Programme Executive | WWF
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Position title: Programme Executive, Conservation and Science

Reports to: Conservation Programme Lead / Manager

Start Date: Immediately

Contract type: Permanent


About World Wide Fund for Nature, Singapore (WWF)

WWF-Singapore is a Singapore-registered charity, a network member of WWF International – one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. WWF-Singapore protects critical natural resources for people in Singapore, supports a global network that spans over 100 countries, and supports in-situ conservation with partner offices in the region. To meet key conservation goals for food, forests, oceans, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate and energy, WWF-Singapore addresses issues important to Singapore and the region, including: deforestation, peatland degradation and fire; wildlife crime, markets and illegal wildlife trade; sustainable fisheries and resilient coral reefs; free-flowing rivers and sustainable infrastructure; and responsible environmental footprint. We achieve this through investing in field projects in key regional landscapes and seascapes, and by leading innovative market transformation initiatives, sustainable finance and nature based solutions, policy and advocacy, and education and outreach.


Major Functions: 

The Programme Executive provides support and assistance to the Conservation and Science Department of WWF-Singapore on multiple projects, activities and tasks as required. The post-holder works across the organisation – including with Operations, Fundraising and Communications, and overseas partners – providing conservation support.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Provide support and assistance in the identification, establishment and day-to-day management of field project investments in the region and Singapore.

  • Review Technical Progress Reports from implementing project teams (overseas and in Singapore), and coordinate and attend updates with project partners. Record and distribute project updates internally.

  • Support projects – including conservation, fundraising and communications work – by performing conservation fact-checking, using scientific evidence as required.

  • Undertake and/or participate in research projects as/when required. This may include report and paper drafting, internal review, statistical analysis dependent on the scope of the research.

  • Organise and coordinate meetings and workshops with internal staff, external colleagues and partners.

  • Generate and analyse data and descriptive statistics in relation to a) work relevant to conservation activities, and b) project activities.

  • Assistance in vetting project reports and new proposals for funding, working with other teams as required.

  • Identification of funding opportunities (in collaboration with fundraising team colleagues) and assistance in writing funding proposals.

  • Fact checking and finalisation of communications and outreach materials, such as education programmes and external presentations.

  • Attend meetings and recording minutes as required.

  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.


Required qualifications and skills:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or related fields.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of sustainability, conservation and related topics.

  • Ideally, one year of experience working in conservation, sustainability, natural resource management or related fields.

  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Good organisational skills.


You need to:

  • Be a self-starter with high level of drive.

  • Be able to work independently and with teams, according to task requirements.

  • Have great organisational skills, attention and dedication to details.

  • Be able to handle coordination of various stakeholders on complex projects.

  • Ideally, have experience in project management and collaborations with external partners.

  • Adhere to WWF’s values, which are: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.


This job description covers the main tasks. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

This job is an excellent entry-level position to the conservation sector with significant exposure to the breadth of work undertaken by an internationally renowned and nationally relevant conservation NGO.

Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter with the title “Programme Executive, Conservation” to


Deadline for applications: 15 March 2021