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Country Office Director Mexico

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Campaigns, Support, Communications
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Board & Executives
Deadline 15/05/2017
Company Name WWF
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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The Country Office Director provides vision and leadership for the WWF Program in Mexico and effective high-level representation of WWF with key audiences to build strength and support for the program in its conservation delivery, increasing, WWF’s leadership and recognition as the leading conservation organization in Mexico and positions WWF-Mexico as a relevant country office, based on critical contributions and strategic support to WWF network.

Directs, manages, takes responsibility and gives strategic direction to all activities of WWF in Mexico, to ensure that the conservation, communication, operation, financial and fundraising activities of the Program Office are successfully accomplished, ensuring, that all operating rules and systems are adequate and that the WWF Mexico Program's legal and reporting requirements are aligned with WWF's policies, procedures and standards.

Promotes and enhances the MEX-US bilateral relation, placing special emphasis in the optimal conservation delivery and coordination of shared geographical areas and common conservation issues..

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership to ensure resources and support for the development, financing and implementation of WWF's conservation program in Mexico is accomplished.


  • Ensures that the WWF-US Board and/or the WWF-International Board approved policies, procedures and standards for operational, financial, personnel and administrative systems and outputs are implemented in the Mexico Program.


  • Establishes and oversees a monitoring and evaluation system to measure the performance of the WWF program in Mexico vs. the Country Strategic Plan and reports regularly to the Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean (VP for LAC) on office performance.


  • Ensures timely technical, financial and journalistic reporting from all parts of the Mexico Program to donors, WWF-US, WWF-International and all relevant parts of the WWF Network according to agreed standards.


  • Manages and co-ordinates the smooth running of technical advisory groups, ecoregion teams and/or other groupings (e.g. country/subregional teams) which may be deemed necessary to provide advice and support to the WWF program in Mexico.


  • Ensures that the WWF program in Mexico co-operates with financial, operational and programmatic audits and follows-up in a timely manner on audit recommendations and ensures compliance with WWF-US and/or WWF-International Board policies, procedures and standards.


  • Establishes an effective internal communication system to ensure that all staff working for the WWF program in Mexico are fully informed of WWF’s Mission, Global Priorities and Strategic Approaches and kept abreast of new developments, policies and procedures as and when they arise.


  • Oversees the development and implementation of an integrated Strategy for the Mexico Program, which includes Conservation, Communications, Fundraising and operations, Partnerships and Policy work.


  • In close liaison with the VP for LAC, participates in key fundraising strategies with Multilateral Institutions, Bilateral and Multilateral cooperation, National Organisations, Government Agencies, Foundations, Corporate, and private donors. 


  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with key individuals and conservation and development entities (local, national, regional, and international) regarding WWF position and general information. Participates in forums, workshops and conferences on behalf of WWF.


  • Supports Regional or subregional work and performs other duties as requested by the VP for LAC.


Skills and Abilities


  • An advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in Conservation, Natural Sciences, Business Management, International Development, Sustainability or a related field. 
  • Higher academic qualifications may be substituted by relevant work experience.
    • Technical proficiency in the field of Conservation, Natural-Resource Management or International Development, with at least 12 years professional experience, with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proven experience of minimum 5 years in higher management position and successful outcomes in public relations.
  • Excellent leadership abilities and capacity to manage human and financial resources, strong skills in strategic planning, operations and finance, projects planning, fundraising, budget implementation and evaluation. 
  • Ability to work effectively with local communities, governments and private/corporate sector. 
  • Proven capacity to build teams, team work and deliver a team approach.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, fully bilingual English-Spanish.

How to apply?

Email Cover letter and  CV of no more than 3 pages in English, including e-mail and cell phone, , to: Carla Lechuga, Human Resources Director, WWF-Mexico to the following email: clechuga@wwfmex.org
Deadline for applications:  May 15th, 2017

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