Foodscape Innovation Specialist Job Nature Conservancy

Apply by May 27
Apply by May 27

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Specific Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • The principal role (70%) of this position is to lead the utilization of data models to make strategic decisions in solving complex agriculture-conservation problems:
    • The core role is to extract knowledge from large data sets and apply the knowledge and insights from those data to guide CHEF’s transdisciplinary five pillars.
    • Lead the coordination of data management among TNC partners, TNC strategies/ programs, and develop products and plans for the CHEF scaling strategy.
    • Execute the CHEF monitoring and evaluation plan, ensuring that projected actions are taken.
    • Collaborate with the CHEF Field Coordinator, Africa Ag. Ecologist, TNC MEL specialists to gather data on the scaling process and put in place a learning continuous adaptation plan for CHEF.
    • Ensure the process of validation and development of producer hubs & foodscape Innovation Hub (FIH) from initiation to full-scale feasibility.
  • Work directly with the Africa Ag. Ecologist to bring to visibility advances in CHEF field regen portfolios using analytics, presentations, and social media product designs.
  • Contribute to drive the CHEF portfolio and investment decisions using data analytics, necessary for private sector participation work closely with internal and external MEL partners.
  • Leverage overall TNC conservation portfolio data along with CHEF partner data to create a detailed analytics plan tailored for strengthening Agriculture Strategy pathways to 2030 Goals.
  • Reviewing and contributing to recommendations of action plans in collaboration with other CHEF staff as required.
  • Assessing partner organizational technical capacity required to fully implement the CHEF, including making recommendations on how to bridge any gaps.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

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Qualifications

  • BSc degree in statistics, business statistics, behavioral/development economics, business administration or equivalent degree.
  • 5 years’ experience in scaling, program development, partnerships, or management consulting.
  • Experienced in data management skills, analytical, leadership, intellectual curiosity, and partnering skills.
  • Experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans, including working with partners to undertake collaboration, learning and program adaptation activities.
  • Experienced in data analytics and visualization tools e.g., Power BI and/or Tableu.
  • Experienced in making and executing project decisions.
  • Experience in indirectly influencing or managing senior leaders across multiple organizations.
  • Agriculture or conservation experience is preferred.
  • Mastery of systems such as Agile, Oracle ERP, and cloud software.
  • Experience working in technology with some experience e.g., in SaaS enterprise software or equivalent.
  • Experienced in using technology in creating records, sourcing, executing, and nurturing strategic partnerships.
  • Experienced with problem solving and decision-making processes.
  • Collaborative with other team members to achieve sound outcomes.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives, and managing performance.

Desired Qualifications

  • MSc degree or a combination of training in statistics or business statistics and behavioural/ development economics or business administration.
  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Over 7 years’ experience in agriculture-environment field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of complex data sets to plan and adapt agriculture-conservation projects, and to influence, develop, and implement related policy.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in agriculture-conservation discipline and regions.
  • Ability to work effectively and pragmatically under pressure within a variety of simultaneous competing initiatives and issues. Track record of success negotiating complex partnerships with varying interests.
  • Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives or related field.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge in fundraising. 
  • Politically savvy.

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