Pacific Director

Posted on 02 May 2019

Location: Fiji

WWF has launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focusing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.

In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF’s ambitious goals.
We are recruiting the role of Director, Pacific to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.


Work percentage:

Contract type:
Open ended contract 


Benefits & Culture
The salary for this position will be FJD 130,000 - 160,000. Citizens of Pacific island nations are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Role  
Reporting to the Asia Pacific Regional Director, the Pacific Director will lead the vision, strategic planning and institutional development of the country offices in the Pacific. As a proven leader with the capability of growing an organisation’s impact and building future leadership and talent pipelines, the Pacific Director will also bring high level negotiation, collaboration and influencing skills, with the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders throughout the region, promoting the vision and objectives of WWF Pacific’s strategic plan.

Duties and Responsibilities  
Ensure the Pacific region is effectively and efficiently managed in all key areas – conservation, operations, finance, people & culture, communication, marketing, fundraising and policy and partnerships. Specifically you will;

  • Provide overall direction and leadership in developing and executing the Pacific region’s strategic objectives
  • Continuously strengthens WWF’s profile, reputation and credibility
  • Initiate and lead strategic partnerships, ensuring effective communications with all stakeholders
  • Develop a realistic, well planned long term strategy and meet fundraising targets
  • Ensure an excellent understanding of risk-based approaches to managing projects and programmes
  • Represent Pacific region in key internal network and external forums

Required Skills & Experience

  • Professional experience in a leadership role, preferably with an NGO or like-minded business
  • University degree in conservation, business management, international relations, development or related fields
  • Proven track record in successfully developing, leading, and managing large-scale programmes and/or institutions
  • Successful track record in fundraising and superior oral and written communication skills in English and other local languages.
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviours in way of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly. 
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.


If you are a visionary leader who wants to play a vital role in shaping the conservation agenda for the Pacific region, please contact Richard Green or Lois Freeke in Sydney on +61-2-8243-0570 or forward your resume with cover letter through the following link and above quoting reference # 96362.

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