Country Director, Gabon Country Office | WWF
Country Director, Gabon Country Office

Posted on 12 October 2020

Location: Libreville (Gabon)
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world. Active in almost 100 countries, we have been working in the Congo Basin in Central Africa for more than 20 years. Our mission is to stop environmental degradation in the world and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
For our Gabon office, we are looking for a dynamic and committed County Director who will contribute to the growth of our program in Gabon and Central Africa.

Key Deliverables:

● Lead the vision, strategic planning and institutional development of WWF Gabon Office as the leading conservation NGO nationally, regionally and globally;
● Be accountable for the management of WWF Gabon Office and ensures it is managed effectively and efficiently in all key programme areas: Conservation Program, Finance and Administration, Human Resources, Partnership Development, Communications, Fundraising and Monitoring & Evaluation;
● Provide effective leadership and line management for all members of senior management team;
● Provide thought leadership on key issues at national level and manages key partnerships, including with national Government, the private sector and civil society, to ensure optimal communication and mutually beneficial relationships are established and maintained;
● Promote the vision and objectives of the WWF Gabon Strategic Plan to external and WWF stakeholders, and participates in strategic partnership building/ fundraising approaches to them in coordination with all stakeholders as appropriate;
● Develop and take leadership of the process to become a strong network office through Network support;
● Provide effective leadership and guides line management to relevant trans-boundary or multi-country programs.

Qualifications required:

● At least 10 years professional experience in a leadership role, 3-5 years of which should be in the Central Africa, with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams;
● Minimum Master’s degree in an environmental/conservation field. Additional academic degree and training on Business Management, International Relations/ Development, or other related fields in would be a strong asset;
● Proven track record in successfully developing, leading, and managing large-scale programmes and/or institutions in the field of conservation, natural resource management, international development, and/or other related fields;
● A proven leader with a Track record in leading and managing Conservation Programmes in Gabon and region, including transboundary conservation programmes;
● Sound knowledge and understanding of conservation priorities and programmes in the sub-region and Gabon in particular;
● Superior oral and written communication skills in English and French, Knowledge of national languages is an added advantage.

Required Competencies:

● Demonstrable and strong leadership in external engagement, strategic partnerships, policy and influencing with public, private sector and with funding agencies;
● Entrepreneurial leadership skills with demonstrable successes in mobilizing funding and technical resources for national and sub-regional conservation programmes;
● Empowering leadership style in developing strong senior management and operations teams to enhance programme delivery, quality assurance, operational efficiency and risk management;
● A track record of building organizational talent by nurturing performance culture and encouraging empowerment and delegation;
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

How to apply

Please make sure to upload your most recent CV and a Cover Letter in English when you click on "Easy Apply" on the LinkedIn advert:

Only candidates with the required profile will be contacted. If you are not contacted six (06) weeks after the deadline, consider your application unsuccessful.
Applicants must have the legal right to live and work in Gabon without employer sponsorship.

Deadline for sending applications: October 31, 2020.

The World Wide Fund for Nature is an equal opportunity employer that aims to have a diverse workforce.