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We have two positions open – Regional Forest Lead and Stakeholders Engagement & GE Technical Officer for LENA

WWF-DCPO Regional Forest Lead

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Regional Forest Lead, preferable based in Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Kiev or Sofia
The Regional Forest Lead contributes to the WWF mission in general and to WWF´s objectives in Central and Eastern Europe in particular through leading the preparation and implementation of multi-country, integrated projects and advocacy work related to sustainable forest management and conservation at regional level. The WWF-DCPO Regional Forest Lead also represents WWF-DCPO in forest related issues both within the global WWF network and externally, and is responsible for developing partnerships.
 
The WWF-DCPO Regional Forest Lead reports to the Regional Conservation Director, WWF-DCPO and it will based, preferably, in one of the WWF offices from Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Kiev or Sofia.
 
 
Your duties will include:
Strategy and Work plan development
  • Lead the development and implementation of forest components of WWF-DCP´s regional Strategic Plan and support national work plans
  • Lead the development of policy documents of WWF related to forestry and contribute to policy documents of other conservation staff, where relevant 
Fundraising and project development
  • Drive identification and development of multi-country, complex proposals to donors, working and collaborating with essential regional partners, and support national level fundraising
  • Maintain relations with key donors (EU, T&F, corporate/private) 
Project management and implementation
  • Lead or support implementation of multi-country projects related to forest management and conservation and related fields
  • Advise WWF-DCP project teams working on forest-related issues 
Advocacy, Partnership Development, and Networking
  • Represent the organization in relevant international forums such as conferences, symposiums, and government and community meetings to communicate and promote our work 
  • Lead and support development and implementation of advocacy strategies, including engagement with governmental and private sector institutions primarily at international level
  • Develop partnerships with other international Civil Society Organisations
  • Represent WWF interests in such bodies as Carpathian Network of Protected Areas or Carpathian Convention Working Group on Forests
  • Represent WWF CEE in WWF forums such as the global WWF Forest Practice and the WWF EU Forest group, and coordinate positioning of WWF CEE within the WWF network on forest issues
  • Represent WWF CEE in steering groups of regional projects (e.g IKEA, Mondi);  
Staff development and knowledge management
  • Support WWF-DCP´s capacity building efforts on forest issues by coaching and mentoring colleagues and contributing to the design of relevant training programmes and events
  • Facilitate the exchange of forest management and conservation knowledge both within WWF-DCP and with other WWF offices and the external expert and practitioners community
  • Champion on-going learning in the regional forest team, via structured knowledge-sharing and training initiatives 
Research and Analysis
  • Monitor and analyse drivers of and trends  in the regional forest sector and develop strategies for reducing threats to forest conservation and for using opportunities
  • Guide the development of innovative approaches in the field of integrated forest conservation within WWF DCP
  • Liaise with scientists and scientific institutions (e.g. Science for the Carpathians network) and networks (e.g. Carpathian Network of Protected Areas) for knowledge transfer and partnership development 
Communications
  • Work in close coordination with the WWF-DCP regional communication team as well as across the network to communicate issues and achievements to defined target audiences.
  • Lead the development of knowledge products showcasing results of WWF-DCP´s forest-related activities
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of advocacy campaigns and information campaigns 

We expect from you:
 
Adheres to the WWF mission, as well as lives the WWF-DCP’s values: Empowering People, Trust, Impact Driven, Responsibility, Standard of Excellence


Knowledge:
  • MSc in forest management, forest conservation, conservation biology or related field
  • At least 7 years relevant work experience in the area of conservation and sustainable forest management
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of sustainable forest management and forest conservation, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Understanding of related subjects such as economics, natural resource management, management of ecological corridors and/or conservation of large carnivores 
 Experience
  • Experience in coordinating/managing diverse international teams
  • Experience in engaging with high-level officials from government and the private sector in a strategic manner
  • Experience in proposal writing for large projects 
Skills and Abilities:
  • Ambition, energy and drive, with a commitment to making a difference
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and one other language of the region
  • Ability to collect, analyze and transmit information in an effective manner
  • Strategic thinking
  • People supervision and team coordination skills
  • Project management knowledge and applied skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Commitment to WWF’s mission and priorities
  • Ability to work in an international environment and within a multi-cultural team  
 
If you are interested in joining the global WWF team, email your application documents including your CV and cover letter (in English) to lapostu@wwfdcp.ro. Application deadline: 28th of February 2017. Please understand that we can only reply to short-listed candidates. For more information about WWF-DCPO, kindly check the website: http://panda.org/dcpo
 

Stakeholders Engagement & GE Technical Officer

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic stakeholders engagement and technical officer for our project "PANEL 2050" that runs from March 2016 to March 2019


Stakeholders Engagemnt & GE Technical Officer
(part-time, based in Sofia, Bulgaria)


The Stakeholders Engagement & GE Technical Officer will be responsible for implementing national and regional engagement and technical work, supporting mainly Climate Change and Green Economy projects (with focus on Climate Change, Energy visioning and all relative work under PANEL 2050 project) related middle level and technical activities and information actions, as well as in other projects as required, in Bulgaria.
 
The Stakeholders Engagement & GE Technical Officer reports to the WWF DCP – BG Climate Change and Green Economy Manager, and it will based in Sofia.

 
The Stakeholders Engagement &GE Technical Officer
Your duties will include:
  • The position of Stakeholders Engagement and GE Technical Officer aims to report and document the stakeholder engagement process throughout the whole project called “PANEL 2050”. The position will serve as a tool to carry out local stakeholder mapping. 
  • Identify relevant stakeholders from different sectors of society, including those who are supportive as well as those that could be considered ‘opponents’ to efforts, such as certain industrial actors.  Special effort should be given to identifying stakeholders that are not engaged currently in energy transition but could have a great impact on the process. 
  • Develop and propose for approval strategies for reaching out to stakeholders they have previously not communicated with – and creating rebuttals to the claims or arguments made by opponents. Establish good personal communication with identified stakeholders and start build a strong networking within the new defined stakeholder’s community. 
  • Supports the development of a stakeholder and partners collaboration platform by actively presenting and communicating them about the project outcomes and achievement and also by mobilising them in supporting further action and plans defined within the project
  • Actively approach different stakeholders communities, bringing awareness about the project scope and involving them in being dynamic supporters of the project concept
  • The position of Stakeholders Engagement and GE Technical Officer should also support the preparation of all relevant technical reports, and work related to the implementation and reporting of all the climate and energy project, responsible for, and implemented under the Bulgarian climate change and green economy team. 
  • The position should be ready to technically support the activity of the experts within the "Climate Change and Green Economy" team. 
  • Contribute to the good functioning of WWF DCP Bulgaria through participation in essential and daily national activities as needed.
  • Support the overall work and responsibilities under the "Climate Change and Green Economy" team work.
 
We expect from you:
  • Adheres to the WWF mission, as well LIVES the WWF DCP’s Values: People Empowerment, Trust, Impact Driven, Responsibility, Standard of Excellence
 
Knowledge:
  • University degree in relevant academic discipline as climate, energy, policy or human sciences (sociology, public relations).
 
Experience
  • At least 3 years in a similar position, or in technically supporting projects with impact on conservation and climate change topics with direct involvement in community stakeholders building.
 
Skills and Abilities:
  • Ambition, energy and drive, with a commitment to making a difference
  • A team player, committed to building a strong team and sharing success with colleagues
  • Native language Bulgarian; fluency in English, oral and written
  • Strong speaking and convincing skills
  • Ability to collect, analyse and transmit information
  • Ability to work with stakeholders having different/conflictual interests on the same issue
  • Computer literacy and experience with website management
  • Ability to meet deadlines strictly
  • Good networking and organizing skills
  • Commitment to WWF’s mission and priorities
  • Experience with the issues and priorities of WWF, including e.g. environment and nature conservation, and work for an environmental organisation is an advantage but not a necessity
  • Ability to work in an international environment and within a multi-cultural team
 
If you are interested in joining the global WWF team, email your application documents including your CV and cover letter (in English) to lapostu@wwfdcp.ro. Application deadline: 17th of February 2017. Please understand that we can only reply to short-listed candidates. For more information on the WWF, kindly check the website: http://bulgaria.panda.org/