The Regional Managing Director provides strategic leadership and management to the Conservancy’s growing Africa Region, currently comprised of nearly 70 staff doing and supporting on-the-ground conservation on the African continent.
With a current fiscal year budget of US$23 million, the Regional Managing Director leads conservation and supporting activities for a rapidly growing region with staff currently based in six African countries (Gabon, Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, Zambia and soon South Africa). We also have several support staff based in the United States, and invest in partners in other African countries. The Regional Managing Director is ultimately responsible and accountable for the programs, partnerships and conservation results throughout the region. S/he represents the program broadly both internally and externally to Conservancy senior management, the Board of Directors, country governments, bilateral and multi-lateral agencies and non-governmental organization partners. S/he ensures that the conservation goals and activities of the Africa Region are aligned with The Nature Conservancy’s overall conservation framework and organizational priorities, known as the Shared Conservation Agenda. S/he builds and directs the Africa Region Senior Leadership team, including the region’s senior leaders in conservation, external affairs, marketing, philanthropy, finance, human resources and operations.
The Regional Managing Director will report to the Executive Vice President (EVP) for Africa, India and Europe and will support the EVP as necessary in the engagement of major donors to support our work. The Regional Managing Director is a member of the Conservancy’s Executive Team.