Team Lead, Conservation Design and Impact Team

WWF Verdens naturfond
Team Lead, Conservation Design and Impact Team
08. mars 2024
Bradley Stuart Smith,, +4797545964

Two exciting full-time leadership opportunities have opened in the Conservation Department of WWF-Norway! The Conservation Department has the overall responsibility to make sure we achieve our conservation goals in line with WWF-Norway and global Strategies for 2030. The Conservation Department has 7 teams and is jointly led by two Conservation Directors (CD), CD Programmes and CD Advocacy & Partnership.

In response to managing growth within the International Programme, and due to internal restructuring to ensure improved delivery of WWFs international work, we are seeking two experienced and dynamic leaders to guide the teams that are managing delivery of our international portfolios - the Conservation Design and Impact Team (CDI), and the International Conservation and Development Team (ICD).

Team Lead, Conservation Design and Impact Team

The CDI team ensures that WWF-Norway effectively raises and utilises funding to support a global network of partners to deliver positive systemic change for nature and climate through long-term sustainable programmes. The team manages an international portfolio of programmes in excess of 500 million NOK with significant impact across the global South and the potential for future growth. WWF-Norway works in close partnership with public sector donors to identify, influence and shape the quality of future programme development, as well as supporting the development of Norwegian Aid policy on global environmental issues. CDI also supports WWF-Norway’s internal processes to better understand and implement Inclusive and Climate Informed Conservation and improve our monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL).

As the Team Lead for the CDI team, you will:

  • Lead the CDI team in developing and executing strategies aligned with the WWF-Norway Strategy 2030 Outcomes, collaborating actively across WWF’s teams.
  • Oversee program control, including contracting, grant management and financial oversight.
  • Lead effective processes for the accountability of donor resources.
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships, particularly Norad and responding effectively to changes within our operational landscape.
  • Promote linkages and opportunities between our national and international work, using the WWF Network proactively.
  • Ensure that our work and solutions we propose are informed by and aligned with our principles of Inclusive Conservation and being Climate Informed.
  • Represent WWF in relevant forums and contribute to organizational priorities, including internal and external communications.
  • Implement and contribute to further developing our ways of working and WWF-Norway’s Leadership Principles.
  • Provide line management support for CDI team members, prioritizing their well-being and professional growth.
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts and oversee budget management within the CDI team.

Desired experience and qualifications:

  • At least 10 years proven experience working with conservation and international programme management, at least 3 of which with portfolio management responsibility and accountability of Norwegian development aid resources.
  • Minimum 3 years leadership experience, including staff management responsibilities.
  • Experience and knowledge of the other mentioned tools / approaches (MEL, PSP funding and human rights-based approaches to conservation).
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse team environment.
  • Experience in development policy related to conservation or climate action is desirable.
  • Location: Oslo
  • Fluent oral and written communications skills in Norwegian and English.

We offer:

  • At WWF, you will be part of a very pleasant and inclusive working environment with competent and committed colleagues.
  • You will gain valuable experience in an organization that is a committed challenger and a provider of solutions to many of the most important political issues of our time.
  • At WWF, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in a knowledge-based and well-respected environmental organization.
  • WWF-Norway has 75 employees and an office in central Oslo.
  • We offer flexible solutions for working from home, and good welfare schemes such as paid lunch breaks, support for public transportation and internet at home.

Application and CV must be in English.

Deadline: 08.03.2024

WWF is one of the world's largest environmental organizations with a presence in nearly 100 countries. We work to stop the destruction of nature and create a future where people live in harmony with nature. WWF works knowledge-based and purposefully to create solutions to the underlying causes of climate change and loss of nature. Our values are courage, respect, integrity and collaboration.

In Norway, we work to preserve natural values and biodiversity in the sea and on land. We spend a lot of time influencing Norwegian environmental policy and legislation to achieve our environmental goals. In 2020, WWF ran the TV campaign "An ocean of opportunities". We support international nature conservation and development projects in several African countries and in Asia. The work is done in collaboration with local people, local organizations and authorities. These projects are mainly funded by Norad. We have an annual turnover of around NOK 200 million, divided between public funds and funds from private donors and the Postcode Lottery. We are Eco-Lighthouse certified, and our greenhouse gas emissions must be in line with the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees.