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WWF International, has a vacancy for a DEPUTY DIRECTOR, LIVING WATERS PROGRAMME to be based in Zeist, the Netherlands
Monday 23 February 2004

The Deputy Director will report to the Director, WWF Living Waters Programme (based in Australia) and this position is initially fixed-term until 31 December 2006, with the possibility of further extension.

The main responsibilities of the position will be to:
-  Work closely with the Director (who will be based in Australia) to form an effective management team for the Programme, directly managing a team of eight staff;
-  Supervise the day-to-day administration of the Programme’s contracts and finances and manage an annual budget of around €3.8 million;
-  Represent the Programme and the Director in key fora as required, including acting as Director when the Director is unavailable, and liaising with the host office, WWF Netherlands;
-  facilitate the development of strategic freshwater conservation projects and raise funds from particular donor organisations;
-  Promote effective freshwater conservation work throughout WWF’s global network;
-  Lead WWF freshwater conservation efforts at the international scale for particular issues or regions;
-  Contribute to the conservation, communications, fundraising and adminstrative work of the Programme as required.

The main requirements are:
-  Technical proficiency (post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline), vision and knowledge in the current state of freshwater, environment and development policies at local, national and international level;
-  Fund-raising and donor relations management, experience in working with governments, aid agencies, civil society, NGOs and private sector;
-  Proven leadership and people management skills, with experience of mentoring and developing multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams and individuals;
-  Strong presentation and communications skills in English, with other languages - Spanish, French and Dutch, an advantage;
-  Passionate, optimistic, challenging, inspiring, credible, accountable, persevering and delivering results.

Interested candidates should send a covering letter with their CV to : Ms Berna Heikamp, WWF Living Waters Programme,
Post Box 7, 3700 AA Zeist, the Netherlands.
Fax: +31 (0)30 691 2064.

-  Closing date for applications is Monday 15 March 2004.

See online : WWF Living Waters Programme website

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