Program Officer, Forest

Title: Program Officer, Forest

Reports to: Program Manager, Forest

Location: Beijing


Main Responsibilities: 

1. Design,coordinate and implement WWF Forestry team program.
2. Timely prepare and deliver program documentations, including program budget, technical reports, financial reports etc.
3. Develop program contracts to partners /consultants following WWF’s regulation.
4. Responsible for information collection from programs and offices, and prepare yearly summary or communication materials.
5. Maintain communications and interactions among government agencies, research institutions, companies and other organizations, as well as WWF network. 
6. Participate in conferences and workshops to communicate with other organizations, companies and government agencies. 
7. Develop and maintain strategic partnership for raising WWF’s profile and influence.
8. Work under supervisor to support building and maintain sound relationship with network and non-network donors.
9. Other tasks allocated by Head of division or department.

Qualifications: 


• At least Master degree in forest conservation or related.
• At least 2-3 year work experience in forest conservation, environment and communication or related field. Additional knowledge on forest certification, community development and timber supply chain management is highly valued.
• Excellent command of English and Chinese (written and spoken)
• Understanding Forest conservation issues in both China and abroad.
• Good communication skills.
• Adaptive to frequent field travel.
• Excellent inter-personal and team work skills, including ability to communicate internally, be open-minded, think strategically, self-motivate, innovate, and meet deadlines.

Program Brief:


WWF and IKEA has been working together to increase the availability of FSC certified wood and to tackle problems such as illegal logging for more than a decade in China. The cooperation started in 2002 and resulted a nearly 3 million hectares certified forests until now. This officer position in under the WWF Beijing Office’s forest practice team and needs to frequently contact with project finance officer as well as the communicators in the program. The officer to be will also closely contact with other team members from the forest practice, local government officials, partners from private sectors, research institutions and universities, WWF network colleagues and media respondents. Overall the officer needs to show a team work spirit dealing with various stakeholders from different sectors.