Coastal Wetlands Strategy Analyst; The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

The Nature Conservancy is working with partners across the globe to create new approaches to change the way coastal wetlands are used and managed. Our vision is one of resilient coasts, reduced emissions, thriving communities and marine management grounded in science. The Coastal Wetlands Strategy Analyst contributes to the development and assessment of the global coastal wetlands strategy and its portfolio of projects. The position will be responsible for working with partners to advance conservation priorities related to coastal wetland restoration, priority mapping and carbon science. Projects that this position will support include Global Mangrove Watch and the overarching Global Mangrove Alliance. This position sits within the Global Protect Oceans, Lands and Waters business unit and reports to the Coastal Wetlands Strategy Lead. The location for this position is flexible within countries where The Nature Conservancy has an established office. This position is not eligible for relocation or immigration assistance. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Coastal Wetlands Analyst supports global strategy leadership by managing priority projects and serves as a technical resource on the coastal wetlands global strategy and projects. They liaise with other TNC staff, notably our climate and external affairs team, as well as external actors, to help drive the implementation of the global strategy and associated projects in the places where TNC works. They will develop a prioritization framework that looks at drivers of coastal wetlands distribution change, carbon accounting, and country-led analyses. The Coastal Wetlands Analyst will be responsible for writing and implementing complex contracts, grant reports, project communication, managing budgets, and meeting multiple deadlines. They may advise TNC country programs, global communications, marketing and philanthropy staff on issues related to the coastal wetlands strategy or priority projects and related issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Provides strategic analysis in support of TNC’s Coastal Wetlands global strategy.
  • Provides expertise and guidance based on analysis of conservation opportunities and priority areas for wetland restoration/conservation.
  • Incorporates cross-disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives. 
  • Creates accessible summary materials that shares technical and scientific information with field and global staff and supports the use of new information and knowledge to adapt and improve on-the-ground strategies.
  • Serves as a team leader for assigned projects; requires gaining cooperation of team or external stakeholders over whom there is no direct supervisory authority.
  • Financial responsibility includes working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget development.    Works collaboratively in a team and partnership environment to advance mutual conservation goals.
  • Responsible for simultaneously managing multiple projects to ensure timeliness and completion of deliverables.
  • Support and assist in publications for peer reviewed journals, including identification and review of key studies, data cleaning, management of references, map creation, and copy editing.
  • May involve domestic and international travel up to 25% once travel is approved for TNC employees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree within the Conservation, Policy, Resource Management, Social Sciences, or related field and 4 years of related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience leading complex projects or strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
  • Experience researching, critically analyzing, and evaluating information from divergent sources and compiling it into cohesive reports and recommendations for strategy and action.
  • Experience writing and editing promotional and informational material.
  • Experience in GIS analysis and interpretation.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multicultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
  • Master’s Degree within the Coastal Ecology, Conservation, Policy space plus 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with critical analytical thinking and excellent English writing skills are essential.
  • Experience with carbon accounting protocols and/or flood modelling approaches (e.g. Expected Damage Function)
  • Experience with statistical and spatial software packages, including R, Google Earth Pro and ArcGIS.
  • Experience and knowledge related to business, governmental, and/or environmental policy and practices pertaining to the coastal wetlands.
  • Experience working in a decentralized and collaborative organization. Possesses strong interpersonal skills and political savvy. Must be a team player.
  • Experience in fast-paced team environment and meet time sensitive deadlines.
  • NGO and/or academia relations experience.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English, such as Spanish, French, Bahasan or Chinese is highly desirable.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to position number 49450, submit both resume and cover letter (required) separately using the upload buttons. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until filled.

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