World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, is inviting candidates to apply to serve as a legal intern, working remotely, during the summer of 2021.
This position is unpaid; the candidate must be eligible to receive course credit or a stipend from their school or other institutional sponsor.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Specialist for the Sustainable Ranching Initiative, based out of Nebraska. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Specialist provides technical expertise to develop, prioritize, and coordinate projects for the Sustainable Ranching Initiative (SRI) and coordinates measuring progress toward program goals. Implements projects to protect and restore grasslands and improve grassland management with the ranching community and communicates results to a wide variety of stakeholders. Grows existing capacity-building efforts. Assists with fundraising proposals and initiatives, as needed.
The WWF GEF International Waters Project “Blue Horizon: Ocean Relief through Seaweed Aquaculture” was approved by the GEF Council on December 11, 2020. (GEF Financing $6,000,000; Co-financing $37,660,000). The project will work at the global, regional and national level to strengthen and develop seaweed value chains. More specifically, the project will work in the coastal and marine ecosystems of Viet Nam and Philippines, where the potential for the expansion of seaweed aquaculture and seaweed aquaculture value chains exists.
The project objective to ‘create new sustainable seaweed value chains that will deliver ecosystem services and provide socioeconomic benefits’ will be delivered through the following four components: (1) Regional capacity building for seaweed aquaculture; (2) Enabling Environment for Seaweed Aquaculture in Philippines and Viet Nam; (3) Seaweed Value Chains (production + processing); and (4) Knowledge Management, M&E, and IW Learn.
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.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks an intern to Support the Country Office Unit in several operational areas from knowledge management, IT, administration and other strategic tasks. As part of the Country Office Unit this internship will support the development and potentializing different operational initiatives and activities. The intern will help write, revise and translate documents from English to Spanish and vice versa and to produce communication materials in coordination with other staff at a multi-country level, in LAC and other offices of the network. The intern will also engage in current research for the different initiatives and support with some administrative tasks.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Director of Sustainable Livestock Systems. Provides leadership in the development of an updated sustainable protein strategy and for the shared vision (along with sector stakeholders) for the future of sustainable protein production in the livestock sector. Responsible for planning, communicating, and implementing priority programs related to beef production and other animal protein commodities including dairy, poultry, eggs, and swine. Focuses on the development and implementation of global principles, robust and measurable sustainability targets for production of livestock, criteria, and key metrics, as well as the identification and cost effectiveness of practices and incentives for adoption by livestock producers, feed producers, processors, traders, retailers, and other supply chain actors in the United States and globally. Engages in key global and national platforms that drive sustainability for key animal commodities and their feed sources with a focus on the Global and U.S. Roundtables for Sustainable Beef bringing a strong conservation voice to these deliberations. Creates data bases and/or other tools that allow producers to share information about how to reduce key impacts. Advances thought leadership for WWF on sustainable livestock systems though analysis, public speaking, and written reports. Develops and maintains successful business and producer partnerships to deliver results and impact. Engages closely with WWF colleagues across other teams, including Freshwater & Food, Forests, Markets, and Climate to coordinate efforts and impact, especially in priority landscapes where livestock systems including feed production, are critical for livelihoods including the Northern Great Plains, the Southern Plains in the US, and the Amazon, Cerrado, Chaco-Pantanal region in South America.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) for Animal Protein Systems. Working under the supervision of the Director, Livestock Systems, the SPO assists with the planning, coordination, communication and implementation of program priorities and activities related to Sustainable Animal Protein Systems in the United States and globally. The SPO, Animal Protein Systems oversees a cross-cutting portfolio of projects and relationships with key entities as an integral member of the Animal Protein Systems team, which is part of Freshwater & Food. The SPO provides technical expertise representing dynamic aspects of the animal protein industry and livestock commodity supply chains and collaborates internally with colleagues in other parts of Freshwater & Food, Markets, Forest, Oceans, and Climate, as well as across the WWF Network. The SPO will support the development, design, and implementation of the overall Animal Protein Systems strategy, and will work to build, manage, and evolve WWF’s cross-cutting, global portfolio of projects, relationships, research areas, and thought leadership to advance our conservation objectives, and support communications, outreach, and resource mobilization. The SPO helps represent WWF-US and maintain relationships internally with our Network and externally with key industry and producer organizations, stakeholders, local communities, and partners, including those working with beef, dairy, poultry, eggs, and swine commodities, to help influence and drive sustainability initiatives designed to reduce the negative impacts of animal protein production on climate change, biodiversity, soil health and freshwater ecosystems. The SPO, Animal Protein Systems will also engage closely with teams working on conservation of priority landscapes, including the Northern Great Plains, the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo, the Amazon, Cerrado, and the Chaco-Pantanal, to integrate commodity supply chain interventions with policy, finance and other workstreams that support livelihoods, thriving people, and local communities, to effect positive change and sustained impact on the ground.
At World Wildlife Fund, our mission is to create a world where nature and people thrive. Through our work, we strive to address the greatest threats to life on this planet, protecting our natural resources, wildlife and places, and supporting the local and global communities that rely on them. World Wildlife Fund-United States (WWF US) seeks a visionary to fill the role of Managing Director and lead the work of an innovative new collaboration that has been forged across four influential organizations: The Nature Conservancy, Pew Charitable Trusts, ZOMALAB, and WWF.
The Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) model is currently one of the most promising strategies for helping to stem the precipitous and dangerous decline of biodiversity and mitigate the impacts of climate change, and this initiative aims to facilitate and accelerate the PFP model to move beyond the practice of creating complex deals one-by-one, and instead establish a portfolio approach that draws on and leverages shared expertise and resources from multiple innovative institutions. The project will provide solutions to the two main barriers for rapid implementation of PFP deals globally: (1) consolidated expertise, in which tools and learnings developed from each PFP are shared and applied across the portfolio at an accelerated pace, and (2) sufficient financing to develop and capitalize deals.
The partners will work together closely, drawing on various strengths, assets, resources, and complementary experiences and perspectives, to develop a portfolio of PFPs around the world. The first phase of this five-year collaboration includes the ambitious goals of completing six PFP deals, developing a robust pipeline of other opportunities, and mobilizing public and private philanthropic support to secure 20 PFPs by the year 2030.
At the heart of this innovative alliance is a Collaboration Hub, led by the Managing Director who will serve on the core management team, under the day-to-day supervision of the Chair. The Collaboration Hub will be comprised of a small team providing centralized support for the initiative in accordance with priorities identified by the CEO Council and the representatives of the partners on the core management team.
The Managing Director has three major functions: 1) supporting a portfolio of PFPs and the growing community of organizations engaged in replicating the model; 2) representing the partnership in relevant global fora and raising awareness of its goals and approach in key audiences; 3) overseeing Collaboration Hub staff. The Collaboration Hub will lead and implement activities including documenting lessons learned, knowledge management and sharing, building a community of practice, and helping ensure strategic coordination across the initiative.
The position will embody the characteristics of the partnership: guided by a commitment to transparency, collaboration, learning, shared decision making, and ownership.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks an Administrative Assistant for Earth for Life, WWF’s largest global protected and conserved areas program. The person in this role will provide overall administrative support to reinforce the smooth functioning of Earth for Life, and its associated workstreams. The Administrative Assistant will perform `a variety of both standard and complex administrative duties and accounting tasks, and provides support to special projects and general office needs using administrative skills, organizational skills, and detailed knowledge of the organization and its programs and policies.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Media & External Affairs Intern, Hispanic Outreach.
The Media & External Affairs Intern, Hispanic Outreach intern is responsible for conducting research and analysis, supporting media outreach plans, organizing information and materials, producing, writing, and editing communications tools to engage targeted Hispanic or Latino audiences. The intern also assists in communications tasks as needed, including drafting materials for traditional, digital, and social communications channels.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading environment organizations, seeks an Executive Director, CARE-WWF Alliance. The preferred location is Washington, DC but we will consider other locations.
More than ten years ago, CARE and WWF formed an Alliance based on the recognition that environmental degradation and poverty cannot be successfully addressed in isolation. Inequality, climate change, and biodiversity loss are defining, related challenges for humanity that demand collective response. Even as human needs crowd out nature, degraded ecosystems undermine food and nutrition security. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement, and global biodiversity targets, the needs of vulnerable people who live in and depend on landscapes, seascapes, and watersheds must be integrated with biodiversity conservation. In addition, the scale, and the urgency of COVID-19, caused by an unsustainable relationship between people and nature, requires increased effort applied to these interrelated challenges.
Our Alliance has embraced objectives of climate-smart biodiversity conservation and gender-responsive socioeconomic development through a decade of work across three countries and two continents and is thus well positioned to convene dialogue and drive solutions at this nexus. As the world looks toward setting sustainable development, climate, and biodiversity targets for 2030, the Alliance can bring a decade of experience to these dialogues, starting with a focus on the UN Food Systems Summit process in which both WWF and CARE have leading roles.
We are currently seeking an Executive Director to help support the collaboration between the two organizations and further our shared missions for conservation of nature and alleviation of poverty.
The Executive Director (ED) of the Alliance will be responsible for refreshing the strategic vision for the Alliance and working with a small working group drawn from both organizations to develop and implement a rolling two- to three-year plan to realize that vision. The role will require strategic leadership to develop and promote our joint programmatic agenda in a way that influences thinking, policy, and practice both across our respective networks and with external partners (e.g., civil society, private sector, and government). The ED will work closely with program leadership in both organizations to ensure that knowledge, evidence, and lessons learned from our joint programs and from our respective organizational strengths are captured and communicated to facilitate adoption and integration into each organization’s work beyond our shared efforts. Importantly, a key part of the ED’s role will be to work with program and technical leaders to identify innovative and groundbreaking concepts and models that will appeal to donors interested in conservation and development outcomes and to partner with the fundraising teams at both organizations to raise new financial support for the work of the Alliance.
The ED will report to the Chief Operating Officer of WWF with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Vice President of Program Strategy & Impact at CARE.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Freshwater & Food Communications Associate Specialist for our team in Washington, DC. This position supports the Freshwater & Food Communications team in the development and delivery of key communications, development, outreach and partner engagement across the Freshwater and Food (FW & FD) teams. This position plays a critical role in bridging freshwater and food conservation activities with the brand’s public-facing outlets, including the website, social media channels, media, and donor-communications.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Network Engineer.
The Sr. Network Engineer is responsible for the support and maintenance of the WWF US technical infrastructure. Performs general maintenance and upgrades of infrastructure equipment, hardware and software including switches, routers, firewalls, servers, SAN, and VMware environment. Develop and implement best practices for support, routine maintenance, and proactively monitor systems. Works with the Sr. Director, Enterprise Technology Services and the Director of Network Services to develop a strategy to effectively manage technical infrastructure at WWF US Headquarters and applicable remote offices. Responsible for research, evaluation, and testing of new and emerging network technologies.
World Wildlife Fund-United States (WWF US), one of the world’s leading environment organizations, seeks a Senior Vice President, Ocean Conservation to be based in Washington, DC.
Founded in 1961, WWF is a network of non-governmental environment organizations, with 6,500 staff operating in more than 100 countries, some six million members, and 22 million Facebook and 14 million Twitter followers worldwide. WWF’s efforts are grounded in its work with local communities, businesses and governments and other actors to conserve and restore nature and secure sustainable development for people in priority places around the world. We also work extensively with major private and public institutions to reduce the impacts of climate change, infrastructure projects, unsustainable food production, and consumption on nature and people. In 2016, WWF launched a new global strategy to help the nations, states, and cities of the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Agreement, and Convention on Biological Diversity. WWF works through strong country programs, linked through global practices, to drive local innovation and large-scale solutions that seek to safeguard nature and nature’s contribution to people.
WWF-US, the largest organization within the WWF global network, works with partners across the United States and other countries to advance the WWF mission. WWF-US plays a pivotal role driving conservation and development action in the broader WWF network, collaborating closely with WWF offices around the world. It also hosts the network’s Science and Markets programs and administers field offices in Latin America, Nepal, Bhutan, and Namibia. WWF-US has just over 1,000 staff located throughout its domestic and international offices, with 2019 total revenues and support of over $325 million. President and CEO Carter Roberts leads the Senior Management Team out of the WWF-US Washington, DC headquarters.
WWF Oceans Program
It’s an exciting time to join the WWF-US Oceans program. The need to protect and restore the rich bounty of life on Earth has never been greater, or more urgent. As demand for food, water, and energy rises, more people face the specter of collapsing ecosystems and dwindling resources. WWF’s efforts to protect ocean wildlife and habitats like whales, tuna, coral reefs and mangroves—all of which play an important role in marine ecosystems— are a vital part of this work.
We conceptualize our work and achievements in two pillars: area-based conservation and whole-planet solutions. These pillars represent our commitment to secure some of the most critical places on Earth while bolstering the services they provide to local communities, and at the same time addressing the systemic global threats to these landscapes and seascapes and the planet as a whole.
Area-based conservation is our approach to working in places. It puts people and nature as co-equal and ensures our programs balance conservation with economic growth. Our efforts are locally led, so that the people who live in these places are the owners and beneficiaries. We take the long view, designing interventions to be financially sustainable, sufficiently managed, and climate smart. As a science- based organization, our approaches are rooted in discipline while also seeking to contribute to new scholarship. Examples include:
WWF has worked in the Arctic for 20+ years, with active programs across the region and offices in all eight Arctic countries working together to shape the future of this important ecosystem. WWF-US’s Alaska program is an integral part of that work with an exciting new strategy in Bristol Bay and the Bering Strait.
As co-founder of the Global Mangrove Alliance, mangroves are a critical component to WWF’s resilient coastlines work in many regions, including the Eastern Tropical Pacific. The US oceans team will leverage this experience as it implements its recent Bezos Earth Fund grant to accelerate solutions that harness the power of nature to provide for communities and stabilize our climate.
Whole planet solutions are important because our work in specific places can’t be successful if we don't address some of the bigger challenges that threaten the planet as a whole. This pillar includes our approaches to drive solutions within global systems. What we bring to the table for these whole planet solutions is our agency: our influence, our brand, our followers. In mobilizing our most valuable assets against these larger global challenges, we can be the WWF the world needs us to be. For example, WWF currently works with 30% of commercial fisheries to keep healthy populations of fish in the sea and minimize impacts on habitats and species in critical areas of the world. At the same time, WWF is partnering with communities, governments and industry to design and support a sustainable seafood sector.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Director, Donor Communications and Stewardship. Working collaboratively with senior staff and across the organization, the Senior Director establishes and leads the strategy for Development communications and stewardship. Coordinates closely with the Sr. Director, Strategy and Planning to implement the strategic direction and messaging plans for Development audiences in support of WWF’s conservation priorities and fundraising campaigns.
Leads a team that supports engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts including production of fundraising collateral, case statements, donor proposals, stewardship reports, programmatic materials, events, and internal communications.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Private Sector Engagement Coordinator. This role will assist the Private Sector Engagement’s (PSE) Plastic and Material Science team in the development and management of corporate partnerships and multi stakeholder engagement work to advance WWF’s conservation mission, maximize revenue, and increase awareness of WWF among the US public. The role will support the implementation of transformational business practice engagements and coordinates the development of research, materials, projects, consultants and communications that support WWF’s goals with the private sector.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) for its Green Climate Fund (GCF) Accredited Entity team. The SPO engages and coordinates national governments, donor country agencies, private sector entities and WWF Offices in designing small ($10m-$50m) and medium ($50m-$250m) size projects for submission to the Green Climate Fund that assist developing countries in addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) for its Green Climate Fund (GCF) Accredited Entity team. The SPO engages and coordinates national governments, donor country agencies, private sector entities and WWF Offices in designing small ($10m-$50m) and medium ($50m-$250m) size projects for submission to the Green Climate Fund that assist developing countries in addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director of Network Services with the Information Technolgoy department.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) for the WWF GEF Project Agency. The SPO oversees/leads project development and implementation as a member of the WWF GEF Agency and engages WWF offices, governments and partners around Global Environmental Facility (GEF) opportunities.
This position: (i) coordinates with and guides project development teams developing WWF GEF concepts and projects, to ensure quality and compliance with WWF and GEF policy, (ii) plays an oversight and project compliance role for WWF GEF projects in implementation, and (iii) contributes to WWF GEF Agency strategy and operational efficiency.