The Nature Conservancy Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania
OFFICE LOCATION Arusha, Tanzania
Who We Are
mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and
waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we
develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest
environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work
is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and
respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission
to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to
love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.
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of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so
that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that
their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our
mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the
communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and
skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a
holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in
addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please
apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC,
“you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”
establishing the Africa Program in 2007, The Nature Conservancy’s
vision in Africa is to work towards fostering a sustainable future for
people and nature, partnering with indigenous communities across 55
million acres on the continent. Our efforts are firmly rooted in people,
leveraging scientific and technical expertise as we collaborate with
governments and organizations to conserve and enhance Africa’s shared
resources in the nine countries where we operate.
TNC’s work in
Africa transcends three key pillars: securing ownership rights to lands
and resources for indigenous people, strengthening leadership and
resource management and helping communities value nature through a
holistic appreciation of its benefits while increasing revenue streams
for conservation efforts and socio-economic development. Together with
our partners, we are witnessing critical milestones in integrated land
and fisheries management, ocean and source water protection, energy
development and sustainable food production, working together and
strengthening our resolve in tackling global challenges such as climate
change, habitat and biodiversity loss that stands to adversely impact
the nearly 1.4 billion people that share Africa.
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What We Can Achieve Together
Financial Analyst provides highly specialized services in the following
functions: proposal budget development; development and consolidation
of annual budgets, analysis and reporting to management, financial
analysis, donor reporting and cost recovery; or similar financial
activities for the Africa Region Business Unit. Exemplifies a high level
of expertise in area(s) of program reporting, proposals, and advanced
analysis. Administers and maintains finance/accounting activities in
accordance with TNC policies and procedures and best practices in
financial management. The Financial Analyst supports program managers in
reporting, budgeting, and financial management. The Financial Analyst
will report to the Associate Director of Finance, Africa region. This
position will be based in any of the TNC offices in Tanzania and South
WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Are you looking for
work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work
that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a
difference every day. We’re looking for someone with strong experience
in leading a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.
candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills
and experience in management of controls and reports of a business
unit. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing
mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team!
Responsibilities To Include
financial reports and analysis for programs that compare budgets to
actual results, while recommending corrective action as appropriate.
Supports and proactively informs leadership team on overall performance
of the program and projects revenue, expenditure, cash, and net asset
- Supports program managers by monitoring and reporting
on the spending rates of restricted and unrestricted funding to ensure
proper burn rates are sustained.
- Lead the management of private
awards, ensuring compliance with donor and other contractual
requirements, timely reporting and close out of awards.
the financial review of programs during quarterly program review
meetings. Present program financial performance using Power BI reporting
tool, highlight performance from revenue and expenditure perspective,
awards spending, identify and discuss areas for attention and action
with program managers.
- Supports the Associate Director or
Finance on fiscal year budgeting process. Consolidates the program and
operation budgets, and presents various analysis reports to the budget
- Collaborates with conservation, development,
external affairs and grants teams on budget development, funding
proposals and fiscal program planning.
- Monitoring budgets and Awards performance and provide observations.
- Manage private awards grants out portfolio for grants <$300,000 in collaboration with Finance Specialist and supervises the Finance specialist.
- Ensures Indirect Cost is fully recovered from all
public and private awards and transferred to relevant General &
Administrative projects prior to year-end close.
- Builds program managers’ capacity on budgeting, financial reporting, and monitoring tools.
- Reinforces consistency in the organization’s policies and procedures and provides support related to relevant field.
- Performs any other finance tasks deemed necessary for the smooth operations of the finance department.
What You’ll Bring
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or
related field and 4 years’ related experience or equivalent combination.
- Professional certification such as a CPA or ACCA.
- Experience using accounting and financial reporting systems.
- Experience in manipulating, analyzing and interpreting data with a mastery over formulas for handling complex tasks.
Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel includes Pivot tables, advanced
conditional formatting , VLOOKUP, Index match , data analytics and
- Experience with complex relational databases. Knowledge of Microsoft’s Power BI application is an advantage
- Experience in full cost budgeting.
- Experience in supporting multiple projects in various locations and/or countries.
- Demonstrated innovations in financial systems and tools.
- Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
- Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of current trends in budgeting, financial reporting, and analysis.
- Demonstrated use of modern technology in providing financial solutions.
- Demonstrated high level of integrity and trust.
What We Bring
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!
Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package
including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, Retirement
Pension Stipend , 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
We’re proud to offer a work-environment
that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of
the people we employ!
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The Nature Conservancy is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the
recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the
leadership and contributions of people 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.
TNC is committed to offering
accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled
veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an
accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to
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legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully
vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect
against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to
comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally