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Leader, Market Transformation Network Initiative

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Exact European Base to be Defined
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Board & Executives
Deadline 04/08/2008
Company Name WWF
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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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PLEASE NOTE: Exact European Base to be Defined

The Market Transformation Initiative is a WWF programme that strives towards a future that offers only choices of goods made responsibly – in which business and markets support a Living Planet.

The Leader will provide dynamic leadership to the WWF network in the development and implementation of this initiative, uniting WWF leaders in support of a shared and compelling vision.

The key requirements are:

  • A university degree and technical proficiency in conservation, natural sciences, management, international development or another relevant field; an MBA or other advanced degree related to business or markets is an advantage.
  • At least 10 years professional experience in a leadership role, with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams and multiple donor budgets.
  • A successful candidate will have all or some of the following experience: proven experience in international commodity production or trade; certification schemes; business engagement and CSR; program and policy development; negotiations with internal and external stakeholders; design and activation of strategic international partnerships.
  • Private sector experience and on-the-ground management experience in commodity production in emerging markets are an asset.
  • Strategic thinker, communicator and motivator.
  • Excellent knowledge of market systems, market transformation issues and context.
  • Strong negotiating and lobbying skills learned in either NGO, governmental, or business environments.
  • Experience in raising and mobilising funding.
  • Proven success in leading global teams.
  • Proven experience of working with different cultures.
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organisation.
  • Excellent command of English; other languages relevant to places of Initiative implementation an asset.

This position will be based in Europe (exact location to be defined).

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to Human Resources Department, at recruitments@wwfint.org. For further information on this position, please consult the attached job description.

Application deadline: Monday 4th August 2008

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