Posted on 08 February 2019
The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a
TRIDOM Deputy Landscape Leader – Network Coordination
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world. We are an international NGO committed to environmental protection active in almost 100 countries. We have been working in the Congo Basin in Central Africa since 1978.
In the heart of the Congo Basin, the Tri-National Dja-Odzala-Minkebe (TRIDOM) Landscape covers nearly 10% of the rainforests (178,000 km²) in Cameroon, Gabon, and Congo-Brazzaville, and currently includes 11 protected areas (in total 42,319 km² or 24% of TRIDOM). This Landscape is one of the priority Landscape for WWF because it holds the largest elephant population in the Congo Basin (estimated at up to 40,000, though rapidly declining) and harbors most of the biodiversity typically found in central Africa’s rainforests, including both western gorillas and central chimpanzees (estimated at up to 140,000). TRIDOM has only some 250,000 inhabitants (typically 1 inh/km² average density) including an estimated 10,000 Baka indigenous people.
We are looking for a motivated and passionate professional for the position of TRIDOM Deputy Landscape Leader - Network Coordination
whose role will be to coordinate efforts with the WWF Network and ensure an integrated approach for the TRIDOM Landscape management.
Preferably Libreville, Gabon opened to Yaoundé or Brazzaville
- Coordinate collaboration teams with the network (TRIDOM Steering Group, TRIDOM Working Group, technical teams working with Practices) to achieve objectives of the TRIDOM conservation plan;
- Intermediate between the implementing country teams and the wider WWF network.
Support to programme development
- Coordinating studies to support and finalize TRIDOM Conservation Plan;
- Further development of a full scale Landscape approach in TRIDOM based on the Conservation Plan, in collaboration with Practices;
- Contribute to fundraising efforts for the WWF TRIDOM Landscape.
- Provide TRIDOM input into Africa Ecological Future (AEF) program and ensure the AEF program provides opportunities for improving the effectiveness of the TRIDOM Conservation Plan;
- Seek strategic partnerships with Luc Hoffman Institute, UNEP and other relevant (research, monitoring etc.) institutions;
- Invite and import innovation from the network relevant to TRIDOM, link to innovation funds at Practices.
Communication and knowledge management
- Writing technical briefings and papers on major issues in TRIDOM, so as to raise awareness among partners, donors and stakeholders;
- Developing a communication strategy on TRIDOM and seeking to set up a website on TRIDOM.
- Sit as an observer in the TRIDOM Steering Group;
- Provide support to the TRIDOM Landscape Leader as needed.
What you need:
Required qualifications & experience
- At least a Master degree or equivalent in natural resource management, Forest, Agriculture or related fields.
- At least 5 years’ experience in natural resource management, forest or agriculture sectors. Ideally in Central Africa;
- Previous experience with WWF;
- Skilled communicator (fluent in English and French);
- Ability to translate information and work across disciplines;
- Strong MS Office skills, including Word and Excel;
- Ability to command the confidence of people at all levels of seniority;
- An enthusiastic team player, with experience of collaborative working.
Required skills and competencies
- Proven experience in effectively animating working groups;
- Interpersonal skills and ability to deal with multiple teams located in multiple locations (virtual teams);
- Oral and written communication and presentation skills in French and English;
- Excellent negotiation, diplomacy and lobbying skills;
- Adherence to WWF’s values: knowledgeable, Optimistic, determined and Engaging.
Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.
How to apply?
Email a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
The subject should read TRIDOM-DLL. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2019.
Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce