Freshwater CBC Program Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

All locations with a TNC office


All locations where TNC is registered to perform business will be considered. 



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The Freshwater Community-Based Conservation (fCBC) Program Coordinator develops, manages, and advances the fCBC Program, which supports Indigenous Peoples and local communities in managing their freshwater resources, such as fisheries and water supplies, to achieve positive outcomes for freshwater biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being. This program supports projects in Latin America, Africa, and across TNC by creating tools and processes; by developing strategies to address key issues of importance to Indigenous Peoples and local communities; and by developing science that advances the theoretical foundation needed to support and advance program priorities. The fCBC Program is housed within the Global Provide Food and Water Business Unit.


The Freshwater CBC Program Coordinator will play a critical role in providingsupport in planning and implementing the fCBC Program. They will serve as the central coordinator for the fCBC program and collaboratively develop and implement project management processes, procedures, timelines, and databases to ensure the project team executes on deliverables within available resourcesand timelines. They will facilitate collaboration and coordination among Program team membersand between the Freshwater CBC team, Business Units, and local and external partners; track deliverables and associated budget; support grant proposal development, writing, and final report preparation; manage annual workplan development and coordination; support contract development and tracking; and supportstrategic communications and outreach plans. The coordinator will provide technical support to individual projects as needed, including research, writing, data entry, and database management. They will support reporting on organizational metrics for the Freshwater CBC team and for select projects in Latin America and Africa.


  • Works closely with multi-disciplinary administrative and professional staff at TNC and partner organizations.
  • Creates and maintains systems for coordinating the activities of the core Program staff, as well as collaborations with staff and partners in other Business Units and organizations.
  • Tracks grant deliverables and supports development of annual and final reports.
  • Tracks spending on grants and coordinates spending updates with multiple Business Units.
  • Provides research, subject matter expertise, or other technical assistance to various workstreams, which may include spatial analysis of Freshwater CBC; solutions to address mining and associated contamination; gender and equity; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; freshwater fisheries; source water protection; and others.
  • Develops, reviews, and executes contracts with outside vendors.
  • Leads in planning and implementing workshops andtraining, both virtual and in-person (subject to Covid restrictions).
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience,and context.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.


  • BA/BS, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
  • Experience in training and curriculum design.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-culturalexperience appreciated
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in freshwater ecosystem / biodiversity conservationand of community-based conservation
  • Experience engaging in and facilitating remote communications and meetings via teleconference
  • Interest and ability in incorporating a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens when communicating and in decision-making
  • Experience with project management and related software or frameworks
  • Experience with budget management
  • Experience engaging in and facilitating remote communications and meetings via teleconference
  • Effective and proactive problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to completetasks independently with respect to timeline(s)and has experience organizing and driving complex processes


To apply for job ID 50341, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on September 27, 2021. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected].

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.

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