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Job announcement : a (01) Integrated Ocean Governance Lead - SWIO

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth ? Working at WWF could be an 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) Integrated Ocean Governance Lead - SWIO Programme Two-year Fixed term contract

Location: South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya or Madagascar

Major Function:

The main function of the Integrated Ocean Governance Lead is to lead and coordinate the delivery of the WWF SWIO Strategic Goal 4: Large scale threats (extractives, infrastructure) to SWIO region are mitigated through an Integrated Ocean Governance and delivery of the Global Biodiversity Framework.

What you need:

Required Qualifications:

- A higher academic degree (PhD or MSC) in an environment-related field;
- At least 10 years relevant experience in the WIO region;
- At least 5 years experience of large bilateral and multilateral funding agencies;
- Good understanding of institutional and political context

Required Skills and Competencies

- Strategic thinker, with ability to link high-level political strategies to activity implementation on the ground;
- Good inter-personal and diplomatic skills;
- Convener and facilitator, demonstrating “soft” leadership and deal-broker ability;
- Ability to see relevance of and translate science findings into policy recommendations;
- 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 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 “Integrated Ocean Governance Lead - SWIO Programme”.

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: 4th September 2023.

Only preselected candidates will be contacted.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce