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: Programme Executive, Conservation and Science

Reports to: Forest Conservation Manager

About World Wide Fund for Nature, Singapore (WWF)

WWF-Singapore is a Singapore-registered charity, a network member of WWF International – one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. WWF-Singapore protects critical natural resources for people in Singapore and supports a global network that spans over 100 countries. WWF-Singapore addresses issues important to Singapore and the region, such as climate change, deforestation, marine pollution and illegal wildlife trade. We achieve this through community-based conservation and restoration efforts in key landscapes and seascapes, and by innovative approaches for market transformation, sustainable finance, policy and advocacy, and education and outreach.

Major functions
The 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 will have a primary focus on forests and nature-based solutions in South East Asia and Singapore.

Major duties & responsibilities:

  • Provide support and assistance in the identification, establishment and day-to-day management of field projects in the region and Singapore.
  • Review progress reports from project partners (overseas and in Singapore) and coordinate and/or attend and minute updates with project partners.
  • Participate in, and support the running of, the Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) programme team; and participate in other programme teams as necessary.
  • Support projects – including conservation, fundraising, communications and outreach materials (e.g. proposals, e.g. presentations, e.g. media releases) – by performing conservation fact-checking, using scientific evidence as required.
  • Undertake and/or participate in research projects as/when required. This may include gathering data from internal and external sources, report and paper drafting, internal review and/or statistical analysis dependent upon the scope of the research.
  • Organise and/or participate in education and outreach events, representing WWF and providing technical support.
  • Organise and coordinate meetings and workshops with internal staff, external colleagues and partners.
  • Generate and analyse data and descriptive statistics in relation to a) work relevant to conservation activities, and b) project activities.
  • Assistance in vetting and writing fundraising proposals and reporting to donors.
  • Organise and/or attend meetings and record minutes as required.

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.
  • Ideally, one year of experience working in conservation, sustainability, natural resource management or related fields.
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • GIS skills are desirable but not essential.

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.
  • Ideally, have experience in project management and collaborations with external partners.
  • 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 Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line.