Inclusive Conservation Junior Consultancy Support

Posted on 21 October 2021

Location: Home-based/remote
Project: Building Inclusive Conservation Guidance
Type of contract: Consultancy service
Assignment type: Consultancy ---So-called the service provider
Duty station: Home based/ remote
Languages Required: English, French and/or Spanish
Starting date: Nov 2021 or as soon as possible

The Governance Practice is leading several processes to bring inclusive conservation into practice. The main work will be around developing Inclusive Conservation Guidance (ICG) for the WWF network, on demand of the WWF leadership. This will be a process of co-creation with network practitioners and decision-makers through in- and external stakeholders through a series of consultations. Simultaneously and in support, the practice is engaged in running a series of capacity development trajectories through a social (online) learning and exchange approach on inclusive conservation and political economy analysis that require support and alignment. The practice is looking for temporary junior support to help the different elements move forward. The position will be supervised by the Governance Practice Inclusive Conservation Lead.

1. Internal feedback analysed and processed into a next version of the draft to be the input into the external consultations.
2. External consultation feedback processed, analysed and (with considering internal feedback and ESSF guidance translated into a consolidation report with a roadmap for implementation
3. Set up of capacity development module on ICG (process, set up) and content development supported.
4. Inclusive Conservation toolbox developed and content provided

1. Support and process consultations
2. Desk research on relevant articles and documents to the further underpinning the Guidance
3. Support content development capacity development and basic design of platform and functionalities
4. Writing support for manual, gathering cases and tools
5. Support developing online tools and content for online exchanges and capacity development.

Candidates' Applications
● Minimum Master degree (conservation, sociology, anthropology, international relations, political sciences)
● Proven understanding of inclusive conservation, human rights based approaches to conservation, political economy analysis
● At least 1- 3 years demonstrated success in an international environment and network setting;
● Demonstrated skills in supporting consultation processes and capacity development through social learning
● Experience with platforms for online collaboration
● A thorough knowledge of relevant software (HP5, padlets, moodle, etc,) to support online exchanges and collaboration
● Field level experience working with international organizations involved in environmental and/or community issues would be an advantage.

Required Skills and Competencies
● Ability to meet deadlines;
● Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels and also with external stakeholders;
● Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, working knowledge of French and/or Spanish (test can be part of the selection process);
● Ability to process and summarize and translate large and complex text into readable and actionable elements;

Time, timing and contracting
Ideally this job would start asap in October 2021 or November to February/March. Expected time is about ~ 60 workable days which potentially may grow as additional tasks and funding come in and collaboration is to mutual satisfaction. WWF will contract the selected consultancy support through a service provider contract. Candidates need to be registered and eligible to be contracted as an independent contractor.

Application Procedure:
A short written response with an explanation of how your knowledge and experience will help to successfully meet the expected deliverables
A brief financial proposal clearly specified a time, professional fees and other costs.
A 2-page CV.

Closing date is 30 October 2021.

For information you can contact Joost van Montfort, Inclusive Conservation Lead. Interested
applicants are requested to submit their electronic copies to the email address