Gabon Program Coordinator job at The Nature Conservancy

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Vacancy title:
Gabon Program Coordinator

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

The Nature Conservancy

Deadline of this Job:
09 May 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Gabon , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Monday, April 25, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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, and providing food and water sustainably. 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  or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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.

In Gabon, the Nature Conservancy is working in support and collaboration to the country’s ambitions biodiversity conservation and climate mitigation agenda. TNC works across freshwater, ocean and terrestrial ecosystems to protect and sustainable manage critical habitats for species, ecosystems, and carbon stocks. TNC brings science and innovative tools and approaches to inform better decision-making, develops innovative financial mechanisms for long terms sustainability, cultivates strategic partnership and fosters the needs for inclusive, equitable conservation that benefits nature and people.

Your Position with TNC
The Gabon Program Coordinator provides program day-to-day management support to ensure the efficient and effective execution of the TNC Gabon program strategy, including coordination of our freshwater, ocean, and terrestrial ecosystems conservation work at a national scale. They will assist in ensuring conservation projects have a clear pathway for execution and timely delivery, by tracking launch and development through the project cycle, ensuring adequate resources are dedicated, deployed, and progress is monitored and evaluated. Reporting to the Gabon Deputy Director, the position will be based at the TNC office in Libreville Gabon. No employment visas or assistance is being offered with this position except for the local labor employment requirements.

Essential Functions
The Gabon Program Coordinator supports execution of TNC Gabon conservation agenda by managing and coordinating systems and processes to track and measure progress, improve effectiveness of the team’s work, build accountability of each team member, and facilitate more collaboration and communication within Gabon team, and between Gabon staff, partners, and other regional and global TNC experts. The Program Coordinator assists the Gabon Deputy Director and different Program Leads by maintaining new project records and tracking reporting requirements to donors and partners, and will support the development of project plans, budgets, metrics, schedules, and reports with input and buy-in from key stakeholders and team members. The Program Coordinator will organize internal meetings and trainings and ensure they are facilitated appropriately to achieve desired goals. They track agreed actions and tasks; develop documents, translations, presentations, and other materials; and coordinate events and consultancies with external partners. They support key coordinating functions that help staff and stakeholders work in an efficient and effective way, such as tracking project status in a project management software, maintaining a shared Box folder, tracking meeting commitments and minutes, and following up with partners to ensure work is proceeding as planned. They also support staff through activities such as collating and organizing data (financial, biological, etc.). The Program Coordinator will also help ensure that events are effectively planned, participants receive advance information, technical materials are prepared, and reports are completed in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications
• BA/BS and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience negotiating complex agreements.
• Excellent communication skills via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and French.
• Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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