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Executive Director

Bhutan for Life (BFL) is a Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) model to develop a far-sighted solution for the permanent protection of the country’s Protected Area Network. The BFL Program envisages Bhutan’s attainment of financial self-sufficiency to help the people of Bhutan preserve and enhance their natural heritage thereby benefitting their country and the planet for posterity.

The purpose of the BFL Fund is to support the achievement of a robust network of protected areas that contributes to human well-being, biodiversity conservation, and increases Bhutan’s resilience to the effects of climate change by providing long-term financing. The BFL Fund is governed and managed by its Board of Trustees.

The BFL Fund Secretariat embodies the “management” function of the BFL Fund which has as its main purpose to carry out the directives of the Board.

Position Description:

The Executive Director (ED) will serve as a dynamic and efficient nexus point for Bhutan for Life, driving and overseeing the functions of the BFL Fund. The ED will be responsible for coordination and relationship management amongst all BFL Fund stakeholders. The ED reports to the Board of Trustees of Bhutan for Life fund.

Professional and Skill Requirements:

Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Environment, Development, Public Administration, Economics or Business is required.

Experience: At least 12 (twelve) years’ work experience of which 5 years is in a senior management position is required. Knowledge on Environment in Bhutan (legislation, management framework, financing); fundraising and investment; program management; management of human resources; and financial management practices and procedures is required

Remuneration: The basic salary of the ED is Nu. 63,000.00. In addition, 30% contract allowance and 20% housing allowance will be provided. The annual increment and other benefits will be governed by the BFL Fund Secretariat Service Rules and Regulations, 2018.

Term: The term of the ED is fixed at 3 years. An additional term may be approved by the Board of Trustees based on performance.

Terms of Reference available online here. Interested applicants should submit electronic and hard copies of their application letter with supporting resume listing two referees’ name and contact information (reference letters to be provided upon request only) no later than 26th November, 2018 to:

The Interim Secretariat of the BFL Fund,

WWF Bhutan Building, Kawajangsa, Thimphu