5.. Organization: World Wildlife Fund
Position: Senior Program Officer
Location: Washington DC
WWF Science Position: Ecosystem Services Mapping and Valuation
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer to lead efforts to quantify and value ecosystem services within our priority ecoregions. The position is part of the Natural Capital Project, a collaboration among WWF, The Nature Conservancy, and Stanford University, focused on integrating ecosystem services into conservation and development efforts worldwide (www.naturalcapitalproject.org). The Project has been developing a set of software tools to map ecosystem services and their economic values, and we are now beginning to apply them more widely in the field.
This individual will coordinate a team of scientists to apply these tools within WWF programs to achieve conservation goals. This involves training and collaborating with WWF field staff to use the software tools, working with the Project's core modeling team to revise the underlying models based on experience in the field, collaborating with WWF's policy and finance staff to link scientific results to policy outcomes, and communicating findings via scientific publications, oral presentations, and the Project's learning network. The position is within WWF's Conservation Science Program, and reports to the Director of Conservation Science.
Position requirements: Significant (ideally 3-5 years) experience in ecosystem services with strong grasp of technical and non-technical issues. Successful record of applying science to international conservation problems. Masters or PhD degree in conservation biology, ecology, eco-hydrology, environmental economics, or related field. Strong analytical skills and scientific creativity. Excellent abilities in project organization, team leadership, and written and oral communications. Willingness to travel extensively. Experience with GIS, training others in science-related tools, and fundraising is preferred.
AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/jobs.html . We will begin evaluating applications June 30th.