World Wide Fund
Coordinator – Community Engagement (Terai Arc Landscape)
Dehradun Uttarakhand
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 03 2021


About the Organization

Established 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.

WWF 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 individuals.

Job Description/ Responsibilities

The 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.

The 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.

Programme Development and Fund-raising

  • Develop 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 Engagement.

  • Identify 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.

Programme Implementation and Technical Support

  • Strategize objectives and activities for strengthening community engagement in different areas with special reference to managing human wildlife conflict, resource dependencies and securing critical habitats.

  • Develop strategic conservation linked livelihood, alternate energy and community engagement plans.

  • Assist the team members in carrying out field surveys, data collection, data analysis and report preparation.

  • Assist in strengthening community institutions (EDCs & SHGs, etc.) and engaging them in conservation and socio-economic development of local communities.

  • Plan and execute interventions to strengthen relationship between local communities and Forest Department.

  • Facilitate implementation of project activities, develop monitoring plan, evaluate and monitor the impact of community engagement in conservation.

  • Analyze existing Government policies and schemes across different states in TAL; and identify schemes which can be leveraged to further strengthen community engagement in conservation.

Networking, Coordination and Communication

  • Liaise and manage partnerships with a range of project partners and networks including civil society organizations, government agencies & corporate sector.

  • Be 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.

  • Facilitate information flow from partners/ landscape about conservation and livelihood issues to other team members and WWF Secretariat.

  • Undertake report writing and documentation as required as well as assist in developing communication materials.

  • Coordinating 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.

Programme Monitoring, Administration and Financial Management

  • Providing 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.

  • Assist in project management including project planning, monitoring, reporting, finance management and delivery of agreed targets.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • Master in Sociology/ Anthropology/ Social Work/ Economics

  • At least 10 years of experience in conservation focused community projects and initiatives after Masters

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience on social issues in a conservation landscape would be preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to manage a team.

  • Knowledge of project development and project management.

  • Good writing and communication, written and oral; in both English and Hindi.

  • High 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.

How to apply

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