A LITTLE ABOUT US
Founded in 1951, 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. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, 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.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Sustainable Hydropower Coordinator, Gabon Program, develops, manages and advances TNC Gabon’s sustainable hydropower programs, working with partners from the private and public sector to create models at the project level and at the system-level (basin, national) that deliver better outcomes for conservation, while meeting national energy and development goals; and that can become model within the region or beyond.
The Sustainable Hydropower Coordinator, Gabon Program, establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within the area of responsibility, defines conservation priorities and long-term conservation strategies, builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field and develops key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices. S/he develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address the natural system needs, engage local community support for local conservation efforts, and negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and other stakeholders to conserve and protect natural communities. S/he provides technical coordination and support to TNC Gabon Program by planning, directing and implementing sustainable hydropower support and conservation management projects. S/he contributes in the development of a strategic vision and intervention action lines for TNC’s Gabon program, by addressing critical threats stemming from hydropower development – and eventually from other renewable energy sources – to natural systems and species, harnessing opportunities provided by positive enabling conditions, and fostering cross-site learning among the energy and conservation community. S/he employs a full range of sustainable energy development and conservation tools including supporting siting, mitigation and offset approaches. S/he implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC’s related conservation work. S/he actively participates in large-scale conservation and renewable energy planning for the program and contributes in strengthening local capacity for conservation.
Specifically, the Sustainable Hydropower Coordinator, Gabon Program, will be involved in furthering TNC Gabon sustainable hydropower and renewable energies strategy, and his/her functions will include, among others:
• Support national planning and local implementation of sustainable hydropower development and other renewable energy to meet energy goals and maintain the health of natural systems and ecosystem services.
• Enable integrated river basin management that balances economic productivity, social benefits and conservation, by developing applications of TNC’s methods and tools at the system and at the project level.
• Facilitates the development of new information (data, scientific research), deployment of decision support tools and building of technical capacity of local practitioners in fields related to freshwater biodiversity, ecosystem services, hydrologic data, wetlands and habitat conservation.
This work is to be carried-out in close collaboration with partners from government, academia, NGOs and private sector, as needed, and with other experts across TNC.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
HOW TO APPLY
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Sustainable Hydropower and Renewable Energy Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Libreville, Gabon 🇬🇦