Regional Director, Oceania Regional Office (ORO)

IUCN, Suva, Fiji

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationPolicy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme ManagementStrategic Alliances
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd April, 2017

Job Description

This senior leadership position provides an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the implementation of the regional programme for the IUCN Oceania Region in line with IUCN’s global programme framework for 2017-2020 and beyond. The regional programme for Oceania is implemented in collaboration with IUCN members, IUCN Commissions and partners, such as the agencies from the UN system, bilateral and multilateral donors, and foundations.

The Regional Director leads the development and effective implementation of the IUCN Programme in Oceania. This position requires an accomplished and credible manager with good understanding of environmental policy issues in the regional context. The Regional Director is supported by a range of experts but has the institutional responsibility to authoritatively handle a broad spectrum of subjects ranging from biodiversity and ecosystem-based resource management strategies and policies to organizational management and financial planning.

As the official representative of IUCN in the region, the Regional Director is responsible for maintaining a high and professional corporate profile for IUCN, particularly with IUCN members and partners.

As the senior leader of the Regional Office, the Regional Director is accountable for financial, human resources and administrative matters and is also responsible for ensuring the financial viability of the regional programme. The Regional Director ensures that all organizational activities are consistently performed under the principles of equity, fairness, inclusiveness and respect for the diversity of people.

• Enthusiastic commitment and vision
• Leadership abilities and experience, maturity and management skills
• Senior management experience
• Professional competencies
• Sound judgment and decision making

• Advanced University Degree or Post Graduate in either Business Management or a subject related to conservation and sustainable development, with relevant experience in the other.
• Solid knowledge of conservation and sustainable development policy issues as well as the geopolitical, development and multi-stakeholder contexts in Oceania. Sound understanding of how this fits into the global context.
• At least 10 years’ professional experience in senior management and governance of a complex multinational organization or programme in an area related to conservation and/or sustainable development, of which at least 5 years in Oceania.
• Fluent in written and verbal English.
• Fluency in one or more of the languages of the Pacific languages would be a distinct asset.
• Ability to travel frequently within the region and globally


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Only short-listed candidates will be notified
IUCN is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men.

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