Assistant, 50-80% (Event and Communications)

WWF Jobs - Fri, 2016-06-24 00:00
Location/Contract Details:WWF International in Gland, Switzerland. Fixed-term contract (July 2016-March 2017).Main responsibilities:
  • In cooperation with the Luc Hoffmann Institute's assistant and three Research Leads, help the Luc Hoffmann Institute team organise and coordinate calendars, travels, meetings, visitors and events. This includes: 
    • Travel: organising travels for staff members (flights, hotel, visas, CO2, expenses claims)
    • Visitors: organising venue and reception of visitors (flights, hotel, visa; general info (how to find us, transfers, etc.), arranging visitor's programme/meetings; request wifi connection, etc.
    • External meetings and events planning: organize all logistics for CRT meetings (Collaborative Research Team meetings) and other meetings planned by the Luc Hoffmann Institute's Research Leads. This includes: search of venue; accommodation, meeting logistics; international/domestic travels and transfers; input CO2; visas; per diem for collaborators and supervisor; and keeping record of meeting's costs
    • Other meetings: identify best means (multi-lines/multi-time zones phone meetings, Webex, Skype, video conferences) and set up
  • In cooperation with the three Research Leads and the Luc Hoffmann Institute's communication consultant: 
    • Design meeting communication materials
    • Update the LHI Graphic Standards
    • Help the LHI comms consultant with on-demand communications tasks 
  • Input contact into Luc Hoffmann Institute' contact data base
  • Undertakes other tasks as assigned and carries out duties relying on own initiative and independent action to assist supervisor with scheduling and completing work assignments. 
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Secretarial/Administration diploma from a commercial college or equivalent.
  • Sound experience in international professional event planning
  • At least 3-5 years relevant experience in logistics coordination and office management, preferably with a strong background in the area of communications/marketing/media
  • Attentive to detail and follow-up with excellent organisation and prioritisation skills; efficiency;
  • Excellent communication skills, empathy and people-oriented;
  • Diplomacy and Capacity to take initiative and work as part of a team;
  • Ability to research information and synthesize it;
  • Excellent computer skills with expertise in MS-PowerPoint and MS-Excel;
  • Strong command of software including Google Docs, TeamWork, etc.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English required, fluency in French suggested.
  • Interest in conservation
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 
How to apply?Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.
 
Work permit restrictions may apply.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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Accountant

WWF Jobs - Thu, 2016-06-23 00:00
Location/Contract Details:
WWF International in Gland, Switzerland. Fixed-term contract (asap- 31 January 2017).Main responsibilities:·Informs the relevant department when income is received in a timely manner.
·Processes income received via credit cards, cheques and LSV direct debits.
·Processes all receipts including the matching with donor and miscellaneous invoices.
·Processes donor and miscellaneous invoices in Oracle.
·Regularly monitors that overdue amounts are collected through coordination with the donor gatekeepers.
·Carries out the regular transfer of the accounts receivable transactions to the general ledger.
·Performs monthly closing of AR module including Reconciliation of accounts within deadlines.
·Prepares GL journals when needed.
·Prepares Calling of funds for all National Organisations yearly (Invoicing for Core Services).
·Coordinates netting for receivables against liabilities (AR/AP) for some National Organisations.
·Establishes and maintains a strong relationship with the Development, Business Finance, Project Finance and other departments at WWF International, as well as with key contacts in POs and NOs.
·Joint ownership of identification of foreign currency receipts to see if the funds will be sent back out in foreign currency.
·Ensures the timely and efficient setup and maintenance of key donor data in the Oracle Accounts Receivable module of the consolidated financial database for WWF International and for its Programme Offices. Maintain a log of changes to the customer data.
·Provides training and help desk support to the Programme Offices concerning the processing and closing of transactions in the Oracle Accounts Receivable Module.
·Acts as Key contact for all AR issues in Oracle (opening and follow-up of SRs in My Oracle Support).
·Keeps AR procedures up to date
·Cash Management activities including daily bank reconciliation process on Oracle
·Performs other duties as and when required by the Head, Treasury Operations.Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies·A commercial diploma or equivalent, preferably with an emphasis on Accounting andFinance
·A minimum of five years' experience in finance & administration in a multi-cultural environment.
·Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required to work in an organisation with a wide range of staff from difference cultures and functions;
·The position demands flexibility, initiative, attention to detail, strong organisational skills;
·Excellent proficiency in English and solid command of French;
·Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.How to apply?Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn. We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.
Work permit restrictions may apply. 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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Partnership Manager for Asian Development Bank

WWF Jobs - Thu, 2016-06-23 00:00
BASE: Metro Manila

SUPERVISOR: Vice President for Project Development

SUPERVISES: 1 admin-finance support staff

OVERALL FUNCTION:

The Partnership Manager is responsible for the development and management of WWF's strategic partnership with the Asian Development Bank in support of WWF's global goals.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS
  • The partnership with the Asian Development Bank is one of WWF's flagship Public Sector Partnerships. Since the conclusion of the Memorandum of Understanding in 2001, WWF has directly or indirectly contributed more than $35B in investments in the zone of operation of the ADB. The WWF - ADB partnership supports the Network's dialogues at the corporate level, for ADB country partnership strategies and programmes, and in priority places such as the Coral Triangle, Heart of Borneo, Mekong and Living Himalayas on:
  • ADB policy definition and cooperation (such as the ADB Corporate Strategy, development finance priorities, environment, natural resources, climate change, social and environmental safeguards, engagement of Civil Society);
  • Financing of joint actions (definition of cooperative ventures, negotiation of financing  priorities and individual proposals, engaging ADB on financing priorities which will leverage conservation priorities; exploring and defining innovative financing mechanisms);
  • Supporting WWF teams at country level in ADB Member Countries in engaging and influencing Country Partnership Strategies, and securing and delivering ADB financial support in the areas of technical assistance, capacity building, and innovative financing mechanisms;
  • The development and dissemination of knowledge products demonstrating best practice, tools and state of the art learning in mainstreaming environmental considerations in programmes and policies.
  • Scope. The partnership focuses on ADB's policies, strategies and programs that help mitigate degradation of the environment and adapt and mitigate climate change in Asia and therefore WWF is also involved in other sectors ADB invests in and have an impact on the environment such as transport, energy, water and the urban sector.
  • The Partnership Manager is the central focal point in a team responsible for facilitation and coordination of the WWF Network's partnership with the Asian Development Bank. In 2016, the Partnership Manager will work towards contributing to network goals and drivers, namely;
  • Finance as a driver for delivering impacts and targets by way of engagement in policy processes
  • Income to support WWF targets by way of technical assistances and GEF funded grants
  • Leverage  and resource mobilization by contributing to financing flows to governments such as involvement in the development of the ADB Country Partnership Strategy
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:        
  • Mobilize, convene and coordinate the WWF Network's engagement with ADB by defining and implementing an Organizational Partnership strategy, including the related outcomes, work plan and budget.
  • Convene regular (virtual) meetings of the ADB Enabling Team.
  • Provide strategy papers and inputs to the ADB Enabling Team for consideration/decision.
  • Prepare, organize and follow up on Annual ADB-WWF Consultation.
  • Maintain and coordinate a high-level partnership dialogue between WWF and ADB.
  • Hold regular discussions with key ADB staff including Directors-General/Directors of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), Regional and Operational Programmes; Vice-Presidents; Executive Directors.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate high level visits.
  •  Act as the central focal point in supporting, facilitating and monitoring relations with the ADB at home office (Manila) level, while also providing guidance and coaching to decentralized engagement between WWF offices and ADB resident missions in the region. Synthesize and communicate learning on engagements with the ADB with Network stakeholders.
  • Train and support programmes and implementing offices in their understanding and engagement of the ADB: its role, functions and constituencies, and the expectations and underpinnings of the WWF-ADB Partnership.
  • Track and alert programmes of ADB's emerging priorities and programmes especially in regions of interest (Greater Mekong Sub-region, the Coral Triangle, Heart of Borneo, China)
  • Share experiences, best practices and lessons on working with ADB via case studies, and other training material.
  • Contribute to and advise on ADB's plans through policy and technical dialogues with WWF staff, and / or exposure visits of ADB professionals to WWF priority places
  • Participation in the review and updating of the ADB guidelines/ policies on environmental impact assessment as well as technical inputs to ADB's guidelines on safeguards
  • Contribute to processes relating to leveraging and resource mobilization e.g. engagement in the development of Country Partnership Strategy
  • Extend technical inputs to developing national investments on adaptation
  • Work closely with Focal Points for other Asian Multilateral Finance Institutions such as the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank to develop a coordinated approach, knowledge and experience sharing, and aligned work plans for WWF's engagement with these regional institutions
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Advanced degree or equivalent work experience in development studies, economics, social sciences, or management fields;
  • 10 years of relevant experience;
  • Experience working with large-scale conservation programmes, development aid policy and/or financing.
  • Experience of working on Public Sector and Development Finance relationship management. It is a distinct asset if the candidate has done so on behalf of WWF.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
  • Excellent relationship management and diplomatic skills;
  • Strong planning and analytical skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong capacity to work independently, but with virtual teams;
  • Experience in conservation and development programme/project design - preferably in Asia -, strong knowledge of project cycle management and donor reporting;
  • Has good knowledge about WWF, both in terms of programmatic interventions and engagement  and partnership with the public sector
  • Good command of English, written and verbal; knowledge of another Asian language an asset;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, and high pressure situations;
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.

​WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Works in close coordination with Practice Leaders, Country Office Directors, National Organization CEOs and Conservation Directors from the Asia/Pacific region, Focal Points for other Asian Multilateral Financial Institutions, members of the ADB EnablingTeam (senior staff from across the network) – other members of the Finance Practice including the Director, PSP as well as PSP Focal Points, programme managers and others. 

External: Interacts regularly with: ADB personnel at the Management and Technical level in ADB headquarters and Resident Missions; personnel of ADB member and partner institutions (e.g. donor PSPs, government partners such as ASEAN, SPREP).

Interested? Qualified? Kindly e-mail apply@wwf.org.ph with your CV and cover letter and our Human Resources team will get back to you shortly.
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Post-doc position in Remote Sensing // 1 July 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Wed, 2016-06-22 09:51
Organization:  Regional University of Blumenau (FURB)
Location: not indicated, institution is located at Blumenau-Santa Catarina, Brazil
Submit application by: 1 July 2016 Details: http://www.iufro.org/download/file/25104/5545/nb-furb-postdoc-natural-forests_doc/ 
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Research Associate (Post Doc) on Wildfire 'Refugia' // 15 August 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Wed, 2016-06-22 09:09
Organization: Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society, Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, OR, USA
Submit application by: 15 August 2016 Details: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/26794
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Chief Executive WWF-UK

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-06-22 00:00
WWF-UK
Appointment of Chief Executive
 
Are you passionate about a thriving future for people and nature?

The world's leading independent conservation organisation, WWF is a global network working in more than 100 countries to stop the decline of our planet's natural environment and to build a future where people live in harmony with nature. We are challenging, constructive and science-based, and address issues ranging from the survival of species and habitats to climate change, sustainable business and environmental education. We are an organisation that makes a difference.

We are currently seeking to appoint an outstanding and distinctive leader as Chief Executive of WWF-UK, a key member of the international network with over 500,000 supporters, an annual income exceeding £60m and over 300 staff. The new Chief Executive will build on our significant achievements to date and drive the organisation forward at a critical time for nature, climate change and sustainability. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will be responsible for bringing vision, inspiration, and leadership; including raising funds, campaigning and lobbying those in power for change, and building a strong profile. S/he will be a compelling ambassador for WWF-UK. S/he will play a key role as part of the global WWF network, including as an ex officio member of the Network Executive Team which is the main executive body responsible for managing the network.

This role offers a unique challenge for an individual with a genuine passion to create solutions to the most important environmental challenges facing the planet. You will demonstrate the skills and experience needed to strategically lead and manage a complex international organisation. You will have strong interpersonal skills and the confidence to build strong relationships across a complex stakeholder map including government, business, civil society and the wider WWF network. You will have well-rounded professional competence with the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams and represent the organisation externally. Inspiring, visionary and engaging with strong diplomatic skills and sound judgement, you will encourage collaborative and transparent working relationships.

If you have the senior-level experience and appetite to make our future a success, you can apply or download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 2604. The closing date for applications is 9am BST on Wednesday 20th July 2016.

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.

The role is based in our innovative Living Planet Centre in Woking, Surrey and the salary is competitive depending on experience. 
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Joseph E. Ibberson Endowed Chair in Urban and Community Forestry // 1 September 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Tue, 2016-06-21 13:09
Organization: College of Agricultural Sciences, Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State University
Location: University Park Campus, Pennsylvania, USA  
Submit application by: Review of applications will start on September 1, 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Details: https://psu.jobs/job/63867
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Tree and Wood Properties Analyst (Support Scientist) // 3 July 2016

IUFRO Jobs - Tue, 2016-06-21 12:42
Organization: UK Forestry Commission
Location: Roslin, Scotland, EH25 9SY
Submit application by: 3 July 2016 Details: http://bit.ly/28KYfnP
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Finance Assistant, WWF-Greater Mekong

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-06-21 00:00
WWF-Greater Mekong is seeking a motivated Finance Assistant who will be responsible for the full spectrum of the accounting process of WWF-GM Programme Office including the consolidation from all country offices and at the regional itself. He/she is also responsible for the quarterly consolidation reports to WWF International and financial reports to donors for regional projects. He/she assists the regional Finance Director, WWF-GM in ensuring the compliance of finance and accounting systems, policies and procedures from WWF-GM, WWF International and WWF donors.
 
Base location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Key requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting or in relevant fields
  • ACCA qualification or equivalent is preferred
  • 1-3 years of working experience in Finance and Accounting management
  • Experience in monitoring and maintaining finance and accounting systems, policies and procedures, preferably in the context of an international organization.
  • Knowledge of international finance and accounting practices in countries in Greater Mekong Region
  • Proficiency in MS office and accounting software. Knowledge of ACCPAC would be an advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
 
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 4 July 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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Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-06-14 00:00
Position title: Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager

Reports to: Asia Finance & Commodities Specialist

Date: May 2016
 
I. Mission of the Finance Sector Outreach Strategy Team: The Finance Sector Outreach Strategy team works with financial institutions in the debt and equity markets, regulators, stock exchanges in order to deliver: improved Environment, Social and Governance risk management, capacity, and portfolio company performance in high-impact sectors; insights and data on key global sustainability trends; and innovation breakthroughs in sustainable financial products. 

II. Major Functions:  To support  the Asia Finance and Commodities Specialist in carrying out engagement and advocacy work across the finance sector in Asia by creating in house research backed reports and workshop materials. To work with local WWF offices across Asia on executing national finance sector engagement strategies. To work with WWF commodity experts on developing suitable risk management tools.  To working directly with the finance sector to implement ESG practices in their investment and lending activities. 

​III. Major Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Conduct research on commodities supply chains, ESG issues and sustainability disclosure and performance by companies;
  • Work with regional WWF offices to assess and benchmark financial institutions' extent of ESG integration and regulatory standards
  • Assist in the design and writing of reports and guides to be used to engage banks and investors on ESG integration
  • Create presentations and conduct capacity building workshops targeted at financial institutions
  • Work with WWF commodity and forestry experts to distill insights and knowledge into guidance tools for the finance sector
  • Work with banks to develop responsible lending policies, ESG risk appraisal tools and appropriate monitoring and reporting frameworks;
  • Assist the Asia Finance and Commodities Specialist in developing partnerships with the finance sector and other stakeholders in the region so as to promote and leverage WWF's commodity finance interests.; 
  • Keep abreast of developments relevant to sustainability and finance;
IV. Profile: 
Required Qualifications
  • Relevant educational qualifications, Master's Degree preferred, in either finance, economics or environment management;
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in the area of finance or  sustainability, experience working with corporates is preferred  
Required Skills and Competencies
  • A good understanding of how environmental concerns relate to material business risks and opportunities;
  • General knowledge of the finance sector levers for change as they relate to sustainability;
  • Ability to analyze ESG issues and to effectively communicate these to  financial institution partners;
  • Able to prioritise and operate under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and proactively;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging
V. Working Relationships

Internal -  Relevant departments within the WWF network
External – With financial institutions, regulators, stock exchanges, responsible finance platforms and consultants
 
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.
 
Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter with the title "Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager" to hr@wwf.sg by 24 June 2016. Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line.  
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Project Manager Sustainable Land Use and Green Economy (m/f)

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-06-14 00:00
Our mission at WWF, with projects in more than a hundred countries, is to preserve the world's biological diversity. At the same time, we aim to strengthen people's awareness of the need to deal responsibly with the natural resources that provide the basis for life itself – which also includes a sustainable economy. More than five million people support us financially worldwide or via their personal commitment.
 
WWF Deutschland/Germany is an independent section of the global network. We create and maintain WWF's high profile in Germany by organising our own initiatives and by carrying out qualified lobby work in the public, economic and political arenas. Our teams have qualified employees who identify highly with and are committed to nature and environment protection.
 
In order to enhance our team, we are looking for a qualified & full-time employee for our Agriculture & Land Use Change Department in Berlin as a
  Project Manager Sustainable Land Use and Green Economy (m/f)This mainly includes the following activities:                 
  • Independent project management of international land use project  in Southeast Asia
  • Coordination, monitoring and control of an international project together with the faculty management
  • Participation in the standard and certification work for agricultural commodities
  • Close cooperation and ensuring effective communication with local teams in place and the team of WWF Germany as well as the Funding source
  • Compilation of reports (specialist and budget)
  • Communication of policy and content
You can identify with the objectives of WWF and have the following: 
  • a university degree in the field of nature, agricultural or forestry or in a comparable area
  • in-depth knowledge and experience in project management and their execution, as well as standards and certification for sustainability and agricultural commodities
  • in-depth knowledge in land use planning
  • experience in the integration of different stakeholders in projects
  • fluency in English and experience in working with international teams
  • basic knowledge of German is desirable
  • Experience in the use of instruments for the economic evaluation of natural-protection benefits
  • at least 2 years work experience in the above mentioned field of activity
  • International experience ideally in Asia
  • An independent, results-oriented approach, strong organizational skills, assertiveness, negotiation skills and confident manner 
Would you like to work with us to protect nature?         If yes, then please submit your application via email by specifying "Project Manager Sustainable Land Use" in the subject line to: personal@wwf.de. Should you require any assistance, please contact Nicole Sorabatur.  This position is limited until 31. December 2020.
 
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TECHNICAL EXPERTS - Indonesia

GAOF Jobs - Sun, 2016-06-12 01:04
TECHNICAL EXPERTS - Indonesia

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Opportunity for a PhD on forestry in Sardegna

GAOF Jobs - Sun, 2016-06-12 01:04
Opportunity for a PhD on forestry in Sardegna

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CHIEF OF PARTY, USAID IFACS (Closing Date: Open)

GAOF Jobs - Sun, 2016-06-12 01:04
CHIEF OF PARTY, USAID IFACS (Closing Date: Open)

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Solar Energy - How to Help Save the Environment

GAOF Jobs - Sun, 2016-06-12 01:04
Solar Energy - How to Help Save the Environment

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About Department of Forestry, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Uinversity, Pakistan

GAOF Jobs - Sun, 2016-06-12 01:04
About Department of Forestry, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Uinversity, Pakistan

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International Conference on Sustainable Disaster Relief Housing

GAOF Jobs - Sun, 2016-06-12 01:04
International Conference on Sustainable Disaster Relief Housing

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REDISCOVERING WOOD, THE KEY TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. BANGALORE, INDIA, 19-22 OCT

GAOF Jobs - Sun, 2016-06-12 01:04
REDISCOVERING WOOD, THE KEY TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. BANGALORE, INDIA, 19-22 OCT

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Trees, People and the Built Environment Conference-ICF, Birmingham,13 & 14 Apr

GAOF Jobs - Sun, 2016-06-12 01:04
Trees, People and the Built Environment Conference-ICF, Birmingham,13 & 14 Apr

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Call for Papers / Posters, FPS 65th International Convention

GAOF Jobs - Sun, 2016-06-12 01:04
Call for Papers / Posters, FPS 65th International Convention

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