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Consultant: Final Evaluation of the Green Heart of Africa Global Initiative (FY08-FY15)

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Final Evaluation of the Green Heart of Africa Global Initiative

(FY08-FY15)

TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

 

Project/Programme Name(s)

Green Heart of Africa Global Initiative

Project/Programme Location(s)

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Republic of Congo

Project/Programme Reference Number(s)

GHoA core 9F0810

Names of Project/Programme Executants  (WWF Office, name of project/programme manager)

Marc Languy, GI Leader

Project/Programme Duration (from start year)

8 Years

Period to Be Evaluated

July 2008 – June 2015 (8 years), with a more important focus on the past 5 years.

Project/Programme Budget Sources and Amounts (for period to be evaluated)

WWF Belgium, WWF Sweden, WWF Italy, WWF Germany, WWF US, WWF Netherlands, WWF Japan, WWF France

Names of Implementing Partners (if relevant)

WWF-Cameroon program office

WWF-Central African Republic program office

WWF-Democratic Republic of Congo program office

WWF-Gabon program office

WWF-CARPO

1.    PROJECT/PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The forests of the Congo Basin are truly magnificent: a vast stretch of tropical rainforest, second in size only to the Amazon, and home to some of the most fascinating wildlife species on earth -including our closest relatives. Four of the world's six great ape species live here. Lowland and Grauer's gorillas and bonobos are found nowhere else on earth.  In fact, thousands of plant and animal species are unique to the Congo Basin - from the world's largest frog to a coffee plant that produces caffeine-free beans. The forest ecosystem is also hugely important to the economy of the region, and of the world. It provides food, fuel and shelter to millions of people, and regulates climate and rainfall far beyond their borders. The timber industry is worth several billions of Euros, and large reserves of oil and minerals could drive much-needed economic growth and development. But for exactly this reason, the forests are coming under intense pressure. Increasing local and global demand for food, wood, minerals, water and energy is fuelling unsustainable rates of resource extraction. The illegal trade in ivory and other wildlife parts is also taking its toll: over the last 10 years, the Congo Basin region lost an estimated 62% of its forest elephants[1]

In 2007, WWF decided to establish 13 Network Initiatives, later renamed Global Initiatives (GI) as flagship programmes to deliver on the organization global priorities as laid out in the Global Programme Framework. GIs are intended to be transformational interventions implemented through concerted Network action to meaningfully impact critical threats, opportunities, biodiversity and development targets within priority places or on priority themes.

The GHoA-GI was created in 2008 and its first three-year strategic plan (FY09-FY11) was approved by the shareholders' group in 2008. The second SP (FY12-15) was approved by the shareholders' group in 2011 and in 2014 prolonged until FY16. In 2013, WWF International conducted a review of all WWF's GIs. The following are the recommendations regarding GHoA:

Given the huge conservation challenges in the Congo Basin, simply holding the tide - which WWF and partners are doing - is significant. The GHoA GI has delivered or contributed to a number of significant achievements including some at scale in the Congo Basin, such as the expansion of protected areas, the adoption of regional FSC standards, 5.3 million ha of forests FSC certified, development of REDD+ pilot projects, and the adoption of a regional law enforcement action plan.  CC also recognises the potential to achieve transformational outcomes, including through multiplication with government and private sector partnerships, if the programme can maintain its new momentum with a full complement of staff, a revised strategy, and sustained support. 

However, after six years in existence the GI does not appear to have achieved any  transformational outcomes consistent with the GI model definition, and the revised strategy  approved by the SHG in August 2012 does not articulate a focused set of truly transformational strategies or outcomes, despite a thorough review of the GI 18 months ago. In addition, the merging of the GI with the CARPO programme does not fit the GI model.  However, it should be noted that GHoA benefited significantly from the Network concerted action generated through the GHoA SET/SHG.

Further, the review recommended:

Ø  The transitioning out of the GI portfolio by no later than end of December 2013 to a global priority place-based programme that builds upon achievements to date.

Ø   that GHoA should continue as a global priority place-based programme for which multi-year (core) funding commitments should be maintained.   

 

The vision for GHoA is "From its coastal waters, across the extensive forests, along the freshwater lifelines, people and biodiversity thrive in the Congo Basin, where ecological integrity and local and global ecosystem services are ensured through sustainable management and inclusive green economic growth".

GHoA-GI 2020 Goals:

  • Priority populations of target species within priority landscapes  are either increasing or stable from  2014 levels
  • Zero net deforestation and degradation in priority areas within WWF Priority Landscapes
  • Economic development in the Congo Basin delivers improved human well-being and social equity while sustaining ecosystem services [Goal to be further focused and defined for the Congo Basin context through Year 1 scoping studies on Green Economy
    The main elements of the evaluation are shown below:

 

Programme Areas

Structure, Governance, Implementation Model

·      Catalyse radical reductions in unsustainable and illegal wildlife offtake

·      Partner for new, effective, and sustainable protected areas

·      Advance  a green economy for the Congo Basin

·      Build durable mechanisms to retain forests and carbon

·      Links with other key WWF programmes and campaigns

·      Governance – SHG, SET, Host Office, Coordinating Team

·      GHoA team

·      Alignment between GI and National Offices

·      Synergies with other GIs

·      Funding – to Coordinating Team; to National Offices

 

Note: the National Offices and their programmes are not being directly evaluated.

2.    EVALUATION PURPOSE AND USE, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

Purpose and use

The GHoA-GI has been implemented for eight years (FY08-FY15). The program core team and the shareholders group (SHG) of the GHOA-GI are planning this end of program evaluation with the overall objective of assessing how well the program has achieved its objectives and planned results for 2015 and also identify lessons learned and knowledge generated from the implementation of the GI program and its added value above regular implementation through country offices and the regional program office (CARPO). These lessons will be shared with the program team and the wider WWF network (including WWF International, National Offices, the Regional Office for Africa and the four country offices in Central Africa). The key stakeholders of this evaluation are therefore the core GHoA team, Central Africa countries, shareholders' group and implementing partners. 

The final report of the evaluation will be approved by the shareholder's group of GHoA and the Regional Office for Africa. The GHoA SHG chair will be responsible for overall oversight of the evaluation, including the development of a management response, as well as ensuring dissemination of results internally and/or outside the WWF Network.

Scope and focus of the Evaluation

The evaluation would include evaluations of the GHoA funded programmes and their impact on the CARPO portfolio as a whole.

Thematic scope: Specifically, the scope of the evaluation will include an assessment of:

·         Progress made by the programme (including evidence in place to demonstrate achievements) towards the expected outcomes and impacts stated in the FY13-FY15 Strategic Plan and M&E Plan, including the enablers or factors that hindered progress;

·         The degree to which the program effectively applied the WWF PPMS cycle, in particular using effective M&E, analysis of progress/challenges and lessons learning for adaptive management and if this has supported achievement of programme goals and contributed towards improving the effectiveness of the organization,

·         Whether the program design, organization, and funds were appropriately aligned to effectively and efficiently deliver on the expected results;

·         Whether the investment plan and other tools were appropriate and effective to gather support and to channel funds to the most strategic priorities

·         Whether the program achieved transformational changes at regional and national level;

·         Organizational set-up with GI lead, GI team of regional experts, shareholder group (SHG) and shareholder group executive team (SET).

·         Technical, organizational and financial merging and/or alignment and/or complementarity between the GHoA programme and CARPO's strategies and operations.

·         Whether synergies with other key priority programmes (other GIs, global thematic programmes, global campaigns) were set up and contributed to improved conservation impact

·         What key adjustments are needed to approaches, and ways of working, to ensure the program achieves its 2020 objectives and goals, and in particular, in light of the phase-out of the WWF GI System, what structures and transitioning measures would be required in order to sustain and continue to work initiated under the GI, in particular also in terms of devolution of roles and responsibilities to country offices and partners.

In addition, the evaluation will look at program management effectiveness, aid coordination engagement and the effectiveness of partnerships with implementing partners and partnerships with other development partners/stakeholders. The evaluation will cover the GHOA-GI portfolio of interventions for the period covered by the FY08-FY16 strategic plans.

 

Geographical scope: The scope of the evaluation will be the GHoA-GI implementation countries.

3.    GUIDING QUESTIONS

In line with the WWF evaluation framework, the GHoA-GI final evaluation will particularly focus on the following questions – but will not necessarily be limited to these:

Evaluation criteria and guiding questions

Relevance and Quality of Design

This will measure the extent to which the programme design represents a necessary, sufficient, appropriate, and well-founded approach to bring about positive changes in targeted biodiversity (e.g., species, ecosystems, ecological processes, including associated ecosystem services that support human well-being).

  • Was the Strategic Plan well informed by current and relevant data?
  • To what extent has the GHoA-GI focused on the right things; i.e. addressed the most important issues to achieve its objectives?
  • Are the objectives likely to lead to conservation success?
  • Are the goals and objectives SMART and have indicators for success been clearly identified?
  • To what extent the programme design represented necessary, sufficient, appropriate, and well-founded approach to bring about positive changes in targeted biodiversity and/or footprint issues (e.g. species, ecosystems, ecological processes, including associated ecosystem services that support livelihood and human wellbeing).
  • Did the design and operation of the GHoA-GI adequately seek to mobilize the most strategic stakeholders (locally, nationally, regionally, and internationally) and thereby enhance its ability to achieve the expected changes?

Efficiency (of delivery of outputs)

This will measure the relationship between outputs, the products or services of the intervention, and inputs – the human and financial resources the programme uses.

  • Is the governance model effective, with clearly defined lines of accountability and authority? Are the shareholder group (SHG) and Shareholder Executive Team (SET) effective and efficient in guiding and supporting the GI? Was the set-up of a hosting office effective?
  • Are there appropriate mechanisms in place to ensure accountability?
  • Was the program sufficiently resourced (in terms of staff, staff qualifications, capacity, financial resources, shareholder financial and technical support). Were there key gaps and any strategies used to fill these (fundraising strategy, strategic partnerships)? Which tools did GHoA establish to mobilize funds in the most strategic way?
  • How did the GHoA programme adapt to existing CARPO structure, staffing and priorities to avoid duplication and ensure proper synergies between GHoA and CARPO, and was this efficient?
  • Is the programme delivering value for money and that costs are reasonable given the outputs and outcomes generated?
  • To what extent did the GI result in increased or decreased administrative burden (proposals, reporting, audits).
  • To what extent did the GI result in increased funding for WWF in the Congo Basin and did economics of scale improve?
  • Was the GI efficient in establishing synergies with other key priority programmes (other GIs, global thematic programmes, global campaigns) and did it contribute to improved conservation impact?

 

 

Effectiveness (of delivery of intermediate results and outcomes)

This will measure the extent to which the intervention's intended outcomes – its specific objectives or intermediate results – have been achieved.

  • With a focus on stated objectives, desired outcomes, and intermediate results, what has and has not been achieved (both intended and unintended) and can these changes be attributed to the program's interventions?
  • What is the significance/strategic importance of the progress, or any lack thereof, made to date? To what extent have targeted key factors – drivers, opportunities, threats – been affected?
  • Which strategies have been effective or are likely to be, and which are not? What anticipated and unanticipated factors have promoted or impeded the programme's progress? What supporting or impeding factors might affect successful implementation in the next planning period?
  • What evidence is there that this GI actually improved WWF's effectiveness by bringing innovation, transformation and multiplication? What positive effects on WWF priorities in the region have resulted from the GHOA-GI that would likely not have been seen in its absence?

Sustainability (of progress, benefits, and impact realised)

This will measure whether the benefits of a conservation intervention are likely to continue after external support has been ended.

  • Did the programme have the right measures in place to ensure our conservation work is sustainable?
  • Are there risks to sustainability that were not being accounted for?
  • What external factors could have a high or medium likelihood of undoing or undermining the future sustainability of the programme's positive impacts? (e.g., political stability, economic crises and shocks, overall level of development, natural disasters, climate change). Is the programme adequately anticipating and taking measures to ensure resilience to these?
  • How effective are the exit strategies of GHoA transition plan, and approaches to phase out assistance provided by the program including contributing factors and constraints?
  • What are the key factors that will require attention in order to improve prospects of sustainability of program outcomes as it is phased out, and the potential for replication of the approach?
  • To what extent has the implementation of the GHoA-GI resulted in strengthened capacity of WWF in the five GHoA country programs?
  • How and to what extent were capacities strengthened at the individual and organizational level (including contributing factors and constraints), both inside WWF and with partners?

Adaptive Capacity (monitoring, evaluation, adaptation, learning)

This will measure the extent to which the programme applies strong adaptive management practice to ensure continued relevance, strong performance, and learning.

  • Is/was there capacity within the core team to utilize strengths, team experience, and past successes effectively?
  • Did the core team examine good practice lessons from other conservation/development experiences and consider these experiences in the programme design?
  • Did the programme establish a baseline status of conservation targets and key contextual factors? Is there ongoing systematic monitoring of these?
  • Monitoring of efficiency, effectiveness, impact:

o  Was there ongoing, systematic, rigorous monitoring of output delivery, outcome attainment, and impact measurement, with plausible attribution to WWF's actions?

o  Are lessons documented and shared in a manner that is promoting learning by the project/programme team and the broader organisation?

  • To what extent has the GI applied conservation programme management best practices as embedded in the WWF Project/Programme Management Standards?
  • Are lessons documented and shared in a manner that is promoting learning by the GI team and the broader WWF network?
  • How often were the original risks and assumptions revisited? Were risks assessed adequately and external assumptions identified realistically? Were mitigation strategies identified and implemented by the team?
  • In what ways did the program's adaptive management support the GI to be transformational? What made it transformational that we need to learn and carry forward?  What failed it that we need to do differently?
  • Were recommendations from the 2013 GI review followed?
  • Are there any key lessons learned about the GI model itself, based on the GHoA-GI experience?
  • In the framework of the transitioning of GHoA and the setting up of 9 global practices, what are the key recommendation to ensure momentum gained by GHoA is maintained and key conservation issues at the regional level continue to be addressed adequately?

 

4.    METHODOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS

The evaluation methodology should include the following:

-          A desk review of key documents (e.g. GHoA-GI strategic plan, monitoring plan, monitoring framework, progress reports, former reviews and evaluation reports such as the WWF GI Portfolio review, Mid Term Review, Progress Reports, program reviews like regional Forest program, SHG and SET meeting reports, GHoA/CARPO Investment Plan, etc.). This should also be done to provide and confirm the quality of data, evidence and chain of evidence for outcomes, impacts and approaches. Analysis of quantitative data should, as much as possible, be shown in graphs with trends over time (2008-present) where needed complemented with qualitative data. A list of reviewed documents should be annexed to the evaluation report.

-          Interviews with key GI team members including samples of SHG/SET, the former GI Leader, Thematic teams at the GI level, and key staff members at ROA and the CCPO, DRC, Gabon and CAR Offices teams. Interviews should also be conducted with WWF supporting National Offices, and other WWF partner programmes (MTI, FCP, TRAFFIC, CIRAD etc.) as well as with representatives of key partners and stakeholders at regional and national levels (COMIFAC, ECCAS, WB, AfDB). Interviews might be done both with individuals and through relevant focus groups among the program stakeholders. A list of interviewed partners and stakeholders should be annexed. Most interviews can be done over phone or Skype but some face to face discussions are to be held in WWF Office in Yaounde, Cameroon.

-          Field visits to two programme sites to verify on the ground information from document review, to be reached from Yaounde:

o   OLAM Palm Oil plantations in Kango and Mouila (Gabon), following interviews with selected ministries and partners in Libreville (1 night in Lambarene and one night in Mouila will be required)

o   FSC certified timber concession in SE Cameroon (planning about 4 to 6 nights outside Yaounde, land travel included)

-          Presentation of the final draft of the end of program evaluation to the GHoA Shareholders Group.

This is an external but very participatory evaluation of the GHoA-GI program. It is therefore proposed that the external evaluator will work very closely with an internal WWF staff member, preferably a member of WWF's Conservation Strategy and Performance Unit (CSPU) and a M&E officer for WWF-Central Africa or RoA.

In addition, selected representatives from relevant WWF offices/programmes will be engaged to allow for peer reviewing, experience sharing and feedback at both program and thematic level.

5.    EVALUATION DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINE

Timeline

Major Evaluation Task/Output

Dates or Deadline

Who is Responsible

Desk study of key documents

February 2016

Evaluation Team

Evaluation and meetings with GHoA SHG/SET, GHOA-GI team and other stakeholders, field trips

March-April 2016

Evaluation Team

Evaluation report drafted and circulated to the relevant team members for comments

30 April 2016

Evaluation Team

Team submits comments on draft report

15 May 2016

GHOA-GI

Final report produced and shared with GHoA SHG

01 June 2016

SHG/SET/Evaluation Team

Deliverables

The deliverables of this evaluation will be the following:

a.    A first draft evaluation report, not to exceed 30 pages, as a digital copy in MS Word format as per the template provided by WWF by 30th April 2016. The first draft report will be used for feedback on inaccuracies and/or omissions within 15 days from GHoA-GI team.

b.    A final evaluation report, not to exceed 30 pages, as a digital copy in MS Word format as per the template provided by WWF by 1st June 2016.

 

All presentations and reports are to be submitted in English in accordance with the deadlines specified.

 

6.    SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 

The successful bidder(s) will be expected to have the following skills and experience:

 

·         Significant experience in portfolio, programme and project delivery in an international development context; 

·         A strong understanding and experience of using/applying quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies for large multi-country programmes and portfolios (e.g. result-based M&E, contribution analysis);

·         Excellent knowledge and experience of natural resource management and rural livelihoods programming and of the relationship of livelihoods, poverty, natural resource management and conservation, in a changing climate;

·         Experience of evaluating organisational effectiveness (including value for money, accountability to beneficiaries, and learning and reflection among others);

·         Knowledge of WWF or similar NGOs working in international development; and an affinity with WWF's conservation mission;

·         Excellent writing and communication skills.

 

7.    OFFERS AND SELECTION

Prospective consultants will produce a technical and financial offer (consultant may propose to work alone or with support of other consultants).

               

Your proposal should not exceed 12 pages in length (excluding annexes). It should include:

·         a summary of your experiences relevant to this work;

·         your understanding of the context;

·         a suggested evaluation approach and methodology;

·         a tentative work schedule and activity plan clearly linked to the timeline for this evaluation;

·         A proposed budget for undertaking this work; the budget should clearly identify consultation fees, travel costs (air ticket, lodging), and any other expenses directly contributing to the evaluation. The offer must be all inclusive

·         Where relevant, a presentation of the team, their respective roles and levels of involvement.

 

Annexes

·         summary CV(s)

·         Three references/referee contact details (related to evaluations).

 

Interested candidates should submit their response electronically to the following address:  recruit-roaydehub@wwfafrica.org . The subject should read "GHoA Evaluation".

 

Deadline for proposals is close of business on 14 February 2016.

 

[1] Maisels F, Strindberg S, Blake S, Wittemyer G, Hart J, et al. (2013) Devastating Decline of Forest Elephants in Central Africa. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59469.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059469

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Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Project - Madagascar

WWF Jobs - Fri, 2016-01-29 00:00
CHIEF OF PARTY, Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Project - Madagascar
WWF, the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) for an anticipated USAID-funded opportunity in Madagascar to conserve biodiversity and secure natural resources while promoting resilient livelihoods.

Location: USAMain responsibilities:The CoP will direct staff; oversee grants, sub-grants and consulting contracts, as needed; coordinate with staff from WWF and partner organization in the project area on a daily basis; and collaborate with a range of government and partner organizations across the region in accordance with USAID and WWF field operation regulations.What you need:Education/Experience:
At least a master's-level degree in conservation biology, natural resource management, international development or related field of study. At least eight years of field experience managing large, complex conservation and/or natural resource management projects is required.
 Skills and Abilities
  • Strong background in sustainable natural resource management and governance, including biodiversity conservation, climate change, land-use planning, and/or related topics.
  • Previous work experience in Madagascar is desirable. Experience building good working relationships with local and international partners, including government authorities, NGOs, technical partners, and bilateral and multilateral donors is highly desirable. Must be team player with very strong diplomatic skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage large government agency-funded projects. USAID project management experience highly desirable.
  • Program management skills must include i) program planning, ii) technical direction and oversight and iii) program administration and financial management. 
  • Position requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and institution strengthening and training skills.
  • Fluency in written and verbal French and English is essential.
  • Adherence to WWF's values, which are: Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 
  • Full job description can be found on the website www.wwf.mg. or on the notice board of all WWF Offices.
How to apply? 
Cover letter and detailed CV(*) with telephone number for quick contact, photo,  03 professional references to be sent by mail to recruitment@wwf.mg or  presented at WWF Antsakaviro, Antananarivo or WWF Field Offices with the mention "Chief of Party".
 
(*) specific template for cover letter and resume is available on www.wwf.mg or can be requested at WWF Offices.
 
Deadline for application:  1st May, 2016.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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Human Resource & Admin Executive

WWF Jobs - Fri, 2016-01-29 00:00
Position Title:              HR & Admin Executive, Singapore
Reports to:                  Human Resource Manager, WWF Singapore
Location:                     Singapore
Date:                            January 2016
 
I. Mission of WWF Singapore: To ensure a high performing WWF office with efficient operating systems, professional and skilled staff, and strong financial resources. WWF Singapore's focus is on delivering corporate responsibility partnerships, individual/ major donor fundraising and community engagement for WWF's priority conservation activities in Singapore and the rest of WWF's global network.

II.  Major Functions: To provide day-to-day administrative support in the implementation of human resource policies, procedures,  and ensure smooth office operations in WWF Singapore.

III. Major Duties and Responsibilities
Human Resources
• Handle recruitment process such as posting advertisement, phone screening for shortlisting, arranging interview, employment contracts and etc aligned with local regulations, Company policies and procedures.
• Monitor the implementation of HR policies and procedures followed by managers and staff.
• Manage the work pass applications (WP/SPass/EP)  and status including monitor of the expiry dates.
• Prepare confirmation letters, and monitor contract expiry for renewals.
• Update and manage employee records.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Administrative
• Oversee all administrative tasks in the office compliance with WWF established policies and procedures and Singapore's legal, fiscal and statutory requirements.
• Assist in securing necessary permits for the WWF Singapore office, staff and consultants, as required.
• Acquire and maintain office furnishing, equipment and supplies, and provides administrative support for the maintenance of the telephone, communication and computing system.
• Establish and maintain appropriate filing and information flow systems including filing of MOUs and vendor contracts.
• Coordinate and provide administrative support for quarterly Board meetings.
• Provide administrative support for the CEO such as meeting scheduling  and travel arrangements.
• Manage and provide administrative support to market WWF merchandise store.
• Perform reception duties, address all general inquiries and attend to office security matters.

IV. Profile
Required Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
• Degree or Diploma in Human Resources.
• 3-4 years working experience in a similar capacity.
• Added advanage if available immediate or within short-notice.

Required Skills and Competencies:
• Thorough understanding of Singapore labour and employment laws.
• Good computer skills in spreadsheets and word processing.
• Good organisation and interpersonal skills with ability to function in a multi-cultural environment.
• Fluent spoken and written English.
• Flexible, resourceful and able to perform despite tight schedules.
• A high level individual who is independent, proactive, with good attitude and mindset.
• Must take initiative to complete task assigned. 
• Has a strong stakeholder focus and service-oriented attitude.
• Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

V. Working Relationships
Internal: Works closely with CEO, HR Manager, Regional HR Partner- Asia Pacific, Head of Finance and Admin, Accounts Executive, Marketing team and all staff of WWF Singapore and Earth Hour Global
External: Coordinates with suppliers and vendors, visitors, guests and WWF members in Singapore.    
Engages with HR service providers and suppliers on HR systems, payroll, insurance, training and development. 

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 applicants can email a cover letter and CV in English to hr@wwf.sg with the subject line "HR & Admin Executive".  Deadline for applications: 29 February 2016.
 
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WWF Mediterranean Marine Programme Manager, North Africa

WWF Jobs - Thu, 2016-01-28 00:00
Position title: North Africa Marine Programme Manager, WWF Mediterranean
Reports to: Director, WWF North Africa
Location: Tunis, CasablancaDescriptionThe North Africa Marine Programme Manager leads and coordinates the development and management of WWF's sub-regional marine programme, integrated in the WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative (MMI), including strategy implementation and staff supervision;. supports project development and fundraising; develops and manages relations with key marine actors and istitutions, and represents WWF in policy fora identified by the MMI strategy; supervises the marine project portfolio and leads the implementation of projects as assigned to her/his supervision; ensures the monitoring of progress, evaluation of results and reporting to donors and to the WWF Network.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervise the development and implementation of the marine programme for WWF In North Africa (Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya), including strategy development, implementation and monitoring;
  • Ensure that activities and projects contribute to WWF Mediterranean strategy;
  • Act as the WWF spokesperson in North Africa in relation to marine-related issues;
  • Research and identify funding opportunities and priorities to develop WWF's marine programme portfolio in North Africa;
  • Contribute to developing project concepts and proposals;
  • Monitor sub-regional policy processes and establish, together with North Africa Director and the MMI leader, any strategic directions or WWF engagement in such processes;
  • Build a relationship and dialogue with public authorities on marine-related issues, sharing our vision and work, and strengthening strategic relationships as needed;
  • Build relationships and partnerships with civil society and the public and private sector as necessary for the development and implementation of WWF's marine strategy in North Africa.
Required Qualifications
  • A university degree and technical proficiency in marine conservation, fisheries management, policy development, or relevant field;
  • At least 2-5 years professional experience in marine resource management, preferably with at least 2 years in a senior role, with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams and projects and budgets;
  • Proven experience in marine conservation issues, negotiations with internal and external stakeholders, and design and activation of strategic partnerships;
  • Experience in ecosystem based management, small scale fisheries, marine protected areas and integrated ocean management, including capacity to engage with public and private stakeholders and address participatory management processes;
  • Preference will be given to those with field experience, specifically in working with fishermen and local fisheries associations and with proven knowledge of the Mediterranean region;
  • Proficiency in Arabic, English and French, additional languages will be considered an asset.

Familiarity with the WWF network will be considered an advantage.

WWF's Mission and Values
It is part of every staff member's terms of reference to contribute to WWF's mission: WWF's Mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
- conserving the world's biological diversity
- ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
- reducing pollution and wasteful consumption.
It is also part of every staff member's terms of reference to embody WWF's values, WWF's core values help describe what makes WWF a unique and special place to work. WWF's values guide individual employees, shape interactions between all employees and departments, and foster strong relationships with our external partners and supporters.
We are:
Engaging - Open, available, accessible
Optimistic - Inspiring, positive, ambitious, successful
Determined - Passionate, urgent, results-oriented
Knowledgeable - Science and facts based, wise/smart, intelligent, expert


For information contact: Faouzi Maamouri (Fmaamouri@wwfna.org) or Giuseppe Di Carlo (gdicarlo@wwfmedpo.org).

To apply please send your CV with a motivation letter to applications@wwfmedpo.org


Deadline for applications: February 22, 2016.


WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce. 
 
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Coordinator, Public Sector Partnerships, WWF-Greater Mekong

WWF Jobs - Thu, 2016-01-28 00:00
WWF is seeking an experienced Public Sector Partnership (PSP) Coordinator who ensures that WWF-GM develops and maintains effective Public Sector Partnerships and ensures the effective coordination, monitoring and implementation of Public Sector fund raising proposals relevant to the WWF-GM Strategic Plan FY16-20. This goes beyond a simple funding relationship and seeks to build and maintain a true partnership arrangement between WWF and the Public Sector (information exchange, joint policy work, mutual strategic planning input etc.)
 
Base location: Any Mekong countries: Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Vientiane, or Yangon

Key requirements:
  • Master's degree in business management, conservation, development studies, political science or in relevant fields
  • 5 years of practical experience as a partnership or fundraising coordinator for a programme or project, 2 years of which should ideally be in the Greater Mekong Region
  • Experience in developing and writing project proposals to aid agencies, foundations
  • Successful fundraising experience with large-scale, multi country proposals (2-3 Million USD at least)
  • Experience of advocacy and negotiating with Government and donors at all levels
  • Proven track record in successfully managing inter-institutional relations, preferably in government aid agencies
  • Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising, donor strategies, functions and international relations
  • Proposal development writing skills
  • Presentation, communications, public speaking and negotiation
  • Networking and interpersonal skills
  • 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 21 February 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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Assignment with WWF in Ukraine

WWF Jobs - Mon, 2016-01-25 00:00
WWF has an opening through its Youth Volunteer Internship Programme for a 6-month Environmental Education internship with WWF's office in Ukraine within the Danube-Carpathian Programme. Candidates need to be Ukrainian-speaking. See also Placement Description.Location: WWF office in Kiev, Ukraine

Languages required: Excellent English and UkrainianAssignment dates: April to September 2016

Age Category: 19-27 yearsMajor Functions
  • Analysis of environmental education programmes in he WWF network and beyond;
  • Assistance in development of environmental education, citizen science and nature interpretation programmes;
  • Assistance in management, monitoring and evaluation of educational programs;
  • Organizing seminars, workshops, summers schools and/or trainings in environmental education together with WWF team;
  • Provide and facilitate teaching programmes to different target groups.
  • Communications and networking: Ensure the promotion through various channels of educational programmes developed by WWF. Lead the development and dissemination of educational as well as promotional materials through all channels of communication.
Required qualifications, skills & competencies
  • Advanced qualifications or university degree with some working experience. The Environmental Education Intern should have a good knowledge of teaching methodologies, communication, learning psychology.
  • Experience in teaching/training delivery and facilitation. International experience would be an advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in both English and Ukrainian.
  • An understanding of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development issues.
  • Proven ability to communicate and promote activities through different channels including social networks.
  • Communications, diplomatic and cultural skills to work with a broad array of individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Skills/experience in communication and design (Photoshop, Corel) and in the development of video, photo and design of printing materials would be an asset.
  • Adhere to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to apply?Please complete the online Application Form. If you already submitted a spontaneous online application, please inform of your interest in this assignment by email.Deadline to apply: 7 February 2016WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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Personal Assistant to the Executive Director, Communications and Marketing

WWF Jobs - Fri, 2016-01-22 00:00
Personal Assistant to the Executive Director, Communications and MarketingExciting opportunity for a dynamic and proactive assistant with a passion for people and nature.  Help WWF build a sustainable future by ensuring the efficient management of the Executive Director, Communications and Marketing's Office.Location/Contract Details:WWF International in Gland, Switzerland
Fixed-term contract (February to December 2016)Main responsibilities:
  • Manages the administration of the Executive Director, Communications and Marketing's Office, setting work priorities and ensuring deadlines are met;
  • Organizes, prioritizes and tracks agenda, meetings, appointments and paper flow and endeavours to streamline the Executive Director, Communications and Marketing's workload and ensures timely responses to invitations and other requests;
  • Provides support for meetings, conferences or specific subjects and coordinates and prepares all relevant documents and briefing packs;
  • Organizes travel, including flights, accommodation and other logistics and coordinates and prepares documents related to travel; keeping Climate Friendly CO2 info up-to-date;
  • Edits correspondence, reports and documents;
  • Creates spreadsheets and presentations;
  • Answers and screens inquiries e-mail and correspondence independently where possible, based on familiarity with subject matter, and refers others to appropriate staff member or department;
  • Manages special communications projects in close relationship with Communications and Marketing Executive Director;
  • Undertakes other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director, Communications and Marketing and carries out duties relying on own initiative and independent action to assist supervisor with scheduling and completing work assignments;
  • Maintains filing system.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Secretarial/Administration diploma from a commercial college or equivalent;
  • At least 3-5 years relevant experience as secretary/assistant, preferably in the area of communications/marketing/media.
  • Attentive to detail and follow-up with excellent organisation and prioritisation skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, empathy and people-oriented;
  • A flexible working style, absolute discretion and unfailing diplomacy;
  • Responsive, efficient and a positive manner and the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Capacity and willingness to take initiative, proactive attitude;
  • At ease dealing with people and tasks at different levels;
  • Ability to research information and synthesize it;
  • Excellent computer skills with expertise in MS Office as well as a working knowledge of collaborative platforms (Google Drive, Webex);
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and French;
  • Interest in conservation and modern communications;
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to apply?Deadline for applications: 31st  January 2016

Upload your covering letter and CV on Linkedin.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter. Please make sure they are saved together as one file.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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HR Administration Assistant (50 %)

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-01-19 00:00
HR Administrative Assistant (50 %)The RoleWe are looking for an HR Administrative Assistant to support the Human Resources team in various logistics and coordination functions during a change process.Location/Contract Details:WWF International in Gland, Switzerland.  Fixed-term 12 month contract starting as soon as possible.Main responsibilities:
  • Assist with day to day operations of the HR functions and duties
  • Provide administrative support to the Human Resources department
  • Employee life cycle administration support (exits, entries, unemployment, pension, etc.)
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager, HR Secretariat.
 
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, multitasking and prioritization skills;
  • High quality delivery
  • Strong customer focus;
  • Team player and ability to take initiative;
  • Diplomacy and ability to deal with a variety of situations and confidential issues;
  • Ability to build relationships and foster effective communication;
  • Good communication skills, both orally and in writing;
  • Advanced MS Office tools;
  • Good command of English and French (other languages an advantage);
  • Interest in conservation and WWF's work;
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
 How to apply?Submit your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn. We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter. Please make sure they are saved together as one file

Deadline for applications: January 31st 2016
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

 
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Landscape Manager, WWF-Myanmar

WWF Jobs - Mon, 2016-01-18 00:00
 WWF-Myanmar was established in 2014 with the aim to support Myanmar's development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning and biodiversity conservation in parallel with ecosystem services protection and sustainable livelihoods.
 
Position Location: Dawei, Myanmar
 
The Landscape Manager plays the lead role in the planning, coordination, and management of the WWF effort to conserve and sustainably develop Myanmar's Tanintharyi landscape. The Landscape Manager is WWF-MM's key staff person focused on trans boundary conservation work with WWF Thailand.  He/She is responsible for all aspects of this work, including the planning, management, financial, and administrative aspects of the landscape programme and engaging national counterparts. The most important responsibility revolves around building relationships with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the Karen National Union's (KNU) Forest Department and the Myanmar Union government Forest Department.
 
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in project management, natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, bioregional planning, development studies, or in relevant fields.
  • Thorough understanding of socio-economic, conservation and development issues in Myanmar.
  • Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to conservation and the government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector in the landscape.
  • Five years of practical experience in leading and managing programmes or projects, 2 years of which should be in the related landscape.
  • Desirable master degree in a related field.
  • Prefer knowledge of Karin language.
Closing Date: 29 January 2016.
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae stating the position title and reference number in English by email to: vacancy.mm@wwfgreatermekong.org (application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname). Email application documents should be addressed as ' Landscape Manager Application'.
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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Specialist, Learning (80%)

WWF Jobs - Mon, 2016-01-18 00:00
Specialist, Learning (80%) The RoleWe are looking for a Specialist, Learning to support the People Development team in various projects and programmes, including logistics and coordination functions.Location/Contract Details:WWF International in Gland, Switzerland.  Fixed-term contract (February to December 2016) starting as soon as possible.Main responsibilities:
  • Supports all aspects of event management for face to face learning programmes (i.e. Intro Course, PMP, WWF NEXT etc.), including logistics and coordination. Manages participants' communication and coordination. 
  • Acts as team coordinator for PD. Supports PD Head and Partners with financial and administrative activities. Supports PD Head with travel and schedule management.
  • Actively participates in driving the adoption of relational learning in WWF, primarily by supporting and managing Coaching and Mentoring activities in coordination with Partner, Learning and Culture.
  • Contributes to the management of virtual learning activities on all PD learning and assessment platforms (i.e. e-Campus, Yammer, DDI 360). Monitors and evaluates use of platforms and collects and processes learning analytics to drive continuous improvement and innovation in PD's approaches. 
  • Supports the design, development and implementation of the new WWF approach to learning in coordination with Partner, Learning and Culture and the PD team, including platform design and development, communication materials and activities, engagement with the HR community and other stakeholders.
  • Contributes to PD projects, initiatives and campaigns. Plays an active role in driving PD branding and communication activities.
  • Performs other duties on ongoing projects as agreed mutually within the PD team. 
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Commercial diploma or university degree;
  • At least 3 years relevant experience in an international environment;
  • Experience working in Learning and Development and/or in Event Management an advantage;
  • Strong customer focus;
  • Team player and ability to take initiative;
  • Diplomacy and ability to deal with a variety of situations and confidential issues;
  • Ability to build relationships and foster effective communication;
  • Good organizational, administrative, multitasking and prioritization skills;
  •   Good communication skills, both orally and in writing;
  • Advanced knowledge of social media tools, online learning tools;
  • Strong command of English, French an asset;
  •   Interest in conservation and WWF's work;
  •  Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 

How to apply?Submit your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn. We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter. Please make sure they are saved together as one file

Deadline for applications: 31st January 2016
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
 
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Director, Communications & Marketing, Africa

WWF Jobs - Mon, 2016-01-18 00:00
The World Wide Fund for Nature Regional Office for Africa seeks to recruit:
Director, Communications & Marketing, Africa
 
The World Wide Fund for Nature (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. We endeavour to be an influential and respected conservation organization in Africa; making Africa a model in demonstrating sustainable relationship between humans and nature.
 
WWF Regional Office for Africa (ROA) is looking for a dynamic, pro-active, highly qualified and committed Communications & Marketing Director; Africa who will be responsible for establishing and managing WWFs brand development in Africa. The role will implement creative, innovative and engaging communications and marketing strategies; coordinate communications across Africa so that WWF speaks with one voice and engages important audiences effectively; and support WWF's offices in mobilizing greater resources and attracting support from a broader constituency, especially from external partners.
 
WWF ROA has offices in Cameroun, CAR, DRC, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya.
 
Duration: 3 years renewable.
 
Main responsibilities:
 
Lead development of an engaging and compelling WWF brand in Africa, especially with priority audiences such as government authorities, relevant private sector, media, members of society and other decision makers and influencers.
Work with WWF Africa Directors to implement a WWF Africa communications and marketing strategy that leverages the unique strengths of WWF to help achieve WWF's conservation goals through building influence and an agreed rate of growth in the number of supporters, both activist and financial.
Initiate market research to identify and strengthen WWF's position in Africa; benchmark and monitor WWF's performance in the countries compared with other NGO players.
Promote integration of communications and marketing messages and activities across all Country Offices, and ensure integration with the Trans boundary programmes and Africa Regional Office.
Work with WWF Africa offices and the International team to identify and partner technology and digital partners to enable the necessary outreach and engagement with potential supporters.
Facilitate and advise the Brand, Media, Conservation, Communications, Technology & Applications units of WWF Africa Offices through their Managers and communicators in country offices and programme offices.
Serve as a member of the ROA SMT and RMT and participate in Network groups as determined by the Communications Community and/or the Africa Director. 
 
 What you need:
 
Required Qualifications
An advanced degree in management, business administration or marketing, or a relevant field.
At least 10 years' professional experience in a leadership role within communications or marketing, with demonstrated success in managing teams.
Proven success in developing and executing innovative and highly leveraged marketing strategies, including direct senior level experience in branding and communications.
Proven editorial judgement and thorough knowledge of on and off-line international media markets.
Experience in implementing marketing strategies which leverage the power of online media and audience engagement.
Knowledge and experience of the not-for-profit sector, preferably of environmental non-governmental organizations.
Proven success in a multi-cultural international setting.

Required Skills and Competencies
Proven ability to lead teams and deliver outcomes in a diverse environment without having direct oversight or control of dispersed team members.
Demonstrated leadership ability, including the ability to build a team of highly motivated and well qualified staff, and to foster the integration of diverse, multi-disciplinary actors into focused initiatives addressing clear targets.
Strong strategic and analytical skills, including a talent for crystallizing key strategic options for discussion and decision.
Superlative diplomatic and communication skills, including an ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals (government, community and business leaders, media,  public figures, WWF staff), within a broad range of cultural environments.
A strong team player capable of integrating diverse activities within an evolving environment; must be comfortable with change and leading change within an organizational framework.
Fluency in English required. Fluency in French and other languages that are widely used in parts of Africa and at an international level is a distinct advantage.

See attached detailed job description.
 
How to apply?
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a cover letter and CV to Director, People & Organisation Development, Africa clearly indicating the position applied for on the subject line to: careers@wwfafrica.org
 
Deadline for applications: 5th February, 2016. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after deadline date, consider your application unsuccessful.
 
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce
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Country Director - DRC Programme

WWF Jobs - Tue, 2016-01-12 00:00
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world, active in almost 100 countries. It has been working in the Congo Basin and in Central Africa for more than 20 years. Our mission is to stop the environmental degradation in the world and build a future where humans live in harmony with nature.
 
Our conservation programme in DRC is the largest in Africa and includes field programmes in Bas Congo, in Tumba Ledima Landscape, in and around Salonga NP as well as in North and South Kivu. This field programme is complemented by thematic programmes ranging from Sustainable Forest Management and Climate Change, species conservation and fight against illegal wildlife trade, support to civil society, government authorities and private sector to develop sustainable practices in natural resource utilization, and energy among others.
 
For our country operation in DRC, we are looking for a dynamic and committed Country Director, with knowledge and experience the region to develop and lead WWF-DRC Country Office so that it is highly influential; is able to shape the sustainability agenda of DRC domestically and globally to deliver on WWF's global priorities; and plays a leadership role within the WWF Network.  To ensure a high performing WWF DRC Country Office with efficient operating systems, professional and skilled staff, and strong financial resources, delivering conservation impact on issues and in places that are key for WWF's Network Initiatives and other global conservation priorities. The Country Director will join a multi-cultural team and in particular a Senior Management Team comprising of a Chief Operating Officer, a Finance Manager, a Conservation Director and a Sr Human Resource Manager.
 Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

 Main responsibilities:
  • Provides effective leadership and line management in all key areas - Conservation, Finance and Administration, People & Organizational Development, Partnership Development, Fundraising, Advocacy, and Communications – fulfilling WWF Africa Office's vision and delivering on the targets set for its Key Performance Indicators in DRC;
  • Provides thought leadership on all key issues at the highest organisational level and manages key partnerships in and outside DRC to ensure optimal communication and mutually beneficial relationships;
  • Leads on the development and effective implementation of WWF DRC's country strategy;
  • Establishes strong partnerships for WWF in DRC and effectively represents the organization towards internal and external stakeholders;
  • Establishes and implements effective internal organizational / management structures and ensures that the related policies and processes are in place and properly implemented;
  • Ensures that WWF DRC's legal and reporting requirements are met and that WWFs policies, procedures, standards and Code of Ethics are being adhered to;
  • Contributes to the regional management team and the efficient management of WWF in its Central Africa Region.
 What you need:Required Qualifications
  • Minimum Master's degree in Business Management, International Relations / Development, Environmental /Conservation Management or other related fields;
  • At least 10 years professional experience in a leadership role, 3-5 years of which ideally would be in the Central Africa region.
                  Required Skills and Competencies
  • Proven track record in successfully developing, leading, and managing large-scale programmes and/or institutions in the field of conservation, natural resource management, international development, and/or other related fields;
  • Demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary and multi–cultural teams;
  • Knowledge of the institutional, legal and policy framework in DRC and Central Africa;
  • Fluency in French and English;
  • Excellent leadership abilities and capacity to manage human and financial resources, with experience in leading change and driving the vision of the organization;
  • Decision making skills with strong business acumen and drive for results;
  • High level negotiation and influencing skills, and the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels in the business, not-for-profit, scientific and political communities;
  • Track record of building organizational talent by nurturing performance culture and encouraging empowerment and delegation;
  • Strong diplomatic and communication skills, including an ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals (individual donors, business leaders, public figures, WWF staff), within a broad range of cultural environments;
  • Excellent team management and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated fundraising skills, and experience working with donors;
  • Must be committed to equal opportunity employment policies and WWFs code of ethics;
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.

How to apply?Email a cover letter and CV to recruit-roaydehub@wwfafrica.org
The subject should read CD-DRC.  Deadline for applications: February 12, 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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WWF Mediterranean - Regional Manager, Fisheries Policy

WWF Jobs - Fri, 2016-01-08 00:00
Position title: Regional Manager, Fisheries Policy
Reports to: Mediterranean Marine Initiative (MMI) Leader with additional reporting to WWF Mediterranean (MedPO) Conservation Director
Supervises: WWF MedPO fisheries project managers and officers
Duty Station: Rome or Barcelona
Position Grade: B1-50DescriptionThe Regional Manager, Fisheries Policy is responsible for the development and implementation of WWF Mediterranean fisheries strategy, integrated in WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative strategy; provides the strategic lead and coordination on fisheries policy work in the context of the MMI; supports project development and fundraising for the fisheries strategy; develops and manages relations with the key fisheries actors and represents WWF in policy fora identified by the MMI strategy; supervises MedPO fisheries project portfolio and leads the implementation of projects as assigned to his/her supervision; ensures the monitoring of progress, evaluation of results and reporting to donors and to WWF Network.Technical Focus Planning, coordinating and leading WWF work programme related to fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean Region. Contribute to strengthening partnership and knowledge networks within and outside the Organization, supporting regional and country level actions implementation by WWF National Offices (in Spain, France, Greece, Italy and Turkey). Devising strategies and tactics for WWF advocacy and engagement with fisheries bodies and policy processes, including: GFCM, EU-CFP (including MedAC), ICCAT.Main responsibilities
  • Analyses global/regional and country-specific fisheries policy and fisheries management context and relevant technical issues to provide critical input to the WWF MMI Strategic Objectives, programme of work, work plans and the supporting budgets and/or resourcing strategies;
  • Implements and monitors programmes of work involving the development of an approach, evidence- based strategies, and related tools, methodologies and the supporting system/database, monitoring and reporting frameworks;
  • Provides technical and policy advice to WWF offices within the MMI and technical support to decentralized offices in the development and implementation of their programmes;
  • Plans, manages and leads highly specialized, multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Leads and coordinates WWF relations building and participation in regional committees, project teams, and working groups, and/or provides technical leadership/secretariat services on technical networks and/or international technical policy and standard setting bodies;
  • Represents WWF at international meetings and conferences, identifies and implements strategic partnerships;
  • Advocates best practices and increased policy dialogue and develops and negotiates effective working relationships/consensus and agreements with international and national stakeholders;
  • Leads the content/technical development of funding proposals and identification and relation building with potential project partners.
What you need
  • A university degree and technical proficiency in marine conservation, fisheries management, policy development or relevant field;
  • At least 7-10 years professional experience in fisheries management, of which at least 5 years in a senior leadership role, with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams and multiple-donor budgets;
  • Proven experience in marine international conservation issues, specifically in global and European policies and policy development, negotiations with internal and external stakeholders, and design and activation of strategic international partnerships;
  • Experience in ecosystem-based management, small-scale fisheries, and integrated ocean management, including capacity to engage with public and private stakeholders and address participatory management processes;
  • Proficiency in English and French, additional languages will be considered an asset.
Preference will be given to those with field experience, specifically in working with fishermen and local fisheries associations and with a proven knowledge of the Mediterranean region.

Familiarity with WWF network will be considered an advantage.How to applyTo apply please send your CV with a motivation letter to applications@wwfmedpo.org

Deadline for applications: Sunday 31 January 2016.

For further information contact: Paolo Lombardi (plombardi@wwfmedpo.org) or Giuseppe Di Carlo (gdicarlo@wwfmedpo.org). 

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce. 
 
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Head of European Marine Policy

WWF Jobs - Wed, 2016-01-06 00:00

We want Europe's seas to be productive and resilient, and to become global flagships of sustainable governance and use. We are now looking for a Head of European Marine Policy to help us bring this about.  The post holder will work to influence the European Institutions on marine and fisheries policy, to provide vision and leadership to WWF's European marine network, and to lead and co-ordinate fundraising and communications in support of WWF's European marine programme.  

Location:WWF European Policy Office (EPO) in Brussels, Belgium, with some European and occasional global travel.Main responsibilities:
  • Lead the implementation of WWF's European Marine Strategy (EMS)
  • Represent WWF externally to key audiences, including lobbying and advocacy vis à vis the European Institutions, as well as fundraising and communications functions.
  • Work with WWF's marine network across Europe, for example with our Mediterranean Marine Initiative and the Baltic Programme to create synergies and facilitate cooperation.
  • Oversee the smooth running of advisory groups or similar, formed to provide advice and support to implementing WWF's European Marine Strategy.
  • Provide technical and policy expertise & guidance on European Marine and fisheries issues to staff and senior management.
  • Initiate, supervise and coordinate EPO-related campaigns and communications which will help to support the EMS goals.
  • Partner with European NGOs and other strategic allies to form common advocacy positions and alliances.
  •  Manage 2-3 staff directly.
What you need:
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience including at least 5 years managing projects, teams and/or initiatives in complex environments of the marine/ fisheries world
  • Experience and extensive knowledge of the 'European political system', of the EU-based Institutions, and of European marine and fisheries policy
  • Proven experience as an effective spokesperson, lobbyist, strategist, and fundraiser
  • Proven leadership, line management and supervisory skills; ability to mentor and develop multi-disciplinary, multicultural teams
  • Excellent English written and verbal skills.  Other official European languages desirable.
  • Adheres to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.

How to apply?Please email a covering letter which includes evidence of how you meet the key requirements of the role, together with your CV, to epo.recruitments@wwf.eu
 
Deadline for applications: 27 January 2016
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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MS or PhD Graduate Opportunities in Geospatial modeling and Environmental Sciences - Columbus, OH

Indeed Jobs - Fri, 2016-01-01 08:09
Applications are invited for graduate assistantships in the general areas of Remote sensing, GIS, and environmental sciences at MS or PhD levels (priority given...
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TECHNICAL EXPERTS - Indonesia

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Opportunity for a PhD on forestry in Sardegna

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

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Solar Energy - How to Help Save the Environment

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