as a Charitable Trust on 27 November, 1969, WWF India set out with
the aim of reducing the degradation of Earth’s natural
environment and building a future in which humans live in harmony
with nature. In 1987, the organization changed it's name from the
World Wildlife Fund to World Wide Fund for Nature India. With five
decades of extensive work in the sector, WWF India today is one of
the leading conservation organizations in the country.
India is a science-based organization which addresses issues such
as the conservation of species and its habitats, climate change,
water and environmental education, among many others. Over the
years, its perspective has broadened to reflect a more holistic
understanding of the various conservation issues facing the
country and seeks to proactively encourage environmental
conservation by working with different stakeholders- Governments,
NGOs, schools and colleges, corporates, students and other
post of Coordinator (Communities) will play an important role in
managing community based conservation initiatives on a day to day
basis in TAL. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the
successful execution of the existing initiatives, and facilitate
in strengthening community institutions to leverage external
resources for conservation and sustainable development.
Coordinator will work through the SPOs, POs & FOs in the TAL
and assist the Team Leader to build a team of social scientists
for working on biodiversity conservation through community support
initiatives. For this purpose, the candidate will require
traveling extensively within the landscape, across the country and
abroad as required by the organization.
Development and Fund-raising
and oversee implementation of strategies for community-based
conservation work in TAL in coordination with the Team Leader,
TAL, respective Landscape Coordinators and Lead-Community
conservation issues, develop and share concept notes, work plan
and budget to contribute to proposal development for fund-raising
to implement the strategies whenever needed.
Implementation and Technical Support
objectives and activities for strengthening community engagement
in different areas with special reference to managing human
wildlife conflict, resource dependencies and securing critical
strategic conservation linked livelihood, alternate energy and
community engagement plans.
the team members in carrying out field surveys, data collection,
data analysis and report preparation.
in strengthening community institutions (EDCs & SHGs, etc.)
and engaging them in conservation and socio-economic development
of local communities.
and execute interventions to strengthen relationship between
local communities and Forest Department.
implementation of project activities, develop monitoring plan,
evaluate and monitor the impact of community engagement in
existing Government policies and schemes across different states
in TAL; and identify schemes which can be leveraged to further
strengthen community engagement in conservation.
Coordination and Communication
and manage partnerships with a range of project partners and
networks including civil society organizations, government
agencies & corporate sector.
responsible for effective liaison with stakeholders including
government department(s), institution(s), NGOs and CBOs for any
issues pertaining to strengthening WWF India's work with
communities in the landscape.
information flow from partners/ landscape about conservation and
livelihood issues to other team members and WWF Secretariat.
report writing and documentation as required as well as assist in
developing communication materials.
with the field and secretariat teams to ensure timely publication
of reports, peer review papers, fact sheets and stories in WWF
India’s website/news articles.
Monitoring, Administration and Financial Management
written quarterly updates on progress of different projects
against a pre-designed work plan to the Team Leader-TAL,
Lead-Community Engagement and the Associate Director – Species
& Landscapes Programme.
in project management including project planning, monitoring,
reporting, finance management and delivery of agreed targets.
Qualification/Required Skills & Experience
Skills and Abilities:
on social issues in a conservation landscape would be preferred.
leadership skills and the ability to manage a team.
of project development and project management.
writing and communication, written and oral; in both English and
level of interpersonal skills required, especially relationship
management and consensus building skills and the ability to work
as part of a high-level international team.
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