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Director, Forest & Climate

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Animals, Birds & Plants (Terrestrial Ecology)
Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Location   District of Columbia
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   01/11/2011
Company Name   WWF-US
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Website   Further Details / Applications
Directory Entry : WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a Director of Forests & Climate to join its US-based climate change team. The director will be the lead for forest carbon work within the US office and responsible for designing and implementing a forest carbon program. These duties will include providing strategic vision and oversight for forest carbon policy, as well as technical support and guidance for field-based programs and projects designed to reduce carbon emissions caused by tropical deforestation. The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to manage a portfolio of field-based activities while providing support for other individuals and programs within the organization involved in forest carbon implementation. This position reports to the Managing Director of Climate Change.

A Graduate degree or equivalent experience and ten years of work experience in a relevant nonprofit, public or private sector organization involved in field-based conservation or development work is required. Direct experience working on field-based conservation, climate or development projects, managing a team of consultants and being accountable to associated funders is also required. Experience with projects funded by the US Government or other institutional funding sources is strongly preferred. Specific experience related to reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) and other payment for ecosystems services models is also desirable. Familiarity with international processes around forest carbon policy, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Interim REDD+ Partnership, and international financial institutions is preferred.

Must also have strong field project management skills, clear written and verbal communications skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work well with senior and mid-level Government officials, and organization staff. The successful candidate will also be a creative and innovative thinker and problem-solver, have negotiation and facilitation skills, and be able to travel nationally and internationally.

AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To submit cover letter and resume please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/jobs.html, job # 12037

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