Africa Conservation Coordinator – Africa Region

Africa, Full Time

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Africa Conservation Coordinator, Africa Region provides day-to-day management, general operations and programmatic support to the Africa Conservation Director including coordination of freshwater, oceans, forest, climate and terrestrial programs across the region. They will assist in ensuring conservation projects execute according to plans, within budgets and by agreed deadlines. They will be responsible for managing Conservation helpdesk queries and distributing to the respective Strategy Leads and Program Directors and providing budgeting coordination and programmatic support to the Africa Program. Reporting to the Africa Conservation Director, the position can be based at the TNC offices in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia or South Africa. No employment visas or assistance is being offered with this position except for the local labor employment requirements.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Africa Conservation Coordinator will provide support to meet the conservation priorities of the Africa program and work closely with the Conservation Director to provide operational support to program planning, implementation and budgeting. This position will support the Conservation Director in for example the development of annual budget guidelines in close cooperation with budget managers and the Finance and Operations team. The Africa Conservation Coordinator will maintain expert knowledge of the systems and resources utilized by the conservation team and apply knowledge to managing support and planning communications related to Conservation Team resources. They will lead diverse activities, analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, track project outcomes, and implement solutions to improve effectiveness.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience or equivalent combination, including 2 years managing operations functions.
2 years’ experience in Natural Resource management and / Project management an added advantage
Analytical and project management experience.
Experience supporting complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers; and
Experience working with cross-functional teams.
Demonstrated experience handling confidential information.

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