Landscape Manager for the Northern Highland (Hautes Terres du Nord).

Posted on 04 June 2018
WWF Madagascar Country Office is looking for a Landscape Manager for the Northern Highland (Hautes
Terres du Nord).

Location: Andapa, Madagascar.

Major Function:
The Landscape Manager ensures strategic direction, coordination, monitoring of and reporting on WWF’s
effort to conserve the Land/seascape, taking responsibility for the promotion of an integrated approach as well
as the planning, implementation, and financial & administrative management of the WWF projects’ portfolio
for the landscape
  • He/she is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the landscape programme, monitoring progress, and implementing appropriate adaptive management;
  • He/she organizes project execution consistent with programme objectives and WWF program standards;
  • She/he leads the engagement with and mobilization of local partners working in the landscape (private sector, NGO, government, community ….);
  • She/he leads and contributes to fundraising activities to ensure adequate funding for the landscape plan, in collaboration with HQ staff;
  • She/he ensures prompt, accurate and quality reporting on landscape activities, projects and programs.
  • She/He ensures that risks and opportunities that arise in the landscape are captured, analysed and acted upon appropriately for the benefit of the landscape programme;
  • She/He ensures that social and environmental sustainability are systematically integrated into the design and implementation of WWF interventions in the landscape.
What you need:
Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, bioregional planning, development studies, or in relevant fields;
  • Thorough understanding of socio-economic, conservation and development issues in Madagascar;
  • Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to conservation and the government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the non- profit sector;
  • Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fundraising, donor strategies and functions, governmental and international relations;
  • Knowledge of WWF’s PPMS is an advantage;
  • 5 years of practical experience in leading and managing large-scale programme or project;
  • Proven experience of managing programmes funded by a diversity of sources including governments and aid agencies, private sector donors;
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural environment and international organisations.
Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Excellent team player with good networking and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English; Malagasy language skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Office;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision and staying on task;
  • Outgoing, Resilient, Tactful;
  • Sharing WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined, Engaging.
Full job description can be found on the website or on the notice board of all WWF Offices.

How to apply?
Cover letter and detailed CV(*) with telephone number for quick contact, photo, 03 professional references to
be sent by mail to or presented at WWF Antsakaviro, Antananarivo or WWF
Field Offices with the mention “Northern Highland Landscape Manager”.
(*) specific template for cover letter and resume is available on or can be requested at WWF

Deadline for application: 30 June 2018.

Only preselected candidates are contacted.

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