COUNTRY DIRECTOR, CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL SOUTH AFRICA
Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.
POSITION SUMMARY :
The Country Director of Conservation International South Africa (CSA) is the Chief Executive Officer that provides strategic and programmatic direction for the country program, proactively identifying opportunities and trends for the achievement of the institutional goals.
S / he is responsible for senior-level program oversight and ensuring that program strategies, initiatives and outcomes advance CI’s human development and conservation priorities.
Duties are complex and include leading the design, implementation and integration of program strategies throughout the country program and integrated across CI.
The Executive Director provides broad programmatic, project, monitoring and technical oversight and continuously engages key internal and external partners critical to program success.
He / she represents CI in the country and has a key role in building alliances, a central focus for CI strategy. The Executive Director ensures that CI’s work is presented effectively to donors and key stakeholders to ensure strategic and sustainable partnerships.
Reporting jointly to the Chair of the Executive Board of CSA, and to the Senior Vice President for CI’s Africa Field Division, the Country Director ensures compliance with CI policies, program and funding agreements and local requirements.
Additionally, s / he is responsible for managing the country program and all its component projects, leading and motivating the team, raising funds and managing financial and other resources.
S / he will also ensure that the program is integrated with CI’s strategic fundraising and partnership goals and works in collaboration with CI headquarters-
based technical and operations units to support the needs of the field programs.
The Executive Director directly manages staff, interdisciplinary teams, and / or outside partners. S / he works with a high degree of independence and serves as a technical expert in CI’s multidisciplinary approach of conservation.
S / he exercises a high level of creativity and strategic thinking to efficiently manage the country program and build local staff and partner capacity, within environments that are complex and full of challenges.
RESPONSIBILITIES : Fundraising (30%)
Strategy Development and Impact Reporting (20%)
Leadership and Governance (20%)
impact outputs, ensuring program alignment and integration with division and CI-wide conservation priorities (20%).
Institutional Compliance and Risk Management
PEOPLE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
WORKING CONDITIONS :
To apply please submit your resume and cover letter.
Conservation International is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
It is the policy of CI to afford equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. CI offers reasonable accommodation in the employment process for individuals with disabilities.
If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.
If you require an application accommodation due to a disability, please e-mail your request to applyhelp conservation.org and include "accommodation" in the subject line.
We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.
Passion : We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms.
Respect : We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.
Integrity : We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.
Optimism : We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.
Courage : We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.
Teamwork : We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.