Chief Operations Officer at WWF Tanzania

Job Title: Chief Operations Officer - WWF Tanzania

We are looking for a Chief Operation Officer who will play a critical leadership role in guiding and shaping WWF-Tanzania’s organizational development to meet the challenges of a global organization determined to effect genuine change. The position will be highly strategic in nature, ensuring continual growth, innovation, and efficiency for the organization to operate at the highest levels. The Chief Operations Officer oversees the management and effective integration of Operations for WWF Tanzania to ensure high performance, efficient operating systems, and the ability to enhance delivery of complex conservation programs and results.

The Chief Operations Officer reports directly to the Country Director and plays an integral role as a member of the Senior Management Team with a broad understanding and ability to advise the Country Director on all major business and organizational areas.

Job Summary:
he Chief Operations Officer has a range of strategic functions as well as operational responsibilities to ensure high performance of key operating departments. The position will support and advise the Country Director on key matters related to these functions; Financial Management and Legal Compliance, Program Operations and Administration, Human Resources. Business and Financial Sustainability Plan and being a Focal Point for WWF Network Operational Issues.

Strategic Functions:
Guide the organizational change process and deliver continual improvements in key operational areas, elevating WWF-Tanzania’s profile as a leading Tanzanian ‘partner of choice’ and a WWF Country Office recognized globally for its operational effectiveness; Exercise leadership on bringing holistic organizational growth and effectiveness of operations as in integral member of the WWF Tanzania Senior Management Team; Provide strategic thought and leadership on developing and oversee the implementation of financial sustainability and business planning; Provide strategic input on engagement of a WWF-Tanzania Advisory Board; Serve as the WWF Network focal point for WWF Tanzania on regional and global operational issues; Develop and ensure implementation of the Information and Communications Technology strategy to deliver outstanding day to day service to the organization.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:
The successful candidate will possess excellent team building, organizational, analytical, and communications skills. He or she will be performance driven with the ability to motivate and develop human potential; Advanced university degree (Masters) in Business Administration or Management. A CPA is an added advantage; Track record of 10+ years in a senior role successfully developing, leading, and managing large-scale programmes and/or organizations in the field of conservation, natural resource management, international development, and/or other related fields; Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis, contracts and legal compliance; Skills mix should include organizational development, human resource management, budget and resource development, strategic planning, and familiarity with information technology.

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How to Apply
Interested applicants can send their applications i.e. a cover letter and CV to Manager, People & Organisation Development. E-mail:

The subject should read Chief Operations Officer - Tanzania and deadline for applications is Thursday, 31st March 2016 at or before 4.30 pm.
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

WWF is an equal opportunity Employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce
Source: The Guardian 10th March, 2016
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