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Forest Coordinator

For more than 50 years, WWF has been one of the world’s leading NGO’s in conservation. WWF’s network is active in more than 100 countries and encourages more than 5 million supporters worldwide. It is WWF's Mission Statement to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature
 
Position title:            Forest Coordinator
Reports to:                Conservation Director, Suriname
Location:                   Paramaribo, Suriname
 
The Forest Coordinator is responsible for the strengthening, implementation and evaluation of WWF’s Guianas Forest strategy in close coordination with national partners and through strategic linkages with international players. Coordination of all forest activities, including strategy development, work plan implementation; engagement with governments, partners, donors, private sector and civil society; communications; report and proposal writing.
 
Key responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with the Conservation Director, Suriname Country Representative, Guyana Country Manager, French Guiana Country Manager and technical officers to deliver the 2016 – 2020 Guianas Forest strategy;
  • Strengthen and supervise the delivery of the WWF Guianas Forest strategy;
  • Ensure the delivery of the WWF Guianas forest strategy in coordinated in line with other regional and global WWF initiative;
  • Develop and negotiate grant agreements and consultanties and monitor project progress in collaboration with the technical officers;
  • Maintain good communications with the WWF network, Wildlife practice leaders and community of practice members as a focal point representative of WWF Guianas Forest lead.
 Required qualifications and experience:
  • MSc degree or higher in Protected areas, Natural Sciences, International Development or related field;
  • 10 years of professional experience, 3 – 5 yeas of which should be in the region, with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Experience on engaging with corporate and government actors at a high level, and interacting with various stakeholders;
  • Proven track record in successfully developing, leading and managing projects in the field of forest conservation and natural resources management;
  • Adhere to WWF’s values, which are: Respect, Results, Integrity & Partnerships;
 
Interested candidates should submit their application letter and CV electronically to:
The application deadline is March 24, 2017.

Design & Impact Coordinator

  • For more than 50 years, WWF has been one of the world’s leading NGO’s in conservation. WWF’s network is active in more than 100 countries and encourages more than 5 million supporters worldwide. It is WWF's Mission Statement to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature
     
    Position title:            Design & Impact Coordinator
    Reports to:                Conservation Director, Suriname
    Location:                   Paramaribo, Suriname
     
    Lead the design and impact monitoring of the WWF Guianas program. The goal is to give the organization guidance in terms of design, impact monitoring and reporting. Supports technically and methodologically different projects and initiatives, communications, operations, Fundraising with the use of Open Standards. Act as a counterpart of public and private agencies and partners on issues of design, impact monitoring and reporting.
     
    Key responsibilities: 
    • Coordinate the design and performance and impact monitoring of the WWF Guianas program to achieve the goals and objectives of the program, in alignment with the Strategic Plan.
    • Identifies, manages, adapts or builds tools and other conceptual & methodological means with regard to planning, monitoring, information management and reporting, based on those developed by WWF International.
    • Develops and implements the performance and impact monitoring for the WWF Guianas program ensuring data on impact and outcome measures are collected and used. Furthermore, ensuring that lessons from monitoring and reporting systems are used for adaptive management and that strategies are adapted and improved.
    • Supports the different WWF Guianas programs in terms of planning, design, performance and impact monitoring, reporting and information management.
    • Functions as the technical counterpart of other public and private agencies, as well as partners for the development of common tasks.
    • Coordinates with the conservation program team the reporting for WWF International with respect to conservation achievements.
     Required qualifications and experience:
    • University professional in an area related to the management of natural resources with expertise in planning, impact monitoring and reporting (or university degree in a relevant field);
    • Experience in database management (knowledgeable on programs such as Geographical Information Systems, Open standards, PPMS, Google Earth Pro is an asset)
    • Excellent projectmanagement skills
    • Strong process facilitation skills
    • Advanced knowledge of the English language
    • Strong numerical insights, experienced in working with numbers
    • A minimum of three (3) years of work experience in project management, planning and monitoring in the environmental, conservation and/or human well-being area.
     
    Interested candidates should submit their application letter and CV electronically to:
    The application deadline is March 24, 2017.