TB #primary-content width: 957px !important; #TB .main-column width: 100% !important; table width: 100% !important; margin-bottom: 11px !important; #TB .col6 width: 100% !important; .table-title-cntr text-align: center; padding: 11px 0 5px !important; background-color: #548dd4 !important; color: #fff; td border: 1px solid #000 !important; font-size: 11px !important; padding: 5px 8px 5px 5px !important; Position Information Position title: Climate & Conservation Director Unit: Conservation Directly reports to: Director General Location: Dubai Direct reports: Programme Leaders and Manager & Scientific Advisor Type of contract: Full-time Date: July 2017 Background Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) is a UAE environmental non-governmental organisation, established under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s representative in the Western Region and Chairman of Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD).
EWS works in association with WWF, one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations.
EWS-WWF has been active in the UAE since 2001 and has successfully initiated and implemented several conservation and education projects and initiatives in the region.
EWS-WWF works federally and in the region with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Fujairah and is governed by a local board of directors.
Job summary The Conservation and Climate Director (CCD) provides effective leadership ensuring impactful and professional conservation delivery in the UAE and region.
He/she will continue the implementation of the EWS-WWF Strategic Plan 2015-2020 which contributes effectively to biodiversity conservation and reduction of carbon footprint in the UAE, and is aligned with WWF Practices and global conservation priorities.
The CCD will lead all conservation programmes, from identifying priority projects to implement the strategy to assessing new opportunities to enhance the conservation goals.
The CCD will be responsible for developing and empowering the conservation team, for outcome delivery. The CCD will manage key relationships for EWS-WWF as specified in the partnership strategy, and will have substantial responsibility, oversight and support of stakeholder relationships related to the Conservation Unit.
The CCD is responsible for ensuring EWS-WWF is constantly aware and learning from international best practice in biodiversity conservation and climate change.
As such, he/she will be involved in the selection of the heads of programmes and other staff and is expected to hire, develop, coach, and mentor the programme staff to be experts in their areas of work including mastering project management.
The CCD is a member of the EWS-WWF Management Team and as such responsible for the overall direction of EWS-WWF. The CCD also oversees the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) components of the Conservation Unit.
He/she will be the main contact person with other Unit Directors, while encouraging multiple and collaborative relationships between Units through project teams.
Members perform their responsibilities through regular meetings and related tasks. Key Responsibilities Key performance Indicators 1.
Leads the implementation of the Conservation Programme strategy, by overseeing the execution of the conservation programmes and projects in the Conservation Unit.
2. Develops a high-performance conservation team, in particular Programme Leaders and direct reports. Encourages team empowerment and autonomy while keeping oversight and accountability for the team.
3. Manage the relationship with WWF in conservation related topics, including the Global Conservation Director, oversees EWS-WWF’s representation in the Global WWF Practices and encourages team members to reach out and interact with their WWF colleagues on relevant topics.
4. Is the main partnership manager with the stakeholders determined in the EWS-WWF Partnership Strategy, and oversees and councils stakeholder relationships across the Conservation Unit.
5. Is an active member of the EWS-WWF Management Team (MT), and emphasizes the conservation angle of decisions and discussions within the MT.
6. Keeps abreast of international best practices in conservation and climate change relevant for EWS-WWF
7. Ensures Programme management standards are followed according to WWF guidance and makes sure the EWS-WWF team has the capacity.
Oversees the implementation of the M&E framework for the Conservation Unit including the Strategic Plan Monitoring System and the Annual Plan Monitoring System, seeking consistent measurement of conservation impact.
8. Actively develops new stakeholder partnerships and identifies opportunities to enhance conservation impact through these partnerships
10. Identifies areas of collaboration with other NGOs in the country and opportunities to work closely with local communities
11. Collaborates closely with the EWS-WWF fundraising and communications units to ensure conservation project portfolio can be easily communicated externally and has a strong value proposition for funders
12. Support with fundraising efforts and identify opportunities of sponsorship from key government partners working closely on the conservation projects
13. Ensures a balanced conservation portfolio adding to the value proposition of EWS-WWF with science based field projects and policy driven projects to achieve conservation impact
14. Acts as a leader for EWS-WWF both internally and representing the organization externally.
h. Oversee the development of yearly workplans if applicable following the process decided by the MT.
s. Keeps abreast on conservation issues core to EWS-WWF strategic priorities and encourages conservation team members to do so.
t. Ensure regular stakeholder management following the EWS-WWF partnership strategy
y. Review of conservation strategy to ensure portfolio is balanced and includes both field based projects and policy, in line with the EWS-WWF 5-year conservation strategy.
Leadership in Conservation: Excellent knowledge in the field of conservation. Ability to develop, implement and evaluate strategic plans.
Ability to inspire and motivate staff and external partners.
EWS-WWF Focus: Acts as a member of EWS-WWF, placing higher priority on EWS-WWF goals than own goals and anticipating the effects of own area’s actions on others to ensure holistic EWS-WWF outcomes.
External Orientation: Looks outwards ensuring EWS-WWF stays relevant, continues to anticipate and adapt to external environmental and global trends.
Delivering Quality Outcomes: Establishes stretch goals, plans, using best judgment and takes responsibility for planning to and delivering on outcomes.
Building Working Relationships: Builds collaborative relationships through the understanding and development of other’s and own ideas.
Communicating Effectively: Uses appropriate means of communication to convey messages seeks input from others and ensures understanding.
Leading Teams: Develops direction and shared purpose, builds a team through coaching to ensure the accomplishment of goals and high-level team performance.
Leading Change: Encourages and seeks out innovative solutions and brings people on a journey constructively and empathetically.
Managing Resources: Makes the right judgments based on financial and resource availability.
Establishing Strategic Direction: Generates options to achieve long-range goals, selects the best strategies for success and delivers on strategic goals.
Building Organizational Capability: Diagnoses individual and team capability and development needs and champions talent management.
Flexible & Adaptive Orientation: People demonstrating this competency are not rigid - intellectually, emotionally, or interpersonally.
Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and copes with complexity.
Internal Works with Programme and project teams on a daily-basis, and interacts with everyone in the organization. Works in close collaboration with MT members.
External Plays a critical role in stakeholder management and partnership management. Works with local governments and research institutions to seek their buy in of EWS-WWF conservation agenda.
Works in close collaboration with colleagues in the WWF network when appropriate. Additional information EWS-WWF is an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome diversity in the workplace and offer a flexible and diverse place of employment.
EWS-WWF staff participate wholeheartedly in general activities and events, which promotes the overall mission of EWS-WWF, whether the particular event or activity has any bearing on the job description and assigned project objectives and activities. Contacts Tammy James Operations Director email: Paola Ferreira Climate & Conservation Director - email: Apply Submit CVs to