Programme Coordinator - Sustainable Forest Livelihood for Communities in Suriname and Guyana

Posted on
02 May 2023
For our office in Suriname or Guyana, we are looking for a programme coordinator with strong organizational skills and a big heart for nature, people, and sustainable development to manage a regional sustainable forest livelihoods programme
WWF is one of the world’s leading NGO’s in conservation with a presence in more than 100 countries and more than 5 million supporters worldwide. In the Guianas, WWF is the premier conservation organization that works at a regional level. Together with the people of Suriname and Guyana we strive to conserve our natural heritage for human wellbeing for now and for generations to come.
We are driven by the WWF Core Values:
Courage, integrity respect and collaboration
Position title:    Programme Coordinator, Sustainable Forest Livelihoods for Communities of Guyana and Suriname 
Reports to:        Conservation Director
Location:            Paramaribo, Suriname OR Georgetown, Guyana
Start date           July, 2023
Brief Summary of Position
Through funding from the European Union (EU), WWF Guianas and under the supervision of the French Development Agency (AFD) WWF-Guianas is executing a 4-year Sustainable Livelihoods Project in Suriname and Guyana. The project has entered a 9-month inception phase commencing the end of the first quarter of 2023. The Programme Coordinator ion will,
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the donor.
  • Serve as the overall project lead, including building positive relations with the project team, project partners, consultants, and beneficiaries. Aspects of this task may be delegated to the assistant programme coordinator who is based in the other country of residence.
  • Under the guidance of the Conservation Director provide strategic oversight, including implementation of environmental and social safeguards and proactive management of risk, ensuring project delivery in accordance with the annual detailed workplan and the project results framework that is approved by the AFD.
  • Provide day to day supervision and overall management of the project across Suriname and Guyana in close collaboration with the assistant programme coordinator who will be based in the other country of residence.
  • Under the guidance of the Conservation Director, lead the design, updating, and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system to measure project performance to meet established KPIs(Key Performance Indicators).
  • Lead and be responsible for all aspects of donor reporting, working with the project team, the Conservation Director, Country Manager, and Finance and Operations Manager to ensure that reporting meets all quality assurance checks set out by WWF and by the donor.
  • Lead the process of recruitment and management of project staff. This requires strong, active and deep supervision and management to ensure that staff share the same vision for the project and contribute meaningfully and fully to the project outcomes.
  • Lead the process of recruitment and management of consultants, and formal engagement of partners to ensure efficient project execution in keeping with the vision and outcomes of the project. Aspects of this task my be delegated to other team members, although accountability remains with the programme coordinator.
  • Collaborate closely with the WWF-Guianas team, supervising the work of team members assigned to the project and providing feedback and advice to the Conservation Director on their contribution to the project.
  • Integrate into the WWF-Guianas Technical Team as a team player and contributor to the programme’s annual outcomes.
  • Lead the design, execution and management of regional project engagements that occur in the country of residence in close collaboration with the WWF representative in the respective country.

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For a full description of the project , or any clarifying questions, please contact Maureen  Menasse at
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