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Africa Conservation Director

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The Africa Conservation Director is ultimately responsible for delivering TNC’s conservation outcomes. S/He leads and manages a large team which implements conservation efforts. S/He will play a key role in fundraising and reporting to donors and helping the strategy and Country teams to maintain key relationships. The Africa Conservation Director will liaise closely with the Regional Director to adjust conservation priorities over time. S/He will join the Africa Leadership Team with peers responsible for Marketing, Fundraising, Operations and Government Relations.

The Africa Conservation Director disseminates best practices to the conservation team in Africa, ensures training and analyses to best implement organizational measures of success, and helps develop key partnerships. They build strategic, scientific and technical capacity in the field, develop key partnerships with public and private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices, and develop innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the natural system needs.

They will help negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies, major institutions, and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities, and develop and implement cutting edge conservation strategies in a high profile geography and major philanthropic market.


  • Geographic scope is Africa with 80 staff, a large annual budget and people working in 7 countries.
  • Manages the implementation teams for diverse projects and strategies
  • Often helps coordinate the work of other professionals, inside and outside the organization.  Incorporates cross-disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.
  • High level management and leadership responsibility for 7-8 key TNC regional staff members.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.                         
  • Makes independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, ambiguous information, experience and context.
  • May require frequent travel domestically and/or internationally, evening and weekend hours.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
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Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Operative management; Programme management; Bidding and proposal generation; Project implementation; Project Financial Management; Team leadership
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Nature Conservancy

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The Nature Conservancy strives to build resilient human and natural communities in Kenya that are better equipped to adapt to an uncertain future that will include drought, economic shocks, and political change. We help strengthen governance, diversify economies, improve natural resource management, and build peace and security. Here’s how TNC takes on some of Kenya’s most complex environmental challenges:

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