Knowledge Manager - Forests (Location: FLEXIBLE) | WWF

Knowledge Manager - Forests (Location: FLEXIBLE)

Posted on 15 March 2017
Last year, WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
 
In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF’s ambitious goals.
 
We are recruiting the role of Knowledge Manager - Forests for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

Location:

Flexible Internationally (open for mutual discussion)

The Role:

Promote and establish a ‘learning organisation’ – that improves the problem solving capacity of the organization through better access to knowledge and expertise.
 
Main responsibilities:
  • Develop a ‘centre of expertise for knowledge’ - connecting people to both find and share knowledge and experiences within and across Practices.
  • Organise frequent and structured interaction within and across Practices to ensure effective knowledge development, capture and transfer; sharing of lessons; identifying synergies and potential innovative solutions (close link to Deputy and Innovation function).
  • Identify, capture and share emerging trends (internal/external) - working with Practice Teams, Focal Points, Global and Regional Expertise and partners.
  • Build and maintain a ’virtual community of practice’ where people connect, share and learn knowledge – that drives a culture of continuous improvement – using online platforms, collaboration and communication tools.
  • Develop processes and tools to effectively capture and share lessons from the ‘field’ – working closely with Focal Points & other Practice members.
  • Map existing knowledge content/expertise and identify gaps – and develop a KM strategy to maintain up to date knowledge content and fill gaps where necessary.    
  • Deliver an effective on-going learning strategy - that ensures lessons are shared and learnt – through training, TED-like events on emerging topics/trends, external/internal speakers and mentoring or peer to peer arrangements.
  • Define KM user needs (internal/external) - that guides development of a KM and learning platform.
  • Establish a KM ‘heartbeat’ across in collaboration with other Practice KM Managers resulting in regular interaction with all Practice members.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required by the Practice Leader

 Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • University degree in relevant Practice content areas or equivalent experience.
  • Proven experience in harnessing knowledge/research and promoting conservation learning.
  • Experience of working in an international and complex organisation.
  • Prior experience of knowledge management practices that support global conservation strategies.
  • A strong team player, with ability to communicate and influence at many levels including senior management.
  • Passion for continuous learning and seeking out knowledge.
  • Fluency in English - other language/s an asset.
  • Diplomatic and approachable communication style, with the ability to cultivate enthusiasm and interest in subject matter and engage at all levels.
  • Ability to facilitate group discussions/debates.
  • Probing questioning skills, to push the limits of current thinking and spark debate.
  • Demonstrate empathy and emotional intellect to engage with a broad variety of people and cultures and connect people.
  • Passion for conservation.
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

How to apply?

Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file.  We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.
 
Work permit restrictions may apply.
 
Deadline for applications: 05 April 2017
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

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