Multiple Openings – WWF US

Senior Program Officer, Forest Carbon 

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.



Manager, Forest Carbon Field

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a Manager of Forest Carbon Field Activities to join its US-based climate change team. The manager will provide strategic vision, oversight and technical support for field-based programs and projects designed to reduce carbon emissions caused by tropical deforestation. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a portfolio of field-based activities and providing support for other individuals and programs within the organization involved in forest carbon field activities.

A Graduate degree or equivalent experience and eight-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. Please submit cover letter and resume.

Senior Program Officer Carbon and Commodities

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. Please submit cover letter and resume.



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