Executive/Senior Programme Executive, Conservation

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Singapore, Singapore

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30+ days ago

Position title: Executive/Senior Programme Executive

Reports to: Conservation Programme Manager

About World Wide Fund for Nature, Singapore (WWF)

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. As one of WWF’s international hubs, WWF-Singapore supports a global network spanning over 100 countries. WWF Singapore works closely with local stakeholders towards a greener and more sustainable Singapore and the region around us. We work to address key conservation areas, such as climate change, sustainable finance, deforestation, illegal wildlife trade, marine conservation, and sustainable production and consumption, through collaboration, education and outreach efforts involving the community, businesses, and governments. For more information, please visit wwf.sg.

Major functions
The Senior Programme Executive provides support and assistance to the Conservation and Science Department of WWF-Singapore on multiple projects, activities and tasks as required. The post-holder works across the organisation – including with Operations, Fundraising and Communications, and with local and overseas partners – providing conservation support.

Major duties & responsibilities:

  • Provide support and assistance in the identification, establishment and day-to-day management of field project investments in the region and Singapore.
  • Review Technical Progress Reports from implementing project teams (overseas and in Singapore), and coordinate and attend updates with project partners. Record and distribute project updates internally.
  • Support projects – including conservation, fundraising and communications work – by performing conservation fact-checking, using scientific evidence as required.
  • Undertake and/or participate in research projects as/when required. This may include report and paper drafting, internal review, statistical analysis dependent on the scope of the research.
  • Represent department in cross-programme management teams and discussions with local and regional partners as required.
  • Organise and coordinate meetings and workshops with internal staff, external colleagues and partners.
  • Represent WWF at meetings, workshops, public speaking opportunities, media engagement (including filming and interview opportunities) and working or focus groups locally and internationally as required.
  • Reach out to and maintain relationships with partners such as government agencies, NGOs, private sector stakeholders and donors as required.
  • Conduct local citizen science and/or public outreach and training e.g. guided walks, talks, data collection as required.
  • Generate and analyse data and descriptive statistics in relation to a) work relevant to conservation activities, and b) project activities.
  • Identification of funding opportunities (in collaboration with fundraising team colleagues) and assistance in writing funding proposals.
  • Fact checking and finalisation of communications and outreach materials, such as education programmes and external presentations.
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or related fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sustainability, conservation and related topics.
  • At least two years of project management experience in conservation, sustainability, natural resource management or related fields.
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good people management, engagement, and networking skills.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information from various departments and stakeholders and present information in a structured and consistent way.

You need to:

  • Be a self-starter with high level of drive.
  • Be able to work independently and with teams, according to task requirements.
  • Have great organisational skills, attention and dedication to details.
  • Be able to handle coordination of various stakeholders on complex projects.
  • Have good interpersonal skills and be able to follow-up on engagements in a timely and effective manner
  • Manage projects and collaborations with external partners where there are multiple and competing priorities.
  • Adhere to WWF’s values, which are: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

Interested applicants should submit their updated CVs and cover letter to hr@wwf.sg. Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line.