Bahamas Country Director position

Carol Hodge chodge at TNC.ORG
Tue Nov 5 13:26:04 EST 2002


The Nature Conservancy, the world's largest private conservation
organization, needs your leadership and vision to achieve its
conservation goals in the Bahamas.  Located in Nassau, the Country
Director develops staff and partnerships to build in-country capacity
and achieve conservation results at priority sites.  The Director
devises strategies and secures outcomes in habitat conservation,
economic development, public policy and gains community support for
these efforts.  Position fundraises from private, public, bilateral and
multilateral funding sources, designs and negotiates grants and
contracts, and forges new partnerships to accomplish ambitious goals.
Must be experienced in working with local government and non-US partner
organizations, and in financial/grant management.  Able to frequently
travel and work in remote areas with culturally diverse peoples.
Closing date November 15, 2002.



The Nature Conservancy seeks Caribbean Marine Program Director to work
with partner organizations and international institutions/agencies to
develop & coordinate coastal and marine projects within the Bahamas,
Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Virgin Islands and Eastern Caribbean.
Provide strategic direction, financial resources for coastal marine
priorities, identify regional threats and cross-cutting marine
biodiversity conservation issues, design/develop region and site-based
strategies to prevent or abate threats. Advanced degree + 7 years
experience in biodiversity conservation, knowledge of Caribbean coastal
and marine conservation issues, extensive network of contacts,
partnership, team building, strategic planning and fundraising skills,
willingness to travel essential.  Proficiency in English required,
Spanish and/or French desirable. Closing date November 15, 2002.


(Two-Year Term Limited Position)

Join The Nature Conservancy for an extraordinary opportunity to advance
effective conservation in one of the world's most ecologically diverse
regions.  This is a uniquely demanding project leadership position,
responsible for creating a unifying cross-boundary conservation vision
that involves five Conservancy divisions, multiple countries and
regional/local partners throughout the Greater Caribbean Basin.  Work
through a team of scientists and technical staff to coordinate
assessments of terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems,
threats and abatement strategies.  Develop cross-boundary project mgmt.
mechanisms, identify and provide a plan for implementing prioritized
conservation actions at regionwide scale and at "site" or
"land/seascape" level.  Advanced degree in natural
resources/conservation biology/marine ecology or MBA with emphasis on
program mgmt.  Three+ years experience in conservation/natural resources
mgmt, including developing and implementing regional conservation
plans.  Partnership building, experience managing complex projects &
scientific/technical teams, and fundraising skills essential.  PMI
certification, knowledge of Caribbean culture, political institutions
and conservation issues desirable.  Ability to travel extensively.
Location is negotiable within Eastern US or Greater Caribbean Basin.
Application deadline:  December 1, 2002.
Send cover letter and resume in English to: The Nature Conservancy,
Dept. CH, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203, USA.  Email:
jobs at (please indicate job title in subject line).  Equal
Opportunity Employer.  The Nature Conservancy offers a rewarding work
environment, career advancement, competitive salaries and an excellent
benefits package.  For a complete job description, please visit
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