Director Program Delivery, Africa, Job in Kenya

The Director Program Delivery, Africa oversees the implementation of TNC’s programs and projects in countries in alignment with TNC’s Africa conservation strategy and TNC’s global 2030 Goals. Working closely with TNC’s Africa’s Conservation Director, they will ensure alignment between the strategies and plans and TNC’s overall strategic objectives, priorities, and resources available and will apply a diversified knowledge of best practices to lead TNC’s country program efforts within the region and countries where we work.

  • This is a senior position at TNC and within the Africa Region and is a member of the Africa Leadership Team. The position will report to the Africa Regional Managing Director and will supervise the Country Directors. This position could be based in any country in Africa where TNC has a registered office (Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Gabon, or South Africa).

We’re looking for you

  • If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join TNC Africa as the Director Program Delivery. Not only will you fulfill conservation objectives in Africa, but you’ll contribute to conservation goals through many networks!


Strategic leadership:

  • Supervise Country Directors and support the development and implementation of country strategies and program/project plans.
  • Ensure alignment between the strategies and plans and TNC’s overall strategic objectives, pipeline priorities and resources available in country.
  • Apply diversified knowledge of best practices to lead TNC’s country program efforts within the region and countries where we work.

Program and project delivery oversight:

  • Monitor the delivery status of program/projects in line with delivery plans and provide inputs to adapt the plans.
  • Draw synergies among country programs and projects.

TNC strategy input:

  • Work with the Africa Conservation Director to provide inputs to TNC Africa’s conservation strategy and resource allocation based on consolidated insights from countries.
  • Provide inputs to TNC Africa’s science, policy, and fundraising priorities.

Budget management:

  • Develop and administer departmental budgets in country programs.
  • Operates within budget guidelines to ensure sound financial performance.
  • Partner management and network development:
  • Support partner capacity development toward achievement of TNC objectives in country.
  • Oversee the relationship and program and project delivery for strategic partners.

Team development:

  • Facilitate the transfer of best practices and skill sets among country teams for smooth program/project delivery.
  • Manage multi-disciplinary administrative and professional staff with responsibility for performance management, training, and career development.
  • Establish clear directions and set stretch objectives.


  • BA/BS degree and 15 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives, and managing performance.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and directing complex or multiple projects of strategic importance, including managing finances, supervising multidisciplinary professionals, and coordinating the work of various partners while meeting deadlines.
  • Experience developing partnerships with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
  • Experience in networking with high-level conservation contacts.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic and creative initiatives involving multiple countries.
  • Experience negotiating and influencing, developing, and implementing conservation policy and plans at the division and/or global/international level.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in conservation, natural sceince international devt., business administration social sciences or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience in program and project management preferably in INGO context.
  • Previous oversight of country offices and multi-country programs and projects.
  • Experience delivering practical, adaptable products and services to customers.
  • Deep knowledge of conservation issues, preferably with expertise in regions that are TNC Africa’s priorities.
  • Knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental affairs.
  • Demonstrated leadership and visionary qualities and ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English.
  • Ability to persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups including senior government officials, corporate executives, major donors, board members and others who are critical to the organization’s overall prosperity.
  • Multi-lingual skills, especially French and Portuguese, and multi-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Politically savvy.

How To Apply

Click here to apply