WWF Kenya Career Opportunities

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1. Director, Global Policy & Advocacy


Last year, WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing 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, Global Policy & Advocacy for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

Location: WWF Office in Singapore or Nairobi as preferred location. Other locations in the WWF network will also be considered.

Main responsibilities:
  • Leads the development of an Annual Policy & Advocacy strategy and workplan that defines priorities and responsibilities, and is agreed by the Practice Leaders Forum
  • Leads and coordinates cross-cutting policy and advocacy work for the WWF network, as defined by the Policy & Advocacy annual workplan
  • Represents WWF in specific external multilateral dialogues and related intergovernmental conventions and institutions
  • Ensures co-ordinated, credible, relevant and professional participation in cross-cutting multi-lateral processes and forums
  • Supports the Global Conservation Director and the Practice Leaders Forum in helping to identify and prioritise major cross-cutting policy and advocacy opportunities and risk areas
  • Supports the Global Conservation Director and Practice Leaders to identify areas where potential policy conflicts could arise and where consistent policy or positions are required
  • Leads the development of needed policies and positions in conjunction with WWF network and partners in a highly consultative manner.
  • Ensure that the overall Global Conservation Strategy and Practice Strategies are informed by the most recent geo-political and policy information and trends
  • Co-ordinates shared learning amongst the Policy leads in the Practices
    Leads and manages the WWF Global Policy & Advocacy team, and other network teams as appropriate
  • Develops and maintains diplomatic and other professional relationships at executive level in institutions, governments, CSOs and related bodies
  • Develops Strategic reports and plans as required
  • Develops and maintains an effective and efficient information management systems to support policy and advocacy work

    Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • University degree in policy, international relations or political, development or related studies and 15 years work experience at progressively higher levels of internal and external responsibility
  • Deep understanding of geopolitical and strategic relationships and behaviours, understanding of decision making at national, regional and multilateral levels, including the roles of actors, news and domestic and external pressures in decision making
  • Deep understanding of treaty and law making, including hard and soft law and of a number of key intergovernmental agreements across the topic areas
  • Constructive external political player and negotiator, able to create and maintain strategic, high level relationships
  • Ability to create multiple knowledge products across various media and platforms, build capacity and manage staff to influence high level decision making
  • Well-honed radar, ability to see over the horizon and take quick action to take opportunities or mitigate for upcoming problems
  • Capacity building with a particular focus on emerging economies and developing countries
  • Excellent team manager, project and budget design and delivery skills, ability to build capacity
  • Crisis management skills
  • High level analytical, strategic and advocacy skills
  • Leadership of small and often very large network teams covering a number of areas of work focus over the political, technical, communications, event showcasing and logistics portfolios
  • Decision making, sometimes under difficult and fast circumstances
  • Strategic planning, budgeting
  • Negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Remote office management
    Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic,
  • Determined and Engaging.

    How to apply?
    Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn Kenya, LinkedIn Singapore as one file.

    We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.

    Work permit restrictions may apply.

    Deadline for applications: 24th November 2016


    2. Manager, Conservation Strategy and Innovation

    We are recruiting the role of Manager, Conservation Strategy and Innovation for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

    Location: WWF Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Main responsibilities:
  • Develops a robust and consistent approach to developing, reviewing and updating Practice Strategies that utilises systems thinking approaches, is light and agile, and optimises adaptive and shared learning aspects
  • Supports Practice Leaders in the development, evaluation and review of Practice Strategies using such methodology(-ies)
  • Facilitates access to leading (external) science networks and researchers, in co-ordination with WWF Science
  • Functions, in order to strengthen the credibility of Practice strategies, major initiatives, and messaging.
  • Develops and co-ordinates a knowledge centre and network of specialists on strategy development and science that can support country level and (eco-)regional level strategy development and programmes that contribute to Practice Goals and Outcomes
  • Facilitates and coordinates a consistent and effective way of promoting innovation in programme and projects across Network Offices within and across the nine Practices.
  • Co-ordinates and facilitates shared learning among Innovation Specialist in Practices and Country Offices
  • Co-ordinates common, cross-Practice innovation platforms
  • Project Manages global research projects as the need arises and in co-ordination with WWF science functions

    Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Advanced university degree in Biological sciences, Natural Resources, Environment, or related discipline
  • 7 years’ experience in strategy or programme development, preferably in relation to environmental or conservation projects
  • Experience of working with innovation platforms or processes and shared learning approaches
  • Experience of working in an international and/or inter-cultural environment
  • Familiarity with working in virtual teams across multiple time zones
  • Strong strategic, scientific and analytical mind-set,
  • Team player who works collectively to achieve a common objective
  • Excellent communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a networker who is good at building relationships.
  • Solutions-oriented with effective problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to manage a multiple projects against tough deadlines
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

    How to apply?

    Upload your covering letter and CV on Manager, Conservation Strategy and Innovation Job as one file. We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.

    Work permit restrictions may apply.

    Deadline for applications: 06 December 2016

    3. Fundraising and Partnerships Manager, Africa

    Location: WWF ROA Office in Nairobi, Kenya

    Reports to: Director, Regional Office of Africa

    Supervises: N/A

    Grade: TBD

    Mission of the Department: To help the WWF Africa Offices and the Network grow in strength and influence by leading a partnership and resource mobilisation strategy for WWF Africa to generate sustainable resources
    for conservation and organisational needs.

    Major Functions:
    The post holder will initially focus on a fund raising initiative aimed at raising funds for WWF Africa’s Transformational Project Initiatives.

    Longer term, the role will focus on growing the diversity of funding across Africa offices and from within Africa, and broadening the portfolio of donors to include foundations and high net worth individuals supporting WWF Africa’s conservation work, both within and outside of Africa.

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