Manager Water Stewardship Projects (f/m)

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Manager Water Stewardship Projects (f/m)

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. WWF is globally engaging directly with economic sectors, such as textiles and apparel, to reduce water-related risks on the ground. The open position focuses on supporting various WWF offices in the development and implementation of water stewardship projects, with a focus on programmes engaging the textiles sector.

In close cooperation with the WWF International Corporate Partnerships Team and the WWF International Freshwater Practice, the 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

Manager Water Stewardship Projects (f/m)

What you will be doing:

  • Support local WWF staff in India, Turkey, Vietnam/Mekong and China in further development and implementation of water stewardship strategies and projects, focusing on textile and cotton supply chains -with a potential direct role to co-develop WWF’s programme in Ethiopia or to support additional relevant programmes on water stewardship and textiles.
  • Support local WWF staff in India, Turkey, Vietnam/Mekong, China and Ethiopia in tasks such as project planning, resource planning, capacity building, ToR development, report writing, KPI development, policy engagement, partnership management, and development of collaborations with other on-ground organisations or additional corporate partners
  • Visit respective WWF offices, potentially for extended time-periods
  • Work closely with the WWF Textile and Water Stewardship Leads, to ensure alignment with the WWF Freshwater Practice Strategy, Textiles Industry Approach and other internal and external strategies or initiatives (such as CEO Water Mandate or Sustainable Apparel Coaltion)
  • Ensure knowledge transfer related to on-the-ground water stewardship projects within the WWF Freshwater Practice and wider WWF network
  • Coordinate information with relevant corporate partnership managers in Sweden, USA, UK and Netherlands, and additional managers related to any new partners within relevant textiles/water stewardship projects
  • Develop water stewardship proposals for WWF corporate partnerships and projects, as well as external and internal communication material

Your profile:

  • University degree (at least Bachelor, Master or equivalent desired) in one of the following areas: economics/business, natural resources management, environmental sciences, or another relevant field
  • At least 2 years work in a field relevant to the role
  • Strong understanding and background in water governance, multi-stakeholder programmes, policy engagement or work addressing on-the-ground water issues and challenges, particularly from a stakeholder/systems perspective
  • Strong background in project management, working in various geographical contexts including developing countries
  • Experience working with the private sector – giving strategic advice, managing expectations and communicating project complexities, securing funds, mobilising engagement, creating platforms and innovation and creating business cases for action – with a particular focus on work within the textiles and cotton sectors
  • Able to work in a diverse and global network, to balance and manage multiple demands and priorities, and work with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills, ability to interact convincingly with people at various levels of seniority and diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Adhere to WWF's values, which are: knowledgeable, optimistic, determined and engaging.
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, organised and delivery focused
  • Business fluent in English and German and/or other languages desirable

Möchten Sie mit uns zusammen für den Natur- und Umweltschutz arbeiten?

Then apply online using our application form stating your salary expectations and availability. Persons with disabilities (in the sense of § § 2 (2) and 3 SGB IX) are preferably given the same qualifications.

WWF Deutschland - Bereich Personal - Janina Manske - Reinhardtstraße 18 - 10117 Berlin

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