Project Manager Water Risk Filter

Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s most important nature protection organisations. With projects in more than a hundred countries, our mission is to preserve the world’s biological diversity. At the same time, we aim to strengthen people’s awareness of the need to deal responsibly with the natural resources that provide the basis for life itself – which also includes a sustainable economy. More than five million people support us by donating money or by becoming personally involved.

Globally, water resources are increasingly under stress. As companies need water for their value creation, they have a clear interest of reducing the water risks they are facing. Since 10 years, WWF has been working on finding solutions to corporate water risks. With the Water Risk Filter, we have developed a tool that enables companies to analyse and evaluate as well as provide solutions. We want to make sure that in the future the tool continues to enable companies and economic players to tackle their water risks in a meaningful manner.

In close cooperation with the WWF international Water Practice, our department for Water and Forests in Berlin is looking – as soon as possible in full-time employment with a limited contract for 3 years – for a

Project Manager Water Risk Filter (f/m)

What you will be doing

You are responsible for the overall development and implementation of the Water Risk Filter in collaboration with the WWF network, internationally and nationally operation companies, institutes, donors and regulators. The Water Risk Filter Lead will:

  • Lead and oversee the ongoing evolution and implementation of the Water Risk Filter strategy in collaboration with the WRF team, the WRF Reference Group/Technical Committee and other stakeholders, in support of the Freshwater Practice’s goals and outcomes

  • Coordinate the further development of the tool in close collaboration with the WRF team, external web developers, partners and other stakeholders in the international context

  • Innovate and develop new aspects/products/tools/services for the Water Risk Filter to benefit end users in economic sectors such as agriculture, textile, mining, financial institutions, etc. 

  • Guide and where necessary conduct water risk assessments and analysis with the support of the WRF team

  • Represent and drive awareness around the Water Risk Filter internally within the WWF Network and outside through blogs, reports and other publications , as well as workshops and conferences

  • Support the financial sustainability of the tool through acquisition and implementation of new partnerships and funding opportunities

Your profile

  • University degree (at least Bachelor, Master desired) in one of the following areas: economics/business, natural resources management, environmental sciences, or related fields

  • At least 3 years working experience in relation to the responsibilities

  • Preferably experience in consulting, business engagement, IT and web-development, preferably in the international context

  • Good understanding of business related water risks and method/product development

  • Experience working with geo-spatial analysis (GIS), remote sensing and data analysis

  • IT knowledge and affinity (especially visualization)

  • A willingness to grow the prominence of the tool and innovate

  • Excellent communication and coordination skills, ability to interact convincingly with people at various levels of seniority and diverse cultural backgrounds

  • Strong project management is necessary

  • Adhere to WWF’s values, which are: knowledgeable, optimistic, determined and engaging

  • Business fluent in English, German and/or other languages desirable

Would you like to work with us for nature and environmental protection?

Then apply online using our application form stating your salary expectations and availability. For contacting us, please feel free to contact Janina Manske in advance. Persons with disabilities (in the sense of § § 2 (2) and 3 SGB IX) are preferably given equal qualifications. We accept applications in German and English.