Tuesday, Jun 19 2012
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a Protected Areas and LCDS/REDD+ specialist to be based in Georgetown, Guyana.
The specialist will contribute to the creation of the Guyana protected area system by supporting the Government of Guyana on the design and planning of a national system of protected areas. This high level position will work to facilitate and guide the implementation of recently passed protected areas legislation. The end result of this work is expected to be the declaration of protected areas which safeguard the country’s pristine biodiversity and contributes to WWF’s ambitious goals for Amazon conservation.
Identify the most strategic areas of WWF engagement in support of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. This position will coordinate with WWF Guianas staff and relevant offices/programs within the WWF Network (WWF Norway, WWF Netherlands, WWF US, Forest Carbon Initiative, Living Amazon Initiative and LAC) to identify those priorities, and work closely with the Guianas Program Office Representative and the Guyana Country Manager to engage the Government of Guyana to reach consensus on the areas in which WWF is best positioned to provide policy, technical and financial support in the coming years.
A higher degree (PhD or Masters) in protected areas, conservation, natural sciences, management, international development or a related field is required. Technical proficiency in the field of protected areas, social participation, consultation on indigenous issues, conservation, natural-resource management and international development, with at least 10 years professional experience in managerial roles, 3-5 years of which should be in the region, with demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams, with proven ability in proposal writing and successful fundraising for large-scale projects. AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
To submit cover letter and resume please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers, job # 12062