Organisation: Emirates Wildlife Society in partnership with WWF

Position: Business Development DIrector

Location: Dubai, UAE

Salary: Competitive


Closing date: 31/05/2017 (day/month/year)

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Business Development DIrector

Emirates Wildlife Society in partnership with WWF


Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) is a UAE environmental non-governmental organisation, established under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir’s representative in the Western Region and Chairman of Environmental Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD).
EWS works in association with WWF, one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisation. EWS-WWF has been active in the UAE since 2001, has successfully initiated and implemented several conservation and education projects and initiatives in the region.
EWS-WWF works federally and in the region with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Fujairah and is governed by a local board of directors.

Job description

The Development Director (DD) is solely accountable for driving the financial growth of EWS-WWF as per the requirements of the Strategic plan and the achievement of targeted income/fund raising.  Essentially, the role holder interprets and converts organisational strategies into fundable proposals and implements fundraising programme plans in line with organisational financial requirements.

The DD motivates, develops, and empowers a team of dynamic professionals to help implement the fundraising strategy and achieve results.  

Effective collaboration with unit directors, programme leaders, and project managers will be critical to the role as well as successful interface with sponsors, external service providers and other stakeholders.  The role has significant management content in terms of approving/recommending organisation decisions and people management.

The role holder is a member of the EWS-WWF Management Team (MT) and as such responsible for the overall direction of EWS-WWF. Members perform their responsibilities through regular meetings and related tasks.

Candidate requirements

  • Post graduate degree in marketing, business administration, and/or corporate relations management.
  • 10 plus years of stretching experience in fundraising, sales and marketing, of which a least 5 years of leadership experience in bringing in funds and in people management.
  • Experience in utilizing an effective CRM system
  • Experience and a good understanding of operating in different cultural environment
  • Proven track record of successful implementation of fundraising initiative with ROI
  • Extensive knowledge of corporate in the UAE, working in the UAE
  • Arabic language skills a plus

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit CV to

Contact person: Tammy James

Response email: Click here to email the recruiter


Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2017-05-31

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