World Wide Fund for Nature: Rhino Coordinator

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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 27 April, 2012
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World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world's most respected environmental organisations. WWF's mission is to build a future in which we all live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful production and consumption.

WWF South Africa seeks to appoint a Rhino Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

S/he will report to WWF-SA’s Head of Biodiversity, with programmatic reporting responsibilities to WWF’s African Rhino Programme.


  • Lead the development, implementation and refinement of WWF SA’s strategy to conserve South Africa’s rhino populations;
  • Ensure alignment with WWF’s African Rhino Programme (ARP) as well as WWF South Africa’s Biodiversity Unit;
  • Build a strong collaborative and supportive approach with key national partners, develop innovative and high impact projects to address rhino conservation, in collaboration with partners;
  • Oversee the management of all rhino projects within South Africa to ensure delivery against objectives within budget and time allocations;
  • Represent WWF South Africa appropriately on policy issues related to rhinos, and vigorously seek to influence policy as required;
  • Act as WWF South Africa’s spokesperson on rhino matters with key partners, stakeholders and the media;
  • In collaboration with WWF-SA’s Business Development Unit, optimise fundraising opportunities in order to give effect to our strategy;
  • Ensure proper reporting on funds that have been deployed, assist in the management of key relations with funders and partners.


  • Postgraduate degree or MSc as a minimum in natural resources management, biological sciences, zoology, or conservation biology;
  • Minimum of five years experience in wildlife conservation, conservation programme/project management or coordination;
  • Experience with conservation issues in Africa in general and with rhinos preferably, familiarity with and understanding of the major conservation issues affecting Rhino conservation;
  • Work experience with a conservation NGO or government agency will be an advantage;
  • Experience and understanding of field based project management essential;
  • Proven management and coordination skills;
  • Communication skills (written and oral);
  • Understanding of financial management and budgeting;
  • Experience developing fundraising proposals;
  • Relationships with donors, good technical, organisational, interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to develop and coordinate conservation programmes and projects;
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of partners and disciplines, across many different cultural backgrounds;
  • Skills in programme and project planning, monitoring, and evaluation;
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken);
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Ablity to translate technical information for a non-technical audience;
  • Willingness to travel to project sites.

To apply, submit a CV (maximum three pages), contact details of three referees and motivation letter to the HR Manager at

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WWF seeks to promote diversity among its staff. Should you not receive a response within three weeks of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

WWF-SA reserves the right not to fill this position.

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