Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Partnerships Coordinator

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The Nature Conservancy

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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6 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


The preferred location for this position is Singapore, with the potential to recruit candidates based and legally able to work in other countries in Southeast Asia where TNC has an office or affiliated local entity (Hong Kong, Indonesia). Sponsorship for work pass application is available for applicants living in Singapore, no sponsorship for relocation is provided.

WHO WE ARE


The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

TNC has set global conservation goals for 2030 across the following broad areas of work: climate change, oceans, lands, freshwater, and people, including community leadership. Within Asia Pacific, TNC contributes towards these goals through country-specific and regional programs, touching down across a broad set of geographies, including Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, as well as several states and territories in Micronesia.

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER


The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has shown that nature-based solutions (NbS)—sustainably managing, restoring and protecting forests and other lands—can provide up to a third of the solution to climate change by 2030. NbS can also provide a range of other benefits, such as protecting biodiversity, improving watershed function, increasing resilience, and supporting sustainable livelihoods. As public concern about climate change drives corporate and other net-zero commitments, interest in carbon markets is growing exponentially, and in particular how such markets can support the scaling of NbS. Around the world, we are responding directly to dozens of leading companies, all of whom are committed to reaching their net-zero commitments and require voluntary and compliance carbon market participation to achieve their commitments.

Southeast Asia is facing unprecedented demand for carbon abatement and hence, an unparalleled opportunity to access and direct climate finance to NbS that deliver not only climate outcomes, but outcomes for biodiversity and people as well. In Asia Pacific, TNC has joined with 7 other NGOs to form the Southeast Asia Climate and Nature-based Solution (SCeNe) Coalition* in recognition of the scale of action required, the time-bound opportunity for impact and the risks to people and nature if we do not act collaboratively to speed up and scale up design and implementation of high-integrity and high-quality NbS. The extensive experience of these environmental NGOs in the development and execution of NbS offers a powerful, shared platform to inform and influence this rapidly growing sector. In the first three years, the Coalition will focus on three inter-connected workstreams that together will scale NbS in the region: i) define the opportunities of where ‘triple benefit’ NbS investment should be made; ii) showcase high-integrity projects to inspire others; and iii) support national and local organizations to access carbon finance and secure funds for conservation.

The Governance of the Coalition includes a Steering Committee comprised of the Asia-based leaders of the member organizations, with a rotating Chair. The Steering Committee has overall responsibility for the strategy, oversight, fundraising and delivery of the Coalition aims. Each workstream is led by a member organization (i.e. Workstream Manager) with all members contributing time and expertise through Expert Teams. The NbS Coalition Manager will be the first Secretariat position to be hired with the aim to accelerate the pace and scale of the Coalition’s impact, including building a small Secretariat team to be hosted by TNC, subject to the successful execution and resourcing of the Coalition’s full body of work.

  • Birdlife International, Conservation International, IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Mandai Nature, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, Worldwide Fund for Nature Singapore (WWF Singapore) and Yayasan Institut Sumber Daya Dunia (WRI Indonesia).

WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


The NbS Partnerships Coordinator will be responsible for management of priority partnerships to advance nature-based solutions (NbS) for climate across Asia Pacific. This includes day-to-day management of the SCeNe Coalition across all workstreams, including administrative and programmatic functions. The NbS Partnerships Coordinator works directly with Coalition member organizations, TNC country and global teams and other partners to drive timely and high-quality execution of agreed work plans and deliverables and establish the SCeNe Coalition and TNC as a valued and trusted partner.

The preferred location for this position is Singapore, with the potential to recruit candidates based and legally able to work in other countries in Southeast Asia where TNC has an office or affiliated local entity (Hong Kong, Indonesia). Sponsorship for work pass application is available for applicants living in Singapore, however no sponsorship for relocation is provided.

The NbS Partnerships Coordinator supports TNC’s Climate Partnerships Director in Asia Pacific, the NbS Partnerships Lead (also being recruited), Coalition member organizations and BUs in Southeast Asia by leading the successful delivery of the SCeNe Coalition, with a focus on coordinating and actioning the work and decisions of the Steering Committee, overseeing the delivery of the Coalition’s workstreams and managing reporting and relationships with existing supporters (working closely with workstream leads in member organizations). The NbS Partnerships Coordinator also works under the guidance of TNC’s Strategic Development Director and/or Climate Partnerships Director in Asia Pacific to steward additional emerging partnerships in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.

The NbS Partnerships Coordinator will have a formal reporting line into the Nature Conservancy, while maintaining an informal reporting line to the Steering Committee Chair. The NbS Partnerships Coordinator will take decisions to enable execution of approved activities in the Coalition work plan.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Convenes and maintains records from SC meetings and otherwise supports the SC Chair to prepare for and execute follow up from SC meetings.
  • Oversees the delivery of key workstreams, including:
    • Ensures consultants and other responsible individuals deliver as expected.
    • Tracks progress and spending across all workstreams
    • Maintains regular communications with Workstream Managers.
  • Leads and coordinates execution and oversight of contractual agreements among Coalition member organizations.
  • Leads and coordinates progress and financial reporting to Coalition donors.
  • Supports development and implementation of Coalition strategic communications plan, including, in the near-term, developing web presence and communications materials.
  • Supports fundraising efforts for the Coalition, including proposal development and donor stewardship (under guidance of Fundraising Working Group).
  • Develops and implements a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) framework to track progress and impact across all Coalition activities.
  • Supports NbS Partnerships Senior Manager and SC in pursuing thought leadership activities endorsed by all Members.
  • Follows and liaises with other relevant platforms and initiatives.
  • Represents the Coalition and/or TNC in relevant fora and events.
  • Supports stewardship of additional emerging partnerships in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, working closely with TNC Asia Pacific’s Strategic Development Director and/or Climate Partnerships Director.
  • May involve domestic and international travel of 30% or more.

If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join us!

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads, and finances under deadlines.
  • Awareness and understanding of current trends and developments relating to the operation of carbon markets (regulatory and voluntary) and policies impacting nature-based climate solutions in Southeast Asia.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
  • Experience researching, critically analyzing, and evaluating information from divergent sources and compiling it into cohesive reports and recommendations for strategy and action.
  • Experience in negotiating.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills. Must be a team player.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5-7 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Multi- lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
  • Knowledge of monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) methods and systems for climate, biodiversity, and community resilience outcomes in coastal and/or terrestrial ecosystems.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.

WHAT WE BRING


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life, and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 52811, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on February 10th, 2023. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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