Programme Manager (Wetlands Conservation)

Bangalore, , IN

WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organizations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country, invites applications from self-motivated and dynamic individual individuals with an inherent sensitivity towards the conservation of nature to coordinate and manage the Wetlands conservation programme of WWF-India in South India.
Location: Bangalore, with frequent travel to field sites.
The Job Profile: 

  1. Overall coordination of WWF-India’s Wetland Conservation Programme in South India (including administration and finance). Preparation and submission of technical and financial progress reports.
  2. Conservation: Lead the work with multiple stakeholders [Government (local, District and State), communities and others] to develop and implement wetland conservation plans to meet the project objectives and to benefit target species and local communities.
  3. Field action: Manage human resources to undertake relevant research [technical and socio-economic studies to help design a participatory wetland conservation plan] and field activities leading to conservation of wetlands.
  4. Communications, Outreach and policy advocacy: Design and implement communications and outreach strategy to generate awareness, build capacity and change attitudes to generate support for wetland conservation
  5. Networking: Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders at the local, District and State level and the Donor. 

Qualifications, Experience and competencies required:

  • Advanced degree in Biology/ Ecology/ Environmental Sciences/ Natural Resources Management or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with conservation issues, particularly those related to wetland and its biodiversity is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify wetland birds by sight is essential. 

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to motivate people to action. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the participatory approaches to conservation
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English are essential. Working knowledge of local languages will be an advantage.
  • Excellent report writing abilities and documentation skills.
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate technical and complex information for a non-technical audience, with effective communication skills reaching target audiences

Apply Via Email to:
[email protected]

Submission Details:
Please submit an up-to-date CV (mentioning your full name in the resume attachment), giving details regarding compensation received in the present assignment, expected salary, and three references.
Last Date for sending applications: 30th June, 2016
In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please mention “Programme Manager (Wetlands Conservation), Bangalore”, in the subject line. The vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only. Applications of only short listed candidates will be acknowledged.
WWF-India is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and will depend upon candidate’s experience levels and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities.