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Blue Pacific Programs Manager - Location negotiable

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • Workplace flexibility including monthly RDO
  • Newly created position, Australian location negotiable

About the organisation

WWF's global vision is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world's leading, independent conservation organisation. We are active in over 100 countries and have close to 5 million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet's natural resources.

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business. The world is changing fast. Our wildlife and wild places face unprecedented challenges. The result is people yearn more for nature and are connected with each other like never before. We know that we can achieve more by partnering, sharing, empowering communities, forming alliances and building a movement for the environment. Working together is the answer. It is our goal to bring about this unified voice for nature.

About the role

The role leads WWF-Australia's strategic engagement in the Pacific and Australian foreign policy relevant to WWF's objectives in the Pacific. The role manages high-level government and partner relationships and oversees program and policy development, governance and execution, including raising funds in support of new proposals. As one of WWF-Australia's key contact points with WWF offices in Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, the role will also lead WWF-Australia's efforts to support capacity development of those offices and Pacific civil society more broadly.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • International development experience within Pacific cultural and/or organisational contexts
  • Advanced experience in project development and management in international contexts, with a focus on international development, Pacific regional policy, and/or climate change
  • Understanding of the environmental, social and economic issues affecting countries and communities in the Pacific
  • Knowledge of current international development issues in Australia and the Pacific, including major global processes and relevant initiatives
  • Advanced level program and project management experience including human resources and financial management
  • Highly effective influencing skills including the ability to build positive relationships internally and externally
  • Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills, including an ability to identify strategic issues and develop innovative responses to achieve desired outcomes
  • An ability to work autonomously and constructively across a flexible team-based environment
  • Advanced advocacy, interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Melanesian Pidgin, Fijian and/or other Pacific languages

Ideally you will have experience working with a Pacific regional organisation (CROP agency, international NGO or similar), experience in designing and managing capacity building initiatives... The ideal candidate will have an ability to work both autonomously and constructively within a team and be aliganed with WWF's vision, mission and I-KODE Values.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, sex, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Please see the job description for further details. Applicants can apply via the button below. Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered. Please name your documents with last/first name & include: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria & (2) your resume (CV), including two referees.

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