World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Transboundary Leader for the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA). KAZA was created in 2011 by five southern African countries—Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe—and is the largest terrestrial transboundary conservation area in the world (520,000 km2). KAZA is renowned for its wealth of wildlife, including more than half of Africa’s elephants (225,000), 20% of the continent’s lions, 25% of all African wild dogs, and up to 40% of the world’s cheetahs.
The KAZA vision “To establish a world-class trans-frontier conservation area and tourism destination in the Okavango and Zambezi river basin regions within the context of sustainable development” is premised upon a concerted, five-country effort to harness the region’s rich natural resources to promote economic development through conservation and tourism. WWF has been supporting KAZA and its partner countries since its inception.
The WWF Transboundary Leader will guide, contribute to, and coordinate the collective inputs of WWF (Country Offices in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe) working with the KAZA Secretariat and its partners countries, and other donors, partners and stakeholders of KAZA. This position will initially be based in Windhoek, Namibia.
The WWF Transboundary Leader will ensure that WWF actions align and support the KAZA vision through close coordination with the KAZA Secretariat, the five KAZA partner countries, communities, and other key funding and technical partners. S/he will secure additional funding and expertise, provide technical expertise, direct staff, oversee grants, and communicate results. More specifically, and in consultation and coordination with WWF Country Offices in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe as appropriate, s/he will:
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