Officer Global Policy

WWF International, Singapore, Singapore

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsHR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st October, 2016

Job Description

The Officer, Global Policy conducts research and analyses that underpin
the arguments behind WWF’s policy and advocacy positions in the language
of decision-makers by developing political briefs, substantive briefs
and talking points for WWF on geopolitical, social and economic trends
and policy options and their relevance for WWF mission and objectives.

Main responsibilities:
•    Deliver policy recommendations for relevant external use, including
on-the-spot reactive positioning as well as proactive positions for
relevant international dialogues;
•    Conduct relevant political and policy research to underpin arguments behind WWF’s policy and advocacy positions
•    Draft convincing substantive briefs to support WWF policy positions;
•    Deliver cross cutting policy expertise and knowledge on complex,
multi-disciplinary issues to support policy and advocacy work for WWF’s
•    Support WWF delegations in multi-lateral fora and policy dialogues
with relevant material and briefings, and represents as required
•    Engage as relevant in international policy dialogues to build
research credibility, roadtest positions and policies, and ensure the
political credibility of WWF’s overall and cross-cutting positions as
well as protocol and approach
•    Help build WWF capacity in cross-cutting policy areas, political
research and advocacy, notably through on-site training as well as
issue- or fora-specific activities
•    Lead global radar work on priority international dialogue and
advocacy areas to help identify momentum, anticipate future directions,
sticking points and opportunities and anticipate key policy engagement
opportunities for WWF to engage
•    Maintain a knowledge platform and systems (database, website, email
list) on publications of interest, arguments, positions, political
commitments, country and regional information, biographies, etc
•    Other major duties as requested by Head, Policy Research and Development

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
•    Masters degree in international affairs, economics, development, social, foreign, economic, governance or legal studies;
•    Proven professional experience in the field of policy and/or
advocacy, preferentially in conservation or sustainable development; 
•    Deep understanding of current political affairs, trends and
developments and of the relationship between environmental conservation
and the external political agenda;
•    Strategic thinking, analyses complex information and provides
coherent, compelling briefs and talking points, excellent writing skills
•    Up to date on latest geopolitical trends
•    Able to translate policy asks into a range of compelling narratives
which are appropriate for differing political, academic, research and
institutional audiences
•    Ability to convene experts from a devolved network in policy dialogues
•    Ability and enthusiasm in providing fast and accurate information and in implementing short term but demanding tasks;
•    Ability to digest information from a variety of electronic and written sources and produce clear analysis
•    Capacity to work rapidly and accurately under pressure and to quickly define and adhere to priorities.
•    Discretion, reliability, flexibility, accuracy;
•    Ability to work in multicultural environment;
•    Capacity to work independently in an intense team environment and have good people skills; 
•    Excellent organisational and people skills;
•    Fluent in English, other languages an advantage;
•    Highly computer literate, competent in use of spreadsheets and other electronic tools;
•    Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging

How to apply?
Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file. We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.

Salary: 54,000 – 62,000 SG

Work permit restrictions may apply. Internal candidates given priority.

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

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