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Program Officer GEF Project Agency - 21019

WWF Washington, DC
Washington, DC 20037
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer (PO) for the WWF Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Project Agency. Under the supervision of the WWF GEF Agency Director, the PO (i) supports the Director on portfolio management and efficiency, (ii) implements project processing with the team of WWF GEF Project Managers, and (iii) implements dedicated project development.


  • Portfolio Management: Manages portfolio tracking and keeps team updated; Manages the WWF GEF website (uploads project documents and news); Manages portfolio level reporting to the GEF and internally; Facilitates project level reporting to the GEF and internally; Tracks deadlines for the team;
  • Project Processing: Leads development and issuance of project-related grants and contracts (e.g. concept development grants, consultant contracts); Uploads project documents to the GEF Portal; Advertises consultant positions; Reviews project proposals (PIFs) and project plans (ProDocs) and may provide editorial assistance; develops and updates agency templates;
  • Project Management: Works with WWF GEF Project Managers in the development or supervision of 2-3 projects. Under guidance of the relevant Project Manager, the PO will: coordinate project teams; train/build capacity in project teams; prepare, finalize and advertise consultant TORs; prepare and finalize mission TORs and Back to Office Reports; Research technical topics to support project development; Track project related deadlines; Prepare and finalize lessons learned reports based on other GEF project mid-term/terminal evaluations; Organizes internal and external peer reviews and synthesizes the results; Assists in drafting project proposal (Project Identification Form - PIF), plans (ProDoc) and supervision reports; Assists the Project Manager and team to respond to internal and GEF Sec project reviews; Ensures client compliance with Grant Agreements for projects in implementation; Reviews client reports for projects in implementation; May supervise consultants; and attend in-country missions as required.
  • GEF knowledge: Keeps abreast of policy, strategy and issues in the Global Environment Facility and in WWF GEF operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Environment, International Policy, or related is required
  • Must have at least 4 years of experience in program management, biodiversity conservation, or natural resources management
  • An understanding of international conservation issues is preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project development and supervision, ideally in the sector of international multilateral and bilateral environment development aid is preferred
  • Good understanding of the global environmental institutional architecture and associated financial mechanisms a plus
  • Must have a highly efficient and productive work style
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent research, analytical and writing skills are required
  • Must be able to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Ability to work on initiatives with multiple and competing priorities
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide range of individuals, across cultures and time zones is required
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 20% of the time
  • Fluency in French or Spanish is an advantage

Please Note: Candidates are encouraged to apply by Sunday, Dec 27th

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #21019
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.


Posted: 2021-04-05 Expires: 2021-05-06

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WWF Washington, DC
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