Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Project Officer (Wetland Conservation) - World Wide Fund for Nature India (Apply by: Open)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Project Officer - Wetland Conservation

World Wide Fund for Nature-India, Bharatpur, Rajasthan

 

1. POSITION VACANT: Project Officer – Wetland Conservation, World Wide Fund for Nature-India, Bharatpur, Rajasthan
2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:  
World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF India) was established as a Charitable Trust on November 27, 1969, to further the mission of stopping the degradation of the planet's natural environment and building a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. Rechristened the World Wide Fund for Nature-India in 1987, WWF-India has over 40 years of experience in this field.

A constructive, science-based organization, WWF-India, in keeping with the tenets of its parent organization, addresses issues like the survival of species and habitats, climate change and environmental education. Over the years, its perspective has broadened to reflect a more holistic understanding of conservation issues facing the country.
WWF-India would like to hire conservation professionals for its flagship wetland conservation project at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
For further details about WWF India, Please visit http://www.wwfindia.org

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
WWF-India recognized Keoladeo National Park (KNP) in Bharatpur, Rajasthan as a priority wetland and has been involved in conservation and management of the Park since 1994 with support from D. Swarovski & Co. Over the past decade and a half, WWF-lndia has been implementing the 'Water for Life' programme in Bharatpur to ensure long term conservation of KNP for the benefit of people and nature. The programme has three pillars: Water Schools (reaching out to about 100 schools), Policy Research & Advocacy, and Direct Action (with stakeholders on water conservation). The programme has recently expanded to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan and entering a new phase, which will consolidate the actions and lessons from the experience thus far and move to new directions and geographies in the face of emerging challenges.
Key Responsibilities:
(1) Research & Technical Studies: Conducting biodiversity assessments, socio-economic and technical studies related to wetland conservation;
(2) Programme Implementation: Coordinating with the State Education department, teachers, village institutions and the team of water school trainers to implement the water school programme. Also coordinating with different stakeholder groups, including village communities, Panchayat, state departments schools among others for implementation of programme activities;
(3) Communication and Outreach: Mobilizing stakeholder support to establish a multi stakeholder platform on wetland conservation and organizing stakeholder consultations, communication and outreach programmes at the local (town/city and village) level to create awareness and generate support for wetland conservation;
(5) Capacity Building: Organizing training/workshops/awareness programme for the identified target groups/stakeholders to enable Wetland Conservation;
(6) Reporting: Preparing and submitting technical progress reports, case studies, and process documents.
4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES: 
Qualifications:
(1) Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of four years of experience OR
(2) Master's degree with a minimum of two years of experience in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources Management, or related field.
Experience: 
(1) Familiarity with wetland management and wildlife wetland habitats is desirable;
(2) Demonstrated ability to identify wetland birds by sight is essential;
(3) Knowledge and appreciation of the participatory approaches to conservation.
Skills and Competencies:
(1) Excellent written and verbal communications skills in Hindi and English;
(2) Ability to synthesize and communicate technical and complex information for a non-technical audience, with effective communication skills;
(3) Ability to work independently;
(4) Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to motivate people to action.
5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:
The gross remuneration budgeted for this position is attractive. Please note that offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history of the selected candidate and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities.
6. LOCATION: Bharatpur, Rajasthan
7. REFERENCE: POWC-WWF
8. CONTACT INFORMATION:
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025 
Phones: 011-2684-2162; 011-4165-3612; 011-4101-1564 and 011-4101-1565
Email: powc-wwf@sams.co.in 

9. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Interested candidates must email their latest resume/CV, along with a cover letter and details of three professional references, current cost to organization and remuneration expectations to powc-wwf@sams.co.in by or before June 30, 2015. Please note that interviews with promising applicants shall commence almost immediately.


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