Specialist, Education for Nature - 22029

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 7 days ago(10/13/2021 11:49 AM)
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Specialist, Education for Nature.


  • Manages Education for Nature’s Reforestation Grant Program, including coordinating internal and external review processes, providing strategic direction for annual plans, managing project and grant management and implementation, and relationship management with grant recipients, donors, alumni, and partners. Coordinates EFN’s Reforestation Practitioner Workshops in collaboration with regional training experts.
  • Manages planning and implementation of new and ongoing projects and grants—including program design, safeguards application, promotion, recruitment, selection, and management. Reviews the adherence to safeguards and performance outcomes and status of all activities and evaluates and reports these results, as well as recommendations for adaptive management and corrective action. Travels to project sites to monitor and evaluate project progress and reports back, verbally and in writing. 
  • Develops fundraising plans, proposals, and reports for funding from private sector donors, private foundations and/or government aid agencies for the grant portfolio.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with EFN reforestation grant alumni, new grant recipients, and forestry and reforestation partners to advance alignment with WWF’s Forest Goal/Practice, global conservation targets, and conservation capacity development goals.
  • Leads the promotion of the grant portfolio, including coordination with WWF Country Offices and developing marketing and thought leadership content. In coordination with the EFN team, seeks to amplify the grant portfolio and capacity development opportunities and results across WWF, partners, and third-party media channels. Collaborates on the development of short- and long-term workplans, reports, and communications materials for grant portfolio and team projects.
  • Provides technical and analytical expertise to EFN’s Equitable and evidence-based capacity development objective. Develops monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) across reforestation grant portfolio. Contributes thought leadership with capacity partners and alliances and within the capacity sector.
  • Contributes to conservation capacity and reforestation research, synthesis, and data analysis, contributing to new technical information, policies, tools, and global trends related to reforestation, restoration, and forest conservation. Analyzes and updates program data and contributes to the grant portfolio dataset.
  • Collaborates with EFN Director and staff in contributing to academic and grey literature. Produces resources related to existing reforestation capacity development programs, offerings, and funding.
  • Regularly presents updates on these various initiatives internally to WWF staff and externally at workshops and conferences, where appropriate.
  • Interacts regularly with representatives of WWF-International, WWF Country Offices, and associate organizations, grant recipients, alumni, and consultants. Represents EFN and communicates with representatives of conservation organizations, universities, NGOs, corporations, and/or government agencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required with six years of demonstrated and progressively responsible experience in a program role, or an advanced degree in biodiversity conservation, forestry, natural resource management, environmental studies, and/or international education, and at least three years of expertise in biodiversity conservation, forest reforestation, international education or a related field is strongly preferred.  

  • Strong technical experience in fields relevant to spatial planning, international conservation, sustainable development issues, and climate change adaptation including risk management, resilience and systems change.

  • Strong project design and management, research and analytical skills, proposal and report writing, monitoring and evaluation, and presentation skills is essential. 

  • Demonstrated experience working with large quantities of data with excellent data management and analytics skills preferred.

  • Experience facilitating scientific and technical discussions with diverse actors preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively and with a multidisciplinary team, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in an international content across cultures and time zones.

  • Experience with Microsoft 365 Suite is essential. Prior use of Adobe and GIS software preferred.

  • Ability to travel at least 10% of the time internationally.

  • Multilingual skills an asset 

  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:

  • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.

  • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.

  • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.

  • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #22029
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone


As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.


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