Regional Director - West and Central Africa / Sector : Non-governmental Organisations (NGO)
Description du poste
Leadership, Policy Influencing, and Representation
• Represent and promote the mission of the organisation in West and Central Africa in a manner that enhances the status of the Union and influences decision-making bodies, intergovernmental agencies, governments, non-governmental organisations, civil society, and the private sector.
• Represent, or arrange for, appropriate representation of the organisation in relevant regional events.
• Promote IUCN’s mission and ensure that IUCN’s policy positions and Programme are known and considered in the decisions of countries and institutions in the region.
• Provide strategic leadership and guidance in delivering the organisation’s Programme in West and Central Africa.
• Serve as a member of the organisation’s senior management team to establish and implement strategic decisions for the the organisation Secretariat.
• Establish diplomatic relations with governments, and formalise such relationships by forging agreements that enhance active cooperation and collaboration to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature.
• Establish priorities and remain accountable for the implementation of work plans to manage and mitigate strategic and operational risks associated with various programmatic engagements.
• Provide strategic direction on regional and country-specific knowledge products and reports.
Membership and Engagement
• In collaboration with the organisation Membership and Commission Support Unit and focal points at the regional level, implement the organisation Membership Strategy and develop and implement membership recruitment, engagement, and retention plans.
• Develop and maintain regular contact with governments, regional and national committees of Members, existing and potential the organisation Members, partner organisations, and Commission members.
• In collaboration with the different parts of the organisation – governments, indigenous peoples, and NGO Members, National and Regional Committees of Members, Commission experts, and the Secretariat – work together to develop, implement, and advance the organisation’s Programme in West and Central Africa.
• Initiate, promote, and facilitate initiatives and dialogues on key issues of conservation policy, based on IUCN's regional and global priorities.
• Partner with national and regional the organisation Member Committees in preparing IUCN’s quadrennial Programme.
• Identify institutions – both public and private – with which IUCN can establish collaborative relationships in programmatic work.
• Establish and maintain exceptional relations with the donor community in the region to obtain long-term engagement and support for the organisation’s Programme.
• Ability and commitment to act in accordance with the core values of integrity and trust, transparency, professionalism and accountability, equality, inclusiveness, and respect for diversity.
• Proven experience in maintaining and nurturing expert networks, with the demonstrated ability to handle politically and culturally sensitive issues.
• Experience in identifying key issues in a complex situation, and consulting, gathering, and analysing relevant information before proposing and implementing decisive actions or recommendations.
• Unimpeachable integrity as evidenced by behaviour, communication style, and ways of handling ambiguous or difficult situations.
• Demonstrated ability to manage and lead the work of the Secretariat with diverse skills, personalities, and backgrounds.
• 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 experience building teams diverse in gender, nationality, and background to achieve business results.
• Enthusiastic commitment and vision characterised by a commitment to nature conservation and sustainable use, and the ability to provide inspiration and strategic direction.
• Good understanding of global affairs and experience with the workings of Multilateral Environmental Agreements and governmental and non-governmental institutions.
• Maturity, knowledge, and experience in management and leadership abilities with a deep sense of self-awareness, as evidenced by the ability to articulate one’s own strengths, weaknesses, and impact on others.
Profil du poste
• Advanced university degree in a development or science-related area, including natural resource management, business management, public administration, project management, economics, conservation and sustainable development, or relevant social sciences.
• A minimum of 15 years’ progressively greater experience in strategic and managerial leadership, including governance of a complex multinational organisation or programme in an area related to conservation and/or sustainable development, of which at least 10 years is in West and Central Africa.
• Proven experience in developing, managing, implementing, and monitoring large programmes related to conservation, biodiversity, natural resources, and sustainable development.
• Demonstrated experience in resource mobilisation, partnerships, government relations, and operations management.
• Leadership experience in managing the performance of diverse and multi-cultural teams.
• Solid knowledge of conservation and sustainable development policy issues as well as the geopolitical, development, and multi-stakeholder contexts in West and Central Africa, and a sound understanding of how this fits into the global context.
• Fluency in English and French (verbal and written) is essential. Knowledge of other languages is an advantage.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Ability to travel within the region and globally, as required.
Dossiers de candidature
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