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Family Planning Advisor Job Opportunity at The Nature Conservancy October, 2018

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Family Planning Advisor at The Nature Conservancy October, 2018

Job description

OFFICE LOCATION
Arusha, Tanzania
TAN01
a Little About Us

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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, 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.
TNC’s program in Africa has three ongoing projects that include family planning activities and two partner organizations with expertise in family planning. This position will build on the foundation provided by our existing partner organizations to develop- a strategy for how we can best deepen and strengthen our family planning work. This learning is expected to influence TNC operations beyond Africa.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

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The Family Planning Advisor will provide leadership and technical support as a subject matter expert for TNC conservation initiatives in Africa. This is a 2-year fixed-term appointment with the option of extensions if funding allows. The position will be based at the TNC office in Arusha, Tanzania where the administration of one of our family planning projects is also located.
Essential Functions
The Family Planning Advisor advises conservation teams and the Africa Region on how to better integrate family planning into our conservation projects. This position will identify the top leverage points for increasing uptake of voluntary family planning services in the rural areas where we work in Africa, develop a family planning strategy for the region, and implement it. The advisor will also collaborate with other scientists and institutions to enhance knowledge about family-planning practices at TNC
Responsibilities And Scope
  • Support Africa Region objectives by working in a complex matrix organization environment
  • Serve as the technical expert/spokesperson for family planning
  • Provide technical leadership on family planning to approximately projects and staff
  • Educate regional and global TNC colleagues on family planning principles
  • Develop a family planning strategy for the Africa program and implement it
  • Must be willing to work in variable weather conditions, remote locations, hazardous terrain, and physically demanding circumstances
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in a family planning-related field and 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working cross culturally
  • Experience working in Kenya or Tanzania
  • Strong writing skill in English
  • Experience presenting family planning topics to large groups in English
  • Experience developing a strategy for a group or organization
Desired Qualifications
  • Kiswahili language skills
  • Proven self-starter
  • Proven ability to create and nurture partnerships with other organizations
  • Key informant interviewing experience
  • Staff training experience
  • Experience doing stakeholder analysis
  • Established relationships with academics or non-profits focused on family planning and reproductive health
To apply to position number 46851 submit 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 October 15, 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.
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

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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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