Program Officer, Safeguards - 18088 | WWF
Program Officer, Safeguards - 18088

Posted on 11 May 2018

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer, Safeguards at our Washington, DC office. The PO will support the Lead Specialist to oversee all safeguards related functions of WWF’s growing WWF Global Environment Facility (GEF) and WWF Green Climate Fund (GCF) teams in Washington, DC within the Policy and Finance team.

  • Provides information and analyses on environment and social safeguard aspects in developing WWF policies, strategies and programs.
  • Participates in project preparation missions, as needed, and provide relevant inputs on environment and social safeguards, including preparation of terms of reference for environment and social impact assessments and necessary environment and social safeguard planning documents.
  • Provides environment and social safeguard review and technical support to project implementation teams to enhance project quality and compliance on WWF’s environment and social safeguards policies and procedures.
  • Assist project teams preparing appropriate frameworks, plans and actions to address these issues during project development and implementation.
  • Participates in project/safeguard review/supervision missions to assess compliance on WWF’s environment and social safeguard policies and procedures, guidelines, recommendations in safeguard planning documents, and related grant agreements and address implementation issues identified during project implementation.
  • Undertakes reviews on progress/monitoring reports on environment and social safeguards for ongoing projects.
  • Interacts with government, civil society, other international/local organizations, and other project stakeholders.
  • Undertakes related assignments as needed.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required in a related field like natural resources management, international development, anthropology and conservation policy.
  • Position requires a minimum of five years of experience in biodiversity conservation, natural resources management as well as an understanding of international conservation issues. A graduate degree will substitute for 2 years of experience.
  • A graduate degree in a related field is preferred, such as natural resources management, environmental science, international development, or conservation policy.
  • Understanding of the environment and social safeguards (involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples) policies and procedures of multilateral development organizations.
  • Strong capacity to communicate with government agencies, local communities, civil societies and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and teamwork, including ability to develop rapport in a multicultural environment.
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience working international development projects is desired.
  • Fluency in Spanish or French languages is desired.


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #18088
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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