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30 Novembre 2015 Il y a 9 years

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Environnement

Position Title: Country Manager, WWF Tunisia office

Reports to:     Director WWF North Africa

Supervises:     Tunisia Country Team

Location:         Tunisia

Date: January 2016


To develop and lead WWF Tunisia Country Office so that it is highly influential ; is able to shape the WWF strategy and globally to deliver on WWF’s global priorities ; and plays a leadership role within the WWF Network. To ensure a high performing WWF Tunisia Country Office with efficient operating systems, professional and skilled staff,

Major Functions

  • Leads the vision, strategic planning and future institutional development of WWF Tunisia Country Office ;
  • Provides effective leadership and line management in all key areas – Conservation, Finance and Administration, People & Organizational Development, Partnership Development, Fundraising, Advocacy, and Communications – fulfilling WWF Medpo vision and delivering on the targets set for its Key Performance Indicators in Tunisia;
  • Provides thought leadership on all key issues at the highest organisational level and manages key partnerships in Tunisia to ensure optimal communication and mutually beneficial relationships; Leads on the development and effective implementation of WWF Tunisia’s country strategy in line with the WWFmedpo Strategic Plan;
  • Establishes strong partnerships for WWF in Tunisia and effectively represents the organization towards internal and external stakeholders; with consultation with WWF NA Director,
  • Establishes and implements effective internal organizational / management structures and ensures that the related policies and processes are in place and properly implemented;
  • Ensures that WWF Tunisia’s legal and reporting requirements are met and that WWFs policies, procedures, standards and code of ethics are being adhered
  • Contributes to the regional management team and the efficient management of WWF in its WWF Mediterranean program.


III. Major Duties and Responsibilities

 Strategy Development and Implementation

  •  Leads and ensures the development and effective implementation of a country-level Strategic Plan and related annual plans (APMS), comprising a Conservation Plan and Operational Plan that are fully aligned with the WWF MedPo Strategic plan and priorities defined in WWF’s Global Programme Framework while being relevant to national policies, constituencies, and civil society.
  • Leads on the development and management of strategic partnerships with national level partners as well as regional and international stakeholders, donors and other key actors of relevance for the Tunisia program and represents the organization in knowledgeable, optimistic, determined and engaged manner
  • Represents WWF and engages with Tunisia authorities at local and central levels, including key ministries and other high level authorities.
  • Ensures that country performance is monitored and reported against its Strategic Plan using the appropriate tools, APMS) and the network Key Performance Indicators; Builds a culture of performance, positivity, engagement, creativity and work ethics in the WWF Tunisia Country office


WWF policy and advocacy work

Oversees WWFs advocacy efforts in Tunisia and contributes to global advocacy efforts impacting conservation in the country by ensuring the development of sound advocacy strategies and practice; and lobbying at highest level to advance WWFs conservation goals;

Help coordinate WWF policy and advocacy work to engage in appropriate and politically strategic manner with high level policy makers, provide political radar function;

Liaise with officials as needed to identify agendas, timelines and opportunities for engagement in the context of WWF priorities;

Help develop WWF strategy for engagement with policy makers within identified fora and processes;

Translate information from official outcomes and informal consultations into a policy picture and identify further strategically policy action and work with WWF team to undertake that action;

Management of Country Operations:

  •  Provides leadership to day to day management of the country management team and oversees team member performance vis-à-vis the country and regional strategic and annual plans and the achievement of WWF’s conservation goals;
  • Provides support to WWF North Africa Director to oversee WWF’s People and Organizational Development in Tunisia by ensuring adequate analysis and planning of country operation workforce, talent management, capacity development and performance management; and adherence to HR policies and procedures;
  • Leads the financial and programmatic growth of WWF’s operations in Tunisia by overseeing its fundraising efforts and engagements with shareholders and donors;
  • Ensures that WWF Tunisia Country Office has a solid long term development strategy and is financially strong to deliver on its conservation agenda;
  • Ensures the development and implementation of a Communications plan/strategy to support the country strategic plan while promoting the WWF brand and raising the image of WWF in Tunisia, the region and beyond.
  • Establishment of internal organizational/management structures and ensuring network
  • In close collaboration with the WWF North Africa Director, oversees the establishment of effective organizational structures, policies, processes, and departmental / office responsibilities, and ensures that these are understood by all senior managers to promote effective teamwork within the office, particularly between technical and operational sections;
  • Effectively develops, promotes and leads diverse teams specifically promoting the inclusion of women and the development of North African leadership
  • Contributes actively to the WWF NA Management Team
  • Ensures that all staff working for WWF Tunisia office are fully informed of WWF’s Mission and its Global Programme Framework, and are kept abreast of new developments, policies, and procedures as and when they arise
  • Ensures effective communications and partnerships with WWF Network, government, international organizations, other non-governmental organizations, and public to ensure strong profile of WWF NA and its activities, as well as leveraging opportunities between national, regional and global levels;


Ensuring adherence to legal and donor reporting requirements and internal policies


  • Ensures that timely and quality technical and financial reporting is being provided to donors, the Regional Office, and all relevant parts of the WWF Network to agreed standards;
  • Ensures that WWF Tunisia office cooperates with financial, operational, and programmatic audits, and is implementing audit recommendations in a timely manner;
  • Ensures the adherence to national legal requirements and reporting to national authoritity
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Regional Director or his/her designate.


  1. IV.     Profile


Required Qualifications

  •  Minimum Master’s degree in Business Management, International Relations / Development, Environmental /Conservation Management or other related fields;
  • At least 10 years professional experience in a leadership role, 3-5 years of which ideally would be Tunisia;
  • Proven track record in successfully developing, leading, and managing large-scale programs and/or institutions in the field of conservation, natural resource management, international development, and/or other related fields;
  • Demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary and multi–cultural teams; Knowledge of the institutional, legal and policy framework in Tunisia and North Africa;
  • Fluency in French and English and Arabic.

 Required Competencies

  •  Excellent leadership abilities and capacity to manage human and financial resources, with experience in leading change and driving the vision of the organization;
  • Decision making skills with strong business acumen and drive for results
  • High level negotiation and influencing skills, and the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels in the business, not-for-profit, scientific and political communities;
  • Track record of building organizational talent by nurturing performance culture and encouraging empowerment and delegation;
  • Strong diplomatic and communication skills, including an ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals (individual donors, business leaders, public figures, WWF staff), within a broad range of cultural environments;
  • Excellent team management and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated fundraising skills, and experience working with donors; Passion for conservation and WWF’s mandate;
  • Must be committed to equal opportunity employment policies and WWFs code of ethics
  • Adheres to WWF’s values,


Supervisory Responsibilities

The Country Director is ultimately responsible for the supervision and management of all WWF staff under his responsibility and the delivery of programs.


  1. VI.     Working Relationship

 Internal: Interacts with the WWF Medpo Staff and on a daily basis, and as and when required coordinates and interacts with offices in the region,

 External: Interacts with national governmental institutions, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, the media, donors, specialists / consultants, and other stakeholders, in collaboration with the Director WWF North Africa and WWF medpo as appropriate.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.





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