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Atlantic Forest Regional Facilitator

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 31/03/2017
Company Name WWF
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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In line with a recent management decision by the WWF Atlantic Forests Steering Committee have agreed upon installing an Ecoregional coordinator to continue WWF’s leadership in this priority Ecoregion. The three implementing WWF offices are Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The Steering Committee serve representatives of these three offices, plus donor representatives from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and United States. The regional coordination is based on the following principles/values:

  1. Strengthen the role of the countries as the main delivery mechanism
  2. Keep and consolidate a Atlantic Forests wide vision and strategy
  3. Keep promoting trans boundary work at all levels, sharing lessons learned and good practices
  4. Contribute to the delivery of the global goals and new practices
  5. Work with and support existing governance structures
  6. Keep a light regional coordination that will have the following responsibilities:

“Enable successful implementation of the Atlantic Forests Strategy with a focus on promoting the ecoregion and coordination work of all offices”

Tasks & responsibilities:

  1. Profiling and Promoting the Ecoregion:
    1. Consolidates/facilitate the realisation of/promotes Ecoregional level communication products
    2. Represents, when requested by the Atlantic Forests Steering Commmittee the Ecoregion for profiling, promoting and fundraising at international level, including WWF Network, as appropriate.
  2. Planning/ Budgeting:
    1. Keeps an overview of the Atlantic Forests New Funding model, annual plans and budget to inform the fundraising and profiling plans
    2. Facilitates the production, helps to roll out, and helps to maintain a collective ecoregional work plan with clear roles and indicators for each country offices.
  3. Fundraising:
    1. Identifies funding opportunities for the Ecoregion
    2. Keeps overview of the country offices proposals submitted to different donors; coordinates Ecoregional fundraising efforts and coordinates with WWF Donors to avoid duplication.
    3. Maintains a portfolio of ecoregional-level proposal/transformational concepts
    4. Facilitates, consolidates and packages the joint ecoregional proposals.
    5. Provides Steering Committee with a semi-annual overview of Atlantic Forests pipeline/potential funding proposals
  4. Monitoring and Reporting:
    1. Consolidates, prepares and submits GPF priority place annual reports on the basis of country offices reports (TPRs). It is aimed to produce and present one single Atlantic Forests Report to all donors.
  5. Steering Committee Support:
    1. Serves as secretary of the Atlantic Forests Steering Committee and helps the chair to set up meeting agenda
    2. Helps organize the Annual Atlantic Forests Steering Committee meeting
    3. Reports to the Atlantic Forests Steering Committee


Maintain and strengthen the eco-regional / biome approach for WWF’s Atlantic Forest strategy  by:

  • Support offices to translate WWF’s Atlantic Forests strategy to WWF Global Goals
  • Support Atlantic Forest to define collective critical contributions and engage relevant practices
  • Help coordinate Atlantic Forests wide key policy issues (treaties and conventions)
  • Support countries to exchange, learn and disseminate lessons learned
  • Ensure impact monitoring of WWF’s Atlantic forests work at the biome scale
  • Perform a ‘radar function’ of emerging threats and opportunities at Atlantic Forests
  • Ensure effective communications of regional Atlantic Forests work
  • Support offices identifying funding opportunities for regional and trans-boundary projects.

The minimum qualifications required for the consultant should be:

  1. Hold  at  least  Master  Degree  in  a  related  field,  e.g. nature conservation,  forestry, agriculture, development  studies,  economics, and or public administration;
  2. Have  knowledge  of  the  specific  situation  of  the Atlantic Forests context, especially regarding their conservation and development;
  3. Have  at  least  5  years  of  relevant  professional  experience,  with  previous  working  experience  in organizations on conservation is a distinct advantage;
  4. Have strong facilitation, analytical and good interpersonal communication skills;
  5. Have a good command of Spanish and English (and Portuguese if possible), both oral and written, and good report writing skills.


2 year part-time position (0.5 Full Time Equivalent) based in Argentina, Paraguay or Brazil. Salary to be scaled depending on the hosting country.
Please send your CV and cover letter to forestsfacilitator@wwf.org.br until March, 31st, 2017. Include salary expectations.

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