28 Jun 2019

Ongoing Recruitment at Nature Conservancy (June, 2019 Recommended Jobs)

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The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished since our founding in 1951: The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and work in all 50 United States and 72 countries around the world — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fire, fresh water, forests, invasive species, and marine ecosystems.

Financial Analyst – Africa Region

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit

Founded in 1951, 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. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, 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.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Financial Analyst provides highly specialized financial & accounting-related services to the Africa Region Program.

Essential Functions

The Financial Analyst provides highly specialized services in one or more of the following functions: proposal budget development; financial analysis and reporting; support and design field financial management processes; accounting; management controls and reporting; or similar financial activities for the Africa Region Business Unit. S/he has a high level of expertise in his/her area(s) of specialization of reporting, proposals, analysis and systems innovation. S/he administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in financial/organizational management. The Financial Analyst provides assistance to all levels of personnel in his/her specialty area. S/he responds to complex operational and employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of the subject area with solutions.

Responsibilities And Scope

  • Prepares financial reports and analysis for programs that compare budgets to actual results, while recommending corrective action as appropriate.
  • Supports and proactively informs leadership team on overall performance of the program and projects revenue, expenditure, cash and net asset position.
  • Supports program managers by monitoring and reporting on the spending rates of restricted and unrestricted funding to ensure proper burn rates are sustained.
  • Builds program managers’ capacity on budgeting, financial reporting and monitoring tools.
  • Collaborates with conservation, development, external affairs and grants teams on budget development for funding proposals and fiscal program planning.
  • Collaborates with operations team members to ensure financial management processes in the field complement and support project outcomes, and where necessary, design financial management tools & processes that facilitate strong control environments.
  • Serves as a resource to staff on budgeting and financial matters, policies, procedures, guidelines and educate staff as required.
  • Works toward meeting the strategic priorities of the program by developing and coordinating tactics for approved plans and completing day-to-day tasks.
  • Ensures programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
  • Reinforces consistency in the organization’s policies and procedures and provides support related to relevant field.
  • May participate in complex negotiations.
  • Reports to Finance Manager, Africa Region, and provides interval updates on activities.
  • Performs any other finance tasks deemed necessary for the smooth operations of the finance department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 4 years’ related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Professional certification such as a CPA or ACCA.
  • Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Experience in manipulating, analyzing and interpreting data. Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel required.
  • Experience with complex relational databases. Knowledge of Microsoft’s Power BI application is preferred.
  • Experience in full cost budgeting.
  • Experience in supporting multiple projects in various locations and/or countries.
  • Demonstrated innovations in financial systems and tools.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong capacity building, organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of current trends in budgeting, financial reporting and analysis.
  • Demonstrated use of modern technology in providing financial solutions.
  • Demonstrated high level of integrity and trust.

To apply to this position, please visit www.nature.org/careers and click on Current Job Opportunities. Please submit your resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons.
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.

Program Coordinator, Africa Oceans Strategy

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Program Coordinator will help manage and coordinate our MSP and marine conservation work over large-scale geographic areas. Current focal countries include Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Mozambique. The Program Coordinator helps implement and coordinate a wide-ranging set of work under the Africa Oceans Strategy, covering a diverse set of duties spanning such categories as: organizational, communications, external outreach, TNC representation, writing/editing, research, and analysis, and meeting with national government representatives. This position is based in Mombasa, Kenya but may involve travel within the Western Indian Ocean nations.

Essential Functions

The Program Coordinator, reporting to Africa Oceans Strategy Director, will primarily help coordinate activities and meetings relating to MSP in Kenya, Tanzania, and Mauritius under the German IKI funds and TNC’s TED Audacious Project. Program Coordinator will also help on science-to-management projects focused on coral reefs and mangroves, and with work on improving marine management effectiveness.

The Program Coordinator will coordinate meetings with government representatives and partners (including communication, event organization, invitations, and organizing travel approvals for partners), help develop presentations and other outreach materials for partners and governments on MSP, take notes and summarize results of meetings, conduct research on global MSP best practices, and manage schedules of MSP events across nations. The Program Coordinator will help prepare activity reports for donors and develop a wide range of communication materials about MSP and other ocean conservation activities under this strategy. He/She will help track deadlines and chains of communication with key government and other partners. He/She will also help manage and track program budgets and will help ensure compliance with internal policies on all program activities and aspects as the program expands. The Program Coordinator will attend and represent TNC at various meetings. This position will be delegated to by Africa Oceans Strategy Director.

Responsibilities And Scope

  • Build knowledge and capacity (within and outside TNC) in such areas as: marine spatial planning, coral and mangrove restoration and management, and effective marine governance.
  • Prepare wide range of materials and presentations and make presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Gain cooperation from outside parties (including government representatives, industrial stakeholders, other NGOs, and community members/groups) to accomplish program goals.
  • Oversee and ensure implementation of program activities as per set timelines.
  • Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, assisting with negotiating and contracting vendors, assisting with budget development, and meeting fundraising targets.
  • Ensure program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • May require frequent travel domestically and internationally and evening and weekend hours.
  • May work in variable weather conditions and at remote locations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • BA/BS, degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resources management, environmental, spatial data/mapping, social science, law or related field
  • Experience developing and managing multiple projects simultaneously and implementing strategic program goals.
  • Experience preparing proposals, reports, brochures and other external outreach materials.
  • Extensive experience using MS Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Experience conducting literature searches and literature reviews
  • Experience working with private sector representatives, government officials and NGOs.
  • Experience with or knowledge of current wildlife conservation and related trends and issues in Western Indian Ocean marine systems.
  • Experience with communications skills, experience communicating with the public both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience in networking and teamwork skills.
  • Self-starter and ability to work without day-to-day supervision
  • Ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, and resolve conflicts.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in natural resource management, environmental science, spatial data/mapping, social science, law or related field equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience
  • Marine research experience including subtidal surveys, oceanographic surveys, and/or social science surveys
  • Data analysis skills including use of statistical programs and R
  • GIS Skills
  • Grant writing experience.

To apply to this position, please visit www.nature.org/careers and click on Current Job Opportunities. Please submit your resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons.
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.

How to Apply

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