Program Officer, Supply Chain Footprint — Washington, D.C.
Job Title: Program Officer for Supply Chain Footprints
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hours and Compensation: Full Time
Position Dates: Limited Term
Application Deadline: until filled
We seek to save a planet, a world of life.
We seek to practice conservation that is humane in the broadest sense, reconciling the needs of human beings and the needs of others that share the Earth. We seek to instill in people everywhere a discriminating yet unabashed reverence for nature and to balance that reverence with a profound belief in human possibilities. We seek to inspire others who can advance the cause of conservation, from the smallest community to the largest multinational organization.
We seek to be the voice for those creatures who have no voice. We speak for their future. We seek to apply the wealth of our talents,knowledge, and passion to making the world wealthier in life, in spirit,and in living wonder of nature.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer to be responsible for engaging companies on their supply chain impacts, especially scope three greenhouse gas emissions and water risks associated with the production and sourcing of raw materials derived from agriculture and forestry operations. The Program Officer will be responsible for research and project management tasks related to evaluating GHG and water impacts including working with companies to develop mitigation of risks and reduction of GHG emissions. These projects will help WWF deliver its conservation mission by transforming business practices, championing sustainable solutions, and leveraging corporate assets for broader reach.
- Research and prepare background materials for WWF’s private sector work, with an emphasis on scope three GHG emissions, water footprint and water risk, assists with program and project management by developing, implementing, coordinating and supervising projects related to calculating water footprint. This work will include updating data in the footprint tool that WWF has created, updating the methodology of the tool, and other potential activities.
- Engage private sector stakeholders via phone, email, in-person meetings on strategies to reduce GHG emissions in supply chains, engage within company business units, develop tools and analyses, etc.
- Prepare and provide concise and compelling presentations to corporate and NGO audiences on reducing GHG emissions and engaging in water stewardship, support fundraising activities, including developing and editing proposal narratives, represent WWF at relevant events and conferences related to business and climate change, GHG emissions, agriculture, GHG reporting and reductions, water risk, water stewardship, etc.
- Travel, domestic and potentially international, will be required to visit project sites, monitor and evaluate progress and report as necessary.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
III. Minimum Requirements
1. Education/Experience: A Bachelors degree or related experience in Environmental Science/Management, Economics, Business or a related field is required. A minimum of 4 years in program management and experience in business, environment, public policy, or a related field is also required.
Knowledge of climate change, carbon footprints; especially scope 3 emissions, agriculture, and freshwater is preferred. Masters in Business Administration, Environmental Science or a related field is also preferred.
1. Skills and Abilities
- Excellent organizational skills
- Excellent research and writing skills
- Strong analytical skills, especially in the fields of agriculture and environment
- Strong project management skills
- Ability to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments
- Good interpersonal skills
How to Apply
To apply for the job please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers, job #13015 and submit cover letter and resume. Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.