Integrated Landscapes Coordinator TNC South Africa

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦

Job ID: 53044

Location: South Africa

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

OFFICE LOCATION

Cape Town, South Africa 

WHO WE ARE

The Nature Conservancy’s 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 Program in 2007, The Nature Conservancy’s vision in Africa is to work towards fostering a sustainable future for people and nature, partnering with indigenous communities across 55 million acres on the continent. Our efforts are firmly rooted in people, leveraging scientific and technical expertise as we collaborate with governments and organizations to conserve and enhance Africa’s shared resources in the 9 countries we operate.

TNC’s work in Africa transcends three key pillars: securing ownership rights to lands and resources for indigenous people, strengthening leadership and resource management and helping communities value nature through a holistic appreciation of its benefits while increasing revenue streams for conservation efforts and socio-economic development. Together with our partners, we are witnessing 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 stands to adversely impact the nearly 1.4 billion people that share Africa.

The South Africa program is one of TNCs newest country programs on the African Continent. Our goal is protecting the rich biodiversity for current and future generations, supporting government in mitigating climate change and building resilient communities.

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER

The Integrated Landscapes coordinator is responsible for coordinating and facilitating all aspects of partner-led conservation- and catchment investment program activities. They provide guidance to partners on technical aspects, data management, decision support systems, monitoring, evaluation, reporting & learning, and support partners with stakeholder and community relations. This position serves as the principal contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, partners and the academic community in the Kruger 2 Canyons and Tugela landscapes. Develops key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and appropriate nature-based solutions for water security and to develop long-term catchment restoration programs. They negotiate innovative solutions including stewardship options with government agencies, NGOs, partners, and landowners to conserve and protect natural landscapes. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

The Integrated Landscapes coordinator reports to the Country Director, TNC South Africa, and will be based in Hoedspruit or Pietermaritzburg. This is a term-limited position for two years. They work internally with the Africa BU resilient watershed and conservation teams.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU

  • Support Nature 4 Water with data collection and stakeholder engagement and provide technical support to partners during scoping, feasibility, and design of the Tugela Catchment Investment Program.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the co-creation of implementation plans, provide technical guidance for nature-based activities of two partner-led Catchment Investment Programs, Kruger 2 Canyons and Tugela in support of the local partners.
  • Be accountable for tracking progress, reporting to donors and stakeholders on progress and impact of activities of partner-lead programs;
  • Co-develop in collaboration with local partners, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning programs Catchment Investment Programs.
  • Co-develop annual plans and budgets for Catchment Investment Programs in collaboration with the TNC South Africa management and relevant implementation partners.
  • Responsible for timely delivery of workplan targets and goals for partner led Catchment Investment Programs such as Tugela and K2C and sharing any challenges with the TNC South Africa country director and partners.
  • Responsible for fostering a participatory approach by engaging primary stakeholder groups in implementation.
  • Participate as core team member in TNC South Africa’s conservation planning process and lead the landscape workstream.
  • Develop a stewardship and protected area expansion plan for K2C and drive initiatives to secure priority areas in the K2C landscape.
  • Support local stakeholders and NGOs in priority freshwater and terrestrial landscapes with scoping incentive opportunities for communities

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives, and managing performance.
  • At least 5 years’ working in one or both of the K2C and/or Tugela landscapes.
  • Experience collaborating and building relationships with government, local community, and NGO partners to meet shared objectives.
  • Experience in biodiversity stewardship, management plan development and protected area expansion processes.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or   government agencies. 
  • Experience in Catchment Investment Program development processes.
  • Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience influencing, developing, and implementing conservation plans.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and priority landscapes.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing funding proposals. 
  • Experience in developing planning, monitoring, and reporting frameworks.

WHAT WE BRING

Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into 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 and partners, we impact conservation around the world! 

TNC offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages 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 on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers. 

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ.

APPLY NOW

To apply for Job ID 53044, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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 applyhelp@tnc.org 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.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development