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Blue finance and bankable project development senior advisor - SWIO Programme

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.

What we do
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 (01) Blue finance and bankable project development senior advisor - SWIO Programme – Two years Fixed term contract
South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya or Madagascar
Major Function:
The main function of this role is to support the delivery of a coastal community livelihood incubator by leading the development of a portfolio of bankable projects and securing access to finance.
What you need:
Required qualifications:
  • A higher academic degree (MSC or equivalent) in a finance or business development field;
  • At least 10 years relevant experience particularly in business development and finance;
  • Good understanding of the economic and political context
Required skills and competencies:
  • Strategic thinker, with ability to link high-level strategies to activity implementation on the ground;
  • Capacity to translate conservation actions into well-articulated business/Investment opportunities.
  • Good inter-personal and diplomatic skills; Strong Networking skills
  • Convener and facilitator, demonstrating “soft” leadership and deal-broker ability;
  • Ability to explain complex concepts, findings and ideas in public and translating for specific audiences (e.g. from governments to local communities).
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Courage – Respect – Integrity – Collaboration
Full job description can be found on the website www.wwf.mg. or requested by mail to 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 “Blue finance and bankable project development senior advisor”.
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: 25th August 2023.
Only preselected candidates are contacted.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce

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