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Global Climate Change Adaptation Specialist - World Wildlife Fund
Date Posted: 12/20/2012
Global Climate Change Adaptation Specialist (San Salvador or Guatemala City) - World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Global Climate Change Adaptation Specialist for an anticipated large USAID funded Sustainable Landscapes and Adaptations Program in Central America. This project will support Central America´s transition to a low emissions, climate resilient development, through investments in reducing net emissions from forests and enhancing resiliency of people, places, and livelihoods to short and long-term climate impacts.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serve as Strategic Objective Manager for the Adaptation sub-award
  • Provide technical leadership and support for Adaptation-related activities
  • Oversee the management of sub-award contracts, activity execution and successful completion of all key objectives and specific deliverables
  • Oversee staff and consultants as pertinent
  • Develop and manage relationships with key partners to execute Adaptation-related activities effectively.
  • Advise and support CCAD and other key SICA institutions in the development and implementation of Adaptation-related activities
  • Provide advice to USAID in regional or international discussions of issues relation to Adaptation and related issues
Work Experience and Requirements
  • At least 10 years of progressively more responsible international work experience is strongly preferred.
  • A Masters level degree in an environmentally related subject area is required
  • Knowledge of Central American Climate Change Policies, Environmental Development and Management Issues is highly desirable
  • Experience assessing climate change impacts and designing projects that reduce those impacts desirable
  • Previous experience working in Central America, preferably in more than one country and at the regional level, desirable
  • Language Proficiency: Level IV (Fluency) English and Spanish level IV is required
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, writing, communication, presentation and training skills, sound project management experience, and experience working with government institutions, NGOs, private sector, and local communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing climate change impacts and designing projects that reduce those impacts
See the full job announcement here

Please submit your application on the WWF website.