WWF-Thailand: Country DirectorWe are looking for a visionary and results-oriented Country Director to lead an effective, high-level national representation for WWF in Thailand. This role represents an extremely exciting opportunity for a proven leader with a strong track record of leading a nationwide operation, and with the capability to grow WWF’s presence and impact in Thailand across conservation, fundraising, policy advocacy, financial management, human resources, and communications.
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.”