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No Plastic in Nature Policy Manager

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Australia (New South Wales) - Australasia, Australia (Northern Territory) - Australasia, Australia (Queensland) - Australasia, Australia (South Australia) - Australasia, Australia (Tasmania) - Australasia, Australia (Western Australia) - Australasia, Australia (Victoria) - Australasia
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 14/02/2024
Company Name WWF-Australia
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Telephone 61 2 8202 1208
Fax 61 2 9281 1060
Website Further Details / Applications
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


WWF-Australia is an award-winning and innovative organisation determined to do things differently. We use our superpowers to partner in delivering nature-positive solutions, empowering communities, and halting climate change - in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, the Southern Hemisphere and globally. We are a values-driven organisation with a diverse global network of local organisations working in 100 countries.  We work as a catalyst with communities, First Nations, governments, businesses, innovators, and philanthropists towards our global mission: to build a world where people live and prosper in harmony with nature.?  

Learn more about our 60-year history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OluzruE9zE

About the role

The position leads the policy and advocacy component of WWF-Australia's No Plastic in Nature policy program which aims to achieve new laws, policies and innovation to eliminate plastic pollution. To achieve this, the role works closely with a range of stakeholders including governments, scientists, environmental and community organisations, and businesses.  The position also contributes to WWF's work towards effective global governance of plastics, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Key Accountabilities (Refer to PD for full list of Key Accountabilities)

  • Leads policy and advocacy for WWF-Australia's No Plastic in Nature program to achieve new laws and policies to reduce Australia's plastic footprint and in particular eliminate plastic pollution.
  • Collaborates with individuals and organisations (including governments, investors, environmental NGOs, scientists and local communities) to:
    • Develop, advocate for, and fund solutions; and 
    • Create diverse, mainstream support for those solutions.
  • Develops strategies and operational plans to achieve the above.
  • As part of WWF's global network, contributes to outcome achievement in line with WWF's global goals to reduce our plastic footprint and eliminate plastic pollution, including through collaboration with WWF network offices and other stakeholders in the Pacific region.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing complex advocacy strategies and plans relating to environmental conservation and/or sustainable development.
  • Advanced knowledge of plastic pollution science and impacts, and effective policy, industry and community solutions. 
  • Advanced advocacy, community outreach and multi-stakeholder management skills including a track record of successfully engaging with diverse communities and organisations.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills including identifying strategic issues and developing innovative responses to achieve desired outcomes.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Applicants can apply via https://www.wwf.org.au/about-us/jobs-at-wwf. You are encouraged to apply early as interviews will commence on a rolling basis.
Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered.

Please include the following two attachments: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria and (2) your resume (CV).

Note that applicants require current unlimited working rights in Australia to be eligible for this role.

Closing Date:
11:59PM Wednesday, 14 February 2024

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