Regional Director, Southeast Asia-Pacific

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Wildlife Conservation Society

Regional Director, Southeast Asia-Pacific

 

WCS is a non-profit conservation organization that saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. WCS delivers the full spectrum of nature conservation, from preventing loss to protecting and restoring ecosystems.

 

With the largest and longest-standing field conservation program in the world, WCS works with governments, Indigenous Peoples, and local communities in more than 50 countries to support the conservation of over 27 million square kilometers of the highest ecological integrity areas across the globe that collectively contain:

 

• Habitat for around 50% of the world’s biodiversity and a wide range of charismatic megafauna.

 

• Geographies important for local and global climate stability; including some of the most carbon-dense regions of the globe.

 

• Resources on which ~80 million people who live within these areas rely upon.

 

The Southeast Asia-Pacific Region comprises six country programs: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji, reporting to a regional management and fundraising office in Singapore. This has recently been created as a new ‘super-region’, following the merger of two former regions of Southeast Asian Archipelago and Melanesia. The extensive Southeast Asia and Pacific Island archipelagos harbour outstanding species endemism in both their coastal and terrestrial realms, combined with vast marine jurisdictions. Across the Pacific Islands in particular, the region also encompasses a remarkable interconnectedness between people, culture and nature that offers a uniquely participatory and inclusive approach to conservation. The program is anchored in Singapore, a rapidly growing centre of philanthropy and nature-based finance in Asia. The region is primed for unparalleled opportunities for conservation, and the position is timed to capitalize upon WCS’s current and significant standing across the region, on which to strategically grow our impact.

 

Reporting to the Vice President of Global Field Conservation, the Regional Director for Southeast Asia-Pacific will develop and implement a new regional strategic vision while leading our exceptional Country Directors and Regional teams to drive conservation programming across the Southeast Asia-Pacific. We welcome applications from motivated, experienced leaders to head this new region. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a process that will bring together our current conservation strategies that highlights the shared values and themes whilst respecting the unique socio-cultural and political contexts of each of the two geographic areas. The position requires environmental-sector expertise and experience of the Asia-Pacific region, proven experience of program development and strong leadership and communication skills.

 

For further information and to apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to Perrett Laver’s Vacancies page at https://apptrkr.com/5233049 quoting 7347. The deadline for applications is Sunday, June 2, 2024, at 12:00pm Noon ET.

 

This position will be based in Singapore. The salary range is $120,000 – $160,000 USD.

 

WCS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share the same value.

 

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