Consultancy: Practitioners Forum Programme Co-Coordinator

Posted on 16 March 2023

LOCATION: Flexible

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All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realisation that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.

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Location: Flexible

Contract type: Consultancy

Duration: 12 months at 50% FTE


The Countering Environmental Corruption Practitioners Forum was launched in December at the 2022 International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Washington DC, with the aim of advancing programmatic approaches ‘to prevent and address corruption that harms the natural environment and the people who live near and rely on natural resources. Founded by WWF, Transparency International, the Basel Institute on Governance, and TRAFFIC, this ‘Forum’ brings together a virtual community of over 250 members from the anti-corruption and conservation communities, with work supported by a Core Team of representatives from each of the founding member organizations.


To enable collaborative practice on environmental corruption, the Forum:


  1. Supports the exchange of knowledge and evidence.
  2. Facilitates discussion and partnerships to identify opportunities for collective action.
  3. Creates space to deepen and scale existing practice through collaboration and exchange.
  4. Surfaces and synthesizes learning, experiences, and priorities for advocacy and policy forums.


Cumulatively through these efforts, the Forum aims to scale efforts to match the size and scope of the corruption-driven challenges faced.


About the role


To facilitate, drive, and enable this work we seek qualified candidates to apply for this fixed term consultancy in the role of Co-Coordinator. The role will be part time (50%), contracted by and reporting to the WWF International Governance Practice, but is anticipated to work to a Steering Committee, composed of representatives of the founding organizations.


Key responsibilities


Managing the organization of plenary meetings and working groups, including:


  • Arranging timing, content, action points and follow ups from meetings;
  • Identifying speakers, ensuring technical arrangements, recordings, etc;
  • Helping to establish and grow working groups / task teams as needed;
  • Should demand emerge for it and membership allow, running a mentor / technical assistance network.


Ensuring flow of information between members, including:


  • Establishing and maintaining a space for online / virtual exchange;
  • Building relationships across members to identify opportunities to convene parts of the network around common needs and capabilities;
  • Reviewing direct support / partnership requests, ensuring they are clear and shared in the network;
  • Establishing and retaining a repository of evidence and related resources;
  • Mapping what is being done in the space to capture gaps and overlaps;
  • Following up on tasks and action points.


Communications and advocacy:


  • Publicizing meetings and activities on social media;
  • Ensuring branding and donor reporting requirements are adhered to;
  • Synthesizing key messages from the Forum for advocacy fora and organizing quarterly meetings with advocacy networks;
  • Establishing / implementing a sustainability plan.


Support WWF capacity:


  • Identify and mentor a core group of colleagues across the WWF network with a view to growing capacity to take on leadership roles and active engagement to shape the Forum.


Candidate requirements


This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, proactive person with a drive for building bridges to engage in a crucial and interesting issue, and establish a wide network of stakeholders.


We seek candidates with:


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in conservation, political science, development, or a related field. Particular experience / background in conservation would be considered a strength.
  • Excellent knowledge of online meeting platforms, tools for effective remote communication and information sharing.
  • A track record developing and maintaining vibrant online communities and a strong vision for how to make such networks impactful for members.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills, highly organized, with the ability to problem-solve and understand and communicate complex issues in a simple, accessible format.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential and knowledge of other languages (French especially) would be an asset.
  • Experience with resource mobilization is very welcome.


How to apply


In order to be considered for this role, please make sure to send, by the deadline indicated below, to Micol Martini at , indicating in the email subject "Practitioners Forum Co-Coordinator" the following documents in English:


- CV (please include your daily rate)

- Cover Letter (explaining your interest and capacity)

- Consulting proposal (outlining the nature, scope, and timeline of this specific consulting project)


Deadline for applications: by Sunday April 2nd 2023


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


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