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WWF Guianas is looking for a suitable candidate for the position of Conservation Director

WWF Guianas works to ensure that the rich and globally significant landscapes of the Guianas are safeguarded for future generations whilst delivering tangible sustained benefits for people and nature. WWF partners with local, national and international entities operating in the Guianas to achieve its goals aligning with national conservation and development priorities. The aim of the WWF Guianas Conservation Team is to deliver high quality conservation outcomes set by WWF’s Guianas’ Conservation Program embedded in the multi-annual Strategic Plan delivering critical contributions to WWF Global Goals on Forest, Freshwater, Oceans and Wildlife.

Conservation Director
The Conservation Director supports the Suriname Country Representative in providing organizational vision and leadership for delivering high impact conservation outcomes and assists in representing WWF Guianas to key audiences. He/she leads the Suriname Conservation Team, is part of the Guianas Senior Management Team, and maintains active relations in the region, the global WWF network and larger conservation community to strengthen the Guianas Conservation Program.

Key responsibilities
  • Assist the Suriname Country Representative in the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of the WWF Guianas’ Conservation Program, with a lead role in Suriname (80%) and oversight role across the three Guianas (20%);
  • Directs and takes responsibility for implementation of conservation activities of WWF in Suriname within policies, procedures and standards set by WWF US, LAC and WWF International;
  • Coordinates the development of new projects, programs, initiatives and partnerships, ensuring adequate inputs from the Technical Coordinators, other officers, consultants and relevant stakeholders as well as WWF’s global communities of practices;
  • Leads the timely preparation of semi-annual and annual reports to the WWF Network and relevant donors for WWF project activities in the Guianas;
  • Develop and coach the multidisciplinary conservation team.
Qualifications and Experience
  • MSc degree or higher in related field;
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated success in program design, implementation and management;
  • Eight years of field experience in Suriname, the Latin America and Caribbean region or similar geographic region;
  • Proven and relevant experience in managing large and complex programs;
  • Ability to evaluate large scale and multi-facets initiatives, and to synthesize and apply recommendations from a wide-range of fields and experiences.
If you are a strong team leader, passionate about nature conservation and want to be part of a dynamic team, please submit your written application letter in which you extensively motivate your application to: humanresources@wwf.sr

Closing date for applications: 3rd of March, 2018

WWF Guianas
Henck Arronstraat 63 Paramaribo, Suriname | Telephone:+597 422357

Invitation for Bids to develop a Participatory 3-D Model (P3DM of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Suriname as part of an EU-funded project

WWF Guianas is inviting for Bids to develop a Participatory 3-D Model (P3DM of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Suriname as part of an EU-funded project titled: “Promoting Integrated and Participatory Ocean Governance in Guyana and Suriname: the Eastern Gate to the Caribbean” which commenced in early 2017. A major component of this project is Marine Participatory 3-Dimensional Modelling (P3DM), a community-based process, which integrates topographic data and geographical information with the spatial knowledge of local communities to produce a physical 3-D model. The assignment will preferably be carried out by a consultancy team to meet the diverse challenges for this analysis. This assignment is part of an EU funded project therefore applicants need demonstrate that they are legally established in an eligible country as per the rules on participation in procurement procedures and grants of the European Development Fund:  https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prospect/internal/noauth/externalDocumentDownload.htm?id=104074&lang=en
Please send your bids by MIDNIGHT 20 February 2018 Suriname time.

Please find the Terms of Reference on the right.