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Senior PO Forest and Climate Policy 20013

WWF Washington DC
Washington, DC 20001
  • Job Code
    114795911

Overview

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer. The Senior Program Officer (SPO) is a member of the WWF-US Forest and Climate Team. The SPO's major function is to provide strategic policy support on the topic of international forest and climate policy, with a specific focus on REDD+ and the Paris Agreement. The SPO supports the Senior Director on international policy engagement and associated technical analysis to support it; s/he also collaborates closely with WWF colleagues and external partners to track and influence climate negotiations and climate action. S/he engages other WWF network offices to plan, manage, communicate, and implement program priorities and projects for the Forest and Climate team.



Responsibilities

  • Policy and Advocacy: Advise and collaborate with WWF network colleagues and external partners to develop policy inputs and coordinate engagement with relevant stakeholders. Co-lead process to ensure alignment of WWF policy with international climate goals established by the Paris Agreement, specifically related to carbon markets and offsetting. Support government agency staff in assessment of existing and potential public policy initiatives to support increased ambition and performance against NDCs in the forest and land sector. Provide policy and advocacy support to the Climate and Energy Practice (and other relevant Practices) related to forests and climate.
  • Cross-cutting Projects and Innovation: Coordinates with other WWF goal and influence teams to ensure alignment and achieve maximum impact. Collaborates with WWF colleagues to implement and scale-up innovative projects for achieving WWF goals, particularly related to NDC implementation.
  • External Relations: Represents WWF at UNFCCC and other relevant meetings. Participates in stakeholder and partner group meetings.
  • Fundraising: Researches and develops fundraising proposals and plans for funding from private foundations and/or government aid agencies. Prepares and finalizes scopes of work, budgets, and administrative information for contracts and to ensure compliance with donor requirements.
  • Research and Analysis: Monitors and analyzes new technical information, policy development issues, and trends related to the Forest and Climate program to inform strategic policy decisions and advocacy. Prepares reports and articles to communicate research and amplify messaging to decision-makers, partners, and public audiences.
  • Project Management: Contribute to the development and planning of new projects, and provides oversight for new and ongoing projects and grants. Works directly with project personnel, grantees, donors, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting. Serves as key point of contact for one WWF national office to provide support for implementation of REDD+ actions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
<br /><strong>Overview</strong><br /><br /> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, <span style="color: black;">seeks a Senior Program Officer. </span>The Senior Program Officer (SPO) is a member of the WWF-US Forest and Climate Team. The SPO's major function is to provide strategic policy support on the topic of international forest and climate policy, with a specific focus on REDD+ and the Paris Agreement. The SPO supports the Senior Director on international policy engagement and associated technical analysis to support it; s/he also collaborates closely with WWF colleagues and external partners to track and influence climate negotiations and climate action. S/he engages other WWF network offices to plan, manage, communicate, and implement program priorities and projects for the Forest and Climate team.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> </p> <br /><br /><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <li><u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Policy and Advocacy</span></u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">: Advise and collaborate with WWF network colleagues and external partners to develop policy inputs and coordinate engagement with relevant stakeholders. Co-lead process to ensure alignment of WWF policy with international climate goals established by the Paris Agreement, specifically related to carbon markets and offsetting. Support government agency staff in assessment of existing and potential public policy initiatives to support increased ambition and performance against NDCs in the forest and land sector. Provide policy and advocacy support to the Climate and Energy Practice (and other relevant Practices) related to forests and climate.</span></li> <li><u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Cross-cutting Projects and Innovation</span></u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">: Coordinates with other WWF goal and influence teams to ensure alignment and achieve maximum impact. Collaborates with WWF colleagues to implement and scale-up innovative projects for achieving WWF goals, particularly related to NDC implementation.</span></li> <li><u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">External Relations</span></u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">: Represents WWF at UNFCCC and other relevant meetings. Participates in stakeholder and partner group meetings.</span></li> <li><u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Fundraising</span></u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">: Researches and develops fundraising proposals and plans for funding from private foundations and/or government aid agencies. Prepares and finalizes scopes of work, budgets, and administrative information for contracts and to ensure compliance with donor requirements. </span></li> <li><u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Research and Analysis</span></u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">: Monitors and analyzes new technical information, policy development issues, and trends related to the Forest and Climate program to inform strategic policy decisions and advocacy. Prepares reports and articles to communicate research and amplify messaging to decision-makers, partners, and public audiences. </span></li> <li><u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Project Management</span></u><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">: Contribute to the development and planning of new projects, and provides oversight for new and ongoing projects and grants. Works directly with project personnel, grantees, donors, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting. Serves as key point of contact for one WWF national office to provide support for implementation of REDD+ actions. </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Performs other duties as assigned.</span></li> </ul> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/6ea1laUzbb2JU8lwCKpqM"> <br/><br/><br /><strong>Qualifications</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Master's degree required, preferably in a related field such as forestry, natural resources management, environmental science, or environmental policy</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Must have at least 4 years of work experience</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Experience with international climate policy, forest conservation, and sustainable forest management is required. </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Excellent capacity for research and analysis</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Ability to synthesize complex technical information for different audiences</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Strong organizational and project management skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Talent in innovation, adaptability, and problem-solving</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Highly efficient and productive work style</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Ability to operate with considerable independence, competence, and discretion</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Ability to work effectively as a team member and form strong relationships with a wide range of individuals, possibly across cultures and time zones</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Experience living or working overseas highly desirable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Ability to communicate effectively in French or Spanish desirable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #000000;">Must be able to travel internationally (20% of the time likely)</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><u><span style="color: red;">Please Note</span></u></strong><strong><span style="color: red;">:</span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="color: red;">This is a 1-year position with the possibility of extension</span></strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="color: red;">We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.</span></strong></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;"><strong>To Apply:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;"><strong>Submit cover letter and resume through our </strong><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Careers Page</strong></a><strong>, Requisition #20013</strong></span></li> <li style="color: black;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;"><strong>Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone</strong></span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;"><strong>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.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p>PI114795911</p>

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Posted: 2019-10-23 Expires: 2019-11-23

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