WWF and the Centre for Large Landscape Conservation are looking to hire a
Wildlife Connect Leader / Coordinator of the Chaco Pantanal Landscape
Wildlife Connect is an exciting new joint initiative of WWF and the Centre for Large Landscape Conservation (CLLC) that aims to create ecologically connected and thus climate-resilient landscapes by stopping habitat fragmentation, ensuring production lands enable wildlife flows, improving land-use planning, creating wildlife corridors, & mitigating barriers to wildlife movements such as infrastructure.
Wildlife Connect has three demonstration landscapes which will be a focus of innovation and learning, one of these is the Chaco Pantanal landscape (PACHA) covering Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. This role will lead the Wildlife Connect initiative overall, as well as specifically coordinating the PACHA landscape.
Wildlife Connect Leader, 50%
The Wildlife Connect Leader will work with WWF, CLLC and external partners to advance, manage and facilitate connectivity work globally – within policy fora and the corporate and financial sectors, and across WWF’s field programs. Working at a variety of scales (local, national and international) we are looking for a self-starter with project management experience who is ready to hit the ground running. Qualified candidates will ideally have a background in ecology or natural resource policy/planning and have experience working internationally. This will be a highly dynamic position that will range from strategic design, ideation on best approaches to combat fragmentation and increase ecological connectivity, international connectivity policy, spearheading greater engagement of the corporate and financial sectors on connectivity, building partnerships for successful coalition-building, research and writing.
Experience communicating complex ideas in a way that resonates with a variety of different constituencies is ideal. Travel to regional and national meetings, workshops and conferences will be required, although internally virtual meetings will be utilized whenever possible.
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Pantanal Chaco (PACHA) Landscape Coordinator, 50%
Landscape description: The combined Pantanal and Gran Chaco Landscape (PACHA) is roughly 205 million acres. It is one of the most biodiverse grassland, wetland, and dry forest regions on the planet, but with industrial scale soybean and cattle production, the region is experiencing some of the highest rates of fragmentation and land conversion in the world. PACHA contains several critical jaguar conservation units and many of the continent’s critical jaguar corridors, the majority of which are categorized as ‘of concern’. To survive as a healthy ecosystem, it is critical that this threatened landscape identify key areas of ecological connectivity and implement strategies to maintain corridors and protect the flow of wildlife and processes across the landscape. The focus of the PACHA landscape is to reduce habitat loss and fragmentation and maintain ecological connectivity.
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How to apply
Send your covering letter and CV as one file and in English to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Application for Wildlife Connect Leader”.
Deadline March 4th.
Work permit restrictions may apply.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Reports to: WWF Bolivia Conservation Director, dotted coordination line to Wildlife Practice Leader and President of the Centre for Large Landscape Conservation
Location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia