WWF Regional Office for Africa (ROA)



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Geothermal energy generation in Kenya
© Robert Ddamulira
For 50 years, the Wide World Fund for Nature (WWF) in Africa has worked to provide innovative solutions to conserve species and their habitats and maintain key ecological services; inspiring and mobilising a wide range of stakeholders from community members, park rangers, to political leaders.

Much has changed in Africa since WWF started its work on the continent. Economic trends, population dynamics, infrastructural development, technological advances, increased civic consciousness, changed political regimes and outlooks, increased natural resource extraction and the introduction of new trading patterns and partners are just a few of the changes that have been witnessed on the continent over the past few decades. The context in which WWF in Africa finds itself now is very different from that experienced in 1963.

While hundreds of millions of Africans still heavily depend on nature to provide for their daily food, fuel and shelter, the recent robust economic growth in the region and the new consumption patterns of the emerging middle-class are rapidly changing the face of Africa.  Consumption patterns in the developed world as well as in countries such as China and India are also having significant impact on the economic and physical environment in Africa.

Africa’s unique nature and natural resources are under greater pressure than ever before. Life-sustaining ecosystems are rapidly degrading, thus compromising the future security, health and wellbeing of millions of Africans and creating new challenges to conservation efforts.

Africa is at a point at which it can embrace a more sustainable development path that will ensure environmental security, human well-being and increased economic competitiveness. The choices that Africa makes today about extractive industries development, infrastructure, energy, food production and other sectors will shape the future of the continent and the rest of the world. 

It is clear that WWF must adjust its ways of working and approach to conservation if it is to continue to have an impact in the conservation of Africa’s natural resources. The WWF Vision 2020 strategy has been developed to position WWF in Africa as an important, effective ad authoritative conservation organization in the region and globally: able to respond to and influence the changing socio-economic and political landscape for the benefit of the environment in Africa and the survival humanity globally.
 

WWF Zambia Job Adverts

WWF Zambia is looking for qualified candidates to fill in the following vacancies:
1. Fundraising and Communications Manager
2. IT Assistant
3. Procurement Assistant
4. Wetlands Officer.

Interested candidates should refer to the advertisements placed in the local dailies in Zambia.

The detailed Terms of Reference for these posts can be downloaded below.

Our Strategic Pillars

Ownership
- Strong African Ownership and Leadership

Effective
- Effective and impact driven conservation through strategic objectives

Impact
- Maximizing Africa's impact on Global Priorities

Strong
- Well-resourced African Offices with strong financial stewardship and accountability

Sustainable
- Increase in level of flexible and long term funding to conservation programmes in Africa
 
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Caption: Impala, Aepyceros melampus, drinking at waterhole, together with African elephants. Chobe National Park, Botswana Southern & Eastern Africa
© © WWF / Martin HARVEY

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