Regional Director For Southeast Asian Archipelago Region, Wildlife Conservation Society (location TBD)

Application Deadline: 
30 Apr 2018

Job Title:  Regional Director, Southeast Asian Archipelago Region
Job Type:  Full time
Division:  Asia Program, Global Conservation Program
Report to:  Asia Program Executive Director
Location:  Specific location TBD, but in Malaysia, Indonesia or Singapore
Team Size: > 200 staff

Job Description
The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a dynamic, experienced individual to lead a growing environmental conservation program across the Southeast Asia Archipelago. The Southeast Asia Archipelago is one of 15 priority regional programs within the WCS Global Conservation Program. The region compromises two major country programs, Indonesia and Malaysia, the Indonesia Marine Program, and representative offices and projects in Singapore and the Philippines. The position requires significant and authoritative knowledge of conservation issues in the region and how those issues fit within an international context; extensive management and program development experience; strong leadership and public speaking skills; and a recognized standing in the conservation community.

Job Objectives
To lead the development and implementation of Southeast Asia Archipelago priorities, strategy, and approaches which support the achievement of the WCS mission and 2020 global strategy;
To ensure financial, administrative and programmatic support for field teams in the region and ensure effective and sufficient communication and coordination among different teams of WCS in the region and globally.
Promote wildlife conservation and WCS priorities to governments and donors, international conservation communities, and private sector partners; provide insights or recommendations to suitable stakeholders to influence policies that promote the long-term persistence of wildlife and wild lands in the region.

Application Process:

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should apply by sending an application letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to the address below no later than April 30, 2018. Please include “Regional Director, Southeast Asian Archipelago Region” in the subject line of your email. Send to: Candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal by searching job title at:

Deadline to apply for applications is: April 30, 2018