Biodiversity Conservation Director

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home - the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.

All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.

Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.

What we do

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainably.

About WWF-Vietnam

WWF was one of the first International non-government organizations working in Vietnam. In 1985, WWF began working on a national conservation strategy and since then has worked closely with the Vietnamese Government on a diverse range of environmental issues and implemented field activities across the country. Find out more at http://vietnam.panda.org/. WWF recognizes that its employees are its most important asset. A competent workforce, thoroughly trained, properly motivated and bound together by mutual trust and common objectives is crucial to the success of WWF.

We are looking for a Biodiversity Conservation Director (based in Hanoi). The Biodiversity Conservation Director is a member of Country Management team and will oversee the delivery of all conservation outcomes and partnerships under the technical areas of Wildlife, Forests, Oceans and Freshwater. S/he will ensure that the program development and implementation aligns with the Country Strategy in those areas and delivers the conservation objectives therein including ensuring tracking of impact for national, regional and global reporting. In addition, s/he will ensure that WWF-Vietnam develops and maintains relationships with Government Aid Agencies (GAA), Foundations, Trusts, strategic corporate partners and the WWF Network; s/he will ensure the effective coordination and development of fundraising proposals in order to deliver biodiversity program objectives of the Country Office Strategic Plan, aligned with Practice and Global goals.

 

Key requirements for the role: 

  • At least Master’s degree in conservation, development studies, relevant fields or equivalent experience;

  • At least 10 years of post-graduate full-time practical experience preferably in biodiversity conservation related issues and natural resources projects, , including, ideally, 2 years in the WWF network

  • Minimum 5 years of proven track record in project management, leading teams in public-funded projects of > 4 million USD;

  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Collaboration, Respect & Integrity.

  • Demonstrates WWF behaviors in ways of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly;

  • Adheres to WWF’s brand values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging

The detailed terms of references is can be found HERE

How to apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae in English, and scan/photo of relevant diplomas/certificates to recruitment.vn@wwf.org.vn, stating the position title: [April 2021] Biodiversity Conservation Director - Full name in the subject line of the email.

The deadline for this position is May 3rd, 2021

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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