Director of Forests & Climate, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a Director of Forests & Climate to join its US-based climate change team. The director will be the lead for forest carbon work within the US office and responsible for designing and implementing a forest carbon program. These duties will include providing strategic vision and oversight for forest carbon policy, as well as technical support and guidance for field-based programs and projects designed to reduce carbon emissions caused by tropical deforestation. The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to manage a portfolio of field-based activities while providing support for other individuals and programs within the organization involved in forest carbon implementation. This position reports to the Managing Director of Climate Change.

A Graduate degree or equivalent experience and ten years of work experience in a relevant nonprofit, public or private sector organization involved in field-based conservation or development work is required. Direct experience working on field-based conservation, climate or development projects, managing a team of consultants and being accountable to associated funders is also required. Experience with projects funded by the US Government or other institutional funding sources is strongly preferred. Specific experience related to reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) and other payment for ecosystems services models is also desirable. Familiarity with international processes around forest carbon policy, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Interim REDD+ Partnership, and international financial institutions is preferred.

Must also have strong field project management skills, clear written and verbal communications skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work well with senior and mid-level Government officials, and organization staff. 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. To submit cover letter and resume please visit, job # 12037