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Bei: WWF Deutschland

Bereich: Sonstige Tätigkeitsfelder

Arbeitsort: Berlin, Deutschland

Anstellung: Vollzeit

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the best-known nature conservation organizations in the world. With projects in over a hundred countries, we pursue the goal of preserving the biological diversity of our planet - right where it counts.

WWF Germany is an independent part of this global network. Through our own initiatives and qualified lobbying in public relations, business and politics, we translate WWF's goals into action in Germany. We succeed in doing so primarily thanks to motivated and qualified employees: people who know their stuff; people who pitch in and give a hand; people who consider nature and species conservation to be not only a job - but as a conviction that together we can create a future worth living. And our employees are enthusiastically involved.

Do you identify with the goals of the WWF? Do you share our conviction? To strengthen our department Transformation Markets & Politics, subject area Agriculture & Land Use Change in Berlin, we are looking for a qualified person by the date 01.11.2023 limited until 30.06.2025 for full time employment for the following position:

Global Lead (m/f/d) Ecosystem Restoration and Grasslands & Savannahs

Your responsibilities:

  • provide strategic advice and support to WWF Global Practices (in particular the Forest and Food Practice), country offices and policy teams to elevate the profile of ecosystem restoration, protection, and sustainable management and nature-based solutions
  • lead implementation of the Global Grasslands and Savannah Initiative (GGSI) globally and support implementation in priority countries
  • identify and pursue emerging opportunities for WWF in regard to policies and advocacy, project and initiative development, and outreach, at global and national level
  • lead fundraising and fund tracking efforts for GGSIs
  • rally national offices to include ecosystem restoration in their fundraising efforts
  • develop external engagement strategies, including communications, to ensure that ecosystem restoration, as well as protection and sustainable management of neglected ecosystems – such as grasslands and savannahs and forest ecosystems– is promoted on the international agenda, for positive impact on nature, biodiversity, people and climate
  • support WWF's global advocacy for ecosystem restoration as well as protection and sustainable management of grasslands and savannahs at international events
  • represent the WWF Food Practice in emerging coalitions and platforms whose focus is the conservation, sustainable management and restoration of grasslands and savannahs
  • lead WWF relationship with the UN Decade secretariat and global partners as far as the aforementioned thematic topics are concerned
  • support the promotion and implementation of existing initiatives and coalitions
  • engage actively in the IKI project on Safeguarding Overlooked Ecosystems: Protect, Manage and Restore Grasslands and Savannahs in Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety Consumer Protection (BMUV)

Your requirements:

  • Master’s or equivalent degree in Environmental/Conservation Science, or other related fields with a professional understanding of international political processes
  • at least five years’ relevant professional experience in conservation, environment or development work, ideally with some knowledge/understanding of ecosystem restoration and/or integrated land and seascape scale work
  • proven experience in convening and coordinating virtual communities of practice in an international environment (particularly an NGO) would be a strong advantage;
  • strong communication, interpersonal, coordination and negotiation skills; ability to engage and connect with a broad range of people, and work as part of a multi-dimensional team that cuts across the WWF Network.
  • willingness to travel internationally for meetings and events when needed
  • excellent English, both written and oral, German or other languages are an asset
  • adhere to WWF's values: courage, collaboration, respect and integrity

We offer:

  • a meaningful task for our planet
  • great colleagues and the greatest possible scope for creativity
  • flat hierarchies and short distances, centrally located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte (near train station Friedrichstraße)
  • flexible working hours, home office and 30 days holiday entitlement (up to 3 weeks in a row)
  • capital-accumulation benefits in accordance with legal regulations; after 3 years of service also company pension scheme
  • optional incentives for sports, family care, lifestyle or JobTicket (total of 528€ per year)
  • play at the very front or simply be part of the WWF choir, band, football or volleyball team
  • celebrate success or enjoy breaks with coffee and colleagues over the roofs of Berlin


In that case, we are looking forward to getting to know you. Kindly forward to us your application stating your salary expectations and your availability – directly online through our application form, or by email. If you have any questions, Eveline Werner would be glad to help you.

Last but not least:

As an international organization, we support a working environment of diversity based on justice and mutual respect. We therefore welcome every application - regardless of ethnic, social and national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and political views.

WWF Deutschland - People & Culture - Eveline Werner - Reinhardtstraße 18 - 10117 Berlin