World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Interim Manager, Global Seafood Traceability.
ResponsibilitiesSubject to the sign-off of the Senior Manager on budgetary allocations, approval of work plans, development of funding concepts and applications, engagement of consultants and/or issuing of subgrants, finalization of public communications, and other major tactical or strategic decisions, the Interim Manager will:
- Develop and manage the operating budget for allocation of project discretionary funds (travel, consultants, network subgrants, communications & events, etc.). For this purpose, the Manager will have access to all project budget details other than disaggregated salary information, will participate in monthly budget reviews with program operations staff, and is expected to be proactive in proposing and shaping budget allocation decisions for sign-off by the Project Lead.
- Devise, maintain, and implement the workplan for delivery of project outcomes , including working with the Project Lead to identify strategic outcomes, milestones, key activities, events, communications, and knowledge products, along with proposed task allocations among project staff.
- Coordinate Project staff and lead consultants across the full range of project activities, helping set and supervise timelines for project delivery.
- Support the Project Lead as alternate WWF representative on the GDST steering committee.
- Develop and coordinate activities to build and maintain productive working relationships both externally and internally, including with other NGOs working in the seafood traceability space and within the WWF network.
- Draft regular project updates for reporting to the Moore Foundation (and other funders, as needed), and assist the Project lead in maintaining close connections with Moore Foundation grant officers and staff.
- Take a leading and proactive role in developing the vision and funding concepts for seafood traceability activities beyond the current grant and project, to deliver WWF's conservation mission.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- A university degree and technical proficiency in conservation, international business, or another relevant field.
- At least seven years relevant professional experience, including working in companies or in an NGO position focused on industry engagement, with at least two years experience with project coordination.
- At least two years of work with or within the seafood sector or relevant sectors such as finance, retail, seafood processing, procurement or international trade.
- Experience of working in one or more major regions (Europe, North America, Asia) countries; ideally with the private sector or relevant governmental or NGO actors.
- Ability and experience to motivate, organize, and support coordinated actions among colleagues and offices distributed in a complex international organizational structure.
- Capacity to work independently and to function effectively in virtual teams.
- Ability to help raise and manage funds.
- Excellent English; other languages an asset.
- Willingness to travel internationally
- Adhere to WWF's values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
This is a 6 month short term employment opportunity with no eligible benefits.
- Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #22062
- 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, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.
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