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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Okavango Basin Program Director is the team leader and manager of The Nature Conservancy’s emerging work in the Okavango Basin. The Okavango Basin Program Director oversees planning and development with partners of TNC’s source water protection strategy in the basin. She/he will be guided by The Nature Conservancy’s Africa Region and Global strategies as well as linkages with key stakeholders in conservation and sustainable development in the basin and on the continent. She/he provides strategic leadership and support for The Nature Conservancy’s activities in the Okavango, including assisting TNC in resource mobilization and establishment of in-basin capacity.
The Okavango Basin Program Director develops key partnerships with public & private organizations in order to advance the conservation and development of the Okavango Basin. She/he establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation and sustainable development partner within Okavango Basin, particularly in support of the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) and its Member States. The Okavango Basin Program Director also provides support to relevant activities of the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project. The Okavango Basin Program Director will define the Conservancy’s conservation priorities in the basin, lead and manage team(s) which supports and improves conservation efforts, and build strategic, scientific, and technical capacity. She/he assesses and engages communities to understand the potential for community-based conservation and sustainable development progress.
She/he supervises some contractors hired on behalf of The Nature Conservancy and eventually manages the Okavango Basin Program budget. The Okavango Basin Program Director serves as the principal contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community in the Okavango Basin. She/he also plays a role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship for the program. She/he collaborates closely with the Conservancy-led Water Fund network and works closely with Conservancy staff at the regional and global levels as part of the Source Water Protection strategy.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
HOW TO APPLY
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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.
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Okavango Basin Program Director
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
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