Programme Officer


Job description

Programme Officer

Roles and Responsibilities

The year 2021 provides us an unparalleled opportunity as a new 10 year strategic plan for biodiversity under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be developed and the world will also agree on the extension or adoption of new environment targets for SDG as well as review its progress on the SDGs. In addition, the climate COP26 also proposes to make nature an integral part of its commitments. It is expected that this New Deal for Nature and People will recognize that biodiversity loss, climate change and unsustainable development are inseparable challenges that are caused by the same drivers, and must be addressed together. For it to be a truly global framework, it should be relevant to and align with the other biodiversity related conventions including the two other Rio Conventions and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Having displayed leadership in UNCCD and CMS, India should also contribute significantly to the CBD processes by formulating a New Deal for Nature and People. India is also a frontrunner in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

WWF India will support India to showcase its leadership to champion and demonstrate that conservation of nature as well as pro poor and green growth can go hand in hand. For this purpose, we need to champion and influence policy makers and citizens to understand the dependence between biodiversity and climate goals, and address the SDGs also for sustainable development and conservation.

The SPO will be responsible for assisting the GLP programme to undertake awareness creation, policy influencing to ensure that the asks of ‘New Deal for nature and People’ is integrated into India positions and a robust Post 2020 GBF is developed.

Location: New Delhi

Job Profile:

  • Undertake policy analysis and identifying strategic entry points for building awareness within different government agencies and department on the linkages between biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development
  • Support the development of strong arguments/presentations for the New Deal
  • Network with campaigns, movements, and CSOs working on similar issues
  • Develop plans, policy and outreach briefs for multiple audiences
  • Facilitate forums and roundtables with other stakeholders
  • Develop communication outreach for New Deal

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s in Public Policy or a related field (e.g., International relations, Sociology, Political Science, Social Development)
  • At least 5 years’ experience in policy research, development research development or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge and experience in policy analysis, developing communication briefs
  • Working knowledge on SDGs, climate change and biodiversity conservation issues in India and globally
  • Experience in liasoning and dialogue with governments and other stakeholders especially CSOs

Desired Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, communication and team skills
  • Good communications and writing skills in English are essential.

Role: Other

Industry Type: NGO / Social Services / Industry Associations

Functional Area: Other

Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent

Role Category: Other


UG :Any Graduate in Any Specialization

PG :M.A in Political Science, Sociology, MS/M.Sc(Science) in Environmental science, MBA/PGDM in International Business, Other Management

Doctorate :Doctorate Not Required

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