WWF – Multiple Openings

Senior Program Officer, Carbon and Commodities

Job Description:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer for its Markets Department to lead WWF’s work on carbon and commodities (particularly agriculture and forestry) issues. The Senior Program Officer, Carbon and Commodities will serve as the lead on key technical and methodological issues related to carbon and commodities. Duties include: assessment of levels of credible carbon that can be bundled with commodities including development and peer review of commodity-specific methodologies for measuring credible carbon; identification and definition of additionality and permanence, especially as it relates to agricultural commodities. S/he will also oversee a joint project to develop and test a voluntary carbon program whereby credible carbon can be purchased from commodity producers/farmers. The incumbent will engage externally with a range of stakeholders on carbon/commodity issues, notably private sector partners. S/he will also serve as a technical expert and liaison with other WWF offices on carbon/commodity issues, including assisting other WWF offices in their engagement and company partnerships on these issues. In addition, the incumbent will identify key research topics and conduct or oversee research by individuals/institutions, and will create a network of academics and other experts on carbon/commodity issues.

A master’s degree in agriculture or a directly related field such as natural resource management is required; PhD level preferred. A minimum of 5 years experience working on GHG emissions reductions in agriculture is also required. The candidate must have experience in GHG emissions reduction projects (e.g. CDM or VCS) and knowledge of agriculture supply chain life cycle analysis. In addition to this technical expertise, s/he must be fluent in English, have excellent analytical, project management and diplomacy skills, a proven history of effective collaboration with partner organizations, and experience working with the private sector.

AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To submit cover letter and resume please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/jobs.html, job # 11070

Senior Program Officer, Coral Trade

Job Description:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) to conduct appropriate outreach to industry leaders associated with the collection, export, import, wholesale, or retail sale of coral and coral reef wildlife, and products made from coral and coral reef wildlife. This outreach will implement the strategies of a four-organization coalition seeking to ensure the long-term health and resilience of the world’s coral reef ecosystems through reform of U.S. trade policies and practices.

The SPO will report to the WWF-US Director of Business and Industry, and work closely with WWF-US’s Senior Program Officer for Marine and Fisheries Policy. The SPO will coordinate closely with campaign partners (Environmental Defense Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, and Humane Society) to prioritize business targets for outreach, develop appropriate messages, engage targeted businesses, and generate support in the business community for reform.

An advanced degree or equivalent experience in law, policy or business is required. 3-5 years experience engaging businesses in conservation issues and working closely with conservation NGOs is also required. Knowledge of or willingness to learn emerging issues at the interface of conservation, business and social science, especially as they relate to global wildlife trade (e.g., consumer preference, supply/demand relationships, market incentives, and mariculture technology) is necessary. Must have excellent relationship building abilities, a professional style, and the ability to engage senior level leaders and influentials. Must also have strong written and verbal communications skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work well with a broad team. Must be a creative thinker and problem-solver, have negotiation and facilitation skills, and be able to travel nationally and internationally.

AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To submit cover letter and resume please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/jobs.html, job # 11065

Senior Program Officer, Forest Carbon

Job Description:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer to join its climate change team in order to lead its work in developing and advocating for strong policies and programs to reduce carbon emissions caused by tropical deforestation. The successful candidate will be responsible for following and developing advocacy strategies around international institutions working to develop forest carbon policy, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Interim REDD+ Partnership, and international financial institutions. The position will also assist in developing and implementing WWF’s work to advance national forest carbon strategies and programs in key countries.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and six-to-eight years of work experience in a relevant nonprofit, public or private sector focusing on forest carbon, international forestry, and/or climate change is required. A Graduate degree or related experience is preferred. Specific experience related to international policy on reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) and other payment for ecosystems services models is also desirable. Familiarity with international climate policy, field-based forest conservation strategies, and international financial institutions is needed.

Strong written and verbal communications skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work well with senior and mid-level Government officials, and organization staff is needed. The successful candidate will also be a creative and innovative thinker and problem-solver, have negotiation and facilitation skills, and be able to travel nationally and internationally.

AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please submit cover letter and resume.

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