Program Manager, Ocean

Reports to:  Chief Program Officer

Location:  Beijing 


Main Responsibilities:

1. Support CPO to develop WWF China’s Ocean Practice strategy in line with the overall WWF China’s strategy 2020, and establish stakeholders’ network on Ocean protection.

2. Responsible for the development of work plan/budgets, reports and required communication materials for the Ocean Practice activities in China to meet the Ocean strategy objectives and contribute to global Ocean protection goals.

3. Responsible and supervise daily project implementation in China to ensure the activities and the outputs are in alignment with WWF China’s Ocean Practice strategy.

4. Responsible for grant-making pilot and mechanism designed for WWF China blue planet fund and facilitate the collaboration between key experts and NGOs to build the ocean conservation field in China.

5. Keep a strategic and innovative thinking to develop technical approach, systematic pilots and partner network for future themes as well as potential working areas in Ocean protection.

6. Keep close communication and cooperation with colleagues of programme teams in cross-cutting protective areas, aiming at collective high conservation impact, and with colleagues from other departments to magnify project impacts and leverage resources.

7. Lead the coordination of relevant programme exchange, stakeholder visits, and donor activities in and outside China.

8. Support CPO in Ocean team build up, staff recruitment, capacity building, working culture cultivate etc.   

9. Perform other tasks designated by the supervisor.



1. Master degree in marine science, conservation management or relevant discipline is preferred.

2. At least 5 years experiences in relevant field, more than 2 years in managerial role is preferred.

3. Strong project management skills, results oriented.

4. Good knowledge and acute sense of working with different stakeholder groups of conservation in China.

5. Excellent communication skills, able to communicate effectively and efficiently. Good command of English.

6. Adapted to frequent domestic and international travel.

7. Optimistic and determined, able to solve out the difficulties in tough situations. 

8. Innovative, willingness to update professional knowledge and skills.

9. Team worker, ability to respect and work well with people from different cultures and background.


Program Brief:

The Ocean Practice is a newly established team for ocean conservation work in WWF China. It aims to scale up the conservation effort in China for sustainable fisheries, resilient coast and reducing marine plastic.


Contact Information:

Candidates should send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria together with a CV in English and Chinese as email attachments to

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and please indicate your salary expectation within the coverletter.