Information and Knowledge Coordinator – Asia Pacific Growth Strategy

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-08-16 00:00
WWF is a global conservation organization, with a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF's mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Hong Kong has been working since 1981 to deliver solutions for a living planet through Conservation, Footprint and Education programmes. For more information, please visit: wwf.org.hk
 
Saving the planet. That's our day job. And it could be yours too.

People from all corners of the globe are helping WWF build a future where humans live in harmony with nature. We need knowledgeable, talented people who are passionate about engaging and inspiring others. People who share our optimism that it's possible to change the world for the better. People who are determined to make a difference.

Are you one of those people? Then we'd love you to join us as
 
Information and Knowledge Coordinator – Asia Pacific Growth Strategy
 
 
 
Location: Within Asia Pacific
 
Background Information:
 
WWF's 23 Asia Pacific offices have all come together to implement a regional growth strategy towards the vision "There is no sustainable world, without a sustainable Asia Pacific". At the center of the growth strategy is a lean coordination team – the Asia Pacific Growth Strategy Core Team – that is spread out across several WWF offices in the region.
 
 
 
Main responsibilities:
As the Information and Knowledge Coordinator for the Asia Pacific Growth Strategy Core Team, the job holder is accountable for the timeliness and quality of information made available to the marketing teams in the region and to other APGS stakeholders. The position is also responsible for providing administrative and operational support to deliver the Asia Pacific Growth Strategy.
Key accountabilities including but not limited to:
  • Oversee the formal communications from the APGS to the key stakeholders, in particular the Marketing Directors, Marketing Managers, and other APGS stakeholders
  • In consultation with the Head of Operations, to review, recommend and implement knowledge management platforms/practices for internal (ie within the Core Team) and external (stakeholders, including APGT members) audiences
  • Oversee the writing and distribution of the monthly APGS News to your Desktop, Quarterly newsletter and annual report, seeking input from contributors with the APGT and other providers
  • Ensure that the APGT work site is updated and relevant to users, towards improving usage of resources available on the site
  • In partnership with the Core Team members, to prepare the agendas, collate the relevant documents, minute and record all pertinent meetings within different working groups in APGS
  • In consultation with the Head of Marketing, and the Head of Operations, and seeking additional and relevant support from the Marketing Manager, assist in the design and delivery of the meetings/conference/workshops, providing administrative and logistical support, liaising with the host countries, ensuring all preparations are on track and delivered effectively, on time and within budget
  • Provide overall administrative and operational monitoring assistance as required.
 
This position is on part time basis (0.3 FTE, 1.5 days per week) on 21 months contract basis. The renewal / extension of appointment will be subject to organizational needs, availability of funding and job performance.What you need:Required Qualifications:
  • University degree in marketing/communications preferable
  • Excellent English language proficiency, ability to communicate in another Asia Pacific language preferred
  • At least 3 years of communications programme experience, preferable if in a marketing support/marketing comms capacity
  • Demonstrable communications programme experience, particularly in a multi-country environment
  • Track record of working in a multi-cultural environment, sensitive to cultural differences
 
Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, able to develop and maintain relationships in a virtual work environment
  • Solutions-oriented, with attention to detail
  • Strong numerical skills
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Highly organized and excellent coordination skills, able to proactively identify and organize resources for providing support to team members
  • A flexible attitude to work yet self-disciplined
  • Support the mission of WWF sharing WWF's values: passionate and optimistic, challenging and inspiring, credible and accountable, persevering and delivering results.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, Asia Pacific Growth Strategy;
 
 
How to Apply?
 
Interested parties please send your CV stating present and expected salary to the HR Manager via email: recruitment@wwf.org.hk . Please indicate the Job Code in the subject of your e-mail.
 
Date for Application Review: 2 Sep 2016
Applications will be considered until the post is filled.
 
(All information provided will be used for recruitment-related purpose only. Applicants who do not hear from us within six weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful. It is our policy to retain the personal data of unsuccessful applicants for future recruitment purposes for a period of six months.)
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce.
 
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Head of Group Accounting and Controlling

WWF Jobs - Fri, 2016-08-12 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 Head of Group Accounting and Controlling 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 Vienna, Austria.The Role:
  • Directly manages a team of seven.
  • Leads the development and implementation of accounting policies, processes and systems to safeguard and control WWF's financial assets and provide complete, accurate and timely financial information and records.
  • Leads the consolidation of WWF International's consolidated financial statements and coordinates the group external audit.
  • Oversees foreign exchange and cash flow management ensuring sufficient funds are available for operations.
Main responsibilities:
  • Recommends and agrees with the Director, Finance & Administration the medium to long-term vision for the Unit and refines the operations of the Unit accordingly;
  • Ensures the development and implementation of accounting policies for the WWF International group in accordance with Swiss GAAP FER, with eventual evolution to internationally accepted standards, if and when they are established;
  • Directs the development and implementation of efficient and effective accounting and treasury processes in the Secretariat regional hubs and Practice offices in accordance with best practice as well as recommending best practices and standards for the Programme Offices (POs);.
  • Oversees the selection, implementation, adaptation and on-going user support of financial software and related tools to meet the financial accounting and internal control requirements of the Secretariat hubs, Practice offices and  WWF POs;
  • Ensures compliance with financial regulatory requirements, including the annual production of   consolidated financial statements and VAT declarations;
  • Maintains on-going communication regarding day-to-day activities and development of policies, financial systems and processes with accounting staff and key internal customers at the Secretariat hubs, Practice offices and in the WWF POs;
  • Participates in various WWF projects as necessary, in consultation with the Director, Finance & Administration;
  • Performs other duties from time to time at the request of the Director, Finance & Administration; 
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • A university degree in finance or business administration and qualification as a Chartered Accountant (or equivalent);
  • Fifteen years' experience in the field of financial accounting within an international group of companies, including management experience in a shared service centre and at the head office is essential. Proven experience of providing effective leadership as well as day-to-day supervision to a diverse working group is required. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain clear lines of communication within a geographically dispersed and culturally diverse internal client base;
  • Management, leadership and communication skills, coupled with diplomacy, numeracy, and business acumen are essential;
  • The successful candidate will be able to recommend strategies and provide solutions which benefit both the department and organisation;
  • The ability to lead the design and implementation of simple processes which efficiently meet the needs of the organisation, supported by a strong knowledge of IT systems and tools is required;
  • Proven interpersonal and people-management skills, complemented by excellent written and spoken English (French language skills an asset), are a must;
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined, 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.
 
Work permit restrictions may apply.

Deadline for applications:  06 September 2016
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
 
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Internationaler Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter // 21 August 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Thu, 2016-08-04 09:46
Organization: Chair of Silviculture, Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg
Location: Freiburg, Germany
Submit application by: 21 August 2016 Details: https://www.uni-freiburg.de/administration/stellenboerse?erf=y&stellenid=9930&layout=v4&set_language=en  
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Cluster Hire in Geospatial Analytics of Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security

IUFRO Jobs - Thu, 2016-08-04 06:38
Organization: The Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University
Submit application by: A comprehensive review of applications is underway and will continue until the positions are filled. Details:  https://globalfoodsecurity.ncsu.edu/sample-page/
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Communications Manager, Africa (2 Positions) based in Nairobi, Kenya

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-08-02 00:00

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, AFRICA (2 POSITIONS)
 
Are you a creative, dynamic and passionate advocate for a future where humans live in harmony with nature?
 
WWF Regional Office for Africa (ROA) is seeking to recruit two (2) outstanding and committed individuals to fill the above vacant positions. ROA has offices in Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 
The Communications Manager, Africa will support the development of communications and marketing strategies in the ROA Country Offices, and support conservation achievement across the nine practices.
This includes: Contributing towards the development of appropriate internal and external communications infrastructure; Reputation surveying and management, Stakeholder relationship management; Digital strategy and content development to support conservation ambition and impact.
 
The position holders will report to the Director, Communications & Marketing-Africa and will be based in Nairobi Kenya.
 
If you have a knack of developing and executing highly leveraged communication strategies, possess flawless communication skills in English and French, a thorough knowledge of on and off-line international media markets, and demonstrated leadership abilities, this is the perfect job for you.
 
You can apply with your CV and a motivation letter addressed to People & Organisation Development Manager, Africa clearly indicating the position applied for on the subject line to: careers@wwfafrica.org by 19th August 2016
 
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce.
 
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Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst

IFPRI Jobs - Sat, 2016-07-30 02:52
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). This is a two-year, exempt, fixed-term, renewable appointment. The position will be based in Washington, DC, with possible travel overseas. Final position title will be based on experience. The successful candidate will support senior research staff in PHND with nutrition program evaluations in Africa. Interested applicants must upload an example of STATA code ( (as a do-file or .txt file ) developed for a previous project that demonstrates their STATA skills . Essential Duties: Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: The organization, 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 programming for CAPI, field team training and development of software applications for recording interview responses on tablet computers. Preparation of tables and graphs for reports. Assistance in the preparation of proposals, project deliverables, briefs and papers. Ability and willingness to travel overseas. Other duties as assigned. Required Skills: Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, nutrition, economics, or equivalent. At the Research Analyst level, minimum of 3 years’ relevant, post-Master’s work experience. Demonstrated experience working with large quantitative data sets (data cleaning, management, analysis, etc.). Advanced STATA skills, including syntax programming Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel. Fluency in written and spoken English and French Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision. Preferred Skills: Experience with data entry and CAPI software packages (CSPro, Surveybe, Epi Info, etc). Knowledge of multilevel regression methods. Demonstrated strong writing skills. Training and experience in methods for designing and conducting causal impact evaluations, including randomized controlled trials (RCT), and other methods. Experience in survey design, questionnaire design, and conducting and supervising household surveys in developing countries; field experience related to gender, nutrition and public health. Experience working in developing countries. Interested applicants must upload an example of STATA code ( (as a do-file or .txt file ) developed for a previous project that demonstrates their STATA skills .
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Senior Research Assistant

IFPRI Jobs - Thu, 2016-07-28 20:57
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Senior Research Assistant (SRA) for a one-year, fixed-term, renewable, exempt appointment in its Markets, Trade and Institutions Division (MTID).  The SRA work with colleagues to assist in the following tasks: literature reviews, design and management of surveys and other field work, data analysis, and preparation of presentations and papers in different research projects.  This position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, DC and may involve travel to sub-Saharan Africa and/or Southeast Asia.  Final grade level will be determined by years of relevant work experience.  Essential Duties: Specific tasks include but are not limited to: Cleaning and analysis of data, particularly household survey data. Assisting in drafting reports and papers. Performing reviews of the literature on selected topics. Other relevant job duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or a closely related field.  Skills in quantitative research methods and data analysis. Experience using Stata software for data analysis. Fluency in written and spoken English. Excellent writing skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work independently and with colleagues from diverse cultures. Preferred Qualifications:  Experience analyzing agricultural and household survey data from developing countries. Experience with geographic information systems (GIS), Matlab, GAMS, or CAPI software. Strong background in microeconomics and econometrics. Experience working in developing countries and/or on agricultural development issues.  
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Research Assistant / Senior Research Assistant

IFPRI Jobs - Thu, 2016-07-28 20:35
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 both DSG’s Governance team and its Ghana Strategic Support Program (GSSP). The Governance team works on research related to the political economy of agricultural policy processes and public sector institutional reforms that enhance policy effectiveness.  GSSP is a research, communication, and capacity-strengthening program to build the capabilities of researchers, administrators, policymakers, and members of civil society 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. Conducting high-quality, scholarly literature reviews. 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: Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, or International Development or a related field. At the Senior Research Assistant level, a Master’s degree in a related field is required. 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. Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience conducting research in developing countries, especially in Africa. Experience with primary data collection using surveys, structured interviews, archives, and/or focus groups. Ability to engage with policymakers. Strong interest in international and rural development.
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Post-doc Researcher (m/f): Science-Policy-Interfacing on biodiversity and ecosystem services // 11 August 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Wed, 2016-07-27 08:43
Organization: The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Submit application by: 11 August 2016 Details: https://recruitingapp-5128.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/838/Description/2    
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Marine Conservation Campaign and Communications Consultant

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-07-27 00:00
Marine Conservation Campaign and Communications Consultant

Job Location: Dubai
Job type: Full time (100%) –  October 1 2016 – May 31 2017

Role Summary

The Marine Conservation Campaign and Communications Consultant will be responsible, in close liaison with the Communications Manager – Programmes, for the creation and successful delivery of a communications strategy and campaign for EWS-WWF's Marine Programme over an 8-month period.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Communications Manager – Programmes and Marine Project Leader to develop a) a communications strategy and plan for 2016-2018 and b) a marine awareness campaign for 2017-2018.
  • Take the lead to implement the above strategy and campaign in close collaboration with the Communications and Marine teams.
  • Lead the development of related communications collaterals and content – online and offline, including but not limited to social media and digital channels content and printed communications.
  • Ensure that websites and other platforms are up to date with the latest programme information
  • Organise and deliver key events including stakeholder engagements, media briefings and roundtables.
  • Participate in key annual project reviews, planning workshops and attend Communicators regular meetings, as well as marine regular meetings
  • Contribute data to the Communications monthly report/ dash board/ M&E framework
  • Coordination of PR agency on marine topics.
Education and experience
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in relevant field.
  • A bachelor's or advanced degree in communications or relevant field.
Skills and Abilities
  • Dynamic communications expert with a passion for the environment.
  • High level of cultural sensitivity and awareness with ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Proven knowledge on communication and/or campaign strategy execution and implementation.
  • Excellent understanding of digital communications.
  • Ideally knowledge and or experience in the not for profit sector, preferably environmental field.
  • Arabic a plus
EWS-WWF Values
  • Impact Driven
  • Integrity
  • Together We're Stronger
  • Courage
  • Adaptable
To Apply: Suitable applicants are invited to email their application with cover letter and CV to careers@ewswwf.ae with 'Marine Conservation Campaign and Communications Consultant' as the subject line.  The closing date of application is August 18th 2016. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
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Senior Officer – Marine Programme

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-07-27 00:00
Senior Officer – Marine Programme
Job Location: Dubai
Job type: Full time

Role Summary
The Senior Officer - Marine Programme will support the implementation of the marine strategy by providing strategic advice to priority marine projects, leading and/or supporting the implementation of a number of key initiatives including: Position papers, sectoral and policy reviews, programmatic fundraising and communications.
 
Key Responsibilities

Marine Programme Implementation and monitoring
  • Support the Programme Leader on programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, as well as administrative related tasks.
  • Lead and ensure the successful delivery of short term marine initiatives as per the approved Marine Programme Action Plan and Budget (e.g. Position Papers, Technical Studies etc.).
  • Support Programme Leader during the programme/project planning phase in preparation of proposals, budgets and action plans as needed.
  • Work closely with other members of the marine team and support the delivery of other key marine projects/initiatives as needed (e.g. fieldwork, brainstorming sessions, project planning). 
Fundraising and Communications
  • Support the Programme Leader in programmatic fundraising in coordination with the Development Director and Communications team.
  • In liaison with the Marine Team, advise Business Development Team and relevant working groups on marine funding priorities and progress
  • Prepare and/or review fundraising proposals and attend meetings as relevant.
  • Provide support on communication and engagement activities relevant to marine programme/project objectives.
  • Advise on key stakeholders and messaging needs to be integrated into the marine communications agenda.
 Policy and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Support the Marine Programme Leader and Marine Team in stakeholder engagement in the UAE (e.g. developing engagement plans, organising meetings, preparing meeting materials, maintaining key relationships).
  • Represent EWS-WWF in key meetings with stakeholders and workshops as required and debrief relevant team members.
  • Coordinate technical reviews of UAE policy documents on behalf of the Marine team.
  • Collate and organise information on key international and regional environmental conventions and prepare briefings, update reports and information materials.
  • Review UAE biodiversity related strategies and action plans, develop internal reports and identify key priorities and opportunities for EWS-WWF.
  • Lead the preparation of policy briefings and position papers as relevant.
  • Lead the strategic stakeholder engagement of key events organised by EWS-WWF and key meetings.
  • In liaison with the Marine Programme Leader, support the Conservation and Climate Change Director in preparation for high level engagement opportunities, such as the UAE National Biodiversity Committee.
  • Maintain a policy and event calendar for EWS-WWF and identify key opportunities for engagement.
Other
  • Keep abreast with international best practices and regional activities to ensure that the solutions that EWS-WWF offers are always relevant with the global (including WWF relevant priority areas) and local context.
Experience
  • 5+ years of working experience in marine conservation or relevant field.
  • Sound technical understanding on marine conservation topics, such as fisheries management and species conservation.
Education
  • Post graduate/ Graduate degree in environmental science, marine biology, fisheries or relevant field is preferable
 Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Exceptional team working abilities.
  • Ability to perform under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Self-starter and able to prioritise activities accordingly with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to set challenging but realistic goals and solve problems effectively.
  • Produce high quality products/services with attention to detail.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic.
  • Proven knowledge on scientific data management and statistical analysis.
  • Competent user of GIS is desirable 
EWS-WWF Values
  • Impact Driven
  • Integrity
  • Together We're Stronger
  • Courage
  • Adaptable
To Apply: Suitable applicants are invited to email their application with cover letter and CV to careers@ewswwf.ae with 'Senior Officer – Marine Programme' as the subject line.  The closing date of application is August 18th 2016. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  
 
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Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst

IFPRI Jobs - Tue, 2016-07-26 14:30
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst for a one year, exempt, fixed-term, renewable appointment for its Development Strategy and Governance (DSG) Division. This position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, D.C. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: Conduct statistical analysis of household survey data, agricultural prices, national trade statistics and other cross-section and time series data. Conduct literature reviews and write syntheses of research findings. Assist in development and utilization of multi-market and CGE simulation models. Carry out strategic analysis of specific issues related to agricultural development, food security and poverty reduction in different sub-regions and countries of Africa and Asia. Assist in the preparation of discussion papers, donors’ reports, project briefs and briefing notes for dissemination. Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related field. At the Research Analyst level, minimum of 3 years’ relevant, post-Master’s work experience. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed products on time. Strong English verbal and writing skills. Demonstrated ability to conduct research. Familiarity with popular software packages and internet-based systems. Strong interpersonal skills and a team oriented spirit. Familiarity with data management, processing, and analysis. Experience using major statistical software and mathematical program packages such as STATA and GAMS.
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Senior Specialist, Compensation & Benefits / Mobility

WWF Jobs - Mon, 2016-07-25 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 Senior Specialist, Compensation & Benefits / Mobility 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 International office in Singapore. Main responsibilities:
  • Support and advise internal HR colleagues on C&B issues and processes in the Hubs;
  • Support local activities around delivery of annual salary review in hub countries- including, deep dive analysis and budget recommendations;
  • Subject matter expert on all compensation related enquiries;
  • Prepares data for compensation and benefits analyses;
  • Assist in conducting job evaluations and grading using the Mercer IPE methodology;
  • Facilitates mobility across the Network providing local support, in line with International policy and procedures;
  • Coordination of Compensation and benefits data for Program Offices Benefits audit;
  • Recommendation of changes to benefits where necessary;
  • Identification of opportunities to align benefits;
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Head, Compensation & Benefits.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:
  • Commercial diploma or equivalent with an emphasis on numeracy
  • Proven experience in C&B Specialist role
  • Experience as Project lead on an International compensation or benefits project.
  • Cooperative team player
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Working in an autonomous manner within a team environment
  • Service-oriented and flexible;
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in English, any additional languages an asset
  • Interest in conservation and WWF's work;
  • 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.

Work permit restrictions may apply. 

Deadline for applications: 15 August 2016

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow

IFPRI Jobs - Fri, 2016-07-22 18:09
Job Summary:   The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow (ARF) / Research Fellow (RF) for a two (2) year, fixed term, renewable appointment for its Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD). The successful candidate will join the research team focusing on enhancing the impact of policies and rural investments on poverty, food security and employment in the Middle East and North Africa. As part of the team, she/he will work in close collaboration with IFPRI senior researchers in Cairo and Washington, DC, as well as with local and international partners. Her/his main duties will be to produce cutting edge research and the development and dissemination of research products and tools. The successful candidate will also contribute to the broader research and capacity building agenda of the Egypt office and have the opportunity to develop her/his own research projects that serve the broad research agenda of IFPRI Egypt and IFPRI.  This position will be based at IFPRI’s Egypt office located in Cairo and will involve travel to other countries where IFPRI conducts its research, including Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia, as well as to IFPRI’s headquarter in Washington, DC. Final grade level will be determined by demonstrated expertise and experience. Please note that Associate Research Fellow appointments at IFPRI have a maximum term of three (3) years, inclusive of any approved appointment extensions.   Essential Duties: Specific duties include but not limited to: Conduct innovative research on agricultural and rural transformation, with a particular attention to poverty reduction, food security, and employment using cutting-edge econometric modeling techniques Conduct quantitative research on the impact of agricultural and rural development policies and investments, incl. in refugee hosting communities and countries Publish papers in top, peer-reviewed journals and IFPRI outlets (books, policy briefs etc.) Contribute to the development of a public investment/project impact simulation tool and provide related capacity building to governments and local analysts Lead country case studies and coordinate related research, capacity building and communication activities Represent projects at various occasions, including at conferences and meetings Support the broader IFPRI Egypt research agenda, assist in reporting on program/project activities and help developing new research projects   Required Qualifications:     PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics or closely related fields Excellent econometric/statistical skills and excellent knowledge of STATA Demonstrated knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques used in microeconomic analysis and panel data analysis Experience in working with/combining different datasets like household surveys, agricultural surveys, and other socioeconomic datasets for innovative statistical and econometric analysis Demonstrated capacity to produce high-quality research for publication in top, peer- reviewed journals Strong team player, self-motivated and ability to work with people from different social and cultural backgrounds Willingness to relocate to Egypt and travel to other MENA countries, particularly Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English   At the Research Fellow Level:   3+ years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job and demonstrated fundraising experience Excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals Major external recognition within peer professional network due to publications and other leaderships activities Demonstrated leadership skills and strong experience building and managing teams Demonstrated leadership in developing global research programs for policy recommendations ​ Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the literature and demonstrated research experience in one or more of the following areas: agricultural development, public investments, employment, climate change economics, poverty reduction, and refugees Familiarity with social accounting matrices, computable general equilibrium models and related microsimulation tools Familiarity with GAMS Field experience in collecting quantitative project and household data in developing countries Working experience in the Middle East and North Africa region Knowledge of French Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) Arabic  
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Communications Intern (Campaigns)

WWF Jobs - Fri, 2016-07-22 00:00
Duration:Minimum of 3 months, preferably 6 months (year round requirement).
About World Wide Fund for Nature, Singapore (WWF)WWF Singapore is a Singapore-registered charity, founded by WWF International  -  the global conservation organization. WWF Singapore  works with corporate partners in Singapore for best practices in natural resource management, engages in communications and outreach to raise awareness of critical environmental issues and collaborates  with WWF offices in the region to raise funds for important conservation programmes . The WWF Singapore office also provides a hub for regional staff of WWF and supports WWF's operational functions. It works with government, business, other NGOs and the local Singapore community to spearhead efforts to build the region's expertise in planning and managing natural resources wisely.Major Functions: The Communications Intern will implement campaign and communication strategies that will enhance the WWF brand profile and positioning, as well as support fundraising and outreach activities for WWF Singapore.  Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Brainstorm ideas and support Campaign Manager in developing collaterals and other external communication materials. Media monitoring, develop media coverage reports and campaign reports.
  • Research statistics and reports relevant to WWF's activities for inclusion in various communication materials.
  • Coordinate with agencies, partners and sponsors as needed.
  • Provide assistance in communications functions that support fundraising and public outreach activities of WWF Singapore across relevant target groups
  • Identify opportunities for increasing WWF's visibility in Singapore
  • Provide  communications support in the organisation of workshops/ conferences/ events/ meetings so as to achieve WWF Singapore targets and to strengthen the WWF brand 
Required qualifications: 
  • Undergraduate students/ Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications or related field  
  • Preferably some experience in Marketing/Communications/Project Management
You need to:
  • Be a self-starter with high level of drive.
  • Be able to work independently.
  • Have great organisational skills, attention and dedication to details.
  • Be a thinker and a doer.
  • Be digitally savvy.
  • Ideally, have experience in project management and collaborations with external partners.
  • Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter with the title
"Communications Intern - Campaigns" to hr@wwf.sg.
 
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Chief of Party

IFPRI Jobs - Thu, 2016-07-21 19:48
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Chief of Party (COP) for the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division  (PHND) for a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. The position is for an anticipated project testing strategies for improving Nutrition Programming (NP) in Bangladesh.  The goal of the anticipated project is to strengthen nutrition leadership at the national and subnational level for improved multi-sectoral nutrition service delivery and coordination for accelerated progress in addressing malnutrition. Under the supervision of the PHN Division Director, the COP will be responsible for overall management and coordination of the NP’s activities and staff. This position will be based Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is subject to a project award being made to IFPRI.  Grade level will be determined by demonstrated expertise and experience. PHND’s dynamic research programs combine state-of-the-art research designs, high quality empirical work, partnerships with developed and developing country researchers and policy dialogue with senior government officials and civil society organizations.  Essential Duties: Manage the NP’s research and administrative activities and supervise all project staff Ensure the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID Coordinate and supervise the work of the principal sub-grantee and other collaborators Liaise with various stakeholders, including Bangladesh government officials, USAID and other donors, and keep them informed of NP’s work Recruit and manage national and international consultants on a need basis, including drafting terms of reference, contracts, and payments, and tracking timely submission of contracted outputs Ensure that financial, and performance monitoring and reporting systems are in place and support the effective use of project resources in compliance with USAID regulations and IFPRI policies Monitor and supervise NP field surveys and other field activities Fully inform IFPRI headquarters on all matters relating to the project. Oversee the overall progress and impact of project, and coordinate with USAID in project planning, monitoring, and implementation. Required Qualifications: Masters degree in International Nutrition, Public Health, Economics, Agricultural Economics or other related field 10+ years of post-Masters degree experience relevant to the job At least 4 years of demonstrated management experience including managing complex projects Advanced understanding of multi-sectoral nutrition issues (including gender) and implementation science Evidence of success in major leadership role in global nutrition research projects, with emphasis on implementation science research Knowledge of the culture and context of Bangladesh Demonstrated leadership skills and strong experience building and managing teams, interacting with government counterparts and other international and local organizations working in the health and or other nutrition related sectors at the highest levels Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English Demonstrated ability to synthesize results from nutrition or social science research for the development community, including policy makers, policy advisers, and researchers Ability to interact and communicate with diverse audiences Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally as necessary   Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in International Nutrition, Public Health, Economics, Agricultural Economics or other related field Work experience in Bangladesh
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Senior Researcher in Natural Resource Economics // 26 August 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Thu, 2016-07-21 09:22
Organization: University of Idaho Policy Analysis Group (PAG) (www.uidaho.edu/cnr/pag)
Location: Moscow, ID, USA
Submit application by: 26 August 2016 Details: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/14688           
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Programme Manager: Forest Management // 12 August 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Thu, 2016-07-21 08:17
Organization: The Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR)
Location: Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Submit application by: 12 August 2016 Details:
  • Job Description: http://www.icfr.ukzn.ac.za/icfrfiles/Adminfiles/Forest%20Management%20July%202016.pdf
  • Application Form: http://www.icfr.ukzn.ac.za/icfrfiles/Adminfiles/Applic.pdf           
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Junior Help Desk Specialist

WWF Jobs - Thu, 2016-07-21 00:00
Location/Contract Details:WWF International in Gland, Switzerland. Fixed-term contract (ASAP- 31st March 2017).Main responsibilities:
  • Responsible for making sure that all tasks on the exit checklist are completed and all ICT equipment recuperated from the departing staff member.
  • Responsible for the backup of the departing user's data, ensuring that the ownership of the data is transferred, where applicable.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the recuperated equipment for re-allocation;
  • Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level, including installing and upgrading software, implementing file backups, and configuring systems and applications.
  • Test fixes to ensure problem has been adequately resolved.
  • Take ownership of issues by carrying out problem analysis to implement temporary or permanent fixed with the aim of restoring services to the customer as soon as possible; escalating incidents to other ICT support team members where necessary.
  • Run technical testing of systems and applications, as and when required.
  • Assist the Help Desk Specialist with routine tasks.
  • Record, track and document the problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken, through to the final resolution.
  • Prioritize and schedule support requests.
  • Responsible for documentation, both technical and process/procedure, as and when needed.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Technical diploma or degree in computer science.
  • Minimum three years of experience in maintaining and supporting computer hardware in Windows and Mac environments.
  • Microsoft Specialist Certification in Windows or MCSA in Windows.
  • ITIL Foundation certification preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Mac client operating systems and Microsoft Office.
  • Extensive application support experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate practical troubleshooting and problem analysis techniques, with working knowledge of a range of diagnostic utilities.
  • Strong attention to detail, problem solving skills and ability to show initiative.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation with excellent listening and questioning skills, combined with the ability to interact confidently with clients to establish what the problem is and explain the solution.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, manage workload and perform under pressure.
  • Must be able to work independently and function well as part of a team, with the skills and ability to manage changing priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • 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.  

Deadline: 04 August 2016. 

Work permit restrictions may apply.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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Manager, Global Technology Platform

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-07-19 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 Manager, Global Technology Platform Operations 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 Singapore.  The Role:Ensures the continuous operation of the overall technology platform infrastructure which delivers the ICT solutions globally:
  • For Example, Google Apps, Oracle Managed Cloud and Cloud infrastructure providers (e.g. Carrenza, Amazon Web Services)
  • Ensures the processes and policies are in place to enable the effective operation of the global technology platforms
  • Monitors operation of the global platform and takes necessary action to improve and ensure smooth running
  • Develops and manages operational relationships with third party suppliers
  • Looks for ways to enhance and develop current global platform, and identifies how new and emerging technologies can take WWF forwardMain responsibilities:Manage the robust and secure operation of the technology platform in accordance to the business's priorities. This includes the following:
  • Ensure all technical platform-related expenditure is linked directly to business objectives and assist in the annual budgeting process.
  • Accountable for the change management process ensuring any changes to the production environment are adequately tested, security checked and project managed to completion.
  • Lead and provide technical and managerial support for disaster recovery testing.
  • Work closely with Business System Architects to ensure proposed designs can be integrated into the technical platform
  • Work closely with vendors and suppliers to ensure a high quality and reliable service to the organization.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:
  • University or Technical school degree in computer science or related discipline.
  • Minimum five years' experience working in a complex IT environment, with responsibility for installation, maintenance and support of a cloud based infrastructure.
  • Experience with Google Apps environment and Gmail and related Internet technology needed, and expertise in service monitoring tools such as Zabbix
  • Good knowledge of backup and recovery processes and methodologies is essential.
  • Good all round PC skills and good knowledge of MS-Office Professional and MS-Project is important.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Able to manage a complex platform architecture
  • A methodical, structured, organized approach to problem-solving and new systems implementation or upgrades is needed.
  • Experience managing both cloud based and hosted environments
  • The ability to demonstrate a strong personal commitment to achieving the goals of Global ICT, self-motivation and initiative are essential, combined with an analytical mind and logical, firm judgement.
  • Excellent vendor relationship management and negotiation skills
  • A good working knowledge of English;
  • Adhere to WWF's values: 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.

Work permit restrictions may apply.  

Deadline for applications: 08 August 2016

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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