World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer for Fisheries. Under the supervision of the Manager, MBI, assists with the planning, coordination, communication and implementation of program priorities and activities related to our seafood business engagement efforts. The Major Buyer Initiative is working with a number of major seafood businesses to implement their sustainable seafood sourcing commitments. The Program Officer will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of our corporate partnerships, including working with our partners and their suppliers to update data and report on progress of their commitments.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
1. Assists with program and project management by responding to requests for oral and written information. Works directly with project personnel, grantees, donors, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting.
2. Facilitates and coordinates the preparation of short- and long-term project plans. Drafts, reviews and edits written program materials. Drafts, and with appropriate approval, finalizes department overviews and reports. The Program Officer will be responsible for assisting with data collection and analysis on a regular basis.
3. Develops proposals and plans for funding from the private sector. Assists with fundraising proposals and reports. Prepares and/or finalizes scopes of work, budgets, and administrative information for contracts and to ensure compliance with donor requirements.
4. Monitors and analyzes new technical information, policy development issues, and trends related to the program and advises others accordingly. Keeps abreast of issues in areas in which WWF has an ongoing interest. Responsible for acquiring and gathering data relevant to specific conservation projects from conservation peers, governmental agencies, and universities.
5. Reviews the performance outcomes and status of all activities and evaluates and reports these results, as well as recommendations for corrective action. May travel to project sites to monitor and evaluate project progress and reports back, verbally and in writing.
6. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. A Bachelor’s degree is required in a related field such as natural resources management, environmental science, international development, or conservation policy. Background in fisheries-related issues.
2. Position requires two to four years of experience in biodiversity conservation and understanding of international conservation issues.
3. Excellent organizational skills.
4. Excellent research and writing skills.
5. Excellent data analysis skills.
6. Strong project management skills.
7. Ability to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments.
8. Strong interpersonal skills.
9. Ability to be adaptive when needed.
AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply for the job please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers, job # 12106, and submit cover letter and resume. Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.