WWF-Thailand: Country Director
The Greater Mekong region is one of the biologically richest places on the planet; its varied natural resources support the livelihoods and well-being of millions of people in mainland Southeast Asia. WWF-Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife.
The Country Director for WWF in Thailand advocates on behalf of WWF-Greater Mekong to build institutional relationships and promote cooperative programme activities with national partners. He/she manages the programme with an annual budget of 2-3 million USD and 40 staff.
Base location: Bangkok, Thailand
Key requirements for the role include:
- Master’s degree or higher in business administration, business management or related fields
- 7 years of experience in the leadership and management of an organisation, 3 years of which should be in the Greater Mekong Region (preferably in Thailand), with demonstrated success in managing multi-cultural teams
- Thorough understanding of Thailand geography, society, culture, socio-economic, conservation and development issues, the political situation and the country’s relationship and significance in the wider region
- Knowledge of the realities of development partners, donor institutions, government agencies and the not-for-profit sector in the region
- Excellent people management and capacity building/development skills
- Policy advocacy, influencing and negotiation skills with an appreciation of the demands of conflicting interests and of meeting statutory requirements
- Problem solving, management of crisis, conflict and risk, monitoring and evaluation skills.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
“WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.”