The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Country Director for its DRC Programme

Shape the conservation and sustainability agenda of the DRC Country Office to deliver on WWF’s global priorities nationally, regionally, and globally; and contribute to strong leadership within the WWF Network.


Major Functions: To develop and lead a high performing Country Office with efficient operating systems professional and skilled staff, and strong financial resources, delivering conservation impact in places that are key for WWF’s Network Initiatives and other global conservation priorities, positioning it as the leading Conservation INGO nationally, regionally, and globally.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the vision, strategic planning, and future institutional development of WWF DRC Country Office;
  • Accountable for the management of the WWF DRC Country Office and ensure is managed effectively and efficiently in all key programme areas: Conservation Programme, Finance & Administration, People & Culture, Partnership Development, Communications, Fundraising, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Quality Assurance;
  • Provide thought leadership on key issues at national level and manage key partnerships including national government, 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 DRC Strategic Plan to external and WWF Stakeholders, and participation in strategic partnership building/fundraising approaches with them as appropriate;
  • Develop and take leadership of the process to become a strong network office through Network support;
  • Provide effective leadership and guide line management to relevant transboundary or multi-country programmes;
  • Provide effective leadership and line management for all members of the Country Senior Management Team;
  • Represent WWF DRC at network meetings with government, industry leaders, key supporters and stakeholders.



Required Qualifications       

  • At least 10 years professional experience in a leadership role, 3-5 years of which should be in the Congo Basin with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams. Experience with Conservation INGOs will be a strong advantage;
  • Master’s degree in Business Management, International Relations, Development, or other related fields. A degree in an environmental or conservation field will be an advantage;
  • Proven track record in successfully developing, leading and managing large scale programmes and/or institutions in the fields of conservation, natural resource management, international development and/or other related fields;
  • Superior oral and written communications skills in English and French. Fluency in other DRC national languages will be an added advantage.


Deadline for applications: 15th July 2024


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