A LITTLE ABOUT US
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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, 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.
ABOUT THE CARIBBEAN DIVISION
With nearly 8,000 square miles of coral reefs, over 1,400 species of fish and marine mammals, and over 40 million people dependent upon these natural resources, the Caribbean is a global priority for conservation. TNC has been operating in the region for more than 40 years. The conservation efforts of TNC’s Caribbean Division span 16 countries from The Bahamas to the Eastern Caribbean. With a staff of more than 60, an annual operating budget of over $10M, the strategic priorities include: OCEANS: ensure a healthy, productive ocean that provides a source of livelihood and sustenance for people that depend on it, by creating managed areas and sustainable fishes that allow marine habitat and biodiversity to flourish. CLIMATE: Build resilience within communities against the impacts of climate change and protect the natural resources they depend on through nature-based solutions and CORAL REEFS: Restore and conserve coral reef habitat is to protect marine biodiversity and to help safeguard coastal communities against the impacts of climate change.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Water Fund and Watershed Conservation Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of water fund initiatives in Jamaica and develops, manages, and advances watershed conservation, plans, and methods for the Jamaica Programme of the Caribbean Division of The Nature Conservancy.
The Water Fund and Watershed Conservation Manager for Jamaica is responsible for the development and implementation of water fund initiatives in Jamaica, within the context of the Coca Cola Foundation grant and the IDB-TNC Water Funds Partnership – Technical Cooperation. In addition, he or she provides technical leadership and support to the Jamaica Programme of the Caribbean Division by planning, directing and implementing watershed restoration, conservation management programs and stewardship. S/he identifies, assesses and addresses critical threats or potential risks to the water replenishment aspect of the restoration work. S/he verifies on-the-ground activities executed by implementing partners to assure compliance with goals and objectives. S/he oversees the conditions of restoration sites established in the Wagwater Watershed and makes recommendations to reorient processes and keep the programme on track.
This position reports to the Jamaica Programme Director
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
Term: This position has an end date of January 31, 2021; an extension may be considered, but is not guaranteed.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 45948, submit resume (required) and cover letter as a single document using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 1, 2018.
Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
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.
Water Fund and Watershed Conservation Manager
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Kingston, Jamaica 🇯🇲