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Deputy Country Director

Employer: The Nature Conservancy
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Conservation & Land Management, Environment & Sustainability, Executive & Senior Management, Management, Operations & Risk Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 27 June, 2018.
Applications close: 20 July, 2018. (Expired)

  • Carlton, Australia or negotiable
  • Full-time

An exciting new opportunity exists for an experienced professional to provide strong leadership, strategic oversight and operational support to a growing organisation. The Australia Program has evolved to the point that the Country Director has delegated significant responsibility to a Deputy Director. Reporting to the Country Director and collaborating with Asia-Pacific and global peers, the Deputy is empowered to manage the day to day overall business and operational functions of the program.

A little about us

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organisation 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 or follow us on Facebook.

Your responsibilities

The Deputy provides support to the Country Director by broadly handling a number of management issues and strategically important aspects of the Australia Program.  In this role, the individual directs and manages a significant segment of the Conservancy’s program and assures its capacity to effectively provide program resources.  They may focus their work in one or more areas of the Program, such as External Affairs, Finance & Operations, Marketing & Memberships etc., but they have responsibility beyond that for program management and success. They must cultivate cooperative working partnerships with the Country Director and other staff, Trustee Board, corporations, educational institutions, government and private agencies and other conservation partners.

The Deputy will be accountable for the delivery of TNC Australia’s three pillars of Organisational Effectiveness: 

  • Achieving Financial Sustainability: to ensure we get enough resources to our priorities.
  • Creating Best Ways to Work:to ensure our organisational resources are deployed most efficiently and effectively.
  • Advancing Our People Agenda: to create an environment in which talented, diverse and engaged people thrive.

In addition, the Deputy will be accountable for the efficient execution of conservation programs in the Implementation and Scale-Up stages of the Conservation Innovation Pipeline.  They will also work closely with the Director of Conservation to advise on the design and implementation of conservation programs in the R&D stage of the pipeline. 

A full position description is attached below. 

How to apply for this job

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