Director Environment and Social Safeguards

Application Deadline: 
15 Sep 2019
Multiple Senior Roles with WWF 
 
 
WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
 
To further strengthen our deep commitment to working with people, including local and indigenous communities, and to respecting human rights, WWF is setting up a central unit to spearhead, manage and support the implementation of robust global Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework (ESSF) across our entire network of WWF offices and operations worldwide.
 
We are looking for qualified and passionate candidates to lead the further development, implementation and update of WWF’s Network policies and practices relevant to mainstreaming the ESSF into all WWF’s global operations;
 
The Director Environment and Social Safeguards is an expert, with excellent management and communications skills, who will lead the due diligence work of the WWF network, related to social safeguards, providing quality assurance over risk screening and mitigation planning. The Director will further be responsible for periodically updating standards, procedures, guidance and toolkits. They will also oversee safeguards’ knowledge management and capacity development.
 
Three Regional Heads, Safeguards (Africa, Americas and Asia)will use their extensive knowledge of these respective regions and of the challenges of environment conservation and social and economic development to provide guidance and support to project teams in the implementation of WWF’s ESSF and, under the direction of the Director Environment and Social Safeguards, provide quality assurance for WWF’s safeguards work, in line with ESSF standards.
 
For full details on the positions and ways to apply: http://wwf.oxfordhr.co.uk/