The Senior Adaptation Specialist –Gender and Equity will play a significant role in building and maintaining TNC’s leadership in the field of adaptation and in ensuring that the organization’s work on adaptation is gender-responsive and equitable, while it advances biodiversity goals. They will lead and/or manage small to large-scale complex projects and grants that may span multiple business units and country programs and support the management of relationships central to the team’s strategy. They will serve as technical resource for business units, regions, and country teams. They will use their expertise in designing and implementing NbS(Nature-based solutions)toachieve gender-responsive andequitable adaptation goals. They will work to build strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field. They will serve as a contact to government agencies, other conservation and civil society organizations, foundations, and the academic community. They will establish TNC as a major conservation and adaptation partner within their area of responsibility and define conservation priorities in their area of responsibility. They lead and/or support fundraising activities and assess, propose, and manage communication opportunities in coordination with the Global Adaptation Director.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The NatureConservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!By joining our Tackle Climate Changeteam, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. Our team consists of a dedicated group who are leading the conservation effort on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together.
We’re looking for an individual with:
- Working within highly matrixed and globally dispersed teams, helps build a common approach to a gender-responsive and equitable portfolio of adaptation work across the organization.
- In a similar context, leads, managesand/orimplementscomplexand diverse projectsencompassing multiple programs, includingmanagingprojectteams, settingdeadlines, andensuringaccountability.
- Develops trainings and tools and leads and implements efforts on internal (TNC) capacity strengthening.
- Undertakes adaptation-centered applied research in the areas of gender, equity, governance, livelihoods, conservation, NbS, and similar, with the aim to translate and integrate this knowledge into applicable, on the ground actions.
- Incorporates cross disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives including conservation and adaptation science, Indigenous and local knowledge, and grey literature.
- Leads and assists in the assessment, preparation, writing, and submissionof funding proposals (grants, contracts).
- Works within a budget to complete projects, negotiates and contracts with vendors and assists with budget developmentfor the global adaptation team.
- Manages engagement with internal and external partners related to adaptation, and develops reports, presentations,and assessments for communicating our engagementand positions.
- Collaborates across multiple geographies and cultural contexts.
- Builds cooperation from outside partners including NGOs, governments,and private sector to accomplish program goals.
- Ensures programmatic commitments, Conservancy policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
- Frequently makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and context.
- Supervises (directly or indirectly) staff at remote locations.
- Establishes and maintains optimal performance standards within budget.
- Negotiates complex agreements, in a political environment.
- Frequent travel domestically and/or internationally.
- May work in variable weather conditionsandat remote locations.