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Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 hours ago(12/5/2022 10:35 AM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer, Wildlife Conservation Projects.   Major Function World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks an experienced and qualified candidate to help develop, oversee and manage US government funded projects (USG), with a focus on Asia. The WWF Wildlife Team is passionately committed to conserving biodiversity and threatened wildlife and wild places across our planet. The team works very closely with conservation and wildlife experts in the US and WWF offices worldwide to deliver lasting solutions that are grounded in best available science and inclusive conservation approaches. The Senior Program Officer (SPO) should be skilled at collaborating with grantees, donors, and other partners to drive for results and positive impacts in the field. S/he should also have deep respect of our DEI policies and a high degree of understanding a wide range of cultural and political settings. For the position, the team seeks an individual who is excited to take on challenging and complex projects and willing to travel to the field for project monitoring and participating in workshops, meetings and forums. The overall function of this role will also entail following various processes and guidelines for effective project management and oversight. As a key member of the Wildlife Team, the SPO will need to be adaptable and comfortable in a work environment that requires extensive collaboration and networking both within the beyond our network.
Job Locations CD
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/21/2022 3:31 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Salonga Program Coordinator.   Context and Background The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has embarked on ambitious, field-based conservation programs across the Congo Basin. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), WWF is active in several landscape-scale sites, including the over 10 million ha Salonga landscape, encompassing Salonga National Park (SNP), the third largest tropical forest park in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a critical refuge for bonobos and forest elephants. The landscape program also works in peripheral community area. In addition to its importance for biodiversity conservation, this humid forest region is significant for carbon storage and maintaining water supplies. The program takes an integrated conservation approach with a consortium of NGO, government, community, and academic partners. Key conservation strategies include: protected area management; land use planning; law enforcement and species conservation; community-based natural resources management and livelihood improvement, e.g. through sustainable agriculture and forestry. Effective protected area management is a corner stone of WWF’s conservation efforts in the DRC, in close partnership with ICCN (Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature), the national protected area management authority. New, creative perspectives are needed to effectively manage protected areas in challenging social, economic, cultural, and logistical environments. WWF and ICCN have agreed to implement an innovative form of Public Private Partnership management approach in forms of co-management to professionalise the management of the park while also improving the life standards of communities living in the landscape.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 days ago(12/2/2022 11:35 AM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Sustainable Protein Systems.   Major Function The Director of Sustainable Protein Systems provides leadership in the development and implementation of an updated ambitious sustainable protein strategy and for the shared vision (along with sector stakeholders) for the future of sustainable protein production in the livestock sector.  The Director will be responsible for planning, communicating, and implementing priority programs related to beef production and other animal protein commodities including dairy, poultry, eggs, and swine. The Director will focus 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.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/18/2022 3:36 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Executive Director, Leadership Development Program for Global Conservation.   Major Function WWF seeks a founding Executive Director (ED) who will oversee the development and execution of an environmental leadership development program that seeks to cultivate, nurture, and inspire a new generation of global environmental leaders to protect the world’s most vital ecosystems. It aims to provide long-term support, mentorship, camaraderie, and experiential learning for a diverse set of early-to-mid-career promising conservationists.   The role will call on education, conservation, and operations skill sets. A successful candidate is an educator at heart, deeply committed to cultivating talent, building tightly-bonded learning cohorts, and working with curricula related to conservation and leadership. On the operations side, the ED will stand up and manage a global program. Critical skills include collaboration and coordination, judgment and decision making, effective interpersonal and cross-cultural communication, management of dynamic personnel and operations, and scaling from a vision to a highly effective program. The ED will engage directly, and frequently, with the CEO and Leadership Team of WWF-US, in addition to a small group of trusted advisors. The ED also will also play a lead role in identifying and cultivating participants, mentors, and donors. Because this is a global fellowship program, a successful candidate will bring extensive cross-cultural and/or international experience.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/15/2022 4:48 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Coordinator, Regional Philanthropy.   Major Function The Coordinator, Regional Philanthropy will support WWF’s fundraising program by coordinating regional fundraising efforts for the East Coast-based team.  Functions include revenue tracking and analysis, stewardship, information tracking, project management and administrative support for gift officers and the VP of Individual Giving.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/15/2022 3:35 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer, Climate.   Major Function The Senior Program Officer, Climate will support the organization-wide climate strategy by helping to develop evidence-based metrics that are aligned across the organization, with a particular focus on land carbon and engaging in WWF’s corporate-facing work on climate change mitigation in the land sector.   The Senior Program Officer will be responsible for project management; support in development of carbon metrics; support in implementation of technical methods and tools to support the WWF-US Science-Based Targets work; and engagement in multistakeholder mitigation groups and of business and key stakeholders.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/10/2022 3:31 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Conservation Areas.  Major Function World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, is making a concerted effort to promote inclusive conservation in the context of the 2030 area-based conservation (ABC) targets, which are scheduled to be adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in December 2022. Towards this goal, WWF-US has established the Conservation Areas Initiative (CAI). The CAI is founded on a set of new principles which support scaling up our efforts to work with teams in priority places to enhance ABC for nature and nature’s services to people for current and future conditions. This important work takes a science-based approach and includes enhanced governance equity and improved management effectiveness of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs); renovation of degraded areas; redesign of both landscapes/seascapes and individual areas; and rights-based expansion to new areas. Throughout this work, WWF ensures an inclusive, equitable approach that respects the rights and aspirations of Indigenous peoples and local communities. The programs promote sound governance practices, support populations in reaping enhanced benefits from their localities while adapting to changing conditions such as climate change and withstanding unwelcome external threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services. Combining this area-based effort with complementary work on durable finance including Project Finance for Permanence, the CAI team is promoting long-term financing for networks of protected areas and OECMs. WWF-US seeks to recruit a Director to lead a global project on OECM awareness raising and capacity building, as well as to support the implementation of local-to-national activities with WWF offices and other diverse partners as part of the CAI. This will include working closely with WWF-US goal and influence teams, place-based programs, and staff in other WWF offices.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/10/2022 3:21 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Manager, Blue Finance (Blended Financial Models).    Major Function The Manager, Blue Finance (Blended Financial Models) will work with the Senior Director of Blue Finance to support the development and implementation of specific sustainable financing mechanisms (e.g. taxes, fees, royalties, etc.) for ocean-related projects. Specifically, the person in this role will work closely with other internal teams including the Earth for Life team and the Climate Finance team, amongst others, within WWF US to develop and support a portfolio of ocean-related projects. Through its Earth for Life team, WWF has a track record of designing and executing Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) initiatives that create sustainable funding for priority land and seascapes, particularly within the context of protected and conserved areas. These efforts are critical to making sure that our conservation goals under the Oceans team strategy are long-lasting and embedded within the country and communities where they are based.  Increasingly, these approaches can incorporate or develop in parallel innovative financing schemes that create investable projects or businesses to also support the overarching goals of reaching a sustainable blue economy. Similarly, WWF’s Climate Finance Team leads work to develop projects that support countries to meet climate mitigation and adaptation goals through multiple programmes including the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and a newly launched origination platform for Nature-Based Solutions. The focus of the work initially will be largely, but not exclusively, on coastal marine ecosystems such as mangroves and other ‘blue forest’ opportunities. The Manager will therefore support the development of ocean-related financing initiatives in close collaboration with other internal WWF teams and as aligned to the WWF US ocean priorities. With their proven experience, the Manager will be responsible for inputting their expertise on sustainable financing for a blue economy into project origination and design and using their strong project management skills to create an efficient and effective working relationship between these major projects and programmes and across teams. The Manager will present to and represent WWF in relevant internal and external meetings and conferences, with partners, private sector representatives and donors. They will also liaise internally and externally across the WWF network to find alignment and opportunity in this area of work.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/9/2022 2:42 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer, Private Sector Engagement.   Major Function The Senior Program Officer manages planning, agreements, coordination, budgets, communication and implementation of private sector relationships and conservation initiatives in support of the WWF Private Sector Engagement Team (PSE). Provides technical expertise in support of WWF private sector partnerships. Engages with external stakeholders and internally across the organization to advance PSE team goals and WWF conservation priorities.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/10/2022 1:14 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Benefits Specialist.    Major Function The Benefits Specialist role administers and provides stakeholder and customer support WWF’s benefits and wellness programs.  This role works with employees and managers on benefits-related matters and is the primary point of contact for benefits and wellness inquiries.  This role administers all daily benefits activities in the system and works with the HRIS team to maintain accuracy of the benefits data in various systems. 
Job Locations MG-Antananarivo
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/3/2022 10:40 AM)
Proposal Opportunity Madagascar Marine Conservation and Sustainable Development Program   Description: WWF is seeking candidates for a Chief of Party (COP) for a USAID-funded proposal on conservation, sustainable development, and governance in Madagascar. This 5-year program, anticipated to start in May 2023, aims to focus on marine and seascape activities in the Northeast and Southwest regions, with program goals of reducing threats to biodiversity and conservation, developing sustainable economic opportunities for communities, and improving environmental governance and climate resilience.   The COP will provide vision, leadership, planning and coordination for the project, and will serve as the primary representative of the project, coordinating with the funding agency, as well as other partners, stakeholders, and Government of Madagascar, and other relevant projects/ initiatives.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/14/2022 3:01 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Development Officer, Gift Planning.   Major Function The Development Officer works with donors and prospects within an assigned region to cultivate, qualify and close gifts to WWF in wills, trusts, or other estate planning vehicles, including life income gifts. This position is also responsible for ongoing stewardship of these donors through continued outreach including letters, emails, calls, and in-person visits. The Development Officer acts as gift planning resource for other regional fundraising staff, collaborating to close gifts and steward donors, and working towards WWF fundraising goals.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/16/2022 2:32 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Private Sector Engagement Coordinator.    Major Function The Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Coordinator assists the 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 Coordinator supports the implementation of transformational business practice engagements and facilitates research, development of materials, project support, communications, and consultant support to help drive WWF’s priorities and goals within the private sector.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 days ago(12/1/2022 10:33 AM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Communications Specialist, Government Affairs & Advocacy.   Major Function The communications specialist will create and adapt content and outreach materials to advance WWF’s public policy priorities, develop and implement proactive engagement with US government officials, in coordination with the Market & Communications division and other teams across the organization. The individual will work within the Policy and Government Affairs team to identify communications priorities working as part of a dynamic and transparent team environment and in close collaboration with relevant WWF substance experts from across the organization. The individual will be responsible for positively promoting WWF’s brand and reputation with a USG government audience. As needed, the communications specialist will develop communications aimed for an internal WWF audience.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/7/2022 10:50 AM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Safety and Security.   Major Function Work closely with office Safety Focal Points to manage safety and security in WWF-US locations. Update and maintain the safety and security program for WWF-US managed staff and offices, including related policies, procedures, training, and capacity building. Complete and maintain local safety and security plans for WWF-US offices, working closely with local office management, local safety focal points, and outside advisors as needed. Conduct risk assessments and security plans for specific countries, projects, donor proposals, and travel.  Provide pre-travel safety assessments and briefings to staff and manage our tracker system for staff on travel and assignment. Lead network of office safety focal points, providing regular communications, training, tools, and resources. Manage organization emergency communications system and protocols, including user training. Oversee incident reporting and response, including incident logging, trend analysis, and appropriate notification and coordination. Coordinate incident response notification and follow up with Human Resources, Information Technology, and General Counsel’s Office.  Lead coordination of the Crisis Response Team, advising senior management on crisis response procedures and incident response. Coordinate with safety and security peers at WWF-International and other Network offices.  Establish and maintain strong networks with peer organizations, government, and others in the security sector. Manage external safety and security vendors and resources. Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/20/2022 4:31 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Policy and Government Affairs Spring 2023 Intern.   Main Function The Policy and Government Affairs department of the World Wildlife Fund is seeking part-time to full-time interns for policy research, analysis, and outreach. Given the diversity of issues that the Policy staff covers, research, and analysis may entail working with legislation, regulations, and potentially court cases. By contrast research, analysis, and support may include assessment of government agencies’ roles, policies, and positions on issues relating to WWF’s mission and writing of brief materials about U.S. government agencies. Outreach may entail covering congressional hearings and markups, and preparing and attending congressional, administration, and NGO coalition briefings. Subject matter will cover many of the issues in which WWF is involved, including biodiversity conservation (e.g., endangered species and habitat protection), natural resource management (e.g., fisheries, forestry, and agriculture), environment and security, climate change, and energy.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/18/2022 9:57 AM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a VP, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.   Major Function The VP, Information Technology and CIO is responsible for the overall vision and strategic design of technology systems and support aligned with the constantly evolving business, focusing on operational excellence and leadership to provide short and long-term effective business and technology solutions and integrations, including infrastructure and architecture, applications development, business processes re-engineering, networks and sourcing alternatives. This position brings expertise in change management and drives digital transformation, including planning, scoping and execution for the successful delivery of IT services and operations that enable WWF to achieve its goals and objectives in a dynamic and changing business landscape.   This role reports to the CFO and maintains effective partnerships with senior leadership and staff across the organization and WWF Network to build greater connections and contribute to WWF’s mission.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/18/2022 2:17 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Policy and Government Affairs Spring 2023 Intern.   Main Function The Policy and Government Affairs department of the World Wildlife Fund is seeking part-time to full-time interns for policy research, analysis, and outreach. Given the diversity of issues that the Policy staff covers, research, and analysis may entail working with legislation, regulations, and potentially court cases. By contrast research, analysis, and support may include assessment of government agencies’ roles, policies, and positions on issues relating to WWF’s mission and writing of brief materials about U.S. government agencies. Outreach may entail covering congressional hearings and markups, and preparing and attending congressional, administration, and NGO coalition briefings. Subject matter will cover many of the issues in which WWF is involved, including biodiversity conservation (e.g., endangered species and habitat protection), natural resource management (e.g., fisheries, forestry, and agriculture), environment and security, climate change, and energy.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/19/2022 4:17 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Policy Advocate.    Major Function Under the direction of the Senior Director for Policy and Government Affairs, and in collaboration with the broader Policy and Government Affairs (PGA) team, including senior leadership, supports and advances policy advocacy efforts, policy formulation, relationship management with US government partners, and external communications around assigned issues. This position is intended to have a strong focus on US government action, domestically and internationally, to achieve WWF US objectives around plastics pollution, materials, and a circular economy. It may also involve targeted engagement at the state level on these issues. The focus of the position may change over time as WWF priorities and external opportunities evolve.    The Policy Advocate will work to design and implement policy advocacy strategies to achieve US government actions that support WWF's goals and objectives, working in collaboration with colleagues on other WWF teams, particularly the Private Sector Engagement, Media and External Affairs, and Activism and Outreach teams. In close coordination with PGA team leadership and members of the Private Sector Engagement team, the Policy Advocate will conduct external outreach to executive branch agencies and congressional offices, including direct lobbying, acting as a WWF representative and advocate for the organization’s policy priorities and engaging a range of external audiences. As a professional-level contributor specializing in policy, advocacy, and conservation, they will assist in creating, executing on, and tracking strategies to achieve WWF’s priority policy objectives, as determined in collaboration with other PGA team members and staff on relevant WWF program teams. They will also contribute to the design and implementation of strategies and content for external communications supporting US government advocacy strategies and objectives, including strategic use of online advocacy tools, social media, web content, and other written communications materials.   Specific responsibilities will include representing WWF with US government stakeholders in Congress and the Administration; representing WWF with relevant NGO partners and external coalitions; and advancing WWF's overall access, influence, and relationships with the US government. Responsibilities may also include some state-level advocacy as well as managing external consultants and budgets and junior staff. The Policy Advocate will need to track and report on all lobbying and US government outreach on behalf of WWF and must be willing to register as a federal lobbyist.   The successful candidate will help ensure strong and effective communication and collaboration within the PGA team and across WWF more broadly by actively promoting coordination, information sharing, and team building to leverage the organization's expertise, brand, and relationships in order to achieve WWF policy objectives with the US government.
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/12/2022 2:28 PM)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Director, Herencia Colombia Project Finance for Permanence Lead.   Major Function The Senior Director leads WWF US’ engagement for implementation of the Herencia Colombia (HECO) Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) Initiative. The PFP secures $245 million USD of public and private finance to permanently protect 30 million hectares of iconic Colombian landscapes and seascapes. It will facilitate significant progress toward Colombia’s 30X30 target to protect 30% of its land and 30% of its seas by 2030 and locks in a regional cluster of PFP initiatives that, together, provide permanent protections for approximately 12% of the entire Amazon rainforest.   The HECO PFP will report to the Vie-President, Earth for Life (EFL) and collaborate through a dotted line reporting relationship with the Vice-President, Climate Finance.  Key internal partners will include the Senior Counsel for EFL, the Managing Director for the Amazon, Development, and technical teams to oversee WWF’s engagement in the implementation of the HECO PFP. She/he will represent WWF US’ in all in-country relationships with all HECO partners and donors, and support WWF US’ representative on the HECO PFP Steering Committee.