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Gabon Program Deputy Director

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.

The Role

The Nature Conservancy Africa program follows a holistic approach to protect vital lands and waters, transform the way natural resources are used and managed, and inspire to equip others to contribute to the shared vision of a healthy and sustainable future for Africa’s lands, waters, wildlife, and people. Our vision for Africa is rooted in its people – and our conservation approach focuses on working with local communities, governments, and organizations to conserve and enhance Africa’s shared resources. TNC currently has offices in seven countries in Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, and Seychelles) and is involved in numerous other countries with partner organizations

The Gabon Deputy Program Director serves as a strategic partner, advisor, and counsel to the Program Director assuming day-to-day responsibility for projects and tasks to ensure all aspects of protection, science, stewardship, and community relations for the Gabon Program. The position holder is responsible for creating and maintaining cross-functional relationships to influence outcomes and enable program success (to garner support for the Leadership Team and foster long-term partnerships and team collaboration). Reporting to the Gabon Program Director, the position will be based at the TNC office in Libreville.

The Gabon Deputy Program Director provides technical and program support to Conservancy field operations. They serve as the principal contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations, and the academic community. They establish the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within the area of responsibility, define conservation priorities in the area of responsibility, lead and manage a team that supports and improves conservation efforts, and build strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field. The Gabon Deputy Program Director develops key partnerships with public and private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices, develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the natural system needs, and engages local community support for local conservation efforts. They negotiate complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities and develop and implement conservation strategies.

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