Deadline: 16 April 2017
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Regional Director in Quito, Ecuador. The duration of this post is 24 months.
The Regional Director will require an accomplished and credible manager with good understanding of environmental policy issues in the regional context.
IUCN provides public, private and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Regional Director will perform the following functions-
- Represent IUCN in the region in a manner that promotes IUCN’s mission and enhances the status of the Union among decision-making bodies, intergovernmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.
- Initiate and facilitate initiatives and dialogues on key issues of conservation policy based on IUCN’s regional and global priorities.
- Develop and maintain long-term fund generation strategies and nurture relations with the donor community in the region in coordination with the Strategic Partnerships Unit in Headquarters.
- Oversee preparation, implementation, evaluation and reporting of multi-year programmes for IUCN’s work in South America, in line with IUCN’s global programme and business model.
- Support the operational management of all IUCN Hubs activities in the region and ensure the efficient management of financial and human resources including development and maintenance of relevant policies, procedures and control systems.
- Develop and maintain regular contact with governments, regional and national committees of Members, existing and potential IUCN Members, partner organizations, Councillors, and Commission members.
- In collaboration with Membership focal points and the IUCN Constituency Unit, implement the IUCN Membership Strategy,
Applicants must have-
- Post graduate or advanced degree in either business management or a subject related to conservation and sustainable development, with relevant experience in the other.
- Solid knowledge of conservation and sustainable development policy issues as well as the geopolitical, development and multi-stakeholder contexts in South America.
- Sound understanding of how this fits into the global context.
- At least 10 years of professional experience in senior management and governance of a complex multinational organization or programme in an area related to conservation and/or sustainable development, of which at least 5 years in South America.
- Experience developing teams and individuals and effectively leading improvement and change.
- Clear commitment to fostering a culture of high performance and accountability, demonstrated in the ability to manage by results, differentiate performance and assertively give feedback and take decisive action when necessary.
- Demonstrated ability to both plan and take action, keeping the staff focused on priorities.
- Demonstrated experience in the selection, coaching and appraisal of staff.
- Demonstrated experience building teams diverse in gender, nationality and background to achieve business results.
- This commitment to diversity and inclusion should be exemplified through staffing decisions (recruitment, promotion, recognition, etc.) and the ability to model behaviors that promote a more inclusive organizational culture.
- Fluency in Spanish and English.
- Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.
- Ability to travel frequently within the region and globally.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit IUCN.