Monday, March 19, 2018

Careers at The Nature Conservancy Tanzania, March 2018


Job Title: Operations Administrator, NTRI Program
Job ID: 46296
Location: Tanzania
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

OFFICE LOCATION
Arusha, Tanzania
TAN01

A LITTLE ABOUT US
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.


The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Operations Administrator will work as part of a team within a Business Unit coordinating tasks related to one or more functional activities, such as operations support, procurement, meetings management, special events, training, volunteer programs, etc.This Position is based in Arusha, Tanzania.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Operations Administrator will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the program by implementing tactics for approved plans and completing day-to-day tasks and activities. S/he may be responsible for planning and execution of logistics for special events and/or meetings, purchasing, central filing, mailroom operations, facility management, telecommunications, and/or reception. S/he may assist with the recruitment, training, and recognition of program volunteers, and may direct the activities of volunteers. In addition, the Operations Administrator may perform Information Systems, Human Resources, and Finance administrative tasks, including processing forms, preparing reports and forecasts, and monitoring and preparing budgets. S/he will respond to inquiries about program activities, create program materials, and draft correspondence. S/he is well versed in the systems and resources utilized by the team in order to execute assigned tasks.  

S/he will maintain, track and research data, produce and review reports, and perform program analysis. The Operations Administrator provides guidance in satisfying administrative requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. S/he will provide support and targeted training related to the functional area of the team. S/he will implement processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness. The Operations Administrator will communicate with staff in various programs across the Conservancy; as well as with donors, volunteers, vendors, and business relations. S/he will effectively communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
• Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience.
• Coordinate projects with several variables, work within a defined timeline and budget.
• Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information. 
• Duties may require non-routine analysis, research and follow-through.
• Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.
• Financial responsibility includes purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget preparation.
• May act as a resource to others to solve problems and act in supervisor’s stead when instructed.

• May supervise administrative and/or volunteer staff, responsibility includes training and professional development.
• Provide input through project teams for the improvement of existing programs.
• Refer difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor.
•Travel and work flexible hours as needed.
• Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
• Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.
• Work within the scope of program’s strategic goals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience or equivalent combination. 
• Experience coordinating administrative processes.
• Experience generating reports and interpreting data.
• Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
• Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
• Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, and solving problems.
• Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.
• Excellent “customer service” skills and focus.
• Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results.
• Knowledge of current trends in the specific field.
• Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 46296, submit a resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 30, 2018.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

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Job Title: Finance and Grants Associate
Job ID: 46293
Location: Africa
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

OFFICE LOCATION

Lusaka, Zambia, Africa
ZAM01
also negotiable in  Arusha, Tanzania

A LITTLE ABOUT US
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Finance & Grants Associate provides specialized administrative, technical, and accounting support for finance/accounting-related services for The Nature Conservancy’s Africa Region 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Finance & Grants Associate supports finance/accounting activities for The Nature Conservancy’s Africa Region. S/he administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in accordance with internal policies and procedures, donor and government requirements and best practices in financial management.

Specifically, this position provides a wide range of administrative and finance-related support to the Grants Specialists which may include maintaining database systems, handling inquiries about the grant and financial activities, reviewing expenses recorded to the financial system, and responding to internal requests for information or guidance. The Finance & Grants Associate is responsible for efficient and timely action on administrative matters and may communicate on behalf of the supervisor or Grants Specialist with internal and external sources, including staff, partners, and donors.  Specific responsibilities may include:

Administrative Support 
• Set up and maintenance of award master files, 
• Coordinating deliverables, timelines, and due dates for public or private-funded projects, 
• Drafting correspondence and securing internal approvals, 
• Maintaining tracking systems for grants and grantees, and 
• Drafting outgoing grant agreements and contracts for services. 
• Provide support to partners to help them improve their financial and compliance capacities

Finance and Accounting
• Assisting with the set-up of budgets and assignment of costs in the central finance system,
• Monitoring income and expense budgets,
• Assisting in the production of financial reports and invoices,
• Reconciling financial entries,
• Reviewing internal and partner financial reports,
• Preparing journal entries and other financial transactions, and
• Communicating financial information to project staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Level of Responsibility:
This is a junior position and duties are performed under general supervision and established guidelines. Within the scope of the position, the Finance & Grants Associate will:
• Ensure TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met.
• Reinforce consistency in the organization's policies and procedures and provide support related to finance accounting and grants administration.
• Prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and make day-to-day decisions within the scope of work assignments; duties are performed according to instructions or established practices and supervisor will resolve any problems or questions.
• Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years' related experience OR Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and 4 years’ related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience with basic principles of accounting/finance.
• Experience using automated and electronic accounting systems.
• Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Degree or certificate in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field. 
• Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
• Experience with GAAP and fund accounting principles, practices and regulations.
• Working knowledge of grants accounting.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
• Experience working with databases. 
• Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.

HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 46293, submit a resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 30, 2018.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process. 

Source: The Guardian 16 March 2018