[Coral-List] WCS seeking PNG Country Program Director

Stacy Jupiter 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.

Position Objectives

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.

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*Stacy Jupiter*
*Director, Melanesia Program*
Wildlife Conservation Society
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