Sahara Conservation Fund CEO

The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) is a pioneering international conservation organization working at the forefront of efforts to save the endangered wildlife of the Sahara and the Sahel. Since its founding in 2004, SCF has been instrumental in the protection and restoration of unique desert antelopes, such as the addax and scimitar-horned oryx, establishment of one the largest protected areas in the world in Niger, implementation of a recovery programme for the planet's largest bird, the North African ostrich, and has put Saharan wildlife on the global conservation agenda through a combination of field work, communications, and outreach.

At this pivotal time in its development, SCF is recruiting a visionary, passionate, and skilled Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization. As part of a new strategy and in line with the overall growth and evolution of the organization, the CEO's role will assume overall leadership of the organization and guide SCF into a new phase of its development, building on its past achievements and positioning it for greater growth and impact in the years ahead.

This is a rare opportunity to assume the leadership of an entrepreneurial, resilient, and dedicated team with a history of landmark conservation achievements laying strong foundations for further impact. He or she will be the primary leader of the staff and operations, set strategic direction and execution, and build strong relationships and collaborations with a wide range of local and government partners, funders, conservation organizations and networks, and other actors relevant to SCF's work. The successful candidate will be a creative problem-solver, outstanding leader and developer of effective teams, and be committed to achieving impact in nature conservation. Further, he or she will have a deep interest and broad understanding of nature conservation, including the aims and mission of SCF.

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posted: 30 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.