Friday, March 29, 2013

WWF West Africa Marine Ecoregion Office,Conservation Director

From its origins as a small group of committed wildlife enthusiasts, WWF has grown into one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations – supported by 5 million people and active in over 100 countries on five continents.

We are looking for a qualified:

Conservation Director

We are looking for a Conservation Director who will be responsible for providing leadership and technical support for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WWF’s conservation strategy in WAMER (Western Africa Marine Eco-Region : Mauritanie, Senegal, The Gambia).

Location:

WWF office in Senegal


Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the operational implementation of the programme: lead program staff in developing annual work plans, and oversee and ensure implementation of those plans.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to programme personnel
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Conservation Plan
  • Ensure conformity of expenditure with budget and work plans
  • Develop, regularly review and update project monitoring tools – data collection formats, check-lists of program activities, tools and procedures
  • Streamlining reporting systems – provide assistance to Programme Managers and project leaders, including external offices (The Gambia, Cape Verde, etc) , in the process of completing the (different) reporting formats
  • Co-ordinate reviewing & editing of all reports on programme delivery, including quarterly and final reports to donors on results and impacts, and ensure they meet required standards,
  • Monitor projects progress and problems encountered and correction measures to be taken
  • Liaison with relevant partners regarding project M&E - Follow-up that all project progress reports (technical and financial) are communicated to all concerned stakeholders in complete and timely manner.
  • Follow-up of implementation of recommendations of programme and projects evaluations and include them for future design purposes.
  • Ensure that all reports (financial and technical) are posted on WWF database, in due time
  • Provides leadership in the development of the Conservation Plan by identifying and designing new projects through participatory processes

What you need:

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies 
  • The Conservation Director must have an advanced university degree (Master, Ph.D or equivalent) in natural resources management, biological sciences, environmental sciences or related field experience.
  • The Conservation Director must have broad working experience in conservation (at least 10 years experience). He must have a good knowledge of the WAMER Eco-region. Additional international experience and understanding of field-based activities is essential.
  • Good technical, organizational, interpersonal and teambuilding skills essential.
  • Ability to develop and co-ordinate conservation plans and projects and to work effectively with a wide variety of partners and disciplines.
  • Excellent understanding of ecoregional conservation, and the principles of conservation biology, as well as West African’s biodiversity.
  • Good understanding of WWF’s objectives and conservation strategies and standards.
  • Good understanding of environmental policies in West Africa
  • Diplomatic and multi-cultural skills.
  • Strong skills in programme and planning, monitoring, and evaluation, and project cycle management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

How to apply?

Applications, including a cover letter and CV which should be received not later than 19th April 2013, should be addressed towamer@wwf.panda.org and rsow@wwf.panda.org


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

Avis à Manifestation d'intérêt pour une consultation

MANIFESTATION D’INTERET N° N°001/CD 001702/FY13 EN VUE DE LA REALISATION DE L’ACTIVITE PILOTE DE MICRO-ZONAGE PARTICIPATIF DES LIMITES DES GROUPEMENTS RIVERAINS DE LA CONCESSION FORESTIERE MPOLE 026/03 DE SODEFOR AINSI QUE DES SECTEURS ET TERRITOIRES DE LUKOLELA ET D’INONGO.


1) Le Fonds Mondial pour la Nature (WWF), en partenariat avec Form International, cherche à conclure une mission de consultation pour la mise en œuvre de l’activité de micro-zonage participatif des limites des groupements riverains de la concession forestière Mpole 026/03 de SODEFOR ainsi que des secteurs et territoires de Lukolela et d’Inongo où s’étende cette concession forestière.

2) Les services prévus au titre de ce contrat comprennent : 
i) organiser une réunion d’identification des partenaires ;
ii) organisation d’un atelier national de formation (mise à niveau des partenaires et harmonisation) ;
iii) réalisation des travaux de micro-zonage dans les sites ;
iv) traitement des données et analyse des ressources concurrentielles ;
v) organisation d’un atelier national de restitution et de validation des résultats auprès des partenaires.

3) Les produits attendus de cette mission sont :
i) Les espaces coutumiers des groupements, collectivités et Peuples autochtones sont cartographiés ;
ii) Les zones agricoles actuelles et zones d’extension sont proposées et cartographiées ;
iii) Les sites sacrés ou d’usage culturel important sont cartographiés ;
iv) Les zones de chasse des principaux groupements sociaux sont cartographiées ;
v) Les principaux établissements humains, leurs noms et principales infrastructures et autres éléments d’intérêt spécifique sont cartographiés ;
vi) Les limites de la concession forestière de Mpole 026/03 sont cartographiée ;
vii) Les séries de conservation sont proposées à l’intérieur de la concession sur base des propositions des communautés;
viii) Un spatio carte en format numérique, indiquant les limites des terroirs communautaires villageois est produit ;
ix) Un rapport final à la fin du travail terrain expliquant les cartes et apportant les informations complémentaires sur la tenure foncière, la démographie, le mode organisationnel d’un terroir communautaire, le nombre d’hectares par personne dans le terroir, les conflits d’usage éventuels entre les communautés et les tiers.
x) Les zones de conflits sont identifiées et leurs modes de gestion sont proposés.

4) Le Fonds Mondial pour la Nature (WWF) invite par conséquent les ONGs et Bureaux d’Etudes à présenter leur candidature en vue de fournir les services décrits ci-dessus. Les ONGs et Bureaux d’Etudes intéressés doivent produire les informations sur leur capacité et expérience techniques et logistiques démontrant qu’ils sont qualifiés pour les prestations similaires, expérience dans des missions similaires, qualification et disponibilités, etc.) : une proposition technique et une proposition financière.

5) Les expressions d’intérêt devront être déposées à l’adresse mentionnée ci-dessous au plus tard le 27 mars 2013 à 15 heures et porter expressément la mention suivante :

« MANIFESTATION D’INTERET EN VUE DE LA REALISATION DE L’ACTIVITE PILOTE DE MICRO-ZONAGE PARTICIPATIF DES LIMITES DES GROUPEMENTS RIVERAINS DE LA CONCESSION FORESTIERE MPOLE 026/03 DE SODEFOR AINSI QUE DES SECTEURS ET TERRITOIRES DE LUKOLELA ET D’INONGO ».

6) Cette mission de consultation aura une durée de 75 jours et devra être effectuée dans la période comprise entre mars et juin 2013. Le mandat est prévu pour être réalisé à Kinshasa et dans les Territoires d’Inongo (Province de Bandundu) et de Lukolela (Province de l’Equateur).

7) Les critères d’éligibilité, l’établissement de la liste restreinte et la procédure de sélection seront conformes aux « Procédures et Règles pour l’utilisation des consultants » de WWF. Les ONGs et Bureaux d’études opérant dans le Bassin du Congo sont fortement encouragés.

8) Les ONGs et Bureaux d’Etudes intéressés peuvent obtenir des informations supplémentaires à l’adresse mentionnée ci-dessous.

A l’attention de : Monsieur le Directeur National de WWF-RDC, Représenté par le Département des Ressources Humaines, B.P. 2847 Kinshasa I, 14, Avenue Sergent Moke, Commune de Ngaliema, Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo.
Tel. 09 98 91 37 73- 081 070 20 69
Courriel : recrutement_wwfrdc@wwfcarpo.org 


Kinshasa, le 11 mars 2013

Raymond LUMBUENAMO,
Directeur National.

WWF International, Leader, Mediterranean Marine Initiative

From its origins as a small group of committed wildlife enthusiasts, WWF has grown into one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations – supported by 5 million people and active in over 100 countries on five continents.

For our Mediterranean Marine Initiative, we are looking for a qualified: 

Leader, Mediterranean Marine Initiative


We are looking for a Leader, Mediterranean Marine Initiative (MI) who will be responsible for providing dynamic leadership to the WWF network in the development and implementation of WWF ’s Mediterranean Initiative, uniting WWF leaders in support of a shared and compelling vision. 

The strategic goals and objectives of the Mediterranean Marine Initiative will be:
  • to mobilize the public and build political will and
  • to create solutions, promote innovation & multiplication
so that by 2050 the Mediterranean has healthy marine and coastal ecosystems that produce streams of benefits and maintain vibrant economies, and the value of natural resources for human well-being is highly recognized.

Location/Contract Details:

One of the WWF offices supporting the MI (Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Marseille, Roma, Athens, Tunis, Istanbul)

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead the WWF network to achieve the MI goals.
  • Build and directs the core team and orchestrates the human, technical and financial resources throughout the WWF network, and beyond, to implement the Initiative
  • Build partnerships and networks to support the MI goals, and leads advocacy in the relevant fora and policy processes.
  • Coordinate with, and provide support to, relevant programme directors/managers to ensure that consistent and integrated approaches are developed across WWF offices to deliver on the goals of the MI
  • Support the MI Shareholder Group and Executive Team in the governance and decision making process and liaise with all WWF Offices to engage them in the MI development and implementation and to meet their expectations for delivery.

What you need:

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • A university degree and technical proficiency in marine conservation, natural sciences, management, or another relevant field
  • Ten (10) to 15 years professional experience in project/programme management position, of which at least 5 years in a senior leadership role, with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams and multiple donor budgets.
  • Proven experience in marine international conservation issues, campaigning, business engagement, program and policy development, negotiations with internal and external stakeholders, and design and activation of strategic international partnerships.
  • Preference will be given to those with on-the-ground experience and proven knowledge of the Mediterranean region.
  • Strategic thinker, communicator and motivator.
  • Strong negotiating and lobbying skills
  • Experience in raising and mobilising funding.
  • Proven experience and success in mobilizing and leading international teams.
  • Proven experience of working with different cultures.
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organisation.
  • Excellent command of English; fluency in French will be considered an advantage; other languages relevant to places of Initiative implementation an asset.
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: 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 thesubject line: Leader, Mediterranean Marine Initiative

Deadline for applications: April 14th 2013



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

Communications Manager, WWF-Laos

WWF-Laos, part of WWF-Greater Mekong’s regional programme, is working to conserve the country’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. 

Laos encompasses some of the most significant forest areas remaining in Southeast Asia, vital to the health and well-being of people and home to rare and endangered species. Winding through Laos, the Mekong river is host to hundreds of fish species and provides a critical source of protein and livelihoods for millions. Few places on Earth are blessed with such natural riches, and few places on Earth demonstrate so dramatically the fundamental link between people and nature. 

Location:

WWF-Laos is seeking a Lao National as Communication Manager, based in Vientiane, to design and deliver communications strategies and activities in support of our conservation goals, and to build positive profile for our work through media engagement and various communications assets. 

Key requirements:

• Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field.
• At least seven years relevant professional experience, three of which should be in Laos.
• Basic knowledge of environmental and conservation issues in Laos.
• Sound understanding of the institutional and legal frameworks related to communications and public relations in Laos.
• Experience in developing and implementing strategic communications, media engagement, project management and excellent writing skills.
• Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment.
• Fluency in written and spoken English and local language.
• Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.

How to apply?

Interested candidates should apply with covering letter and CV. Please submit your application in English and make clear the position you’re applying for in your email to the Human Resource Manager -  phonesavanh.philavanh@wwfgreatermekong.org

Closing date: April 10th 2013.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

WWF-Greater Mekong, Country Director of WWF-Myanmar


We are looking for a visionary and results-oriented Country Director to develop and lead an effective, high-level national representation for WWF in Myanmar. This role represents an extremely exciting opportunity for a proven leader with a strong track record of leading a nationwide operation, and with the capability to establish and grow WWF’s presence and impact in Myanmar across conservation, fundraising, policy advocacy, financial management, human resources, and communications.
 The Greater Mekong region is one of the biologically richest places on the planet; its varied natural resources support the livelihoods and well-being of millions of people in mainland Southeast Asia. WWF-Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. 
 With three of the most pristine large rivers and some of the most extensive intact forest in the region, Myanmar is Asia’s last frontier for conservation. Its natural environments remain mostly unspoiled. They support some of the region’s poorest people, and possibly the largest populations of wild elephants in Southeast Asia. But Myanmar is also now experiencing many of the same pressures faced by the rest of the Greater Mekong, from deforestation to illegal wildlife trade to energy demand.
 The new Country Director position has legal representation of WWF in Myanmar and advocates on behalf of WWF-Greater Mekong in Myanmar to build institutional relationships and promote cooperative programme activities with national partners.He/she manages the programme with a start-up budget of around 0,5 million USD, with the aim of establishing an office in Myanmar and recruiting and establishing a team in- country.
Base location: Yangon, Myanmar
Key requirements for the role include:
  • Master’s degree or higher in business administration, business management or related fields
  • 7 years of experience in the leadership and management of an organisation,years of which should be in the Greater Mekong Region (preferably inMyanmar)with demonstrated success in managing multi-cultural teams
  • Thorough understanding of Myanmar geography, society, culture,socio-economic, conservation and development issues, the political situationand the countryrelationship and significance in the wider region
  • Knowledge   of   the   realities   of   development   partners,   donor  institutionsgovernment agencies and the not-for-profit sector in the region
  • Excellent people management and capacity building/development skills
  • Policy advocacy, influencing and negotiation skills wit an  appreciation  of the  demands of conflicting interests and of meeting statutory requirements
  • Problem solving, management of crisis, conflict and risk, monitoring and evaluation skills.
Detailed Job Description for the position is attached. 
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae and available degrees and qualifications in English to vacancy@wwfgreatermekong.org by 19 April 2013.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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