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Northern Amazon/Choco Program Representative

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location
Town/City 10055
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 18/02/2010
Company Name World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
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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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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, and its Latin American and Caribbean Region seeks a Program Representative to lead the Northern Amazon/Chocó subregion that includes Colombia, Panama, Ecuador and Venezuela. The position provides leadership, coordination and direct line management to WWF’s activities in the region, including large-scale, multi-country projects that significantly advance WWF’s conservation objectives. The leader will strengthen WWF’s strategic alliances and partnerships, and institutional presence in Colombia, Panama, Ecuador and Venezuela; mentor and support WWF’s country leaders in those countries. He/she prepare leaders to assume higher levels of decision making authority and program responsibility; and secure/advocate for private and public resources required to fulfil in-country conservation objectives. The position is based in Colombia and therefore provides leadership and vision for the WWF Colombia program to ensure that the conservation activities of the program office result in a unified effort which accomplishes WWF’s goals.

An advanced degree or equivalent experience in international development, law, business, economics, public policy or natural resource management and 10+ years relevant experience in environmental and development fields, 3-5 years of which should be in the region is required. Familiarity with Latin American/Caribbean governments’ multilateral policy processes and funding programs is required. Successful candidates will have outstanding leadership, management, strategic planning skills and visionary qualities, and demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams in different places
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