• Program Officer, Corporate Water Stewardship - 19045

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/16/2018 5:09 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Freshwater
  • Overview

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer for its Corporate Water Stewardship team at our Washington, DC office.  The Freshwater team has four primary initiatives that work to ensure the conservation of water for people and nature – Free-Flowing Rivers, the Pantanal Challenge, Corporate Water Stewardship, and Water in North America, specifically work on the Rio Grande/Rio Brave river basin.  The Program Officer would work primarily to support corporate engagement across Freshwater priority initiatives in priority geographies and will engage closely with WWF’s Private Sector Engagement team, network colleagues, and external corporate partners. 

     

    The Program Officer on the Corporate Water Stewardship team will work closely together with the Private Sector Engagement team and others to proactively scope new and strategic opportunities for corporate engagement in prioritized geographies and sectors.  The incumbent will conduct research, analysis and initial scoping of potential partners, platforms and opportunities that align with WWF technical offerings and strategic priorities.  The Program Officer will also serve to link CWS partnerships and activities with other Freshwater initiatives and priorities, as well as with those of WWF more broadly.  The incumbent may also support the management, oversight, reporting and knowledge management of specific projects and portfolios within the CWS team as needed.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Supports overall corporate water stewardship initiatives, especially proactive recruitment of key corporate entities and platforms that are engaging in priority river basins
    • Conducts data, analysis, engagement with corporates for potential place-based/landscape engagement
    • Works closely with key influence teams, including Private Sector Engagement (PSE) and the Multilateral Engagement, and USG Policy teams to proactively assess opportunities, challenges and risks related to corporate engagement and water stewardship
    • Supports overall communications, outreach, events and social media related to Corporate Water Stewardship
    • Liaison with other FW priority initiatives, Goal teams and network practices
    • Develops specific relationships with key PSE team members, to develop strategic scoping of opportunities for corporate engagement in FW and WWF priority river basins and aligned with FW strategy

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree required, MBA or Advanced degree a plus
    • 4 years relevant experience working with water stewardship, corporate sustainability, environmental certification platforms, with Bachelors, 2 years with Advanced Degree
    • Private sector experience preferred
    • Previous work in corporate sustainability or water stewardship a plus
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills, professional demeanor and strong representational and diplomatic engagement experience required
    • Self-starter, strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize, commit and complete concrete tasks and deliverables in a timely manner

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