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South Western Indian Ocean (SWIO) Seascape Leader – Fixedterm (2 years renewable)

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

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WWF is 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 sustainable.

WWF Madagascar Country Office is looking for a South Western Indian Ocean (SWIO) Seascape Leader – Fixedterm (2 years renewable)

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Major Function:
Under the supervision of the Country Director, the SWIO Seascape Leader will ensure leadership, strategic direction, and effective coordination and management of the development and implementation of the SWIO Seascape Programme, in line with the SWIO Strategic Framework and in a way that ensures relevance to National and Regional Strategic Plans. This position is responsible for leading the overall programme development and implementation, relationship building, influence, representation, capacity building, and resources mobilization for the seascape. The SWIO Seascape Leader will ensure that the regional programme adds value to Country Offices and facilitate their active contribution to the programme.

What you need:

Required Qualifications:
  • A postgraduate qualification (MSc or PhD) in a relevant discipline (e.g. marine biology, natural sciences, social sciences, landscape ecology, economics, or related field);
  • At least 10 years working experience in conservation and socio-economic issues in Africa, with a proven track record in the design and implementation of large-scale trans boundary programmes, and preferably within the wider Western Indian Ocean or East Africa regions;
  • At least 10 years’ experience of working on complex programmes with multiple and diverse implementation partners and stakeholders - including high level political engagement, community livelihood initiatives - with cross-cutting themes and multiple objectives;
Required Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent strategic thinking and planning skills;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to build coalitions, negotiate, manage conflict with high level diplomacy, solve problems and overcome obstacles;
  • Familiar with protocols associated with working in East Africa and/or in the Western Indian Ocean;
  • Excellent written, presentation and communication skills, with excellent fluency in spoken and written English, any other language/s of the region an asset;
  • Visionary and results focused leadership approach with a thorough understanding of programme management disciplines;
  • Demonstrated ability to drive multi-stakeholder engagement processes;
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Respect, Integrity & Collaboration;
  • Adherence to WWF Global behavioural competencies: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly
Full job description can be found on the website www.wwf.mg or requested by mail to mwiopo.recruitment@wwf.mg

How to apply?

Cover letter and detailed CV with telephone number for quick contact, photo, 03 professional references to be sent by mail to mwiopo.recruitment@wwf.mg with the mention “South Western Indian Ocean (SWIO) Seascape Leader”.
Full job description and specific template for cover letter and resume can be found on the website www.wwf.mg or requested by email at mwiopo.recruitment@wwf.mg

Deadline for application: September 21st 2021
Only preselected candidates are contacted.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce