers.
  • Knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental affairs.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Politically savvy.

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 plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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