Chief Representative

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Beijing, China
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
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Chief Representative 

WWF-China is now inviting applications for a Chief Representative to be based in Beijing.  

Job Description

  • Provides overall direction and leadership in developing and executing their strategic objectives and institutional vision;
  • Further strengthens profile, reputation and credibility in China and influences policies and practices in line with their global program priorities;
  • Initiates and leads strategic partnerships relevant for China's strategic plan and institutional vision as well as their Network's key global initiatives;
  • Effectively leads, coordinates, manages and develops the leadership team and supports them in executing the strategy and managing talent and resources;
  • Builds a positive, engaging, creative, safe and respectful work environment for all staff;
  • Leads staff effectively through creation of a shared vision ensuring all staff understand their contribution;
  • Represents at network meetings, government affairs, industry leaders, key supporters and stakeholders;
  • Ensures effective communications and partnerships with Network, government, international organizations, other non-governmental organizations, industry and public to ensure strong profile and its activities, as well as leveraging opportunities between national, regional and global levels;
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with key partners with external partners inside and outside China;

The Successful Applicant

  • Professional experience in a leadership role with demonstrated success in leading national or multi-national multi-site organizations;
  • Proven knowledge and experience of the not-for-profit sector, preferably of environmental non- government organizations;
  • Significant public profile particularly regarding conservation, environment and business issues;
  • Experience working with and influencing government officials/ departments and other key stakeholders in China;
  • Advanced University degree in Business Management, International Relations/Development, Public Administration or other related fields;
  • Additional training and/or degree in the field of Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Climate Change, is a strong asset;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills in Mandarin and English;
  • Chinese national with track record of successful working experience in China is preferred.

Location: Běijīng, China
How to apply: 
Send your cover letter and CV as one file to: with the subject line “Application CEO ”.
Deadline for applications: by 30 October 2020.