WISA invites applications for Directors, New Delhi – Apply by October 15, 2011


WISA, Wetlands International is the only global NGO dedicated to the conservation and wise use of wetlands. The South Asia branch of the global organisation Wetlands International, dealing with various projects in this area. Work globally, regionally and nationally to achieve the conservation and wise use of wetlands, in order to benefit biodiversity and human well-being. Wetlands International operates worldwide through 12 regional offices and seven project offices, all supported by our headquarters in the Netherlands.

WISA is seeking to recruit a well qualified and experienced candidate from the region for the position of Director, based in New Delhi. As the chief representative of Wetlands International in India and the region, the Director is responsible to lead the development of partnerships, institutional capacity and resources to shape and implement regional strategy. The Director will be the head of WISA office and the principal representative of WISA. He/she would report to the Management Committee of the WISA Board.

Job Profile:  
The successful candidate will have significant experience of natural resources management relating to wetland conservation and management, preferably of working in the NGO sector in India and internationally. We are looking for a person who will be an innovative and creative leader with strong organisational management skills.

Essential Qualifications:
Master’s degree in the relevant field viz. Life sciences, environmental sciences, Natural Resource Management, Aquatic ecology, Hydrology, Economics, Limnology, Botany / Zoology or equivalent qualification in the field of wetland conservation with good record of publications in professional journals. Current professional networks relevant to the position. 

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Candidates with PhD. Degree in the relevant field will be preferred.
2. Experience of working in NGO sector in India or abroad or in an international multicultural organization will be an added advantage.

Experience :
Working experience of not less than 15 years relevant to wetlands conservation and sustainable development. However, persons with a broader portfolio of experience in natural resource management but with proven experience and understanding of wetlands and sustainable development matters could also be considered. Furthermore, the applicant shall have a demonstrable track record in administration, financial management and HRD.

The tenure of the assignment shall be 5 years. The person shall remain on probation for 1 year.

The expected cost to company for the position would be around Rs.18 lakh per annum, and is negotiable, commensurate with relevance of experience/present emoluments.

Last date for applications October 15, 2011.

Contact details:

Wetlands International-South Asia
A-25, Second Floor, Defence Colony
New Delhi -110024
Tel: +91 11 24338906, 32927908 
Email: meena.kumari@wi-sa.org (Admin and Finance Officer)
Website: http://south-asia.wetlands.org/


October 15, 2011 12:00AM