WWF South Africa: Manager - Table Mountain Fund

WWF South Africa
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Opportunity closing date: 
Saturday, 30 June, 2012
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WWF - the World Wide Fund is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation and environmental organisations, with almost five million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. The organisation’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and 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 consumption.

The Table Mountain Fund (TMF) is an independent trust, founded and managed by WWF South Africa, and dedicated to the conservation of the globally significant Fynbos biome.

Established in 1998 with funds from local and international sources, the TMF aspires to be the “premier fund to conserve and protect the globally significant biological diversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom”, and is a fundamental actor within the multi-stakeholder conservation partnership that drives Fynbos conservation efforts, the Cape Action for People and the Environment (C.A.P.E.).

WWF South Africa seeks to appoint a Manager – Table Mountain Fund (TMF), based at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town.

The person will take overall responsibility for the day-to-day management and administration of the TMF, with guidance from the relevant policies, operational processes and governance structures.


  • Develop, in consultation with stakeholders and the TMF Board, the most strategic way in which the TMF can support the C.A.P.E. Strategy, including through: a) Developing and managing the funding directions of the TMF; b) Representing TMF within all relevant CAPE processes and structures;
  • Take overall responsibility for the management and administration of the TMF, guided by TMF policies, operational processes and tactics; and as amended from time to time;
  • Manage the TMF grant-making process, with special emphasis on developing a portfolio of excellent projects that has maximum conservation impact;
  • Lead the project management cycle of all TMF projects, with special emphasis on maximising leverage and sustainability;
  • Contribute to effective financial management of TMF assets;
  • Build strong relationships with implementing agencies and stakeholders;
  • Manage the TMF business plan and budget;
  • Manage an effective Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework that is able to guide future investments;
  • Participate in the development of communications and fundraising plans with the respective WWF teams;
  • Build relationships across the sector which enhances the TMF brand;


  • Minimum of a recognised Master’s degree, or equivalent, in biodiversity conservation, ecologic sciences, or environmental management;
  • Sound understanding of and ideally demonstrable expertise and experience in the conservation sector;
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and negotiate processes with a diverse range of partners for example CBOs, landowners and consultants;
  • Deep and current understanding of the conservation challenges and institutional context of the Fynbos biome and associated ecosystems;
  • Strong operational, financial and project management skills;
  • Display an appreciation for the good governance processes required to manage a Trust of this nature;
  • Be in possession of a valid driver’s licence and own transport;
  • Hold a valid South African residency status.

To view the full terms of reference, click here.

To apply, submit a CV, contact details of at least three referees and motivation letter to the HR manager at hr@wwf.org.za.

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

Please note that only emailed applications will be considered.

WWF seeks to promote diversity among its staff. Candidates who have received no response within three weeks of the closing date should kindly assume that their application has not been successful.

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

For more about the WWF South Africa, refer to www.wwf.org.za.

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