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Blue Forests Conservation Coordinator - SWIO Programme

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.

What we do

WWF is an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable.

WWF Madagascar Country Office is looking for a (01) Blue Forests Conservation Coordinator - SWIO Programme – 20 months Fixed-term contract


South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya or Madagascar

WWF’s Blue Forest Strategy provides a large-scale, sustainable business model approach to conserve and restore blue carbon ecosystems for the benefit of climate, nature, and people.

Major Function:

The main function of the Blue Forests Conservation Coordinator is to support the coordination of the implementation of WWF’s blue forests strategy, with an initial focus on identifying priority areas of focus and opportunities for the region, and more broadly contributing to making the business case for Blue Forest conservation (Phase 1 of the 10-Year Strategy). The role will further have a strong focus on building case studies and lesson learning that can be applied across the WWF network. The position will also actively build WWF’s external profile, support fund raising and maintain key relationships both internally and externally.

What you need:

Required Qualifications:

  •   Master’s degree in an environment-related field;

  •   5+ years of work experience in conservation, project management and sustainability;

  •   Demonstrable expertise particularly in project design with a view on private sector and stakeholder


  •   Technical experience and expertise in coastal habitat (Blue Forest/Blue Carbon) conservation and

    science - including related to the discussions on blue carbon finance and markets.

  •   Experience in one or more of the following areas: Oceans conservation, Blue Forests habitat

    management, restoration, conservation (mangroves, seaweed, seagrass, saltmarsh); policy

    influencing, sustainable ocean finance, oceans-climate nexus, capacity strengthening.

  •   Experience working in a global setting; virtual teams/networks

  •   Perfect command of the English language. French and/or Portuguese is an asset.

    Required Skills and Competencies

  •   Knowledge and understanding of coastal habitat conservation;

  •   Proven project management abilities, preferably with applied monitoring and evaluation;

  •   Budget management and fundraising skills;

  •   Demonstrated experience in external representation, building alliances, initiatives or platforms for

    change that leverage the capacity of teams and partners;

  •   Self-starter, excellent written and spoken communication and network skills;

  •   Strong team player and internal organizational networker;

  •   Adheres to WWF’s values: Courage, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration.

How to apply?

Deadline for application: May 24th 2024.
Only preselected candidates will be contacted.

Cover letter and detailed CV with telephone number for quick contact, photo, 03 professional references to be sent by mail to mwiopo.recruitment@wwf.mg with the mention “Blue Forests Conservation Coordinator - SWIO Programme”.

Full job description and specific template for cover letter and resume can be found on the website www.wwf.mg or requested by email at mwiopo.recruitment@wwf.mg.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce