First listed on: 08 May 2018

Program Manager Kimberley

Rare opportunity to save iconic species in the most unique wilderness in Australia – The Kimberley.

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • Full time with flexible working options
  • 3-year contract

We’ve only got one Earth. A planet that we all – animals, plants and people – share and depend upon. The need to protect it has never been greater.

For over 50 years WWF has been a leading voice for nature. We are the world’s largest conservation organisation, working in 100 countries and with over 5 million supporters.  WWF-Australia is the 7th largest member of the WWF Network. We work with governments, businesses and communities on environmental issues with a single mission: to build a world where people and nature thrive. The Kimberley Indigenous Ranger Threatened Species Program works with Indigenous rangers to safeguard threatened species within the Kimberley and these strategic, scientifically-based collaborations are delivering solid conservation results. See an example of work here

About the role

WWF's Kimberley transformative conservation program encompasses threatened species and marine projects that are delivered in collaboration with Indigenous partners. The Program Manager Kimberley develops, implements and manages the land and sea program by overseeing iconic species conservation projects and delivering on capacity building partnerships. Advocacy and communications are critical aspects of the role to ensure ongoing awareness-raising and funding for WWF's work in The Kimberley – a place that has global conservation significance.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer.  The position is located in Broome and works closely with Indigenous partner organisations.  Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Extensive experience in the application of complex biodiversity conservation principles and evaluation practices in Australia.
  • High level skills in multi-stakeholder engagement and facilitation in delivering complex programs in alignment with Indigenous and scientific perspectives.
  • Understanding of the cultural context when working with Aboriginal or other Indigenous people with demonstrated experience engaging and working with Indigenous people to deliver environmental conservation programs.
  • Conservation planning and project management, analysis and reporting skills, including risk management and field work experience.
  • A track record of delivering conservation outcomes through advocacy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including media relations, presentations, conflict resolution and group facilitation.
  • People management experience and a track record creating constructive team cultures.

It is desirable that applicants have a working knowledge of conservation, social and community issues affecting the Kimberley region.


Applicants are encouraged to review the Job Description and can apply via  Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered.  Please include the following two attachments: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria and (2) your resume (CV), including two referees. 

Closing date:  9:00 AM 21th May 2018

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