[Coral-List] WCS seeking PNG Country Program Director
sjupiter at wcs.org
Thu Jun 2 15:50:56 EDT 2016
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Papua New Guinea (PNG) Country
Program is currently hiring for a Country Program Director to oversee
its marine and terrestrial conservation activities in PNG.
The Country Program Director will lead the development and management of
WCS’s conservation program in PNG. S/he will lead on the establishment
of program priorities, strategy, and approaches for terrestrial and
marine conservation and adaptation initiatives, as well as provide
technical guidance to project development and implementation. S/he will
promote biological conservation and sustainable natural resource
management in PNG among governmental agencies, international agencies,
NGOs, universities and training institutes, and the public. Through
outward communications, s/he will direct national and international
attention to PNG for conservation and influence policies that promote
preservation of biodiversity and sustainable development, while reducing
vulnerability to future climate and environmental change.
Applicants should have a PhD, MBA, or MSc with commensurate experience
managing complex institutions, with expertise from the conservation,
natural resource management and/or development sectors. Minimum 5 years’
experience managing terrestrial and/or marine field conservation
projects, project budgets, and staff. Demonstrated success working with
diverse partners to achieve common objectives. Ability to train and
build capacity in field research, tropical biology, community-based
natural resource management, conservation advocacy, and project
management. Familiar with conservation issues in PNG and the region, and
committed to the mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Applicants should be comfortable living and working in remote locations,
be willing to travel extensively in PNG, have excellent problem solving
skills and be flexible to developing country constraints. Experience
working in Melanesian countries strongly preferred. Salary level
commensurate with experience.
Please apply online at www.wcs.org/about-us/careers and send a cover
letter and CV with the subject line “Director, PNG Country Program -
[your name]” to asiaprogram at wcs.org.
Closing date: June 30, 2016
Please forward to any interested parties.
*Director, Melanesia Program*
Wildlife Conservation Society
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