Conservation Analyst

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
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Not Specified


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About the organisation

WWF's global vision is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world's leading, independent conservation organisation.  We are active in over 100 countries and have close to 5 million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet's natural resources.  

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business.  The world is changing fast. Our wildlife and wild places face unprecedented challenges. The result is people yearn more for nature and are connected with each other like never before. We know that we can achieve more by partnering, sharing, empowering communities, forming alliances and building a movement for the environment. Working together is the answer. It is our goal to bring about this unified voice for nature. 

About the role

Working as a member of the Evaluation and Science team as a technical analyst, the successful candidate will use their established network within the conservation science community and within the conservation practitioner's community, to build WWF's conservation science and policy profile.  By engaging with key scientists and conservation science institutions, the role will provide conservation science and policy analyses across WWF's priority programs with a focus on biodiversity status and trends, threat drivers and impacts, and conservation solutions such as protected areas, financial instruments and policy reform.

Additionally, the role conducts applied research to support the management of Australia's terrestrial and freshwater habitats, including a focus on bushfire recovery, feral animals and invasive species impact, by delivering accessible science to assist land managers and conservation practitioners to create and maintain resilient, sustainable and productive landscapes.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Advanced level skills, knowledge and/or experience in conservation or environmental science, ecology, policy or management, including publication of reports, or papers in relevant journals.
  • Well developed skills and experience in remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) & statistical analysis.
  • Technical research & data analysis skills.
  • A knowledge of conservation project management, including collaborating across multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Demonstrated understanding of national & sub-national species conservation issues, including key threats & related policy frameworks.
  •  Interpersonal, written & verbal communications skills, with an ability to communicate research findings & technical concepts to both scientific, lay audiences, & the mass media.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have some practical experience in field-based conservation activities and/or practical experience with advocacy based strategies with a knowledge of 'The Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation'.  As part of the WWF team, an ability to work both autonomously and constructively within a team and be aligned with WWF's vision, mission and I-KODE Values will be well regarded.  

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, sex, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Applicants can apply via   Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered.  Please name your documents with last/first name & include: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria & (2) your resume (CV), including two referees.

Closing Date: 9AM 21/9/2020

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