WWF Coordinator (m/f/d) UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Bei: WWF Deutschland

Bereich: Sonstige Tätigkeitsfelder

Arbeitsort: Berlin, Deutschland

Anstellung: Vollzeit

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the best-known nature conservation organizations in the world. With projects in over a hundred countries, we pursue the goal of preserving the biological diversity of our planet - right where it counts.

WWF Germany is an independent part of this global network. Through our own initiatives and qualified lobbying in public relations, business and politics, we translate WWF's goals into action in Germany. We succeed in doing so primarily thanks to motivated and qualified employees: people who know their stuff; people who pitch in and give a hand; people who consider nature and species conservation to be not only a job - but as a conviction that together we can create a future worth living. And our employees are enthusiastically involved.

Do you identify with the goals of the WWF? Do you share our conviction? To support the goals and objectives of our global WWF Network through the department of Ecosystems & Resources Protection in Berlin, we are looking for a qualified person by the date 01.07.2021 for a limited time span of 3 years for full time employment for the following position:

WWF Coordinator (m/f/d) UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Your responsibilities:

  • lead the WWF relationship to the UN Decade agencies and other global partners and open Channels for the WWF Network to contribute to the Decade and coordinate with selected stakeholders across the WWF Global Practices and the Global Policy and New Deal Teams
  • develop a WWF engagement strategy with the UN Decade to ensure positive impact on nature, biodiversity, people and communities and climate
  • support WWF Practices, country offices and policy teams to elevate the profile of "neglected" ecosystems, such as grasslands and rivers, as potential co-priorities for restoration and climate adaptation at cross-governmental level
  • identify emerging opportunities for WWF linked to policies, initiatives and outreach
  • support WWF country offices to prepare arguments and pathways to lobby for substantially increased global financing for ecosystem restoration
  • explore a WWF ecosystem restoration strategy across WWF Practices including links to Nature-based solutions
  • support the WWF Network to transfer knowledge (lessons learned) on ecosystem restoration to the UN Decade and shape WWF messaging content to the Decade together with WWF policy and communications colleagues
  • track progress against the strategy and coordinate regular updates to the WWF Network

Your requirements:

  • Master’s or equivalent degree in Environmental/Conservation Science, or other related fields with a professional understanding of international political processes
  • at least five years’ relevant professional experience in conservation, environment or development work, ideally with some knowledge/understanding of ecosystem restoration and/or integrated land and seascape scale work
  • proven experience in convening and coordinating virtual communities of practice in an international environment (particularly an NGO) would be a strong advantage
  • strong communication, interpersonal, coordination and negotiation skills
  • ability to engage and connect with a broad range of people, and work as part of a multi-dimensional team that cuts across the WWF Network
  • willingness to travel internationally for meetings and events when needed
  • excellent English, both written and oral, German or other languages are an asset
  • adhere to WWF's values: courage, collaboration, respect and integrity

We offer:

  • a meaningful task for our planet
  • great colleagues and the greatest possible scope for creativity
  • flat hierarchies and short distances, centrally located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte (near train station Friedrichstraße)
  • flexible working hours, home office and 30 days holiday entitlement (up to 3 weeks in a row)
  • capital-accumulation benefits in accordance with legal regulations; after 3 years of service also company pension scheme
  • optional incentives for sports, family care, lifestyle or JobTicket (total of 528€ per year)
  • play at the very front or simply be part of the WWF choir, band, football or volleyball team
  • celebrate success or enjoy breaks with coffee and colleagues over the roofs of Berlin

Convinced?

In that case, we are looking forward to getting to know you. Kindly forward to us your application stating your salary expectations and your availability – directly online through our application form, or by email. If you have any questions, Janine Baulan would be glad to help you.

Last but not least:

As an international organization, we support a working environment of diversity based on justice and mutual respect. We therefore welcome every application - regardless of ethnic, social and national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and political views. WWF Deutschland - People & Culture - Janine Baulan - Reinhardtstraße 18 - 10117 Berlin
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