Programme Development Officer at WWF, New Delhi, India

Deadline: 30 September 2018

WWF-India is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Development Officer – Species & Landscapes Division in New Delhi, India.

The candidate will need to coordinate with the core team, landscape teams and others to develop project concepts based on existing strategy, anchor preparation of project proposals, engage with other teams to develop innovative ideas and work with the fundraising team to secure funding for these.

WWF-India’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Development Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Lead development of project concepts based on the 2022 strategy of WWF India.
  • Coordinate with the Core Team of Species & Landscapes Programme and with the Landscape Team Leaders/Coordinators along with the National Species Leads for developing project concepts.
  • Provide writing support for major fundraising proposals, donor reports, and documents.
  • Work closely with program staff, program fundraising teams and development colleagues to develop new, innovative ideas for projects.
  • Understand on ground conservation initiatives of WWF India and incorporate ideas in the project concepts.
  • Keep track of project implementation and expenditures in CSR supported projects in the landscapes, and assist in adaptive management.
  • Work with the Director, Programme M&E for overall Monitoring and Evaluation of landscape programmes and projects.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Post Graduate degree in biological or social sciences, development studies, management or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the relevant area with a strong understanding of biodiversity conservation issues in India and the region.
  • Knowledge of project management and project M&E are desired.
  • High level of interpersonal skills required, especially relationship management and consensus building skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Good oral and written knowledge of English is imperative.
  • In addition, a track record of programme development, content writing and ability to work collaboratively in a multi-stakeholder team are important qualifications for this position.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to be proactive and excellent time discipline are key requirements for this position.

How to Apply

Please submit an up-to-date CV (mentioning applicant’s full name in the resume attachment), giving details regarding compensation received in the present assignment, expected salary, and three references via email at the address given on the website, with “Programme Development Officer-Species & Landscapes Division”, in the subject line.

For more information, please visit WWF-India.