As a part of National Wildlife Federations International Climate and Energy Program, the Deforestation-Free Project Coordinator will focus on reducing the impact of livestock expansion as a driver of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. The Project Coordinator will coordinate outreach to companies in a project whose goal is to promote deforestation-free beef and leather. This is a temporary full-time position scheduled to end in August 2015.
- Coordinate NWF’s corporate engagement activities relating to beef and leather originating in the Brazilian Amazon.
- Work alongside NWF staff in fostering industry and government support for multistakeholder efforts to develop deforestation-free beef and leather supply chains.
- Work closely with Senior Project Manager on outreach to a wide range of international corporations involved in beef and leather.
- Help organize conferences and workshops.
- Help to produce educational materials (such as reports and fact sheets)
- General actions to implement NWF program activities, including assistance with project administration and internal coordination
- Represent NWF at a variety of multistakeholder forums, such as commodity roundtables and policy meetings.
- Research and analyze commodity drivers of deforestation.
- Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, natural resources, environmental policy, conservation biology or other related field.
- At least three years of relevant experience; preferably in the areas of commodity trade research, corporate advocacy, sustainable agriculture and/or tropical forest conservation.
- Knowledge of tropical forest conservation and the causes of deforestation, and related issues as they relate to agricultural expansion.
- Experience with corporate social responsibility (CSR) or in multi-stakeholder processes such as roundtables, related to major commodities (cattle, soy, palm oil, biofuels) highly desirable
- Experience organizing meetings and workshops.
- Good report-writing skills; outstanding written and oral communications skills.
- Extremely well organized with attention to detail.
- Self starter, with high degree of initiative.
- Good research and report-writing skills.
- Strong coordination and networking skills.
- Ability to 'translate' issues to a business and policy audience.
- Ability to work well with people of different cultures, and especially major corporate retailers, manufacturers and agriculture producers. Ability to work as part of a team.
- High level of computer proficiency and web design would be a plus.
National Wildlife Federation - 5 months ago