Jamaica Climate Change Project Manager

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Kingston, Jamaica 🇯🇲

Job ID: 52460

Location: Jamaica

Full/Part Time:

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Kingston, Jamaica


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.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Climate Change Project Manager is the technical and scientific lead for climate adaptation and mitigation, and disaster risk reduction projects for TNC’s Jamaica Programme, developing and leading such projects, using nature-based solutions. The Project Manager is responsible for undertaking research and literature reviews, designing research studies, collecting, and analyzing data, writing reports, and developing proposals related to climate projects in Jamaica. They will collaborate and engage other TNC staff, scientists, researchers, government officials, regional and international partner organizations, non-governmental organizations, and community groups on climate change-related matters in Jamaica. The Project Manager will work very closely with other members of the Jamaica Team and the Caribbean Division. 

We’re Looking for You:
Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. 
By joining our Caribbean Division’s Jamaica team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet.  Our team consists of a dedicated group who are leading the conservation effort on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together.  
The ideal candidate should have experience in providing wide-ranging leadership and support for the implementation of climate and disaster risk reduction projects, including adaptation and mitigation with a focus on nature-based solutions. Also, the Climate Change Project Manager will support the Jamaica Programme Director to ensure that public and private funds are raised to support the climate objectives of the Jamaica Programme; build cooperation with internal and external and stakeholders to accomplish project goals; and support implementation of the Caribbean Climate Strategy. 

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

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience in climate change, disaster risk reduction, marine or coastal science, integrated coastal zone management, marine planning, geography, natural resource management, or other relevant field.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads, and finances under deadlines. 
  • Experience in participatory development and implementation of climate and disaster risk reduction strategies and plans.
  • Experience building, facilitating, and managing effective partnerships (e.g., government officials, NGOs, community groups, scientific researchers, educators, and rural communities).
  • Experience developing and writing project proposals and preparing project reports.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience leading and working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience negotiating.

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 tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being 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 position cannot be carried out remotely. Only applicants who are currently based in and eligible to work in Jamaica will be considered.  Unfortunately, The Nature Conservancy is unable to provide support for a work permit or relocation for this position.


To apply for job ID  52460, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59pm ET on December 2, 2022.  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.

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 [email protected] 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.