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Project Manager (Blue Economy) Western Indian Ocean at Nature Conservancy

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Friday, June 9, 2023
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Project Manager (Blue Economy) Western Indian Ocean
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Project Manager (Blue Economy) Western Indian Ocean at Nature Conservancy June, 2023


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.”

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 Africa Climate Adaptation Lead will lead the development and execution of TNC’s Africa climate adaptation strategy, including a robust and scientifically sound theory of change. TNC’s Africa adaptation work will also help accelerate and scale the deployment of Nature-based Solutions (NBS) to help realize TNC Africa’s 2030 climate mitigation and ecosystem conservation goals. They will provide guidance on prioritizations and scaling of NBS pathways and lead the strengthening of adaptation and resilience approaches in rangelands, food systems (climate-smart agriculture), agroforestry and blue economy to reduce risk and vulnerability while building community resilience..

They will liaise with counterparts within the organization to provide and extract lessons and experience and to coordinate on joint practice approaches. They will partner with the Africa IPLC Director and team to build an equitable, inclusive, positive, collaborative, integrated, and disciplined approach to achieve climate impact at a scale and pace that matter and to ensure that the Africa climate work and environmental impacts contribute positively to climate justice and equitable conservation. [You could also add here: The position will collaborate with TNC’s global adaptation team in the development and implementation of the region’s adaptation strategy.]

This position will report to the Africa Climate Director and work closely with the Africa Terrestrial team, the Africa Freshwater team, the Africa Oceans team, the Africa IPLC team, and the TNC’s Global Tackle Climate Change team, The position will require strong networking and coordination skills to manage a program that cuts across strategies, countries and regions. This position may involve about 25-35% domestic and international travel and can be based in any of the countries in Africa where TNC has an office. No employment visas or relocation assistance is being offered with this position except for the local labor employment requirements.

Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate and a motivated problem-solver. Our team in Africa is dedicated to tackling climate change in creative and innovative ways. Come Join us!
Project Manager (Blue Economy) Western Indian Ocean at Nature Conservancy June, 2023
Roles & responsibilities
  • Coordinate TNC work-streams related to MSP in Kenya, Tanzania and possibly Mauritius, and fisheries management initiatives in Kenya and Seychelles to advance MSP and fisheries management.
  • Facilitate integration and representation of local community and stakeholder interests across all related TNC activities in the region.
  • Work closely with the project implementation team to provide oversight of project deliverables – FishPath, Tuna Fisheries, Marine Spatial Planning, Mangrove’s habitat restoration.
  • Establish and maintain optimal performance standards for project implementation.
  • Monitor and review the implementation of the MSP project following the workplan.
  • Supervises staff based within Mombasa and Dar es Salaam office as well as at remote locations.
  • Ensure timely compilation of all donor related reports from within Kenya, Tanzania, and Seychelles.
  • Maintain project records including minutes and workshop reports.
  • Maintain database of all project activities.
  • Prepare contract documents for the project and follow through on its execution and implementation.
  • Organize and follow up timely implementation of the workplan, budgeting and execution of project activities.
  • Oversee preparation, planning and managing of workshops and seminars.
  • Responsible for knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting of project staff
  • May involve working in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
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  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in marine conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under tight deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in marine spatial planning and ocean conservation.
  • Experience manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting data on fisheries and fisheries performance as well as ecosystem interactions.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

Desired Qualifications:
  • 5-7 years’ experience in marine conservation or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of MPAs, biodiversity conservation needs, coral reef fisheries, related ecosystems, ecosystem processes preferred
  • Strong project management knowledge and skills, conversant with project management cycles and project planning and management tools.
  • Good knowledge of and demonstrated experience in spatial planning, related policies and GIS as applied to marine ecosystems.
  • Experience in the management and implementation of multi-stakeholder projects/processes. Proven capacity as team player and team builder.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in marine conservation.
  • Ability to work independently including keeping timelines.
  • Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences including through strong writing skills
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Politically savvy.
  • A passion for ocean conservation.
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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 including health care benefits, Pension/ Gratuity, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on

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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.

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