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Director, Africa

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Board & Executives
Deadline 13/08/2013
Company Name WWF
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Environmental and Wildlife Jobs with WWF. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
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S/he will supervise the senior leadership team of WWF Africa. S/he must be able to shape the sustainability agenda of Africa domestically and globally to deliver WWF’s global priorities. Experience in working with the highest levels of governments and business is essential!


WWF office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Main responsibilities:

  • Leads the strategic planning and future institutional development of WWF in Africa as the leading conservation INGO in Africa and enables the Africa offices to play a leading role in the WWF Network;
  • Provides thought leadership on key issues at the highest organisational level and manages key partnerships in and outside Africa such as Africa Development Bank, African Union, NEPAD, SADC and relevant Governments to ensure optimal communication and mutually beneficial relationships;
  • Builds strong and high-performing offices in Africa, and creates a culture of commitment and high standard of work ethics amongst all level of staff.

What you need:

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies 

  • At least 10 years professional experience in a leadership role with demonstrated success in leading national, regional or international organisations;
  • Proven knowledge and experience of the not-for-profit sector, preferably of environmental and/or developmental non-government organisations;
  • Experience working with and influencing government officials/ departments and other key stakeholders in Africa;
  • Good understanding of key conservation challenges in Africa and linkages with global priorities;
  • Proven track of leading and building an organisation;
  • Broad knowledge of operational issues and performance management, including the development and implementation of successful strategic Business Plans;
  • Knowledge of the WWF Network an advantage;
  • Excellent written and spoken English. French and any other African languages will be an added advantage.
  • A proven leader with the capability of growing an organisation’s impact and building future leadership and talent in the organization;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to represent an organization at a range of local and international fora, in the media and with the general public;
  • High level negotiation, collaborating and influencing skills and the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels in the business, not-for-profit, scientific and political communities;
  • Ability to drive change and high performance;
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.

How to apply?

Email a cover letter and CV to int.recruitments@wwfint.org with the subject line Director, Africa

Deadline for applications: 13th August 2013

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

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