Associate Research Fellow

IFPRI Jobs - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:00
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow for a three-year, fixed term, renewable appointment in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). The selected candidate will support the execution of a set of studies under PHND’s research portfolio on nutrition, health, gender, poverty and inequity in South Asia, with important linkages to agriculture.  This position will involve working primarily, but not exclusively, on research focusing on impact and operational evaluations of agriculture- and livelihoods-focused women’s self-help group programs implemented by PRADAN, a non-governmental organization in India. This project titled “Women Improving Nutrition through Group-based Strategies” (WINGS) has been recently awarded to IFPRI by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. The candidate will also work on related research projects in other countries of South Asia such as Bangladesh and Nepal, as needed. This position will be either based at IFPRI’s regional office in New Delhi, India, or at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, DC and will require international travel.  . 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 Support execution of studies under recently funded research program focusing on nutrition, gender, health, poverty and inequity in South Asia.  Specific studies under this program of research involve evaluations (impact and operational) of ongoing or new multisectoral (nutrition, health, gender, agriculture and/or social protection) programs implemented by women’s self-help group programs in rural India. Manage field work activities (including, but not limited to household surveys, qualitative studies, health facility and frontline worker assessments), working closely with senior researchers, local collaborators and research support staff and liaising with the program donors. Disseminate research findings in appropriate formats to stakeholders at national, regional and international levels Publish research findings and synthesis work in peer-reviewed journals Contribute to IFPRI’s knowledge sharing and capacity strengthening activities in the South Asian region Maintain relationships with research program donors in Seattle and in New Delhi.   Required qualifications: PhD in International Nutrition, Public Health, Health Systems, or other related fields Proficiency in quantitative research methods and familiarity with qualitative research methods Experience working across disciplines, and especially with economists, sociologists and anthropologists Experience working in multi-cultural teams Understanding of program design and implementation, and experience working with implementers of nutrition interventions such as governments, non-governmental organizations and United Nations institutions Familiarity with the literature on agriculture-nutrition-gender linkages Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals on international nutrition topics. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage field work Ability and experience in  managing internal and external relationships with project teams, donors, and collaborators Excellent written and spoken English Capability and interest in capacity strengthening and policy dialogue with international NGOs and donor agencies. Experience working  in South Asia Ability to travel extensively, including within India.   Preferred qualifications: Familiarity with food and nutrition policy issues in developing countries, particularly in India and Nepal. Familiarity with nutrition and gender policy and program contexts in India, especially self-help group (SHG) programs such as the one established by PRADAN in India and in Nepal, especially the Suaahara project implemented by Hellen Keller International. Familiarity with the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index or other measures of empowerment in agriculture Prior research and/or publications on agriculture-nutrition-gender linkages in South Asia Field work experience in India, Nepal and/or South Asia Knowledge of one or more Indian languages (especially Hindi and/or Oriya) and Nepali or willingness to learn  
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6-month assignment with Solomon Island to provide research, editorial & fundraising support

WWF Jobs - Thu, 2016-05-26 00:00
  1. Purpose:
 
Solomon Island (SI) Country Office is looking for a volunteer with some experience to provide research, editorial and fundraising support for 6 months ideally starting in July 2016
 
  1. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
 Research, Editorial and Fundraising Support:
  • Identify public sector and foundations grant opportunities relevant to the WWF SI Strategic Plan.
  • Ensure excellent design and development of local, national and regional proposals:
    • Coordinate and manage inputs from proposal-development consultants and relevant WWF network individuals (where appropriate);
    • Collate relevant data and information from desktop research and personal communications with staff; ensure information is accurate and up-to-date; and
    • Ensure proposals meet donor requirements and are aligned with WWF-SI goals and objectives.
  • Build capacity of local staff to write and develop proposals, including training sessions and on-going mentoring.
  • Identify opportunities for fundraising, and lead the coordination and implementation of these opportunities.
  • Develop and review external communication materials to support fundraising efforts.
General:
  • Provide support on the further development and review of the WWF SI Strategic Plan.
  • Provide progress reports as and when directed by WWF SI Country Manager.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge; review professional publications and establish personal networks.
  • Ensure operation of IT equipment by following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshoot any malfunctions and liaise with IT Administrator for repairs.
 Profile:  Minimum Required Qualifications:         
  • Relevant education, training and/or certifications.
  • At least 2-5 years' experience in editorial and fundraising work.
  • Proven 2 years' experience in successful research undertaken.
  • Demonstrated experience in concept and proposal writing.
Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Familiar with marine conservation and natural resource management issues; familiarity with the Pacific regions and Melanesia would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent understanding of concept and proposal writing, fundraising, and donor strategies.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google applications (e.g. Gmail, Google Drive), and teleconferencing (e.g. Skype and WebEx).
  • Good understanding of basic IT trouble-shooting and social media platforms.
  • Excellent organization and time management.
  • Optimistic attitude with an approachable disposition.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet reporting deadlines.
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
 Working Relationships: Internal – Engage and build relationships within WWF network.
 
External – Engage and build relationships with external partners, including donors, consultants, and other relevant stakeholders.
 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: 10 June 2016
 

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce
 
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Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant/IRB Coordinator

IFPRI Jobs - Wed, 2016-05-25 21:41
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant to serve as the Internal Review Board (IRB) Coordinator.  The successful candidate will assist with the management of IFPRI’s project monitoring and communications responsibilities. This position will be based in the Finance and Administration Office and will report to the chair of IFPRI’s IRB committee. This is a one-year, part-time (approx. 20 hours/week), exempt, fixed term, renewable appointment based at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, D.C. This position is not benefits eligible. The IRB Coordinator will perform a range of research and administrative duties as noted below and will help manage submissions to the IRB at IFPRI, assist with communications with research staff and IRB members, facilitate the implementation of a revised set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and to research topics of importance for IRB members and IFPRI researchers (knowledge management, research ethics, etc.). Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: Manage and track submission of IRB protocols, including reviewing protocols for exempt or minimal risk status and reminding PIs of due dates for continuing review. Schedule and coordinate IRB meetings. Handle staff questions about protocol submissions, regulatory requirements, and ethics issues. On-board and train new IRB members. Manage the internal and external communication of IFPRI’s IRB activities and outputs. Usher in new protocols and procedures and assist with the implementation of the IFPRI IRB’s revised Standard Operating Procedures. Assist with implementation of capacity strengthening activities and workshops/seminars/ and conference with respect to ethicsin human subjects research. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, International Development, Project Management or a related field. At the Senior Research Assistant level, a Master’s degree in Public Health, International Development, Project Management or a related field is required. Extensive knowledge of U.S. and international regulations governing human subjects protections (OHRP guidelines, 45 CFR 46, the Common Rule, The Belmont Report, and the Declaration of Helsinki). Minimum experience of at least 1 year in coordinating IRB operations. Knowledge of research ethics issues in vulnerable populations. Outstanding organizational skills; solid communications skills. Full working knowledge and experience with basic programs such as Excel and MS Word. Preferred Qualifications: Certified IRB Professional (CIP) certification. Firsthand knowledge of international research ethics committees and regulations. Strong English writing skills and experience in handling communications with research team(s). Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed products on time. Self-motivated, innovative spirit and excellent interpersonal and team skills and the ability to work with colleagues from diverse cultures.
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Communications intern with WWF Cambodia

WWF Jobs - Mon, 2016-05-23 00:00

WWF has an opening through its Youth Volunteer Internship Programme for a volunteer/intern for a 6-month assignment with the WWF Greater Mekong office in Cambodia.


Location: WWF Cambodia (Phnom Penh)

Assignment dates (ideally): 1 July to 31 December 2016

Language required: good level of English

Age Category: 19-27 years

Major duties
  • PR & events – Support planning and execution of campaign and media plans for proposed road across Mondolkiri Protect Forest, dam advocacy, Tiger Reintroduction,  report and official visits to EPL and SSK landscapes
  • WWF-Greater Mekong bi-monthly newsletter – work with conservation and communications staff to develop interesting story and news articles and, together with associated images, share them with the WWF-Greater Mekong office comms colleagues for final production. Extended use of some of these articles is for upload onto the WWF-Cambodia website
  • Photo & Video asset management – working with communications staff (and/or expertise in WWF International and the Greater Mekong), support efforts to transition video and photo assets to the central digital asset management systems and to catalogue photos and videos on country communications database
  • Website www.cambodia.panda.org – with training, learn how to use the Content Management System (CMS) and post new stories including texts, photos, videos, as well as audios; carry out content updates and develop ideas and execute new online assets
  • Awareness products – develop and deliver communications assets (e.g., interviews, photo and article stories, print materials, short films etc) that bring to life WWF work and advance our conservation agenda
  • Social media strategy – working with communications colleagues at Phnom Penh and/or regional and Int offices, increase exposure of and interaction within the existing social media platform for WWF-Cambodia
  • Google site / intranet updates – work with communications staff on updating core areas of the Cambodia communications section, and filling gaps in key content. By end of the placement, a coaching session will be conducted for key staff in Phnom Penh, Kratie, Sen Monorom offices on the Google site and its applications
  • Conservation findings – proofread and edit reports and documents, and work with designers and printers as required. The work also involves organising packages for media plans consisting of summary write-up of reports, pulling together photo and video assets, and printing (media kits).
Required qualifications, skills & competencies
  • Self-start, able to work to deadline, and initiate and lead projects
  • Website management experience (content not technical), familiarity using an online content management system
  • Good understanding about the need of communications
  • Excellent written and spoken English, ideally mother tongue
  • Adhere to WWF's values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
  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: 31 May 2016 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce. 
 
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Fisheries Programme Coordinator (SWIO-SFP) Maputo, Mozambique

WWF Jobs - Mon, 2016-05-23 00:00
CAREER OPPORTUNITY AT WWF MOZAMBIQUE
 
Fisheries Programme Coordinator -South Western Indian Ocean Sustainable Fisheries Programme (SWIO-SFP)
 
Based in: Maputo, Mozambique
 
 
WWF is an important, effective and authoritative conservation organization and we are able to respond to and influence the changing socio-economic and political landscape for the benefit of the environment in Africa and the survival of humanity globally.
 
WWF is recruiting an experienced, highly qualified and dynamic person to lead and coordinate the work on all marine fisheries aspects of the SWIO-SFP initiative to ensure WWF is working jointly to achieve sustainable management of fisheries in the region. The Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Mozambique Country Office Director.
 
 
The Programme Coordinator will manage and coordinate activities throughout the SWIO region and connect to the WWF Network and other key partners with the aim to achieve the goals set out in the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy. He/ She will coordinate and drive national, regional and global policy formulation on marine fisheries governance, trade in fisheries products, and marine climate change, and ensure delivery of results through lobbying and negotiation, technical support, and engagement with CSOs, industry and other stakeholders.
 
 
Required qualifications and skills:
MSc degree or higher in the field of marine/fisheries sciences or relevant environmental disciplines;
At least 15 years overall professional experience, experienced in working in a senior management position on a major conservation or fisheries programme;
Strong understanding of sustainable fisheries, fisheries governance, MPAs, IOM, MSP and eventually Blue Economy;
Ability to influence and open doors and build relationships of confidence with senior contacts in government, business, civil society and the donor community;
Ability to work in multi-cultural settings;
Ability to work effectively in a virtual team located in multiple locations.
 
For a detailed job description visit http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/jobs/
 
To apply for this position please send by 15 June 2016 a cover letter and a detailed CV (in english only) clearly mentioning the position "Fisheries Programme Coordinator (SWIO-SFP)" on the subject line to: careers@wwfafrica.org.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce.
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Senior Research Assistant

IFPRI Jobs - Thu, 2016-05-19 22:03
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Senior Research Assistant (SRA) for a one-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment in its Environment and Production Technology Division.  The Senior Research Assistant will work with senior research staff on a variety of water management topics, and in particular on the impacts of water management on nutrition and health, assisting with the preparation of reports and discussion papers, interacting with collaborator project partners, the organization of workshops, training, and other research analyses and support activities related to the work of the Division.  This position is located at IFPRI’s headquarters in Washington DC, but involves travel to countries where IFPRI carries out its research. Essential Duties: Specific Duties include but are not limited to: Co-author reports and journal articles. Edit reports, discussion papers and other content for publication. Assist in the preparation of discussion papers and donor reports. Assist in the development of concept notes and proposals for fundraising activities. Maintain applicable websites, annotated bibliographies &/or project inventories. Assist in the development, collection, management, cleaning and analysis of household survey data (including survey design, sampling & questionnaire development). Conduct enumerator trainings abroad and facilitate survey implementation; coordinate development of electronic survey instrument. Advise on various gender, nutrition and health-related components of grants, surveys, analyses and projects. Assist with ongoing project coordination and management activities as needed. Assist with the development of research instruments and analytical tools. Conduct data analysis, statistical analysis, econometric analyses. Conduct literature reviews & syntheses. Participate in outreach through conference presentations, blog-writing and website content development. Assist in preparing large datasets for public access. Reply to internal/external data requests. Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Water Resources, Food Policy, Applied Nutrition or similar field. Demonstrated strong writing skills. Ability to travel. Advanced knowledge of STATA. Ability to perform quantitative data analysis. Demonstrated ability to conduct research. Experienced in conducting literature reviews of academic publications, research reports, etc. Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English. Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment. Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines and manage time well. Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work. Ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision. Familiarity with popular software packages & Internet based systems. Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of French
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Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst

IFPRI Jobs - Wed, 2016-05-18 19:38
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 appointments. The position will be based in Washington, DC, with travel overseas. Final position title will be based on experience.  The successful candidate will support a number of projects in the division. 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, field team training, development and management of respondent samples 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 which may include literature reviews. Required Skills: Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, public policy, epidemiology, public health, nutrition 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 programming. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel. Fluency in written and spoken English. Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision. Preferred Skills: Fluency in one other language – preferably French. Experience supporting household surveys in developing countries, including questionnaire design, sample design, training survey enumeration teams and supervising survey teams. Experience with CAPI or data entry software packages (e.g., CSPro, Surveybe, Epi Info). Training and experience in methods for designing and conducting causal impact evaluations, including randomized controlled trials (RCT), and other methods. Training in statistical analysis or econometrics; knowledge of regression methods. Field experience on projects related to gender, nutrition and agriculture.   Experience working in developing countries (current countries of research focus for this work may include Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Senegal, Mali, and Burkina Faso). Data cleaning and analysis experience with nutrition data (e.g., anthropometry, child feeding). Excellent SPSS skills. Demonstrated strong writing skills.
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Regional Initiative Lead for Wildlife and Wildlife Crime, WWF-Greater Mekong

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-05-18 00:00
WWF-Greater Mekong is seeking an experienced Regional Initiative Lead for Wildlife and Wildlife Crime who will takes the overall lead for the implementation of the Regional Initiative for Wildlife and Wildlife Crime, one of the three regional strategies of the WWF-GM SP (FY16-20). The Lead is responsible for the delivery of the 2020 Outcomes defined in the Wildlife and Wildlife Crime Initiative, and for ensuring sufficient resources and capacity are mobilised to achieve these outcomes. The lead also coordinates Regional Hub support for the implementation of the Wildlife goals of the country conservation strategies of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam and directs the implementation of two, of the three, regional Big Wins.
 
Base location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Key requirements:
  • Master's degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, development studies, or in relevant fields
  • Qualification in programme and project management
  • At least 7 years of practical experience in managing programme related to species, protected areas, and impact monitoring system.
  • Experience in developing and writing related project proposals to aid agencies, foundations, corporate sector and other individual donors.
  • Proven successful fundraising experience
How to apply
Detailed Job Description for this position is attached.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae in English to vacancy@wwfgreatermekong.org  by 5 June 2016
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
"WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce."
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Admin Assistant, WWF-Greater Mekong

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-05-17 00:00
WWF-Greater Mekong is seeking a motivated Admin Assistant who will support the Conservation Director in administration & secretarial jobs as well as provide administrative support to Regional Team based in Cambodia.
 
Base location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Key requirements:
  •   Bachelor's degree in any relevant field such as Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Organisation Development, Secretary etc.
  • At least 2 years of practical experience in administration or secretarial service, preferably in the context of an international organisation
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Teamwork, Interpersonal skills, Critical thinking, Organizing skills
How to apply
Detailed Job Description for this position can be found at WWF's website www.panda.org under Jobs.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae in English to vacancy@wwfgreatermekong.org  by 31 May 2016
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
"WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce."
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Conservation Director (WWF-Cameroon)

WWF Jobs - Thu, 2016-05-12 00:00
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. We have been working in the Congo Basin in Central Africa since 1978.

WWF has a large and growing conservation programme in the Republic of Cameroon. We are implementing various projects dealing with protected areas management, forest management; support to various NGOs, Civil Society Organisations and many government ministries (Agriculture, Education, Planning etc.) to promote sustainable development in Cameroon.  To assist WWF in managing this challenging conservation agenda, the WWF-Cameroon Country Office is looking for a dynamic and committed seasoned conservation professional for the position of Conservation Director. This is a key position in WWF Cameroon that requires a candidate with excellent inter-personal skills, high level integrity to assist the Country Director and the WWF-Cameroon team in achieving the Country Programme Strategic Plan. Location:Yaoundé, CameroonMain responsibilities:
  • Develops, implements and coordinates the WWF Cameroon Country Programme Office (CCPO) conservation and policy programme in Cameroon. Advises the Country Director on pertinent issues in Cameroon and provides essential input for the Programme's supervision, review and evaluation;
  • Within the Congo Basin, the Conservation Director will contribute to the development and implementation of coherent regional transboundary programmes and conservation programmes embedded in the CCPO;
  • Coordinates the contribution to the Global Practices and the work of the Focal Points;
  • In collaboration with the Fundraising team, actively fundraises for approved projects;
  • Manages and coaches direct reports;
  • Coordinates the implementation and management of WWF projects in Cameroon, and provides them with technical assistance. This includes performing on-site supervision to evaluate specific project progress, organizing and participating in meetings to help determine conservation priorities;
  • Ensures adequate and timely technical reporting internally and to relevant donors;
  • Following established WWF guidelines, ensures that appropriate monitoring & evaluation systems are implemented;
  • Ensures the revision and implementation of the CCPO strategic plan. 
What you need:Required Qualifications
  • At least a university degree in an appropriate field (conservation / environment / natural resource management wildlife / forest / terrestrial ecology).  Additional academic training or a degree in a management field would be a strong asset;
  • At least 8 years professional experience in a project management role, 3 years of which should be in Africa with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of forest and wildlife ecology and Management principles and/or poverty alleviation and development issues;
  • Familiarity with WWF and funding agencies, especially the World Bank, EU, Government and Aid Agencies;
  • Proven track record in successfully developing, leading and managing projects in the field of conservation, natural resource management, international development, and/or other related.Required skills and competencies
  • Proven leadership and team management skills;
  • Fluency in English and French;
  • Skilled in negotiation, liaison and in relationship and conflict management;
  • Strong skills in project planning, proposal writing, financing, management, implementation, and evaluation, and experience working with donors;
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills;
  • Strong vocational interest in nature conservation;
  • A working knowledge of financial management, especially of projects;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, with the ability to network and to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels, both internally and with local communities, government agencies, the not-for-profit sector, the scientific community, the business community and the WWF Network;
  • Adherence to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 
  • The position requires travelling from time to time within and outside the country.
How to apply?Email a cover letter and CV to recruit-roaydehub@wwfafrica.org
The subject should read CMR-CONSDIR.  Deadline for applications: 6 June 2016. Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. 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.
 
Female and African nationals applicants are encouraged.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce
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Mai Po Reserve Manager (WWF-Hong Kong)

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-05-11 00:00
Mai Po Reserve Manager (WWF-Hong Kong)
Ref no: WWF-MPRM

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 asLocation:Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong (Local package without expatriate benefits)
 
       
Main responsibilities:
  • Reporting to the Assistant Director, Conservation, this position is responsible for leading the team to develop and maintain the facilities and habitats at Mai Po Nature Reserve (MPNR) to achieve WWF's conservation objectives.
  • Leading a team of over 20 staff members to develop and maintain the facilities and habitats at Mai Po Nature Reserve(MPNR) according to the objectives and timetables outlined in the Mai Po Management Plan
  • Manage and support projects in MPNR to ensure infrastructural and other development works are on the track
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with Government and other stakeholders, regarding the conservation and wise use of the Mai Po/Inner Deep Bay wetlands
  • Cooperate and provide support to different internal departments and programmes to maintain a high level of public awareness on issues relating to the MPNR
  • Prepare and monitor the annual budget and funding
  • Carry out any other duties or ad hoc project as required 
 What you need:Required Qualifications:
  • University degree or above
  • Proven project and budget management experience are essential
  • Work experience in wetland or wildlife centre is a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of HK biodiversity and conservation issues are highly desirable 
 
Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Passionate about the natural environment and with some knowledge of birds or ecology or environmental management
  • An ability to motivate and mobilize others
  • Excellent staff management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving, research and analytical skills
  • A team player with excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent in both written and spoken English.  Fluency in Cantonese and Putonghua are preferred but not essential 
 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. 
 
Deadline of applications: 10 June 2016
 
(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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Community-Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) Programme Manager

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-05-10 00:00
Location: Gizo, Western Province, Solomon IslandsMain responsibilities:Based in Gizo, the CBFM Programme Manager provides effective leadership for the development, management and achievement of programme goals and objectives of the WWF-Solomon Islands Small-Scale Fisheries Rights-Based Management Programme ("WWF-Solomon Islands Strongim Komiuniti Fisaris Manegment Program").What you need:Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:
  • A relevant degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent required: Marine Resources Management; Coastal Fisheries Management; Communty-Based Management; Sustainable Development.
  • A min of 3-5 years' experience in managing programmes and projects.
  • Preferably, a min of 3 years' experience in multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder initiatives in the natural resources and community-based management fields, especially within Solomon Islands or the Pacific.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Demonstrated skills in management, motivation and development of staff.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of rights-based and community-based fisheries management, preferably within Solomon Islands or the Pacific.
  • High proficiency in both written and spoken English and preferably Solomon Islands' Pijin.
  • Proven ability to handle uncertainty, manage high workloads, multi-task and prioritise work.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
Terms and Benefits: An attractive remuneration package dependent on qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful candidate. Various other benefits include health, accident and life insurance, annual leave, sick leave and other leave provisions and superannuation. Contract duration is for two (2) years depending on annual performance review. In addition, there is a possible 3-year extension based on succesful implementation and funding availability.How to apply?If you have the relevant experience and qualifications, you are encouraged to send an application, including a complete CV with full contact details of three referees. Applications addressed to the WWF-Pacific Regional Human Resources & Administration Manager, should be sent via email to ppo.hr_recruit@wwfpacific.org by Monday, 16 May, 2016. 
 

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce
 
"Two months national state of emergency after TC Winston has ended. WWF-Pacific Team is on the last leg of distributing supplies to partner FLMMA communities in maritime provinces, where boat travel takes time."
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Tree and Wood Properties Research Assistant // 17 May 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Wed, 2016-05-04 09:59
Organization: Forest Research
Location: Roslin, Scotland, United Kingdom
Submit application by: 17 May 2016 Details: http://bit.ly/1X85kPT
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Three key leadership positions

WWF Jobs - Mon, 2016-05-02 00:00
We are recruiting three key leadership positions for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

We are in a unique moment of unparalleled opportunity for the future of our planet and our society – the agreements around the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris climate agreement and the UN Resolution on wildlife crime are a testimony to that. WWF must capitalize on this momentum.
 
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 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.
 
WWF International is looking to recruit three key leadership positions;
 
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS - Leading WWF International operations, including finance & administration, HR, ICT and Legal, to ensure excellence and efficiency across a globally distributed operation, inclusive of WWF International offices.
 
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NETWORK DEVELOPMENT - Developing, leading and coordinating the WWF network development strategy, management of regional directors and programme offices managed by WWF International, set standards and processes of integrated performance management.
 
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FUNDRAISING - Support the vision to dramatically increase public and private resources, working collaboratively with WWF offices to enable sustainable growth and cross-border philanthropy. Raising funds for WWF International and in support of WWF's major goals.
 
For further information about the roles and to apply for these three key roles, please visit our career page on Linkedin
 
Applications close on Sunday, 22 May 2016
 
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Senior Research Assistant

IFPRI Jobs - Fri, 2016-04-29 17:21
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Senior Research Assistant within the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) team of USAID’s Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) Program in the Environment and Production Technology Division. This is a one-year appointment based at IFPRI Headquarters in Washington, DC. Conditions of employment, benefits and performance assessment processes for this position would be those established by IFPRI. Job Summary: Africa RISING program comprises three research-for-development projects supported by the United States Agency for International Development as part of the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative. Through action research and development partnerships, the Program will create opportunities for smallholder farm households to move out of hunger and poverty through sustainably intensified farming systems that improve food, nutrition, and income security, particularly for women and children, and conserve or enhance the natural resource base. The three projects are led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in West Africa (Ghana and Mali) and East and Southern Africa (Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia) and the International Livestock Research Institute in the Ethiopian highlands. The IFPRI leads an associated project on monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment across all the Program countries. To aid with its monitoring activities, the M&E team has developed a web-based project monitoring and mapping tool (PMMT). The team is also in charge of coordinating the management of program generated data using ILRI’s web-based open-source data portal (Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network -CKAN-). Essential Duties: The SRA will be responsible for the following tasks: Analyze large scale micro data collected by the M&E team as part of Africa RISING Baseline Evaluation Surveys. Produce research papers to be submitted to peer-reviewed journals, as well as reports to be submitted to the program’s stakeholders. Manage, aggregate, and analyze data (to be) collected through project-specific databases, such as PMMT and CKAN, as necessary. Interact with Africa RISING program implementers in all program countries, including traveling to program countries and providing in-country trainings if required. Assist with the planning and coordination of follow-up data collection in program countries. Analyze various micro data sets available within the Spatial Data and Analytics (SDA) team as necessary. Assist the team with additional tasks as requested by the M&E team, program partners, and the donor. Required Skills: Master’s Degree in international development, development economics, agricultural and applied economics or a very closely related field. At least two years of experience in analyzing complex household-level micro data, preferably on agriculture-related. Ability to work independently, particularly in producing research outputs. Pay due attention to details, and deliver with efficiency. Strong writing skills and capacity to analyze complex phenomena and publish findings in various forms. Experience in survey methodologies, data management, analysis and compilation. Fluency in written and spoken English. Advanced knowledge of statistical software (STATA strongly preferred), good econometric skills and strong familiarity with data production processes. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in effective interactions and negotiations in a multi-cultural environment setting with researchers. Willingness to travel to project countries. Good organizational and follow-up skills, to be able to deliver quality products and services on time under tight deadlines. Preferred Qualifications: Good knowledge of the agriculture and livestock sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Experience with methods of analysis of spatially-disaggregated data (i.e. mapping and use of GIS software). Working knowledge of a second language of relevance to the geographic areas of research focus (e.g., French).
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Associate Research Fellow

IFPRI Jobs - Wed, 2016-04-27 20:17
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow for a two-year, fixed term, renewable appointment for its Markets, Trade and Institutions Division.     The Associate Research Fellow will conduct research on issues related to income diversification of rural households, value chain analysis, poverty maps, vertical and horizontal integration in agricultural markets and modern value chains. The Fellow will work on empirical micro econometric modeling, and value chain analysis. Required Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field; significant applied econometric skills, experience in state of the art value chain analysis, experience of empirical policy-relevant research on agricultural markets in developing countries; strong capabilities in quantitative analysis and ability to use economic theory in innovative and policy relevant ways; experience in collecting and analyzing primary survey data; excellent communication skills in written & spoken English. Goal-oriented and creative team player, possessing excellent knowledge econometric techniques related to market analysis. Work experience in Africa or Asia is highly preferred.
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Project Officer - ROUTES

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-04-26 00:00
TRAFFIC Terms of Reference

LOCATION:
Cambridge, UK
DURATION:
Fixed Term Contract (24 month)
With potential for extension
 
REPORTS TO: 
Project Leader - ROUTES
GRADE:
P1 (£38,000 - £42,000 p.a.) dependent on skills and experience
DEADLINE:
6th May 2016
 
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 seven regional programmes.
 
TRAFFIC, in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has been chosen to lead implementation of the 'Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species' (ROUTES) partnership over five years. ROUTES brings together international conservation organizations, the transportation and logistics industry, donors and government agencies in an innovative partnership to disrupt wildlife trafficking by reducing the use of legal transportation supply chains. TRAFFIC requires a ROUTES Project Officer, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation to coordinate ROUTES partnership activities, and oversee and coordinate the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning requirements of the ROUTES Partnership.

Characteristic Duties
  • Responsible for the management, coordination and reporting of the ROUTES Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan.
  • Conducts research and analysis, provides strategic guidance and direction for ROUTES, and supports delivery of project management, monitoring and evaluation and related activities. 
  • Researches and synthesizes information and trends on illegal wildlife trade and the transport sector to inform strategic direction and activity design.
  • Ensures monitoring data is applicable to and informs assessments of the ROUTES Theory of Change.
  • Contribute to the planning, coordination, communication and implementation of programmatic activities for TRAFFIC under the USAID funded ROUTES Partnership. 
  • Communicates the work and results to interested institutions including the TRAFFIC Network, the ROUTES Partners, donors, and the general public and identifies opportunities for collaboration on ROUTES.
Specific Duties
  • Responsible for the delivery, tracking and reporting of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan of ROUTES.
  • Performs advanced research to inform and advances policy, and engages major NGO and private sector partners on wildlife trade issues and trends that align with the ROUTES Partnership.  Synthesizes these issues, applies insights to influence priority-setting, investments and field activities to great effect.
  • Collects and manages Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning data in liaison with ROUTES partners and provides quality control of the data.
  • Provides data, reports, and advances development of the collaborative approaches of ROUTES to partners and the wider community. 
  • Builds Monitoring and Evaluation capacity with ROUTES partners and continue to provide support.
  • Works directly with field project personnel, donors, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting of activities.
  • Responsible for the compilation of activity level reporting submitted by Routes partners, and submission in a timely manner.
  • Reviews the status of activity level delivery for TRAFFIC, identifies problems and formulates recommendations for corrective action as appropriate.
  • Contributes to the development of communication material for ROUTES and extending understanding of wildlife trafficking issues.
  • Represents TRAFFIC and the ROUTES Partnership with internal and external audiences as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Full Requirements / Expectations of the Role holder
  • A University Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. environmental science, policy, corporate responsibility, wildlife monitoring) or related field.
  • Strong applied conservation experience, demonstrating experience in wildlife trade monitoring and monitoring and evaluation.   
  • Excellent research design and writing skills and strong analytic skills.
  • Experience working on initiatives with multiple and competing priorities
  • Good interpersonal skills, including experience working with high level partners, as well as navigating multiple teams with competing priorities.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to navigate complex organizational and partnership structures.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with remote teams.
  • Fluency in English; additional language (French, Chinese, Arabic) skills desirable
Deadline is 6th May 2016 and you can apply by clicking on this link: https://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.show&vacId=1289 

 
 
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Associate Research Fellow

IFPRI Jobs - Mon, 2016-04-25 16:29
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow under the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) of the Development Strategy and Governance Division and for a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. The candidate will provide critical research support for IFPRI’s NSSP program. The Nigeria program has a focus on strategy and policy issues in relation to agriculture, the food system, agricultural transformation, and poverty reduction. The position reports to the Director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD) and is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington D.C. The successful candidate is also expected to travel to Nigeria on a regular basis. 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: Conducting high-quality research for the NSSP and on the strategic issues of agricultural production, agricultural transformation, rural development, food security and poverty reduction. Working closely with the NSSP Program Leader, (based in Abuja), in order to coordinate and implement IFPRI’s country strategy support program in Nigeria. Assisting with short-term requests for research on Nigeria from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and other national as well as international policymakers. Maintaining active policy communication with national policymakers and researchers through individual consultations, regular policy seminars, policy briefs etc. Assisting with updates on NSSP-related activities by preparing reports, presentations, research papers etc. Maintaining a high level of research output in both IFPRI’s publication outlets as well as peer-reviewed journals respected in the broader scholarly community. Supporting efforts to strengthen the capacity of national research collaborators to conduct scholarly research and communicate the results of empirical research to a broad spectrum of stakeholders. Coordinating with both local and Washington-based staff on specific research activities that fall within NSSP under the supervision of the Senior Research Fellow/Program Leader of IFPRI's Nigeria Country Strategy Program. Any other duties of relevance to the NSSP assigned by the DSG Division Director and the NSSP Program Leader. Required Qualifications: PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Public Policy or closely related field. Demonstrated experience in research on policy issues related to agricultural production, the role of the state, civil society, and markets and trade. Demonstrated ability to design and manage quantitative research studies, including design of field work, training of enumerators, supervision of data entry, data analysis and writing and publication of results. Knowledge of and experience with a range of evaluation methods and designs. Demonstrated computer and data analysis literacy (PC and Microsoft Applications; and STATA). Excellent written and spoken English. Demonstrated ability to publish in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals. Ability to multi-task, work in a dynamic environment, take initiatives to resolve issues and effectively work with minimal supervision. Willingness to travel frequently as required. Excellent interpersonal skills.   Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in Africa.
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MS or PhD Graduate Assistantship in Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Modeling - The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH

Indeed Jobs - Fri, 2016-04-22 13:33
Applications are invited for graduate assistantships in environmental remote sensing and ecosystem modeling at MS or PhD levels (priority given to applicants...
From AGU - 22 Apr 2016 13:33:57 GMT - View all Columbus jobs
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Research Assistant

IFPRI Jobs - Fri, 2016-04-22 01:08
Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Research Assistant (RA) for one year, fixed-term, non-renewable appointment in its Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division. The RA will work with David Laborde and GRP 2 team and assist senior researchers in implementing data analysis and economic modeling activities. Responsibilities also include literature-based research and writing in order to produce papers, conference and workshop presentations, policy briefs and other research products that will be widely disseminated. This position is based in IFPRI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.   Essential Duties:  Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assist with collection, categorization, documentation, and cleaning of primary data and secondary data from various sources, particularly for agricultural, biofuels, and energy commodities. Assist with economic modeling (partial equilibrium and/or computable general equilibrium models). On occasion, actual coding and modification of existing model code will be called for. Work with the simulation outputs of models when needed and perform the compilation and write-up of results. Assist with the preparation of tables and graphs, visual presentations, discussion papers, and project research reports.  Carry out literature reviews on topics related to biofuels, agricultural and energy policy, as needed, and synthesize findings.  On occasion, co-authorship of research papers and journal articles will be required.   Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Economics, or closely related field.   Experience in data processing, analysis, and management, including manipulation of large datasets. Experience in economic modeling (either partial equilibrium or computable general equilibrium models with GAMS). Ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed products on time. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary and culturally diverse teams. Ability to research highly technical topics in economics, agricultural and energy policy, and to learn new topics quickly. Demonstrated ability to write research papers with high degree of independence and creativity; Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access, GAMS. Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with issues related to biofuels, agriculture and energy markets and relevant policy environment. Previous experience working on computable general equilibrium modeling.  
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