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Senior Project Officer (SPO) (Communities), Bilaspur (1 position)

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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 16/06/2019
Company Name WWF
Contact Name HR
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WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organizations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country, invites applications from individuals with an exceptional resourcefulness and aptitude to work with WWF-India’s Central Indian Satpuda Maikal Landscape under it’s Species & Landscapes Division. 
 
WWF-India’s Central Indian Satpuda Maikal Landscape (SML) sprawls across 19 districts in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh covering a total area of 1,43,551km2. This landscape supports 30 per cent of the world’s tiger population and 17 per cent of India’s tiger population with some of the largest contiguous forested tracks connected through wildlife corridors. This landscape is amongst WWF’s global priority regions for conservation, especially for tigers
 
We are looking for the right candidates for the Five (5) positions, to be based at various locations, details of which are given below:
 
Positions & Locations:

  1. Senior Project Officer (SPO) (Communities), Bilaspur (1 position)
  2. Project Officer (PO) (Communities), Mandla and Balaghat (2 positions, 1 at each location)
  3. Project Officer (PO) / Assistant Project Officer (APO) (Species), Bilaspur or Balaghat and  Bilaspur (2 positions, 1 at each location) 

 

  1. Senior Project Officer (Communities), Bilaspur (1 position)

 
Key Responsibilities
 
Programme Development

  • Provide field information and assist the team in preparation of quality funding proposals and get buy in from stakeholders for implementing those projects
  • Assist in selection of associates and partners as well as team members for implementing community based conservation and human wildlife management initiatives in the landscape

Programme Implementation

  • Work with communities in SML to establish/ strengthen existing Community Institutions (CI), Self Help Group (SHG), EDC & VSS through intensive community consultations and where required providing/leveraging inputs on capacity building for members on community based conservation and natural resource management.
  • Work with local communities involved in biodiversity conservation through CI/SHG to enhance incomes and improve livelihood opportunities.
  • Provide leadership for the design, development, roll out and effective implementation of the Community based conservation models in the project
  • Support development of Implementation plan, planning figures & budget

Networking & Advocacy

  • Coordinate with district officials e.g. DC, Forest Department, DD Agriculture, Fishery, KVK, Animal Husbandry, Zila Panchayat (PRI) and other line departments for smooth implementation of WWF India program activities and elicit requisite support.
  • Build dialogue and relationship with other civil society groups active in the district/ project area especially those involved in work that impacts or is closely aligned with the work of WWF India
  • Mentor, coach and provide critical feedback to Project Officers, Field Officers & where required to NGO partners to develop their capacity for optimum performance
  • Manage district level partnerships effectively.

Reporting

  • Provide monthly updates to the Coordinator – Communities (SML)on the progress of the assigned work a pre-designed work-plan
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly technical reports, scientific publications and other communication material
  • Work closely with all team members to design and undertake studies/ analysis/ documentation towards analysing the impact (including in quantitative terms) of WWF India’s work in SML mainly with communities.
  • Maintain digital database of data, photos, information, etc. of project activities

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters Degree preferably in Social Sciences, Social Work, Public Policy, Development or a related field
  • 5-6 years of relevant work experience i.e. community-related projects related to wildlife conservation, natural resource management, livelihoods, energy access and governance.
  • Good oral and written knowledge of English and Hindi are imperative. 
  1. Project Officer (Communities), MANDLA & BALAGHAT (2 positions, 1 at each location)

Key Responsibilities
 
Programme Development

  • Provide field information and assist the team in preparation of quality funding proposals and get buy in from stakeholders for implementing those projects
  • Assist in selection of associates and partners as well as team members for implementing community based conservation and human wildlife management initiatives in the landscape

Programme Implementation

  • Work with communities in SML to establish/ strengthen existing Community Institutions (CI), Self Help Group (SHG), EDC & VSS through intensive community consultations and where required providing/leveraging inputs on capacity building for members on community based conservation and natural resource management.
  • Work with local communities involved in biodiversity conservation through CI/SHG to enhance incomes and improve livelihood opportunities. 
  • Provide leadership for the design, development, roll out and effective implementation of the Community based conservation models in the project
  • Support development of Implementation plan, planning figures & budget

Networking & Advocacy

  • Coordinate with district officials e.g. DC, Forest Department, DD Agriculture, Fishery, KVK, Animal Husbandry, Zila Panchayat (PRI) and other line departments for smooth implementation of WWF India program activities and elicit requisite support.
  • Build dialogue and relationship with other civil society groups active in the district/ project area especially those involved in work that impacts or is closely aligned with the work of WWF India
  • Mentor, coach and provide critical feedback to Field Officers & where required to NGO partners to develop their capacity for optimum performance
  • Manage district level partnerships effectively.

Reporting

  • Provide monthly updates to the Coordinator – Communities (SML)on the progress of the assigned work a pre-designed work-plan
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly technical reports, scientific publications and other communication material
  • Work closely with all team members to design and undertake studies/ analysis/ documentation towards analysing the impact (including in quantitative terms) of WWF India’s work in SML mainly with communities.
  • Maintain digital database of data, photos, information, etc. of project activities

 

  1. Project Officer / Assistant Project Officer (Species), Bilaspur or Balaghat and Bilaspur (2 positions, 1 at each location)

Key Responsibilities
Programme Development (Specific to PO position)

  • Assist SPO (Species), SML in implementing species conservation initiatives, with special reference to tigers, co-predators and prey, in the landscape

Programme Implementation

  • Undertake tiger and prey monitoring across critical areas in the landscape, specifically focusing on the corridors and adjacent areas around Tx2 sites.
  • Work closely with the SPO (Sp) and other colleagues in the landscape to identify key areas (geographic i.e. sites including habitations within corridors, wildlife habitat areas both existing and potential) and threats, if any to these for intervention in order to ensure optimal outcomes for conservation
  • Support innovative interventions for the successful management of human-wildlife conflict
  • Undertake regular mapping/ assessment exercises of both the human and material resources available with the forest department/s in protected areas, territorial and social forestry divisions in the periphery of PAs and corridor areas and - (a) provide training from the forest department on species monitoring including use of equipment, data management and analysis; (b) train the above on management of Human-Wildlife Conflict and (c) where required, work towards provision of equipment and other resources to strengthen monitoring and patrolling
  • Work closely with other colleagues in the landscape team to identify key areas of intervention with local communities, both thematic and geographical.
  • Assist SPO (Sp), SML in project management including formulating workplans, reporting, monitoring, financial management and delivery of agreed targets

 
Networking & Advocacy

  • Liaise with other partner organizations to coordinate activities, with special reference to species conservation

 
Reporting

  • Provide monthly updates to the SPO (Sp) - SML on the progress of the assigned work based on a pre-designed work-plan
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly technical reports, scientific publications and other communication material

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate (for APO) or Master’s (for PO) Degree preferably in Bio Sciences, Wildlife Biology, Conservation or a related field
  • Preferably with 1-2 years of field experience in the area for APO position and 2-4 years of field experience in animal behaviour, species monitoring, data gathering and analysis for PO position.
  • Good oral and written knowledge of English and Hindi are imperative.

Apply Via Email to:
recruitments@wwfindia.net
 
Last Date for sending applications: 16th June, 2019
 
Submission Details:
Please submit an up-to-date CV (mentioning your full name in the resume attachment), giving details regarding compensation received in the present assignment, expected salary, and three references.
 
In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please mention the “position name and location”, in the subject line.
 
The vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only. Applications of only the short listed candidates will be acknowledged.
 
WWF-India is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and will depend upon candidate’s experience levels and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities.

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