Posted on :
11 Dec, 2018
11 Dec, 2018
Conservation South Africa (CSA) is a local affiliate of Conservation International and committed to helping societies adopt a more sustainable approach to development, one that improves human well-being through the conservation of healthy ecosystems and the goods and services they provide.
Job Title: Executive Director
Job Location: Either Johannesburg or Cape Town
The Executive Director of Conservation International South Africa provides the strategic and programmatic direction of the country program, proactively identifying opportunities and trends for the achievement of the institutional goals. S/he is responsible for senior-level program management 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.
The Executive 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 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 the local capacity within environments that are complex and full of challenges.
Strategy Development and Impact Reporting (20%)
Leadership and Governance (20%)
Institutional Compliance and Risk Management
People and Resource Management
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.
To apply: For a more detailed job description and application requirements go to the Careers tab on our website www.conservation.org .
The deadline for application for all positions is January 15, 2019.