World Wildlife Fund - US

Country Director, Central African Republic (CAR)

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Posted Date 6 months ago(6/20/2023 8:05 PM)
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Country Director, Central African Republic (CAR)


To develop and lead a high performing Country Office with efficient operating systems, professional and skilled staff, and strong financial resources, delivering conservation impact in places that are key for WWF’s Network Initiatives and other global conservation priorities, positioning it as the leading Conservation INGO nationally, regionally, and globally.


  • Lead the vision, strategic planning, and future institutional development of WWF CAR Country Office.
  • Accountable for the management of the WWF CAR Country Office and ensure is managed effectively and efficiently in all key programme areas: Conservation Programme, Finance & Administration, People & Culture, Partnership Development, Communications, Fundraising, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Quality Assurance.
  • Provide thought leadership on key issues at national level and manage key partnerships including national government, private sector and civil society, to ensure optimal communication and mutually beneficial relationships are established and maintained.
  • Promote the vision and objectives of the WWF CAR Strategic Plan to external and WWF stakeholders, and participate in strategic partnership building/fundraising approaches with them as appropriate.
  • Develop and take leadership of the process to become a strong network office through Network support.
  • Provide effective leadership and guideline management to relevant transboundary or multi-country programmes.
  • Provide effective leadership and line management for all members of the Country Senior Management Team.
  • Represent WWF Central African Republic (CAR) at network meetings with government, industry leaders, key supporters and stakeholders.


  • At least 10 years professional experience in a leadership role, 3-5 year of which should be in the African region, with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams. Experience with Conservation INGOs will be a strong advantage.
  • Master’s degree in Business Management, International Relations, Development, or other related fields. A degree in an environmental or conservation field will be an advantage.
  • Proven track record in successfully developing, leading and managing large scale programmes and/or institutions in the fields of conservation, natural resource management, international development and/or other related fields.
  • Superior oral and written communications skills in English and French. Fluency in Portuguese and/or other national languages will be an added advantage.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Demonstrable and strong leadership in external engagement, strategic partnerships, policy and influencing with public, private sector and with funding agencies.
  • Entrepreneurial leadership skill with demonstrable success in mobilizing funding and technical resources for national and sub-regional conservation programmes.
  • Empowering leadership style in developing strong senior management and operations teams to enhance programme delivery, quality assurance, operational efficiency and risk management.
  • A track record of building organizational talent by nurturing a performance culture and encouraging empowerment and delegation.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that support the ability to represent the organization at a range of local and international fora, media and general public.
  • High-level negotiation, collaborating and influencing skills and the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels in the business, not-for-profit, scientific and political communities.
  • Identifies with the values of the WWF organization, Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration.
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviours in ways of working: Strive for impact, Listen deeply, Collaborate openly and Innovate fearlessly.
  • Adheres to WWF’s brand characteristics, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
  • Fluency in English and French required. 
  • This role is not a family station.
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.


WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.  


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone


As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.


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