Assistant Program Officer, Forest

Position: Assistant Program Officer, Forest
Report to: Program Manager, Forest
Location: Beijing


Function:  
1. Support, developing and managing the forest programme under WWF China
2. Act as the supervisor of dedicated programme implementation partners to developing and maintaining good conservation partnership.
3. Provide technical assistance and updated information about related concepts, technologies and trends.
4. Communicate with other organizations, companies and the government if requested, and act as an alternative contact person between WWF and the Chinese government and other organizations on related issues.
5. Lead the planning and implementation of overall communication strategy of Forests



Main Responsibilities:
1. Support the designing, coordinating and implementation of WWF forest programme and teams.
2. Timely prepare and deliver programme documentations, including programme activity reports.
3. Help initiate and develop new proposals, and assist the team with fund raising and project designing.
4. Develop programme contracts to partners/consultants following WWF’s regulation.
5. Responsible for information collection from programmes and offices, and prepare yearly summary or communication materials.
6. Maintain communications and interactions among government agencies, research institutions, companies and other organizations, as well as WWF network.
7. Participate in conferences and workshops on behalf of the WWF team to communicate with other organizations, companies and government agencies by giving presentations, speeches and consultation on WWF’s work and strategy.
8. Update strategies / proposals / work-plans / monitoring plans relating to related Programme.
9. Develop and maintain strategic partnership for raising WWF’s profile and influence.
10. Create and edit high quality press materials for Forests 
11. Work collaboratively with practice and communication colleagues to gain technical guidance and build their credibility in the traditional and news media
12. Develop and maintain effective relationship with medias and manage enquiries in line with requirements of WWF
13. Manage and update content of the website for Forest practices
14. Work as a contact person of WWF Int’l communication team
15. Actively participate in building and maintaining the integrity of our brand


Working Relationship:
1. Internal:  Immediate line manager, team members. Also work closely with other members of HUB Office, other WWF colleagues; and WWF Network colleagues.
2. External:  Regular interactions with project partners, government officials, other NGOs, local communities, donors, etc.


Qualifications:
1. A master’s degree in a relevant discipline is preferred.
2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Mandarin and English. 
3. High level of competence in project management, partnership development, communications, marketing /corporate and public relations communications. Excellent ability to work cross-culturally, proposal writing, policy analysis and information management
4. Excellent inter-personal skills, and team work skills including ability to internal communication, open mind strategic think, self-motivated and innovative and meet deadlines
5. Good current understanding of principles of related program.
6. Proactive, innovative and output-oriented personality.


Contact information: 
1. Candidates should send a cover letter, CV in English and Chinese to hr@wwfchina.org.
2.  Please indicate the applying position in title, salary expectation in Email and send them in attachment.