This position will be based in Lima, Peru. World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Regional Coordinator, Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) for its Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Program. The Regional Coordinator provides strategic leadership of GFTN operations in Latin American countries, developing the GFTN-LAC regional business plan while providing strategic guidance and coordination for the development of national GFTN Business Plans for the 4 current national/regional GFTN offices (Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Northern Amazon/Chocó Darien). The GFTN Regional Coordinator ensures the delivery of a standardized program and measurable results through direct technical coaching and backstopping support, while assessing the risks and opportunities for expanding GFTN in the wider region (e.g. Guyana, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, etc.) and formulating proposed strategies to the Support Unit.
The Regional Coordinator provides a lead role in managing stakeholder relationships in Latin America and represents GFTN-LAC on behalf of the WWF Network both internally in WWF as with external partners. The Regional Coordinator coordinates closely with the GFTN Support Unit, in particular the GFTN Responsible Forestry Coordinator, to ensure the programme continues to be aligned with the rapidly changing industry and market environment.
This position requires a degree in international development, natural resources management, or conservation policy, and also knowledge of forestry and conservation issues.The position requires 5-7 years of work experience in multiple countries in the Latin American region and demonstrated success in business planning, program development and management, marketing, fundraising and financial management, as well as achieving programmatic and operational objectives with or within the private sector. Thorough knowledge and proven experience of complex, network-based program development and management is essential. Willingness to travel across Latin America regularly and other countries as necessary. Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Spanish required and working knowledge of Portuguese desirable.
AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply for the job please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers, job # 12090 and submit cover letter and resume. Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.