The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Principal Technical Advisor DSPA in Central African Republic

WWF Jobs - 17 hours 41 min ago
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world. We are an international NGO committed to environmental protection active in almost 100 countries and have been working in the Congo Basin since 1978.
The Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas complex (DSPA) is a 4,450 km2 area, covering the Dzanga Sangha Dense Forest Special Reserve with its various community use and other zones, and the Dzanga Ndoki National Park. This space is home to spectacular large mammals such as forest elephants, lowland gorillas and chimpanzees, bongos, buffalos, sitatungas, giant forest hogs as well as a large variety of monkeys and duikers. The area is also home to exceptional diversity in other taxa. 
DSPA is part of the recently inscribed Sangha Tri-National (TNS) World Heritage Site. The TNS is made up of three national parks (Dzanga Ndoki in CAR, Lobeke in Cameroon and Nouabale Ndoki in the Republic of Congo) and their buffer zones. The protected area managers and their key partners work together to manage the TNS.
WWF is supporting the Government of CAR to manage DSPA both to conserve its exceptional biodiversity and to promote the sustainable management of natural resources for the well-being of nearby human populations.
WWF-CAR seeks a Principal Technical Advisor whose major function will be the overall implementation and supervision of its field Programme in support to the CAR Government. They will collaborate for the management of the Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas (DSPA) and its broader landscape, in its aim to maintain the biodiversity of the south-western forests of the CARLocation: The position will be based in Bayanga, CAR.Duration: 2 years renewable Main responsibilities:1.     Ensure full coordination with DSPA and CAR administration:
  • Provide technical assistance to the DSPA National Director (ND – Expert National) designated by the CAR Government as the person responsible for the management of DSPA, the DSPA Park Warden (Conservateur), other DSPA personnel and DSPA partners, to ensure integrated and effective management of all DSPA components in accordance with DSPA management plan, including the development and implementation of annual work plans and budget;
  • Provide technical assistance to the CAR Government in the management of all funds allocated to DSPA, in particular funds from the Sangha Tri-National Foundation;
2.     Sound programme implementation and development
  • Promote conservation, ecotourism and specifically gorilla viewing based tourism, co-management instruments involving local stakeholders, and local development related to sustainable management of natural resources;
  • Lead programme development for DSPA and contribute to the development and implementation of a strategy securing long term funds for DSPA, in collaboration with  WWF Network, and the Sangha Tri-National Foundation;
  • Participate in landscape planning and follow-up implementation for the trans-boundary Sangha Tri-National Landscape (TNS), of which DSPA is part, and, in particular, contribute to fulfilment by TNS of its obligations as a World Heritage Site, in close collaboration with TNS partners;
3.     Support WWF team and coordination with WWF Network
  • Provide guidance and supervision to other WWF Technical Assistants and WWF staff in DSPA to contribute to effective WWF support to conservation, ecotourism, development and research activities in DSPA and ensure that sound practices orient WWF support to the CAR Government;
  • Take primary responsibility for the preparation and administrative and financial management of budgets under WWF direct administration. Systematically review the status of project budgets and ensure that annual budget targets are met;
  • Following established WWF guidelines, ensure that appropriate administrative and accounting policies and systems are implemented. As necessary, evaluate financial and administrative operations and propose systems for improved effectiveness and efficiency;
What you need:Required Qualifications
  • A minimum MSc in conservation, environmental management or any related field;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in working in conservation or development organizations, especially in a similar biome;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management principles applying to multi-disciplinary and multi-donor programmes.
Required skills and competencies
  • Strong managerial and administrative skills and excellent organizational skills;
  • Strong communication skills, particularly in writing reports and proposals for donor agencies in both French and English;
  • Ability to live and work in a remote place;
  • Adhere to WWF's values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.How to apply?Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to send a cover letter and a detailed CV to the address recruit-roaydehub@wwfafrica.org
The subject should read PTA16.
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.

Deadline for applications: 21 October 2016.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce
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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Primate Habituation, Research and Tourism Advisor

WWF Jobs - 17 hours 41 min ago
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world. We are an international NGO committed to environmental protection active in almost 100 countries and have been working in the Congo Basin since 1978.
The Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas complex (DSPA) is a 4,450 km2 area, covering the Dzanga Sangha Dense Forest Special Reserve with its various community use and other zones, and the Dzanga Ndoki National Park. This space is home to spectacular large mammals such as forest elephants, lowland gorillas and chimpanzees, bongo, buffalo, sitatunga, giant forest hogs as well as a large variety of monkeys and duikers. The area is also home to exceptional diversity in other taxa. 
DSPA is part of the recently inscribed Sangha Tri-National (TNS) World Heritage Site. The TNS is made up of three national parks (Dzanga Ndoki in CAR, Lobeke in Cameroon and Nouabale Ndoki in the Republic of Congo) and their buffer zones. The protected area managers and their key partners work together to manage the TNS.
WWF is supporting the Government of CAR to manage DSPA both to conserve its exceptional biodiversity and to promote the sustainable management of natural resources for the well-being of nearby human populations.
WWF-CAR seeks a Primate Habituation, Research and Tourism Advisor whose major function will be to provide technical assistance, oversight and leadership to ensure the effective management of the Primate Habituation Programme (PHP), tourism-related activities, and research activities in the Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas (DSPA), ) and transfer his/her technical and management knowledge and experience to the DSPA staff.Location: The position will be based in Bayanga, CAR.Duration: 2 years renewableMain responsibilities:Under the supervision of the Principal Technical Advisor, the Primate Habituation, Research and Tourism Advisor's main responsibilities are to:1.     Ensure that primate habituation and research activities are managed to the highest international standards by (approx.50%):
  • Supervising all aspects of the PHP focussing essentially on Lowland Gorilla and Agile Mangabey and associated tourism development towards programme sustainability and increased revenue for DSPA and local communities; 
  • Ensuring that the habituation process is conducted using a non-invasive methodology that minimises risk (stress, disease, injury, behaviour change) to the primates. Similarly, ensuring the risks of injuries and of transmission of disease to visitors, staff and volunteers are minimised;
  • Make sure the PHP adheres to IUCN best practise guidelines.
2.     Support the development and management of DSPA tourism activities (20%) by :
  • Supporting the DSPA Head of Tourism regarding staff management and development, staff evaluation, detailed and accurate record keeping, visitor management, etc.;
  • Co-supervising activities related to tourism in collaboration with lodge contractors and existing / potential tour operators, ensuring an efficient activity reservation system and logistics, tourism welcome centres, guide training, and data collection and analysis.
3.     Promote and coordinate research activities at DSPA (30%) by:
  • Ensuring appropriate research procedures are in place (including proposal assessment, permits, methodology, report submission and appropriate acknowledgement etc.);
  • Working to identify opportunities, funding and people to increase the research activities at DSPA,  especially in the context of ecological monitoring and biodiversity research as a support to conservation management;
  • Coordinating biological data collection by DSPA staff and support the procedure from conception to evaluation.
 What you need:Required Qualifications
  • Minimum MSc in biology, ecology or a related field;    
  • A minimum of five years of experience in working in the field of primate habituation and research, especially in a similar biome;
  • Knowledge of eco-tourism management;
 
Required skills and competencies
  • Depth and breadth knowledge of conservation and development issues;
  • Organisational, managerial and administrative skills;
  • Strong communication skills, particularly in writing reports and proposals for donor agencies;
  • Fluency in both French and English;
  • Ability to live and work in a remote place;
  • Adhere to WWF's values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.How to apply?Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to send a cover letter and a detailed CV to the address recruit-roaydehub@wwfafrica.org
The subject should read PHTRA.
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.

Deadline for applications: 21 October 2016.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce
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TRAFFIC - Policy and Partnerships Coordinator - Africa

WWF Jobs - 17 hours 41 min ago
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature. We actively monitor and investigate wildlife trade and provide information to diverse audiences worldwide as a basis for effective conservation policies and programmes.
TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is an international network, organised into six regional programmes.JOB DESCRIPTIONThe mission is to engender political will, policy commitments and outcomes at key international and regional fora that lead to the development and effective implementation of actions promoting sustainable and legal wildlife trade and reduction of unsustainable and illegal trade and related crime in Africa


This position will be responsible for supporting and developing policy and guidance on wildlife trade in Africa as it relates to implementation of international policy initiatives such as the African Union (AU)-led Common African Strategy on Combating Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Johannesburg Roadmap and other priority initiatives .
 Specific Duties
  • Provide Lead support to the AU Commission (AUC) and AU Member State governments with implementation guidance and advise on policy coherence as related to the Common African Strategy
  • Support African governments with implementation guidance as related to the FOCAC Johannesburg Roadmap – in conjunction with the TRAFFIC teams in China, Africa and TRAFFIC International
  • Support policy coherence and synergies between the above international initiatives and the strategies that have been developed by various regional bodies in Africa, such as under ECCAS/COMIFAC, SADC, EAC, etc
  • Liaise with the AU, UNEP, UNDP, FAO, African Development Bank, ICCWC members and other international organisations working on issues related to wildlife trade in Africa
  • Support African governments with implementation guidance and advise on policy coherence as related to CITES commitments as well as the trade-related elements of other MEAs (CBD, CMS, etc.)
  • Support the building of capacity in wildlife trade-related policy and advocacy in Africa, including internally for TRAFFIC staff
  • Support TRAFFIC's fundraising efforts to sustain its policy and advocacy work
  • On the basis of the above, and in collaboration with the TRAFFIC's Director of Policy, identify and develop strong linkages and mutual support between related policy work in Africa and policy work conducted by the global TRAFFIC network.
  • Other duties as required by the TRAFFIC Senior Programme Director, Africa and Europe
 REQUIREMENTS 
  • At least 10 years experience in national and regional/international policy, including high level political negotiations, preferably within an African context;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high level political outcomes;
  • Strong working knowledge of political processes within Africa;
  • Knowledge and previous working experience in wildlife trade, especially illicit trade and enforcement issues.
  • Strong ability to initiate, build and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders;
  • Ability to identify and strategically capitalise on policy opportunities;
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Excellent working knowledge of English required and good French working skills preferred.
 APPLICATIONSClick hereDeadline: 02 October 2016
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Green finance campaign officer

WWF Jobs - 17 hours 41 min ago
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF France) is the French national office of the WWF network, one of the world's largest conservation organizations with over 5 million supporters worldwide and working    in more than 100 countries. WWF in France has 200 000 supporters, 3000 volunteers, 80 staff and an annual budget of 17 m€.
WWF works to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by protecting global biological diversity, ensuring that the use of natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

WWF France is seeking an experienced Green finance campaign officer to join its program department. 
 The role :Under the direct supervision of the deputy director in charge of international relations and development (IRD), working closely with WWF France's director general and in close coordination with WWF's international finance practice, you will be in charge of WWF France's advocacy work in the area of green finance.
 
WWF's green finance strategy in support of WWF's global goals seeks to achieve (a) a measurable increase in public and private financial flows towards sustainable development and away from unsustainable activities; and (b) that public and private financial institutions catalyse change in government and business policies and practices to reduce threats to nature, by integrating and reporting on environmental and social safeguards in investment frameworks. 
 
 Main responsibilities :More specifically, you will be in charge of the coordination and execution of WWF-France's advocacy campaign on green finance. In close coordination with WWF's finance practitioners in other European countries and in Brussels you will conduct advocacy work in France in areas including (but not limited to) the following areas:
 
  • Voluntary commitments. Monitor the effective implementation of voluntary commitments made by private and public sector finance institutions under the Global Climate-Action Agenda (GCAA) at COP-21;
  • Standardization of practices. Promote robust, credible, fully-developed and widely accepted  standards for green bonds in close collaboration with the Green Bond Principles (GBP) and the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) whether for corporate or sovereign bonds;
  • Regulatory frameworks. Promote and develop credible arguments for robust climate-related corporate disclosure requirements and climate-stress testing of financial institutions (Article 173 of the French Law for the Energy Transition and Green Growth; Task Force on Climate-related disclosure convened by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), Green finance working group convened by the Chinese presidency of the G20, EU regulatory initiatives, etc.).
  • Disclosure of climate-related risks. Lead WWF-France's assessment of the implementation of the article 173 by French financial institutions.
  • Promotion of green finance. Contribute to all the activities of WWF France to promote green finance through participation in collective action (Paris Europlace green financial centre, science based targets, etc.), bilateral exchanges with financial institutions, media work, events dedicated to WWF donors community... 
 Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies :
  • Master's / MBA degree or PhD. in business management, economics and/or finance, engineering or political science
  • At least 3-5 years of practical experience in the area of sustainable finance, preferably acquired in the private or public sector financial institution or as advisor in a ministerial cabinet 
  • Excellent knowledge of the global financial systems, its regulatory environment and market players;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of global financial markets and mainstream investment strategies pursued by global asset owners and asset managers;
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Networking and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing skills and proficiency in standard desktop IT tools
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English and French
  • Personal commitment to WWF's mission and goals 
 Terms & conditions :Permanent contract– starting early October 2016
Competitive NGO compensation package, according to WWF-France's salary grid.

The position is based in the WWF France Office in Paris located: Paris 16th Arrondissement (bus stop: Suresnes-Longchamp - bus 244, T2) and Pré Saint Gervais, east of Paris (93) from summer 2017. 
 How to apply :Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae in English or French to recrutement@wwf.fr  indicating « chargé de campagne finance verte 2016 ».
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
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Wildlife Species Conservation Expert

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-09-28 00:00
JOB VACANCY
Wildlife Species Conservation Expert
WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature) is an international non-governmental organization that deals with conservation of nature. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the Planet's natural environment and to build a future in which human live in harmony with nature. 
WWF Tanzania Country Office is seeking to hire an experienced and motivated individual for the position of Wildlife Species Conservation Officer to be based in Dar-es-salaam to provide vision, content, and leadership to drive the development of high impact wildlife conservation and species protection efforts. 
ROLE AND MAJOR FUNCTIONS
WWF has deep roots in Tanzania and is respected for its longstanding experience, knowledge, and programs as a leader in wildlife conservation.  The Wildlife Species Conservation Officer will have the ability and motivation to harness WWF's considerable strengths and draw from the global approaches, tools, and resources WWF can bring to the wildlife conservation challenges Tanzania is facing (including TRAFFIC, the Wildlife Crime Initiative, the zero-poaching framework, leadership in community-based conservation, and trans-boundary reach of WWF).     
The successful candidate will bring strategic leadership in developing WWF's wildlife conservation efforts and positioning the organization to deliver significant conservation impacts.  Key functional areas for this position are:
1) Strategic Planning, Research, and Monitoring:  Informing and influencing the elephant and rhino conservation management strategies, plans, policies, and resource flows of targeted partners and stakeholders – including NGOs, government, and international cooperation agencies.  Identifying needs and gaps for wildlife research and monitoring, and marshaling resources to address them.  (Lead role.)
2) Law Enforcement and Anti-Poaching:  Strengthening law enforcement and anti-poaching activities of key partners and stakeholders by bringing support for improved surveillance, inspections, trans-boundary collaboration, judicial action, and intelligence. (Lead role.)
3) Community Based Resource Management:  Scaling up community based approaches to wildlife and forest management to empower communities as managers and beneficiaries of wildlife and resource stewardship and to reduce degradation of critical habitats. 
4) Trafficking and Demand Reduction:  Engaging with the WWF Network and external partners on reducing demand for ivory and other illegal wildlife products though market led approaches, public awareness campaigning, advocacy, and enhanced international cooperation.  The position will contribute to this work by sharing lessons, research, and experience from Tanzania.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: 
  • High level of wildlife conservation expertise with experience in one or more of the following areas - protected area management, anti-poaching, wildlife management and monitoring, community-based wildlife
  • Previous experience in priority African elephant (and rhino) countries or landscapes with knowledge of policy, management, sustainable use, and wildlife crime issues impacting their conservation. 
  • Ability to design and manage wildlife conservation programs.
  • Practical understanding of field conditions and field implementation challenges with the ability to
  • Excellent strategic skills.
  • Ability to fundraise.
  • Ability to build external partnerships, strengthens capacity, and builds teamwork.
Additional information, including Terms of Reference, can be obtained at the offices of WWF Tanzania Country Office in Dar es Salaam. Applications must include a complete CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the People & Organization Development Manager through hresources@wwftz.org by Tuesday, 11th October 2016 at 4:30 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and the interviews will take place in Dar es Salaam.
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Senior Research Assistant / Research Analyst

IFPRI Jobs - Tue, 2016-09-27 21:32
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Assistant / Senior Research Assistant in the Development Strategy and Governance (DSG) Division. The selected candidate would conduct research and operational work for DSG’s Ghana Strategic Support Program (GSSP). GSSP is a research, communication, and capacity-strengthening program in Ghana to develop and implement agricultural and rural development strategies. This position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, D.C. for a one year renewable appointment. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: Collection and analysis of primary and secondary data in the field of agricultural economics. Conducting high-quality, scholarly literature reviews in agricultural economics. Contributing to the writing of research reports, journal articles, policy briefs, and other publications. Frequent travel to Ghana to participate in research, training and outreach activities for GSSP. Other international travel as needed. Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in agricultural economics, Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Experience conducting economic analysis and familiarity with various statistical software packages, such as STATA. Ability to conduct literature reviews, synthesize research findings and draft policy briefs. Strong English writing and verbal skills. Strong interpersonal skills, proactive approach to work, and a team-oriented spirit. Ability to travel. Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience conducting research in agricultural economics field in developing countries, especially in Africa. Experience with primary household, farm or agricultural production data collection using surveys, structured interviews, archives, and/or focus groups. Ability to engage with policymakers. Strong interest in agriculture and rural development.
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Division Director

IFPRI Jobs - Tue, 2016-09-27 21:03
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is seeking an experienced Senior Researcher and Leader to provide intellectual and managerial leadership for its Markets, Trade and Institutions Division (MTID).  This is a five-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment reporting to the Director General and serving on the Senior Management Team (SMT) of the Institute and is based at IFPRI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. IFPRI (www.ifpri.org) develops sustainable solutions for ending hunger, malnutrition and poverty in the developing world.  It carries out research, capacity strengthening, and policy communications to develop those solutions and to catalyze policy action. The Markets, Trade and Institutions Division (MTID) analyzes the economic forces that promote market efficiency, reduce transaction costs and contribute to institutional and infrastructure designs that foster the functioning of markets that does not leave out the poor, be the consumers, farmers or laborers. The Division examines the impact of globalization, trade agreements and market reforms on the food system. Its outreach strengthens research capacity in developing countries and influences and facilitates innovative decisions to improve the functioning of markets and trade and the institutions that govern them. The division works on issues at global level, as well as regional and national level. Essential Duties:   •             Identify new research directions; design, facilitate, and publish innovative research within the agenda of MTID and the broader context of the IFPRI Strategy.  •             Manage broad and complex projects involving multi-disciplinary teams of staff and external partners.  •             Raise funds to support division activities and manage the division budget.  The current budget of the division is about $22 million. •             Lead division staff (currently 60) to reach established goals and ensure that staff members are treated in a fair, equitable and supportive manner.  •             As a member of the SMT, participate in shaping the overall direction of IFPRI through activities such as setting research priorities, developing short- and long-term goals, and developing management policies. Required Qualifications:   •             PhD degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or closely related field. •             Minimum of twelve years of experience in conducting research related to economic development in, or for, developing countries and interaction with senior policy makers within those countries. •             Ability to raise funds and facilitate collaborative activities. •             At least 10 years of management experience. •             Proven expertise in leading collaborative and cross-cutting research; •             Strong publication record in relevant journals •             Excellent skills in both verbal and written English. •             Strong interpersonal communication skills. •             Willingness and ability to frequently travel internationally. Preferred Qualifications:  •             Experience in building cross-cultural, global teams.  •             Working knowledge of a second major language (preferably Spanish or French).
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Campaign Manager, Global Campaigns

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-09-27 00:00
Last year, WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.

In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF's ambitious goals.

We are recruiting the role of Campaign Manager, Global Campaigns for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. 
 Location:WWF Office in Woking, United Kingdom. 
 The Role:The campaign manager is responsible for leading the successful execution of WWF's global campaigns, development of advocacy resources and coordinating implementation of campaigns by the network.
 Main responsibilities:
  • Lead the design and delivery of WWF's global conservation-focused campaigns, including implementation of work plans, coordination with Network Offices and key departments in the secretariat;
  • Oversee the development of campaign tools, content and products such as advocacy packs, presentations and other briefing materials for internal and external use;
  • Leverage and support network capacity to deliver campaigns aligned with the conservation priorities of the organisation;
  • Regularly report on progress of the flagship campaign, and work proactively to overcome obstacles to ensure goals and objectives are met;
  • Co-manage large campaign budget with national campaign team;
  • Lead a small support team in key campaign countries and coordinate campaign actions across an average of 10-20 network offices;
  • Ability to work across multiple disciplines with strong links to conservation, communications and policy in a global environment; and
  • Undertake other tasks as determined by the line manager. 
 Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Proven experience developing and implementing campaign strategies, including advocacy campaigns targeting government and/or corporations within national, international or high-profile organization;
  • Demonstrated leadership, including the ability to work across various sectors while delivering focused campaigns that address clear target;
  • Expertise in campaigning techniques, policies, strategies, target audience analysis, structure and impact;
  • Collaborative, innovative campaigner that is driven toward solution centered campaign management; Excellent internal and external communication skills and ability to communicate complex issues in a clear manner to a wide variety of audiences across diverse channels (online, TV, print, radio, etc.);Ability to work within a globally divers organisation, and core team, located in various time zones around the planet;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to communicate complex issues in a clear manner to a wide variety of audiences across diverse channels;
  • Demonstrated experience in mobilizing public engagement and communications around campaigns;
  • Expertise in campaigning techniques, policies, strategies, target audience analysis, structure and impact; 
  • Proven ability to deliver according to agreed timelines;
  • Ability to work within a globally divers core team located in various time zones around the planet;
  • Long-term planning and analytical skills, as well as demonstrated ability to multi-task and work effectively to tight deadlines without compromising quality; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders; 
  • Fluent English is essential; other languages would be an asset; 
  • Comfortable with frequent travel between various campaign priority locations;
  • Adhere to WWF's values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 
 How to apply?Upload your covering letter and CV on Linkedin. We will only accept applications with a Covering Letter and CV saved together as one file. Please read the instructions carefully before applying.
 Deadline for applications: 18 October 2016
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce. 
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Communications Support Officer

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-09-21 00:00
TRAFFIC Terms of Reference
 
 TITLE:Communications Support OfficerLOCATION:Cambridge, UKREPORTS TO: Global Communications CoordinatorGRADE: A3PRESENT INCUMBENT:Vacant Organisational Background
 
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature.  We actively monitor and investigate wildlife trade and provide information to diverse audiences worldwide as a basis for effective conservation policies and programmes. TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is an international network, organised into six regional programmes.
 Characteristic Duties
 
Leads delivery of key TRAFFIC communications outputs, with a particular emphasis on development of communications approaches and content to enhance and extend the organization's reach to a wider cross-section of target audiences
  
Specific Duties


Profile
  • Writes and produces materials for use by TRAFFIC and partners to increase awareness of TRAFFIC's work and wildlife trade issues more generally, including briefing papers and annual reports.
  • Develops tailored tools and approaches to strengthen communications outreach to key constituencies. 
  • Designs and produces materials of a visual nature, including infographics and video content, to strengthen the reach and impact of TRAFFIC's work
  • Promotes TRAFFIC's work within IUCN and WWF networks and within other collaborative partnerships of TRAFFIC through relevant outputs e.g. partner-focused events, electronic newsletters.
  • Enhances TRAFFIC's presence and accessibility via digital media channels including assistance with updating the TRAFFIC network website, www.traffic.org
 
Programme interface
  • Under guidance from relevant TRAFFIC experts, develops public messaging emanating from outputs relating to TRAFFIC's Conservation Programme,
 
Delivery
  • Oversees and develops TRAFFIC's presence on social media channels (Twitter and Facebook).
  • Acts as one of the primary contact points with media and freelance journalists.
  • Act as a primary contact for those in the science and research community, governments and others seeking information about wildlife trade issues.
  • Assists with production of TRAFFICs products as directed.
  • Carries out systematic monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of TRAFFIC's communications outputs.
 
Partnership
  • Maintains close collaboration and dialogue with the communications focal points of WWF and IUCN.
  • Co-ordinates the use of TRAFFIC network communications materials and initiatives via the WWF and IUCN global communications channels, including their respective websites, newsletters, e-bulletins, media office.
  • Maintains close collaboration and dialogue with the communications focal points of other collaborative partnerships of TRAFFIC.
 
Fundraising
  • Supports TRAFFIC's fundraising through assisting with the design and production of fundraising proposals and donor reports.
 Full Requirements / Expectations of the Role holder
 
  • Professional experience in the communications field and managing communications projects.
  • A degree in media studies or similar communications discipline.
  • A high level of organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong writing skills, including copy writing for a non-technical audience
  • Strong computer literacy skills, including with electronic publishing and design and social media channels.
  • An ability to work co-operatively with others, both in an office situation and with staff and partners working remotely.
  • A willingness to work under pressure.
  • Fluency in English and, preferably, a working knowledge of Chinese, French, German, or Spanish.
 Deadline is 9th October and applications submitted by: https://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.show&vacId=1361
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Two Postdoctoral Fellows in Tree Responses to Insect Herbivores and Drought // 30 November 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Thu, 2016-09-15 06:18
Organization: Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta  
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Submit application by: 30 November 2016 Details: http://www.iufro.org/download/file/25351/5545/nb-ualberta-two-fellows-tree-responses_doc/            
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Policy Manager - Wildlife

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-09-14 00:00

Last year, WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
 
In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF's ambitious goals.
 
We are recruiting the role of Policy Manager - Wildlife for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.Location:WWF Office in Nairobi, Kenya.The Role:
  • Provide strategic advice and facilitate the development of network  policy positions and advocacy strategies related to the achievement of the Goal and Outcomes of the Practice, in consultation with the Practice Leader, and the Practice Leadership Team.
  • Lead WWF's engagement at key policy intervention points executing WWF to influence key policy outcomes related the Practice Goal and Outcomes.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with relevant external partners to drive powerful policy change.
  • Support the network in developing consistent and coherent internal WWF positions on issues pertinent to the Goal and Outcome.
  • Coordinate across Practices to ensure organisational policy coherence.
Main responsibilities:
  • Analyse, identify, and facilitate the development of innovative policy solutions and advocacy strategies relevant to the Practice Goal and Outcomes,
  • Coordinate the professional, coherent and effective network engagement of diverse WWF teams at appropriate policy dialogues relevant to the Practice content.
  • Identify policy levers and enabling conditions which need to be addressed to achieve the Global Goals and outcomes of the Practice.
  • Raise decision-maker awareness and understanding of critical conservation issues relevant to the Practice content.
  • Provide a research and radar capacity on external policy developments relevant to the Practice content.
  • Ensure consistency and coherence to the internal and external delivery of Practice policy and global positioning.
  • Find best practice solutions to policy dilemmas related to the Practice content and share them with network colleagues and influencers in policy communities.
  • Support capacity building of colleagues in the WWF network to develop skills and experience related to fast achievement of Practice outcomes.
  • Act to ensure coherent and collaborative approaches to policy work related to the Practice content.
  • Promote regular interaction with Policy leads in other Practices to drive cross-practice policy coherence.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required by the Practice Leader
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • University degree in a relevant discipline e.g. environmental policy, International relations, Economics or similar disciplines.
  • Ideally 10 years' professional policy experience in conservation, environment and development work.
  • Track record of delivering policy impact.
  • In depth understanding of global and regional environmental, natural resources and geopolitical governance.
  • Experience of working in complex organisations.
  • A strong team player, with a measurable ability to influence senior management.
  • Fluency in English- any other language/s an asset.
  • Outstanding communication, policy analysis, coordination and advocacy  skills.
  • Ability to strategically influence appropriate policy development and dialogues and effect change in a constructive and solutions oriented manner.
  • Results driven, tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals.
  • Experience of working with governments, corporate sector, aid agencies, civil society, and NGOs.
  • Strategic thinking and vision.
  • Passion for conservation.
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to apply?Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter. Please upload as one file.
 
Work permit restrictions may apply.

Deadline for applications: 02 October 2016.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
 
Categories: Forestry Jobs

Deputy Practice Leader and Innovation Lead - Wildlife

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-09-14 00:00
Last year, WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
 
In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF's ambitious goals.
 
We are recruiting the role of Deputy Practice Leader and Innovation Lead - Wildlife for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.Location:WWF Office in Nairobi, Kenya.The Role:
  • Support the Practice Leader in development, implementation and adaptation of the Practice strategy.
  • Close engagement with the Practice Core Team, the Leadership Team and Focal Points to monitor and assess progress across the Practice strategy and identify potential issues that may inhibit delivery against the goals and outcomes.
  • Provide a high level of technical and thought leadership within the Practice thematic area, in particular in relation to the specific Practice Goals and Outcomes of the Practice.
  • Provide clear and powerful communication, both internally and externally, on technical issues related to the Practice Goals and Outcomes
  • Work in close collaboration with the rest of the Practice Core Team and support them as and when required
  • Build a strong culture of collaboration within the Practice via close engagement with Focal points and interested practice members to share current developments and feedback
  • Work to change the behaviors and policies of key internal stakeholders if necessary and communicate the vision internally, to build commitment and action toward results.
  • Create and manage a Practice innovation approach and process that ensures we are able to identify, surface, nurture, prototype new ideas from across the diverse WWF network and take best of these ideas to scale and global impact.
  • Facilitate and foster internal and especially external relationships that will enhance development of new innovations and their journey to scale and impact.
Main responsibilities:
  • Accountability for providing content agenda to the Network.
  • Support Practice agenda development, jointly with Practice core team.
  • Liaise closely with other Deputy Practice Leaders to facilitate integration with other Practice activities.
  • Support Practice Leader in anchoring a shift from individual programming to a focused set of 2025 goals;
  • In coordination with other Deputy Practice Leaders, ensure a network wide dialogue and interaction that enables the best ideas to rise to the surface
  • Instil in the Practice team a culture of innovation and learning
  • Develop a process of linking, selecting and nurturing the best ideas that show greatest promise of delivering transformative impact against our Goals and Outcomes;
  • Manage this process through the phases of funding, potential evaluation, monitoring, reporting, network-wide sharing and scaling up.
  • Support Practice success through Critical contributions at country level to Goals at global level
  • Support Practice Leader with peer review, transparent external and internal reporting on all critical contributions and progress.
  • Manage the Practice in the absence of the Practice Leader.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required by the Practice Leader.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Advanced University degree in International Relations/Development, Environmental/Conservation Science, or other related fields – or equivalent work experience;
  • A thorough understanding of the environment/development interface;
  • At least 7-8 years' experience in a management function, with demonstrated success of managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proven track record in Conservation delivery.
  • Experience in managing organisational innovation processes will be of great advantage
  • Perfect command of English language and any other language/s an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to engage and connect with broad range of people, and work as part of a multi-dimensional team that cuts across the WWF Network.
  • Management/mentoring skills to motivate and develop team members.
  • Clarity of thought, able to take decisions and provide content leadership in the Practice.
  • Energetic and passionate about conservation. Knowledge that crosses field programs, policy and markets;
  • Able to navigate complex issues and organizational complexity and executes high quality work in a timely way;
  • Powerful internal representation and ability to galvanize the Network and broader community around a shared agenda;
  • Capacity to innovate and adapt for maximum scale and impact;
  • Decision making skills with strong business acumen and drive for results;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging
How to apply?Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter. Please upload as one file.
 
Work permit restrictions may apply.

Deadline for applications: 02 October 2016.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
 
Categories: Forestry Jobs

Communications Manager - Wildlife

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-09-14 00:00
Last year, WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
 
In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF's ambitious goals.
 
We are recruiting the role of Communications Manager - Wildlife for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.Location:WWF Office in Nairobi, Kenya.The Role:
  • As a member of the core team, provide strategic communications advice and guidance to enhance the overall Practice strategy and approach, develop the brand, boost the impact of specific activities, and secure Practice goals
  • Develop a communications strategy for the Practice in consultation with the core team, International Communications & Marketing, and the WWF community of communicators that strengthens the work of the Practice, promotes its brand and helps achieve its global conservation goals, and adheres to the global brand positioning.
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of the strategy through the the global WWF Int'l Community of Communicators.
  • Provide strategic direction and core content and messaging guidance for external communications that helps secure conservation wins, strengthen WWF's brand and the profile of the Practice Leader, and provide support for network fundraising initiatives.
  • Positions WWF and the Practice as thought leaders to enhance WWF's public profile and global influence on strategic Practice issues
  • Develop excellent working relationships within the WWF network, and with external partners to leverage greater impact.
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of a strategy for internal communications to inform, inspire and motivate the WWF network to work from local to global to achieve the outcomes of the Practice
Main responsibilities:
  • Strategy: lead the development and implementation of the Practice communication strategy with Int'l C&M and the network. With coordination from Int'l C&M, the strategy needs to be developed alongside the other Practice strategies to ensure a coherent narrative and brand positioning.
  • Practice profile: guide the Practice leader and core team on speaking engagements, panel participation and maximising public engagement, increasing WWF's profile as a thought leader.
  • Core content: ensure Int'l C&M and the Network have the core content (stories, facts, images, policy positions etc.) they need to deliver the agreed communications plan.
  • Research: work with key offices to plan and conduct market research as appropriate to inform communications strategies and messaging propositions.
  • Media: work through Int'l C&M and national organizations' communications departments to establish a positive profile of the work with influential journalists and respond to media inquiries. Ensure Practice experts are prepared to deliver key messages and respond in accordance with WWF stated policy on controversial topics. Working with the "owners" of social media channels (Int'l C&M and national offices), provide guidance and core content for social media posts related to the Practice plan.
  • Work with lnt'l C&M to leverage the infrastructure needed for the web presence of the Practice. Ensures the pages are kept up to date.
  • Internal communications: use and develop existing platforms (e.g., intranet, WebEx) for effective internal communications to build and maintain WWF network buy-in for the Practice and generate maximum participation and support. 
  • Reporting: communicate impact of the Practice captured through technical progress reports for a variety of influential audiences. Prepare communication progress reports against the communication strategy objectives for the network.
  • Team: ensure that Practice team members, coordinate with this position for their communication needs and that all internal and external communications in the Practice are aligned to strategic principles and agreed tactics.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required by the Practice Leader
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • University-level qualifications in a relevant subject and at least eight years' strategic communications guidance and experience obtained in an international, national or high-profile organization where they were responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies and work plans in a network structure.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in an international setting is essential, as is success in communicating complex issues in a persuasive way to a wide variety of audiences at all levels using diverse channels (TV, print, radio, web, etc.).
  • Experience with communications around international policy institutions and fora is preferable, as is experience working for a non-profit organization.
  • Proven track record in successful international communications strategies and activities undertaken in a multi-cultural setting, coupled with the ability to anticipate and capitalize on opportunities and achieve high profile results.
  • Demonstrable experience and success in working closely with partners, negotiating joint approaches and messages around controversial topics is essential.
  • Experience leading and participating in multi-disciplinary teams and building consensus, optimism and confidence in the face of challenges and pressure while charting new territory for the organization is a must.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of communication tools and approaches, their potential impact and their suitability for an organization like WWF, is also required.
  • Long-term planning and analytical skills, as well as demonstrated ability to multi-task and work effectively to tight deadlines without compromising quality, are necessary.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential, as are skills in partnership development and the ability to develop relationships with a wide range of audiences.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, supported by good computer and internet skills, are required. Fluent English is essential; other languages would be an asset.
  • The candidate must also be willing to travel.
How to apply?Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter. Please upload as one file.
 
Work permit restrictions may apply.

Deadline for applications: 02 October 2016.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
 
Categories: Forestry Jobs

Executive Assistant - Wildlife

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-09-14 00:00
Last year, WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
 
In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF's ambitious goals.
 
We are recruiting the role of Executive Assistant - Wildlife for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.Location:WWF Office in Nairobi, Kenya.Main responsibilities:
  • Manages the administration of the Practice Leader and their core team, setting work priorities and ensuring deadlines are met;
  • Assists the Practice Leader in his or her leadership function, i.e. networking with International Secretariat, other Practices and the wider conservation community as well as other organisations;
  • Answers and screens enquiries and correspondence in an appropriate manner, based on familiarity with subject matter, and refers others to appropriate staff member or department;
  • Organizes, prioritizes and tracks agenda, meetings, appointments and paper flow and endeavours to streamline the Practice Leaders' workload and ensures timely responses to invitations and other requests;
  • Provides support for meetings, conferences or specific subjects and coordinates and prepares all relevant documents and briefing packs;
  • Organizes travel for the Practice Leader and core team, including flights, accommodation and other logistics and coordinates and prepares documents related to travel; keeping Climate Friendly CO2 info up-to-date;
  • Provide general office support functions for core team members (e.g. photocopying, managing office equipment and supplies, taking phone enquiries, etc).
  • Arranges the translation of documents where necessary;
  • Maintains filing system;
  • Edits and drafts correspondence, reports and documents; and
  • Creates presentations and spreadsheets;
  • Undertakes other tasks as assigned by the Practice Leader.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Personal assistant training from a commercial college or equivalent;
  • At least 8-10 years' relevant experience as a senior or executive assistant in an international environment.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and follow-up with excellent organizational and prioritization skills;
  • A flexible working style, absolute discretion and unfailing diplomacy;
  • At ease dealing with people and tasks at different levels;
  • Responsive, efficient and a positive manner and the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Capacity and willingness to take initiative, proactive attitude;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English; other languages would be an advantage;
  • Computer literate and numerate;
  • Interest in conservation;
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to apply?Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter. Please upload as one file.
 
Work permit restrictions may apply.

Deadline for applications: 02 October 2016.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
 
Categories: Forestry Jobs

Policy Manager - Freshwater

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-09-14 00:00
Last year, WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
 
In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF's ambitious goals.
 
We are recruiting the role of Policy Manager – Freshwater for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.Location:WWF Office in Zeist, Netherlands as preferred location.The Role:
  • Proven FW leader with strong content knowledge/expertise in relevant core topics (i.e. flows, hydropower, agriculture, finance etc.).
  • Provide strategic advice and facilitate the development of network policy, and guidance positions and advocacy strategies related to the achievement of the Goal and Outcomes of the Practice, in consultation with the Practice Leader, and the Practice Leadership Team.
  • Support the Network on Policy and FW content as it relates to country and basin strategy needs
  • Act as radar for the Network on relevant issues related to risks and opportunities for the Practice through links to other Practices and with external partners
  • Lead WWF's engagement at key policy intervention points executing WWF to influence key policy outcomes related the Practice Goal and Outcomes.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with relevant external partners to drive powerful policy change.
  • Support the network in developing consistent and coherent internal WWF positions and Guidance material on issues pertinent to the Goal and Outcome.
  • Coordinate across Practices to ensure organisational policy and strategy coherence.
Main responsibilities:
  • Analyse, identify, and facilitate the development of innovative policy solutions and advocacy strategies relevant to the Practice Goal and Outcomes,
  • Support and coordinate the professional, coherent and effective network engagement of diverse WWF teams at appropriate policy dialogues relevant to the Practice content.
  • Identify policy levers and enabling conditions which need to be addressed to achieve the Global Goals and outcomes of the Practice.
  • Raise decision-maker awareness and understanding of critical conservation issues relevant to the Practice content.
  • Provide a research and radar capacity on external policy developments relevant to the Practice content.
  • Ensure consistency and coherence to the internal and external delivery of Practice policy and global positioning.
  • Find best practice solutions to policy dilemmas related to the Practice content and share them with network colleagues and influencers in policy communities.
  • Support capacity building of colleagues in the WWF network to develop skills and experience related to fast achievement of Practice outcomes.
  • Act to ensure coherent and collaborative approaches to policy work related to the Practice content.
  • Promote regular interaction with Policy leads in other Practices to drive cross-practice policy coherence.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required by the Practice Leader
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • University degree in a relevant discipline e.g. environmental policy, International relations, Economics or similar disciplines.
  • Ideally 10 years' professional policy experience in Freshwater policy, conservation, environment and development work.
  • Track record of delivering policy impact.
  • In depth understanding of global and regional environmental, natural resources and geopolitical governance.
  • Experience of working in complex organisations.
  • A strong team player, with a measurable ability to influence senior management.
  • Fluency in English- any other language/s an asset.
  • Freshwater Content expert
  • Outstanding policy analysis, coordination and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to strategically influence appropriate policy development and dialogues and effect change in a constructive and solutions oriented manner.
  • Results driven, tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals.
  • Experience of working with governments, corporate sector, aid agencies, civil society, and NGOs.
  • Strategic thinking and vision.
  • Passion for conservation.
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 
How to apply?Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter. Please upload as one file.
 
Work permit restrictions may apply.

Deadline for applications: 02 October 2016.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce
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Deputy Practice Leader and Innovation Lead – Freshwater

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-09-14 00:00
Deputy Practice Leader and Innovation Lead - Freshwater
Last year, WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
 
In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF's ambitious goals.
 
We are recruiting the role of Deputy Practice Leader and Innovation Lead – Freshwater for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.Location:WWF Office in Zeist, Netherlands as preferred location.The Role:
  • Support the Practice Leader in development, implementation and adaptation of the Practice strategy.
  • Close engagement with the Practice Core Team, the Leadership Team and Focal Points to monitor and assess progress across the Practice strategy and identify potential issues that may inhibit delivery against the goals and outcomes.
  • Provide a high level of technical and thought leadership within the Practice thematic area, in particular in relation to the specific Practice Goals and Outcomes of the Practice.
  • Provide clear and powerful communication, both internally and externally, on technical issues related to the Practice Goals and Outcomes
  • Work in close collaboration with the rest of the Practice Core Team and support them as and when required
  • Build a strong culture of collaboration within the Practice via close engagement with Focal points and interested practice members to share current developments and feedback
  • Work to change the behaviors and policies of key internal stakeholders if necessary and communicate the vision internally, to build commitment and action toward results.
  • Create and manage a Practice innovation approach and process that ensures we are able to identify, surface, nurture, prototype new ideas from across the diverse WWF network and take best of these ideas to scale and global impact.
  • Facilitate and foster internal and especially external relationships that will enhance development of new innovations and their journey to scale and impact.
Main responsibilities:
  • Accountability for providing content agenda to the Network.
  • Support Practice agenda development, jointly with Practice core team.
  • Liaise closely with other Deputy Practice Leaders to facilitate integration with other Practice activities.
  • Support Practice Leader in anchoring a shift from individual programming to a focused set of 2025 goals;
  • In coordination with other Deputy Practice Leaders, ensure a network wide dialogue and interaction that enables the best ideas to rise to the surface
  • Instil in the Practice team a culture of innovation and learning
  • Develop a process of linking, selecting and nurturing the best ideas that show greatest promise of delivering transformative impact against our Goals and Outcomes;
  • Manage this process through the phases of funding, potential evaluation, monitoring, reporting, network-wide sharing and scaling up.
  • Support Practice success through Critical contributions at country level to Goals at global level
  • Support Practice Leader with peer review, transparent external and internal reporting on all critical contributions and progress.
  • Manage the Practice in the absence of the Practice Leader.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required by the Practice Leader.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Advanced University degree in International Relations/Development, Environmental/Conservation Science, or other related fields – or equivalent work experience;
  • A thorough understanding of the environment/development interface;
  • At least 7-8 years' experience in a management function, with demonstrated success of managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proven track record in Conservation delivery.
  • Experience in managing organisational innovation processes will be of great advantage
  • Perfect command of English language and any other language/s an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to engage and connect with broad range of people, and work as part of a multi-dimensional team that cuts across the WWF Network.
  • Management/mentoring skills to motivate and develop team members.
  • Clarity of thought, able to take decisions and provide content leadership in the Practice.
  • Energetic and passionate about conservation. Knowledge that crosses field programs, policy and markets;
  • Able to navigate complex issues and organizational complexity and executes high quality work in a timely way;
  • Powerful internal representation and ability to galvanize the Network and broader community around a shared agenda;
  • Capacity to innovate and adapt for maximum scale and impact;
  • Decision making skills with strong business acumen and drive for results;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to apply?Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter. Please upload as one file.
 
Work permit restrictions may apply.

Deadline for applications: 02 October 2016.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
 
Categories: Forestry Jobs

Marketing and Communications Manager

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-09-14 00:00
BackgroundThe Mediterranean Marine Initiative (MMI) involves 7 WWF offices (European Policy Office, WWF-Spain, WWF-Italy, WWF-Mediterranean, WWF-Greece, WWF-France and WWF-Turkey) under a Programme Implementation Agreement and a joint conservation strategy. The MMI has a light coordination structure, with a decision-making team (Shareholder Group) formed by CEOs and Conservation Director and a Leadership Team formed by a Director, and 2 managers (communication and policy).
 
We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager who will lead Mediterranean Marine Initiative communications in the Mediterranean and globally, developing and coordinating a communications and marketing strategy to support the Initiative and its offices.LocationPreferred location: Rome (Italy), with the possibility of being hosted by the MMI Offices in France, Greece, Turkey or Spain.Main responsibilities
  • Lead WWF's marketing and communications work for the Mediterranean Marine Initiative.
  • Develop and implement strategies with a view to achieving WWF's long-range conservation goals in the Mediterranean.
  • Ensure integration, alignment and scaling-up of relevant marketing and communications strategies of all MMI Offices.
  • Highlight the MMI profile and actions within the Global WWF Network as well as externally to existing and new partners.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with WWF offices, other NGOs, media and other stakeholders on major strategic communications and campaigning issues.
  • Support and, where necessary, lead project and funding proposal development.
Required qualifications, skills and competencies
  • At least 10 years' experience in an international or European organization in marketing, communications, public relations, advertising or campaigning.
  • At least 5 years' experience in managing or coordinating a small to medium-sized team and coordinating wider teams of peers.
  • Knowledge of and experience of Mediterranean culture, values and society.
  • Familiarity with major environmental and conservation issues.
  • Proven track record of developing and successfully implementing marketing, communications, and advocacy strategies.
  • Ability to conceptualize and create messages, tools and approaches which link programme and conservation issues with different audiences interests.
  • Capacity to translate sophisticated conservation, science and policy projects into compelling communications opportunities.
  • Solid experience in main communications fields – media, web, social media, events, publications, visual communications (photos and videos), advertising, campaigning, communications partnerships.
  • Experience in project design and management.
  • Proficiency in English and preferably in French. Any other Mediterranean language considered an asset.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Mediterranean and Europe.
  • Adherence to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to apply?To apply please send your CV with a motivation letter to applications@wwfmedpo.org

For information contact: Giuseppe Di Carlo (gdicarlo@wwfmedpo.org).Deadline for applications:  October 31, 2016 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

 
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Conservation intern with WWF Cambodia

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-09-14 00:00
WWF has an opening through its Youth Volunteer Internship Programme for a conservation volunteer for a 6-month assignment with the WWF Cambodia.

Location: Phnom Penh and Sen Monorom, Cambodia
Assignment dates: 1 November 2016 to 30 April 2017
Language required: good level of English
Age Category: 19-27 years

Major Functions   

The Supporting Forests and Biodiversity Project Intern for WWF will be supported to oversee the management and coordination of all SFB related project activities and expenditures to ensure successful delivery on WWF's commitments as reflected in the bridging phase agreement, operational plan, and budget. 

The Intern will work with the WWF programmatic and operational teams to monitor implementation progress and adaptively manage project activities and resource allocation in keeping with project goals and targets.  The Intern will serve as the principal (day-to-day) liaison with Winrock International, and will facilitate effective communications and decision making between the two organizations on all project management matters.  

The project intern will be responsible for preparing high quality reports as necessary to meet project reporting requirements.  The project intern will provide sound analysis and make recommendations to WWF Cambodia senior managers on project related matters.The project intern will be fully supported in these tasks by both the conservation and landscape managers and would be expected to spend approximately 50% of her/his time in Phnom Penh and 50% in the field office in Sen Monorom.

Requirements
Education, Qualification, Knowledge
  • Bachelor Degree in conservation, planning, or other related fields
  • Some international exposure (preferably living experience in a foreign country)
  • Knowledge of conservation and links with livelihoods, report writing and basic budgeting.
Experience
  • Working with conservation projects and strategic work planning processes, team building, and ideally financial management
  • Experience writing reports
  • Can work well under pressure and on a range of diverse tasks
General Skill
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • English language fluency (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Tact and diplomacy. Problem solving and conflict management.
  • Strong analytic and excellent writing skills 
How to apply?
Please complete the online Application Form. If you already submitted a spontaneous online application in the past, please inform of your interest in this assignment by email.

Deadline to apply:  25 September 2016
 

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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Relationship Manager Philanthropy 50%

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-09-13 00:00
Location/Contract Details:WWF International in Gland, Switzerland. Fixed-term contract  at 50% (ASAP- 31 August 2017)Main responsibilities:
  • Manage a portfolio of WWF major donors and prospects in order to generate and maintain significant gifts for WWF's conservation work.
  • Develop and maintain an annual major donor strategy and workplan, including tracking and monitoring prospects and donors through all phases: identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and renewal.
  • Identify new major donor prospects and assist in creating strategies for approaching and cultivating them.
  • Prepare strategy and briefing documents for meetings with major donors, cultivation events for individuals, and manage follow-up activities to secure major gifts.
  • Provide the Director General, senior volunteers, Programme staff, the Director of Development and the Head of Philanthropy with all relevant information about WWF donors with whom they maintain relationships, keeping them up to date on donor activities.
  • Prepare and present highly customized, compelling funding proposals to major gift prospects.
  • Prepare cultivation and solicitation meetings, ensure that the relationship team is prepared and coordinated to secure major gifts.
  • Manage cultivation and stewardship activities of existing major donors to increase their affinity and grow their support for WWF.
  • Work closely with other WWF colleagues and national offices to coordinate the complexities of major partners' collaboration and donor management. 
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Minimum undergraduate university degree.
  • At least three years' experience in major donor fundraising from high net worth individuals.
  • Proven track record of generating significant (5-figure) gifts from high net worth individuals, preferably in the context of an international NGO (INGO).
  • Experience and expertise in developing relationships with major donors and crafting major donor strategies to secure results.
  • Experience working with legacy or bequest programme fundraising a plus
  • Strong diplomatic skills with sensitivity to political issues.
  • High ethical standards of behavior, good judgment, respect for others, confidentiality and attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in French and English.
  • Strong interpersonal and communicating skills in a multicultural environment.
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Energetic, proactive and capable of working independently as well as being an active member of the team.
  • Flexible and creative with an aptitude for solving problems; positive attitude.
  • Fluency in written and oral French and English, other European languages an advantage
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 
How to apply?Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter which should be saved together as one file.
 
Deadline: 27th September 2016
 
Work permit restrictions may apply.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

 
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Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst

IFPRI Jobs - Mon, 2016-09-12 19:37
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to hire qualified candidate to serve as Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst in its Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD).The successful candidate will support senior research staff in DSGD with reviews, data management, and quantitative analysis with survey data from both Asian and African countries. This is a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. The position will be based in in the institute’s South Asia office in New Delhi, with possible travel overseas. Final grade level will be will be determined by level of  experience. Essential Duties: Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Organizing, cleaning, manipulation and analysis of large household data sets Assisting with the development and implementation of quantitative surveys in developing countries, including questionnaire development and enumerators’ training. Collecting and reviewing relevant policy documents. Assisting in the preparation of project reports, policy briefs, and peer reviewed academic publications. Other duties as assigned. Required Skills: Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, public policies, or equivalent in other social sciences. Demonstrated experience in working with large quantitative data sets (data cleaning, management, analysis, etc.). Advanced statistical programing skills using Stata, SPSS, and other packages. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Fluency in written and spoken English. Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision. Ability and willingness to travel to developing countries of Asia and Africa. Preferred Skills: Experience with data entry and Computer Assisted Personal Interviews (CAPI) software packages (CSPro, Surveybe, Epi Info, etc). Knowledge of multilevel regression methods.Demonstrated writing skills on economic policy issues. Experience in survey design, questionnaire design, and conducting and supervising household surveys in developing countries. Experiences of working in developing countries.
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