- Full time role, immediately available – can be based in Melbourne (or other capital cities)
- Join a global conservation organisation, work in a dynamic and fast paced role
- Generous salary package, and other benefits such as flexible work on offer
The Nature Conservancy first commenced operations in Australia in 2002. Since that time TNC Australia has grown significantly and now conducts projects in all mainland Australian states and territories.
Our work focuses on three main biogeographical zones – the Outback (including work with many Indigenous Traditional Owner groups supporting their efforts to manage their country for its cultural and conservation values); our Oceans (including our extensive shellfish reef building program across the bays and estuaries of southern Australia), and the Southern Murray-Darling Basin (including innovative water funds and property management).
The Role & Responsibilities
This position reports to the Deputy Country Director and works closely with the Asia-Pacific legal team and Grants Specialist. The Contracts Coordinator will work across all departments to provide contract and grant preparation, review, monitoring and reporting.
- Be a subject matter expert of TNC’s Contract and Purchasing procedures
- Draft written agreements as needed, working with the TNC Legal Department, and review and manage agreements that are not on TNC’s templates
- Work as liaison between project managers, TNC Legal and TNC Grant departments in agreement drafting and execution
- Identify risks and protect TNC, ensuring that agreements are prepared, executed and managed in compliance with TNC policies and procedures, and external requirements
- Maintain a central filing system for agreements, approvals, and final products, for audit/compliance records and to facilitate information sharing across the Australia business unit
- Ad hoc tasks related to contracts and grants, filling out forms and obtaining relevant approvals, preparing reports on contract and payment due dates and contracts disbursement forecasts
The Successful Candidate
You are a dynamic individual capable of handling competing priorities in a deadline driven environment – without losing attention to detail!
- May be degree qualified in Legal Services or equivalent
- Has demonstrated work experience in a similar role (such as a paralegal or logistics background)
- Understands how to navigate and has experience working in a multilayered and complex organisation, and retain new information quickly
- Is a strong communicator, both verbally and written, especially in understanding and distilling legal terminology to stakeholders of various backgrounds
- Must be able to collaborate effectively with geographically dispersed stakeholders, both internal and external
- Has experience or interest in working in a conservation organisation
How to apply
If you are interested, please apply now via the APPLY button, with a one-page written cover letter addressing the essential criteria and your interest in the role.
If you have any further questions, please contact Diana Linde at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no closing date for this role, all applications will be reviewed as they are received. Beaumont People has been contracted to recruit this role on behalf of The Nature Conservancy, therefore all queries must be directed to Diana Linde at Beaumont People.