The Regional Director leads the development and effective implementation of the IUCN Programme in South America. This position requires an accomplished and credible manager with good understanding of environmental policy issues in the regional context. The Regional Director is supported by a range of experts but has the institutional responsibility to authoritatively handle a broad spectrum of subjects ranging from biodiversity and ecosystem based resource management strategies and policies to organizational management and financial planning.
As the official representative of IUCN in the region, the Regional Director is responsible for maintaining a high and professional corporate profile for IUCN, particularly with IUCN members and partners.
As the senior leader of the Regional Office, the Regional Director is accountable for financial, personnel and administrative matters and is also responsible for ensuring the financial viability of the regional programme. The Regional Director ensures that all organizational activities are consistently performed under the principles of equity, fairness, inclusiveness and respect for the diversity of people.
•Represent IUCN in the region in a manner that promotes IUCN’s mission and enhances the status of the Union among decision-making bodies, intergovernmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.
•Initiate and facilitate initiatives and dialogues on key issues of conservation policy based on IUCN’s regional and global priorities.
•Develop and maintain long-term fund generation strategies and nurture relations with the donor community in the region in coordination with the Strategic Partnerships Unit in Headquarters.
•Oversee preparation, implementation, evaluation and reporting of multi-year programmes for IUCN’s work in South America, in line with IUCN’s global programme and business model.
•Support the operational management of all IUCN Hubs activities in the region and ensure the efficient management of financial and human resources including development and maintenance of relevant policies, procedures and control systems.
•Develop and maintain regular contact with governments, regional and national committees of Members, existing and potential IUCN Members, partner organizations, Councillors, and Commission members.
•In collaboration with Membership focal points and the IUCN Constituency Unit, implement the IUCN Membership Strategy,
•Implement the IUCN Membership Strategy and develop a membership recruitment and retention plan.
•Maintain regular contacts and coordination with the Senior Regional Director to ensure operational and programmatic alignment.
•Work to develop a joint programme of work with the Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
•Contribute to the management of the IUCN Secretariat and Programme.
•Build and nurture a coherent IUCN team within the South America Region and develop deeper collaboration opportunities that strengthen IUCN presence in Latin America.
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IUCN works on biodiversity, energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.
IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.