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Mar 17 / BARD CEP

Program Officer, Fisheries (World Wildlife Fund)-Washington DC

Organization: World Wildlife Fund

Position Title: Program Officer, Fisheries

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation:  Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Job Summary:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer for Fisheries. Under the supervision of a Senior Program Officer, plan, manage, implement, monitor and report on activities related to our fishery rights-based management (RBM) work. The Program Officer will primarily work on projects focused on the Latin American region and periodically engage on projects in other parts of the WWF Network. S/he will respond to requests for oral and written information; work directly with project personnel, grantees, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manages administrative functions to support program and project management by responding to requests for oral and written information. Works directly with project personnel, grantees, donors, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting. Involved with outreach to donors from corporate, non-profit, and governmental sectors.
  2. Contributes to the development of regional or programmatic planning. Involved in the development of program strategy. Participates in stakeholder and partner group meetings.
  3. Develops, plans and implements oversight of new and ongoing projects and grants. Works with project personnel, grantees, consultants, and others to facilitate coordination, communication, and regular reporting. Develops and analyzes project operating plans and grant budgets.
  4. Researches and develops fundraising proposals and plans for funding from private foundations and/or government aid agencies. Prepares and finalizes scopes of work, budgets, and administrative information for contracts and to ensure compliance with donor requirements.
  5. Reviews the performance outcomes and status of all activities and evaluates and reports these results, as well as recommendations for corrective action. May travel to project sites to monitor and evaluate project progress and reports back, verbally and in writing. May supervise consultants in their work toward project and program goals and objectives.
  6. Monitors and analyzes new technical information, policy development issues, and trends related to the program and advises others accordingly. Keeps abreast of issues in areas in which WWF has an ongoing interest. Responsible for acquiring and gathering data relevant to specific conservation projects from conservation peers, governmental agencies, and universities.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  1. Education/Experience:
    • A Bachelor’s degree is required, ideally in a related field such as natural resources management, environmental science, fisheries management, environmental economics, international development, or conservation policy. A graduate degree in related fields is preferred.
    • Position requires a minimum of 4 years of experience in one or more of the following: fisheries management, fisheries science, fisheries economics and human dimensions of fisheries.
    • Oral and written fluency in Spanish is required.
    • Strong organizational, project management, and analytical skills are essential.
    • Knowledge of rights based management or tenure rights systems for natural resources is a plus.
  2. Skills and Abilities
    • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, budgeting, and monitoring donor compliance
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills and project management skills
    • Ability to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments
    • Ability to work on initiatives with multiple and competing priorities
    • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build solid relationships with internal and external partners
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide range of individuals, possibly across cultures and time zones
    • Diplomacy and cultural sensitivity are essential


To Apply:

  • Please visit our careers page and submit an on-line application.
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  • Submit cover letter and resume to, job #14038
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

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