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Manager, Conservation Strategy and Innovation

Last year, WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals – water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.

In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world.
This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF’s ambitious goals.
We are recruiting the role of Manager, Conservation Strategy and Innovation for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
Location: WWF Office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Main responsibilities:
·         Develops a robust and consistent approach to developing, reviewing and updating Practice Strategies that utilises systems thinking approaches, is light and agile, and optimises adaptive and shared learning aspects
·         Supports Practice Leaders in the development, evaluation and review of Practice Strategies using such methodology(-ies)
·         Facilitates access to leading (external) science networks and researchers, in co-ordination with WWF Science
·         Functions, in order to strengthen the credibility of Practice strategies, major initiatives, and messaging.
·         Develops and co-ordinates a knowledge centre and network of specialists on strategy development and science that can support country level and (eco-)regional level strategy development and programmes that contribute to Practice Goals and Outcomes
·         Facilitates and coordinates a consistent and effective way of promoting innovation in programme and projects across Network Offices within and across the nine Practices.
·         Co-ordinates and facilitates shared learning among Innovation Specialist in Practices and Country Offices
·         Co-ordinates common, cross-Practice innovation platforms
·         Project Manages global research projects as the need arises and in co-ordination with WWF science functions
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
·         Advanced university degree in Biological sciences, Natural Resources, Environment, or related discipline
·         7 years’ experience in strategy or programme development, preferably in relation to environmental or conservation projects
·         Experience of working with innovation platforms or processes and shared learning approaches
·         Experience of working in an international and/or inter-cultural environment
·         Familiarity with working in virtual teams across multiple time zones
·         Strong strategic, scientific and analytical mind-set,
·         Team player who works collectively to achieve a common objective
·         Excellent communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English.
·         Strong interpersonal skills, a networker who is good at building relationships.
·         Solutions-oriented with effective problem-solving abilities.
·         Ability to manage a multiple projects against tough deadlines
·         Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to apply?
Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.
Work permit restrictions may apply.
Deadline for applications: 06 December 2016
Manager, Shared Learning and Performance


Last year, WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals – water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world.
This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF’s ambitious goals.
We are recruiting the role of Manager, Shared Learning and Performance for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
Location: WWF Office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Main responsibilities:
·         Develop and facilitate a continuous process of shared learning within and among Practices in order to refine strategies and improve organizational performance.
·         Develop and facilitate ways in which Practices can use qualitative and quantitative measures/metrics to assess and refine their strategies on an ongoing basis
·         Act as bridge between the Practices and the Integrated Performance Unit in ensuring that the right indicators are identified and measured to judge progress and success.
·         Support Practices in developing and producing consistent reports to NET and the WWF Network that are meaningful, yet not burdensome for core teams
·         Assess, develop and recommend approaches and tools to use in knowledge management and learning to accelerate the uptake of Practice priorities, approaches and key lessons by WWF Offices
·         Develops cooperation with other partner organizations with common interests in learning and knowledge management towards the Global Goals, driving efficiency and avoiding duplication
·         Support and Co-ordinate Practice core team knowledge management staff to ensure effective working together, efficiency of action, and shared learning at Network level
·         Supports the assessments of results and overall impact of the Global Conservation Programme (carried-out by the Integrated Performance Unit), ensuring that an integrated approach across Practices is used
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
·         A university degree in a subject relevant to WWF or to education, learning and knowledge management
·         At least 7 years’ experience in education, learning and knowledge management in an international setting
·         Familiarity with working in an NGO and/or Network organization, preferably with experience of conservation, environment or development issues.
·         Experience of working with knowledge management and sharing platforms and tools
·         Experience of working in an international and/or inter-cultural environment
·         Analytical thinker, with strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize;
·         Strong communications skills;
·         Strong interpersonal skills, a networker who is good at building individual and team relationships
·         Ability to work in virtual teams and workspaces
·         Computer literate (including IT systems and tools for learning and knowledge management),
·         Reliable, flexible and with a problem solving attitude
·         Fluent in English, with excellent writing skills; other languages an advantage;
·         Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to apply?
Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.
We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.
Work permit restrictions may apply.
Deadline for applications: 06 December 2016
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

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