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Coordinator, Biodiversity Policy

WWF International
Location: Gland, Switzerland
Last Date: September 4, 2011


WWF International is looking for a Coordinator, Biodiversity Policy who consults and develops positions and policies to facilitate one WWF network voice to various appropriate global and regional institutions and policy dialogues. Provides expertise, analysis, coordination and facilitation to support the WWF network engage to with relevant external decision makers and organisations to help protect biodiversity. 

Location: The position is based at WWF International in Gland, Switzerland.

What you'd do:

    Facilitate and support WWF network engagement in appropriate institutions and fora to achieve WWF priority conservation outcomes

    Help build the capacity of the WWF network to identify and take advantage of policy, political and business opportunities to demonstrate WWF priorities are of interest to major portfolio areas and high level decision makers

    Spot major emerging trends and issues deliver appropriate information, strategic analysis, direction and proposed actions in policy areas in terms of the relationship between biodiversity and major government portfolios such as foreign affairs, economic, finance, security, development and environment

    Consult with WWF network colleagues to develop position papers and policies which give coherence, context and one voice to WWF work with appropriate institutions and dialogues

    Develop, lead or support political and advocacy strategies which can deliver outcomes for WWF conservation priorities

    Lead WWF network engagement with the Convention on Biological Diversity

    Create, support or manage virtual WWF teams from across programmes to develop common WWF positions on specific issues such as biodiversity and the private sector, financing, economics, footprint as needed

    Ensure biodiversity issues are identified, addressed or supported in major WWF assessments, communications, campaigns and publications 

What you need:

Required Qualifications       

       Graduate or post graduate qualifications in relevant disciplines such as biodiversity, political science, international relations, law, communications or equivalent professional experience

       At least five years relevant professional experience including advocacy, intergovernmental processes or political analysis 

Required Skills and Competencies

         Ability and enthusiasm to digest information from a variety of electronic, verbal and written sources and produce clear analysis and recommendations for action

         Strategic sense, demonstrable understanding of geopolitics, multilateral, regional and national interests and aspirations

         Ability to use judgement to predict trends, identify political operating space for WWF biodiversityy priorities to be met and to tailor research, support and advocacy work appropriately

         Internal and external networking and communications skills, ability to lead and inspire, strong diplomatic skills with sensitivity to political issues and to design advocacy strategies and see them through to success

         Ability to work in multicultural environment and to create and facilitate virtual teams and virtual workspaces

         Fluency in written and oral English, other languages an advantage

         Excellent organisation, highly computer literate (including competencies in use of spreadsheets, web and computer team writing tools), accurate, reliable, flexible, creative and a problem solving attitude

         Adheres to WWFs values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 

How to apply?

Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position. 

Email a cover letter and CV to  

Deadline for applications: 04 September 2011




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