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Chief Operations Officer

Wetlands International
Location: The Netherlands
Last Date: September 5, 2011
Email:  (Reference:

Chief Operations Officer, (WI)
Wetlands International is seeking a Chief Operations Officer (COO). The focus of the COO is on enhancing organizational effectiveness (including financial, legal, administrative, ICT and personnel aspects) and is responsible for the design, implementation, operation, and improvement of the capacities and systems that enable the office network to operate effectively and to achieve sustainable organizational growth (Application Deadline: 5 September 2011).
Key Responsibilities
Acts as the second member of the Management Board, chaired by the CEO, to advise and act on plans and strategic measures concerning all financial, administrative, ICT, legal, staff development and personnel matters necessary to reach professional standards of operation across the organisation.
Is responsible for the development of the budget and the annual financial statements and the quarterly financial reports to the Supervisory Council and Board of Association.
Acts as operational head of the headquarters and oversees financial, administrative, systems, human resources and legal affairs and their staff.
Secures firm management control of projects.
Develops and promotes the implementation of common operational policies and standards throughout the Wetlands International network of offices.
MBA or equivalent financial accounting qualification.
Experience and up-to-date knowledge of personnel management policies and practices.
Working knowledge of Management Information Systems and other key office administration systems and procedures.
Other language ability; especially Dutch, French or Spanish.
An affinity with the purpose and approach of Wetlands International.

Application Procedure
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