Organisation Development Manager - Africa Regional Office | WWF
Organisation Development Manager - Africa Regional Office

Posted on 10 May 2018

WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature) is an International Non-Governmental Organization that deals with conservation of nature. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

​WWF Africa Regional Office seeks to recruit an experienced and motivated individual for the position of Organisation Development Manager to be based at our Nairobi Office.

​The Role:

​The main role of the Organisation Development (OD) Manager will be to support Country Offices in Africa to continue developing and strengthening the organisation's systems and practices needed to deliver cutting edge conservation.

Main Responsibilities:

  • ​Support needs assessment, analysis of results, and areas of focus for Organisation Development plans in three country offices. Further support in the assessment of what it takes to implement practice strategies across all Africa offices with keen focus on Organisation Development requirements for High Impact Initiatives (HIIs) and Signature Initiatives.
  • Develop a methodology and process with country office input to tract progress in the implementation of Organisation Development plans. Through this process document progress being made and capture emerging lessons so that country offices can share and learn from each other.
  • Contribute to the development of best practice in Organisation Development excellence within the WWF network and source non-financial support, expertise and models that support WWF Africa's ambitions. Bring the Africa Organisation Development voice into the Network by participating in the Organisation Development community of practice while also sharing with the Africa global best practices. Where appropriate encourage country offices to participate in the Organisation Development community of practice so that they can tell their stories.
  • Assist country offices identify funding opportunities for Organisation Development by engaging with the regional fund raising function as well as the Organisation Development community of practice.
  • The Network Development function has a strong focus on Organisation Development. For this reason the incumbent will liaise with the Organisation Development focal person so that African Organisation Development efforts are consistent with Network thinking and also to seek support and technical expertise where appropriate.
  • Review existing guidelines developed to assist country offices when ready to establish advisory bodies. This will entail reviewing terms of reference and proposed processes for selecting members. Based on regional experience, provide inputs into network guidelines on creation of advisory bodies.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • ​Master's degree in Organizational Development, Applied Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration or related field.
  • 7 years of relevant work experience Organisation Development in an INGO.
  • Change Management Certification or Designation Desired.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools ideally in an international environment with various key stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts.
  • Exceptional communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
  • Flexible and adaptable: able to work in ambiguous situations.
  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics.
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills.
  • Ability to speak English fluently, knowledge of French will be desirable.
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined & Engaging.
  • Exemplification of WWF's key behaviours: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, and Innovate Fearlessly.

​How to apply?

To apply send a cover letter and CV with full contact details of three referees as one file with subject line 'Organisation Development Manager', to The Human Resources Manager - Africa through

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 5.00pm

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce.