Senior Coordinator, Public Sector Partnerships | WWF
Senior Coordinator, Public Sector Partnerships

Posted on 28 January 2020

WWF International in Gland (Switzerland)
WWF launched a 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 7,000 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 Senior Coordinator, Public Sector Partnerships for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
 
Location: WWF International in Gland (Switzerland)
Work percentage: 80%
Contract type: Fixed-term contract of one year, with possible extension 

Mission of the Department:
To raise funds for the Secretariat, WWF’s conservation programme and support collective fundraising efforts by the Network. Oversee public sector partnerships at WWF International.  
 
The Role:
The Senior Coordinator will be accountable for identifying PSP funding opportunities, supporting the development of proposals, and oversight of compliance with PSP requirements for specific grants.  
She/he will be also responsible for coordinating data analysis and information exchange with the PSP community.  
 
Main responsibilities:
  • Collect, analyses and share information with the WWF network on funding opportunities from multilateral, bilateral, and national public sector institutions  
  • Facilitate information exchange and share best practice within the PSP Community through relevant communications products, tools and systems (webinars, list serve, database, 
    meetings)
  • Support the preparation of large-scale funding PSP proposals, in close collaboration with 
    relevant Network PSP focal points, Practice proposal development managers and other 
    colleagues 
  • Support the completion of processes for quality assurance and risk assessments on PSP 
    proposals and incoming contracts, including WWF Environmental and Social Safeguards 
  • Ensure PSP proposals are prepared to a high quality and in alignment with required donor 
    formats and standards 
  • Maintain a PSP pipeline tracking system for WWF International and its offices, and help 
    facilitate a network-wide overview of PSP pipeline and project portfolio through relevant tools  and processes  
  • Ensure the timely and quality submission of PSP donor reports in compliance with their requirements 
  • Help coordinate the planning of PSP Management Team meetings/calls and support the organization of relevant internal meetings and external events  
  • Help maintain webpages and contact database for the PSP network 
  • Other tasks as required 
Required Qualifications: 
  • Advanced degree or equivalent work experience in communication, development studies or social sciences; 
  • Knowledge of a few bilateral or multilateral public sector agencies (e.g. EU, DFID, BMZ) 
  • Experience in donor relations and reporting, project planning, project cycle management;  
  • Experience working with international conservation or sustainable development 
    programmes, understanding of and exposure to international development issues and programmes are an asset.  
  • Experience of working in international teams across multiple time zones and languages; familiarity with WWF or other NGOs an advantage   
  • 5+ years of relevant experience;   
Competencies:  
  • Excellent organisation skills, ability to prioritize;   
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail; 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multicultural environment   
  • Excellent computer knowledge and office software, including Excel, graphs, PowerPoint, 
  • Internet, Intranet, and database; 
  • Reliable, multitasking, working well independently as well as a team member 
  • An interest in the field of nature conservation, natural resource management, or sustainability and international development   
 
Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
Demonstrates WWF behaviours in ways of working: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly.
 
Working Relationships:
Internal: works closely with PSP team at WWF International, Project Finance Unit, Practice proposal development managers, PSP and conservation staff in the WWF network 
External – Interacts with partners and visitors as required. 
 
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs. 
 
How to apply? ***Read carefully *** Only one single document can be uploaded through this platform.
 
Upload  as one file your covering letter and CV. We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.

Deadline for applications: by 16 February 2020.
 
Work permit restrictions may apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
 
 WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.