Choiseul Province Gender Support Officer in The Nature Conservancy Honiara, Solomon Islands

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Honiara, Solomon Islands

Who We Are

The 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.

One 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.”

What We Can Achieve Together

The Leatherback Turtle Project in Solomon Islands is focused on supporting community management of important leatherback turtle nesting beaches in Choiseul, as well as providing community awareness on conservation. This project also focuses on ensuring that women and youth are included and supported in conservation work across the conservation community. Under guidance from the Conservation Practitioner, the Choiseul Province Gender Support Officer will support the Solomon Islands program team and community partners at leatherback turtle sites in the Choiseul Province to include women and youth in the conservation and community management of leatherback turtles. This will include supporting the community-based turtle ranger program.


The Gender Support Officer supports gender and conservation programs in the Choiseul Province.

They will be based in the Choiseul province or Honiara and report to the Conservation Practitioner in Honiara. This is a fixed term position that ends in February 2024. This position may be extended depending on funding and program needs.

Responsibilities Of The Gender Support Officer

  • Support the team to carry out community-based activities to better understand the role of women in conservation in Solomon Islands.
  • Support a more inclusive Ranger’s program through training and support to ensure women have better involvement in the ranger work.
  • Support the women to develop their ranger program by helping them develop their administration and financial management.
  • Financial responsibilities may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects.
  • Support the team in developing an awareness and community education program for the leatherback project and be able to collaborate with partners to implement that plan.
  • With guidance, support the team to implement the monitoring and ongoing evaluation that incorporates gender measures.
  • Provide support to the women ranger’s program and other programs as nominated and developed with the women as a case study for the Solomon Islands and inform other similar conservation sites in the country or wider leatherback networks.
  • Performs tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and context.
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join us! Not only will you help fulfill conservation objectives in the Choiseul Province of Solomon Islands, but you’ll contribute to conservation goals throughout Melanesia and the wider TNC network!

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management or similar field; or equivalent combination of education and experience in community conservation projects.
  • Experience working with women groups in the communities in conservation project or related community projects.
  • Experience in networking and building cross cultural relationship with a variety of partners, i.e., local community, Provincial government staffs, etc.
  • Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Experience communicating with public, community members and/or media both in writing and verbal
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Experience in training.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of conservation practices and natural resource preservation in Solomon Islands.
  • Committed to gender issues in Solomon Island and have experience working with women groups in rural areas or communities to implement gender sensitive programs.
  • Enthusiastic and diplomatic with the communities.
  • Confident speaker and communicator
  • Trustworthy and Self-motivated
  • Well organized and accountable
  • Ability to explain gender and conservation practice to technical and non-technical audience

What We Bring

Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into 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 and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ.

Additional Job Information

Only applicants who are currently eligible to work in Solomon Islands will be considered.

The Nature Conservancy will not provide support for working visas or residency for this position.


To apply for Job ID 52575, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on Fri, 6 Jan 2023 (3:59 PM SBT on Sat, 7 Jan 203) . Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected].

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.

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Company: The Nature Conservancy

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Application Deadline: N/A

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