Specialist, Markets Practice | WWF

Specialist, Markets Practice

Posted on
10 November 2017
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 Specialist, Markets Practice for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.


WWF International office in New Delhi

The Role:

  • To support the development of WWF’s markets strategy, especially to deliver against the priority conservation goals.
  • To provide strategic advice and help deliver Markets Practice initiatives especially in the areas of scaling up sustainable community enterprise through market linkages, driving sustainability and traceability along supply chains, promoting collective public-private action, and engaging consumer in driving sustainable change.
  • To guide the Network on the most relevant strategies to influence market players across value chains for critical sectors and to help bring to market innovative and sustainable solutions, including supporting community enterprises.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead and define strategies within a defined area of expertise (those areas mentioned above) in order to build a strong business case for action.
  • Work with the Markets Practice Core Team to identify « early win » signature initiatives that engage a broad coalition and demonstrate the next generation WWF Markets practice.
  • Bring expertise to the team in working with community enterprises, impact investment and value chains.
  • Engage and influence key platforms, actors and processes within their technical sphere of expertise.
  • Create platforms and alliances to drive change (based on agreed Market Practice strategy) and work with other relevant parties to develop innovative approaches and tools.
  • Provide thought leadership in developing sector and issue specific competence building on the current WWF work on in soft commodities, water and climate & energy.
  • Assist the Practice in moving beyond certification to broader platforms and solutions.
  • Support the development of an innovation pipeline and approaches that bring the innovation to scale through skills, networks and finance.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • 12+ years of work experience in business and sustainability
  • Further experience in one or more of the following areas: Community Enterprises, Sustainable value chains and/or global sustainability standards and certification; Multi-stakeholder partnerships; Building consumer demand for sustainable products and services
  • MBA or a post graduate degree in Economics, Marketing, Sustainable Development, or other related fields;
  • Perfect command of the English language. Any other language/s an asset.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of global market & business dynamics
  • Demonstrated experience in building large scale alliances, initiatives or platforms for change that leverage the capacity of partners.
  • A network of external relationships that extends WWF’s current reach.
  • Evidence of agile proactive thinking combined with an optimistic approach within a realistic framework.
  • Self-starter, excellent communication and network skills, strong business acumen,
  • Ability to interact with senior business leaders.
  • Proven ability to deliver initiatives.
  • Strong team player and internal organizational networker.
  • 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: 15th December 2017
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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