WWF India requries Senior Project Officer/ Project Officer–Community Based Conservation


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WWF India requries Senior Project Officer/ Project Officer–Community Based Conservation

WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organizations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country, invites applications from candidates with an inherent sensitivity and passion towards promoting the conservation of nature, to join our Species & Landscapes Conservation team as Senior Project Officer/ Project Officer – Community Based Conservation, and work closely with local communities on issues related to forest protection and management, governance, livelihood, energy access and human-wildlife conflict.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic young candidates, with experience in implementing community/social development projects in field locations, to work as Senior Project Officers – Community Based Conservation in one of the following landscapes. The freshers without relevant experience are could also apply for Project Officer for the same locations, which are as follows :-

Kaziranga Karbianglong Landscape, Kohora (KKL),
Western India Tiger Landscape, Ranthambhore (WITL)
Western Ghats Nilgiris Landscape, Sulthan Bathery, Kerala (WGNL), and
Khangchendzonga Landscape, Darjeeling/Gangtok (KCL)

The job profile common to all these locations is as appended in subsequent paragraphs.

Location: WWF India office at respective landscape (any of the four mentioned above). Extensive travel within the landscape involved.

The Job Profile: Programme Development
– Provide field information and assist the team in preparation of quality funding proposal and get buy in from stakeholders for implementing those projects
– Assist in selecting of associates and partners as well as team members for implementing community based conservation initiatives in the landscape
Programme Implementation
– Work with the team for executing, implementing and monitoring community based program activities as per approved work plan; identify key areas of intervention with local communities, both thematic and geographical.
– Strengthen community institutions and community-level decision-making processes with a focus on natural resource management and environmental governance.
– Design and implement field trials and pilots of activities aimed at strengthening livelihoods, reducing excessive dependence on biomass from forest areas, and reducing human-wildlife conflict.
– Implement project activities and Monitoring & Evaluation to demonstrate impact of community engagement in conservation; also assist in proposal development and project and financial management.
Networking & Advocacy
– Liaise with partner organizations to coordinate activities, with special reference to community based conservation efforts
– Facilitate information flow from partners/landscape about conservation and livelihood issues to Landscape team and the secretariat

Assist the team in preparation of quarterly technical reports, scientific publications and other communication material and also provide monthly progress updates.

Qualifications, Experience and competencies required: Masters Degree preferably in Social Sciences, Social Work, Public Policy, Development or a related field 3-5 years of field experience in the development sector, preferably including implementation of community-related projects related to natural resource management, livelihoods, energy access and governance for the SPO position.

Excellent knowledge of the local language relevant to the respective location (writing, reading & speaking) is mandatory.
Apply Via Email to: recruitments@wwfindia.net

Submission Details: Please submit an up-to-date CV (mentioning your full name in the resume attachment), giving details regarding compensation received in the present assignment, expected salary, and three references.

Last Date for sending applications: 15th December, 2015

In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please mention “Senior Project Officer/ Project Officer – Community Based Conservation’’ as relevant, in the subject line. The vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only. Applications of only the short listed candidates will be acknowledged.

WWF-India is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and will depend upon candidate’s experience levels and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities.


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