World Wildlife Fund (WWF) one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) at the Senior Specialist-level to serve as global plastic policy and advocacy expert.
The SPO works to advance WWF’s conservation mission through policy development and advocacy on plastic and material production, waste, and pollution, supporting WWF’s vision of No Plastic in Nature. In an effort to bring together businesses and financial institutions committed to supporting the development of an ambitious, effective and legally binding UN treaty to end plastic pollution, WWF together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) are convening the Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty.
The SPO will form part of the Secretariat of the Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty, leading the Coalition’s overarching advocacy strategy as well as supporting the work of the Coalition’s Policy Working Group (PWG) and the engagement with experts, advisors and external stakeholders. The SPO also executes WWF’s work on this topic, convening stakeholders, conducting research, and developing WWF positions and guidance. This position coordinates closely with policy and government affairs experts across WWF-US, WWF International, and external organizations, including the US Plastic Policy SPO and the designated lead on WWF’s Policy and Government Affairs team with respect to US government advocacy on plastics policy.
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.
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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