Chief of Party, Salonga Conservation and Sustainable Management Partnership Project, Congo Basin - 21063




World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Chief of Party, Salonga Conservation and Sustainable Management Partnership Project Congo Basin.
Major Function
This Chief of Party provides overall vision and leadership for the USAID-funded Salonga Project & supports other WWF-US-funded programs as requested by the Congo Basin Managing Director. The COP directs the project's core staff and partners responsible for planning, coordination, design, delivery, and reporting of all project activities and site visits, in compliance with local and international law, and USAID regulations.


• Applies participatory, adaptive management approach to ensure program is efficient, effective, and achieves planned results.
• With support from WWF-DRC and WWF US HQ, ensures that the project is implemented in compliance with donor policies and regulations, including subgrants and subcontracts.
• Seeks out, assesses, & recommends new strategic partnerships that add value and impact to programmatic activities through innovation and complementary expertise.
• Advises the US-based Congo Basin Managing Director on pertinent issues in the region, progress on program activities, and technical areas.
• Working with WWF and partners to ensure gender integration and adherence to environmental& social safeguards standards.
• Coordinates with other departments within WWF-US & with other bodies of the WWF network.



Skills and Abilities
• Master’s Degree required; in a relevant field preferred (biological sciences, natural resources, management, or international development).
• Minimum ten years' experience in biological conservation, natural resources, management, international development, or related field.
• Demonstrated success in developing and managing complex conservation projects and proven ability and experience in networking with key regional players.
• Experience managing multi-million-dollar USAID projects strongly preferred.
• Familiarity with USG-funded conservation projects is essential.
• Extensive field experience in Africa with a strong central Africa background necessary.
• Proven ability to supervise staff sensitively & effectively, and to manage complex conservation projects.
• Excellent communication (written and oral) abilities and strong organizational skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, both in English and French, are required.
• Fluency in English and French
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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