Office Location: Berlin, Germany
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Founded in 1951, 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. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, 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, 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 Strategy Analyst Climate Risk and Resilience supports the development and implementation of a key global strategy at TNC. He/she may take the lead on development and implementation of the strategy by managing and advancing projects with focus on climate change adaptation, risk management and resilience building that are part of the TNC Germany program within the Europe region.
This is a part-time position at 70% capacity (28 hours per week), with a term limit duration of 18 months.
The Analyst Climate Risk and Resilience supports regional strategy leadership by assisting with and/or managing priority projects and serves as a technical resource on the relevant strategy and/or project(s). He/she liaises with other TNC staff, notably field colleagues, as well as external actors as applicable, to help drive the implementation of the strategy and associated projects in the places where TNC works. The Analyst may hold project coordination meetings, keeping the team accountable to achieving the projects results in time, manage data, participate in conservation project planning and in developing project concepts and proposals. The Analyst responds to development partner inquiries and maintains project records. This may include collecting, assembling and analyzing various types of data and assisting in the production and publication of reports and concept development and implementation of events. He/she tracks and/or assess corporate practices, governmental policies and decisions, or the practices or views of other stakeholders concerning the strategy or priority project and their potential impact on organizational conservation goals. He/she may advise TNC communications, marketing and philanthropy staff on issues related to the strategy or priority project(s) and related issues. The work will be done mostly office based in Berlin and may involve domestic and international travel of 25% or more.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Provides strategic analysis in support of the conservation agenda for the Europe Risk and Resilience key strategy area.
- Develops reports, presentations and assessments on topics related to the strategy.
- Designs, implements and directs complex and diverse projects.
- Project management responsibility of the project ‚Ecosystems, Risk and Resilience‘
- Incorporates cross-disciplinary knowledge to support project objectives.
- Financial responsibility may include managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development, and meeting fundraising targets.
- Ensures the synthesis of lessons learned and knowledge management.
- Coordination of project partners and international project teams
- Tracks all deliverables, provides quality assurance and assists with project budget review, reporting and monitoring
- Develops monitoring indicators and keeps tracks of monitoring results
- Prepares communication relevant to the project
- Develops outreach to the donor and other relevant stakeholders
- Ensures integration and linkage of this project with other activities under the Risk and Resilience Europe strategy
- Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.
- Coordinates multiple tasks in a timely manner and with attention to detail.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, finance, political science, international development, biology, ecology, or related field and at least 4 years 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 negotiating complex agreements and coordinating multiple project partners
- Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
- Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
- Strong writing skills in both English and German
- Experience handling standard business communications in a diverse cultural setting
- Experience with projects of the International Climate Initiative of the German Ministry of Environment
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
- Knowledge of climate adaptation practice and ecosystem-based adaptation
- Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences
- Ability to develop and drive new ideas and approaches.
- Knowledge of current trends and practices in climate risk finance, climate adaptation, disaster risk management, and resilience building.
- Strong administrative skills including attention to detail, providing structure and numerical ability.
- Ability to complete tasks independently within assigned time frames and to manage multiple priorities
- NGO and/or corporate relations experience.
HOW TO APPLY
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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 people 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.
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