Freshwater CBC Program Coordinator (location flexible)

The Nature Conservancy

Arlington, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive
Deadline Sep 27, 2021
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

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Position Summary

The Freshwater Community-Based Conservation (fCBC) Program Coordinator develops, manages, and advances the fCBC Program, which supports Indigenous Peoples and local communities in managing their freshwater resources, such as fisheries and water supplies, to achieve positive outcomes for freshwater biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being. This program supports projects in Latin America, Africa, and across TNC by creating tools and processes; by developing strategies to address key issues of importance to Indigenous Peoples and local communities; and by developing science that advances the theoretical foundation needed to support and advance program priorities. The fCBC Program is housed within the Global Provide Food and Water Business Unit.

The Freshwater CBC Program Coordinator will play a critical role in providing support in planning and implementing the fCBC Program. They will serve as the central coordinator for the fCBC program and collaboratively develop and implement project management processes, procedures, timelines, and databases to ensure the project team executes on deliverables within available resources and timelines. They will facilitate collaboration and coordination among Program team members and between the Freshwater CBC team, Business Units, and local and external partners; track deliverables and associated budget; support grant proposal development, writing, and final report preparation; manage annual workplan development and coordination; support contract development and tracking; and support strategic communications and outreach plans. The coordinator will provide technical support to individual projects as needed, including research, writing, data entry, and database management. They will support reporting on organizational metrics for the Freshwater CBC team and for select projects in Latin America and Africa.

Skills & Experience

  • BA/BS, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
  • Experience in training and curriculum design.

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