WWF Vacancy: Head, Responsible Development - Canada

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The Head, Responsible Development is tasked with creating the vision for the future development of the Arctic.  This role is responsible for designing, leading, coordinating, and implementing activities to achieve the vision for the Arctic and WWF’s objectives.  The goal is to eliminate immediate threats associated with vulnerable and valuable Arctic areas, species and resources. The work will be undertaken in close collaboration with WWF National Organizations, programmes of WWF International, and external partners.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop, implement, and lead the vision of the GAP strategy on the Arctic development future.
  • Create and lead the working group for responsible development in order to coordinate input and implement the Arctic Strategic Plan.
  • Ensure effective collaboration with WWF National Organizations and other units to ensure achievement of WWF Arctic’s Strategic Plan and to ensure those plans are mutually supportive and integrated on issues related to responsible development.
  • Maintain strategic overview of development opportunities and keep abreast of new trends and emerging opportunities for WWF.
  • Create strategic partnerships and alliances with international, national, and regional stakeholders including conservation groups, industry and government.
  • Liaise with the Communications team to help prepare relevant messages, positions, and other materials.
  • Provide technical and policy advice to field and policy staff and to the broader WWF Network as required.
  • Identify new sources of funding and pursue relationships with new donors in coordination with various stakeholders. 
  • Develop and submit fundraising proposals and liaise relevant stakeholders.
  • Strengthen, diversify and maintain working relationships with governments, Aboriginal organizations, business and industry and the non-governmental community.
  • Ensure effective and credible communications with key decision-makers and stakeholders, Northern communities and organizations.
  • Track and report on progress according to WWF operational protocols and standards.

  •  Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • At least 10 years post-graduation work experience in a position directly relating to development, financial institutions, conservation or advocacy, Arctic experience a significant asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of arctic development operations and challenges, including key sectors (finance, insurance, oil and gas, energy, the fishing and shipping).
  • Understanding of the ecosystem services concept and knowledge of key approaches.
  • Experience and understanding of policy work and demonstrated ability to do advocacy.
  • Experience in working with financial, investment and/or insurance sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically.
  • Excellent leadership, management, motivational, coordination and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to execute plans and deliver on agreed objectives.
  • Proven ability to work in the team and manage virtual teams.
  • Strong problem-solving, interpersonal, and strategic thinking skills coupled with an outcome, delivery-oriented approach.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to develop positive relationships with all stakeholders involved in Arctic development discussions.
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a media spokesperson.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, knowledge of another Arctic language is an asset.
  • Capacity and willingness to travel and to be able to work in Arctic regions when required.
  • Be passionately committed to the mission and objectives of WWF-Canada and to its success in accomplishing these.
  • Be able to demonstrate skills that contribute to maintaining an organizational culture that attracts, keeps and motivates top quality staff.
Other Information:
  • This is a full-time permanent position.
  • This position will be based in our Ottawa office.
  • There will be international travel as part of this role.
How to apply:
If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, you may submit your application:

Online:  HERE


By Mail:
Attn:  Human Resources Department
245 Eglinton Ave. Suite 410
Toronto, ON
M4P 3J1

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 5, 2014.

WWF-Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples.

WWF-Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Representative in a timely fashion of any accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Given the volume of applications received, we request that you do not follow up your application with a phone call.  We will contact only those candidates selected for interviews and thank all applicants for their interest in WWF-Canada.