World Wildlife Fund - US

Senior Program Officer, Wildlife Conservation- 22082

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 7 months ago(1/4/2022 11:50 AM)
# of Openings
1
Category
Wildlife Conservation

Overview

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer for Wildlife Conservation.

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring RFPs for funding under USG assistance awards
  • Conducting internal risk and ESSF review and assessment for new USG grants
  • Managing and administering grants, cooperative agreements, or other related instruments of the USG
  • Designing, developing, implementing, and interpreting grants/assistance management policies, procedures, and practices for Wildlife conservation opportunities.
  • Reviewing and evaluating adequacy, compliance of USG grants as per policies and procedures of the USG
  • Closely monitoring terms and conditions of grants/assistance awards to include costs, schedules, and oversight responsibilities
  • Preparing, processing, issuing, and tracking grants/assistance awards and compliance with reporting requirements of USG
  • Conducting program evaluation, including monitoring and assessing Sub grant performance, and establishing performance measures
  • Monitoring, assessing, and ensuring sub grant complies with all terms and conditions of award of both USG and WWF US.
  • Conducting resolution of audit findings or monitoring audit resolution in partnership with operations, Sub grantees and other relevant programs.
  • Conducting post-award reviews and analyses to identify management, financial, and administrative issues
  • Performing final review of completed sub grant awards, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances, and processing close-outs; and ensuring compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements
  • Keeps abreast of recent developments in the USG environment, climate and grant opportunities.
  • Reviews publications, reports and public-facing material of projects.  
  • Develops and manages complex partnerships and relationships. Works directly with field project personnel, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting.
  • Be able to represent WWF and Sub grantees in important forums.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of 6 years of experience in the fields of USG Grants management – USAID, INL, USFWS. Strong and credible experience in USG and related grants management and administration, proposal development and AMELP experience.
  • An understanding of international conservation issues is preferred.
  • Technical proficiency with USG and other related project management tools and skills. Knowledge, of Miradi, TOC development, AMELP, CLA, PEA preferred.
  • Strong time management skills. Ability to work on initiatives with multiple and competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including experience working with high level staff and donors, as well as navigating multiple teams with competing priorities.
  • Excellent research and analytic skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Works well independently with limited supervision.
  • Fluent English; additional regional language skills a plus.
  • Energetic and passionate about conservation
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & 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.

WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.  

 

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #22082
  • 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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