Pacific Director

Organisation Name World Wide Fund for Nature
Location Fiji
Date Posted 2019-05-31
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 96362
  • World's largest conservation organisation
  • Manage high-level relationships nationally, regionally and globally
  • Fiji based


The Organisation
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest and most highly regarded NGO’s in the world and aims to stop the degradation of our natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

The Role
Reporting to the Asia Pacific Regional Director, the Pacific Director will lead the vision, strategic planning and institutional development of the country offices in the Pacific. As a proven leader with the capability of growing an organisation’s impact and building future leadership and talent pipelines, the Pacific Director will also bring high level negotiation, collaboration and influencing skills, with the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders throughout the region, promoting the vision and objectives of WWF Pacific’s strategic plan.

Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure the Pacific region is effectively and efficiently managed in all key areas – conservation, operations, finance, people & culture, communication, marketing, fundraising and policy and partnerships. Specifically you will;
  • Provide overall direction and leadership in developing and executing the Pacific region’s strategic objectives
  • Continuously strengthens WWF’s profile, reputation and credibility
  • Initiate and lead strategic partnerships, ensuring effective communications with all stakeholders
  • Develop a realistic, well planned long term strategy and meet fundraising targets
  • Ensure an excellent understanding of risk-based approaches to managing projects and programmes
  • Represent Pacific region in key internal network and external forums

Required Skills & Experience
  • Professional experience in a leadership role, preferably with an NGO or like-minded business
  • University degree in conservation, business management, international relations, development or related fields
  • Proven track record in successfully developing, leading, and managing large-scale programmes and/or institutions
  • Successful track record in fundraising and superior oral and written communication skills in English and other local languages

If you are a visionary leader who wants to play a vital role in shaping the conservation agenda for the Pacific region, please contact Richard Green or Lois Freeke in Sydney on +61-2-8243-0570 or forward your resume and a cover letter which addresses the required skills above quoting reference # 96362.

*Citizens of Pacific island nations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.