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Position title: Senior Executive, Policy & Advocacy

Reports to: Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy

Location: Singapore

I. About World Wide Fund for Nature, Singapore (WWF)

WWF Singapore is a Singapore-registered charity, founded by WWF International -  the global conservation organization. WWF Singapore works with corporate partners in Singapore for best practices in natural resource management, engages in communications and outreach to raise awareness of critical environmental issues and collaborates with WWF offices in the region to jointly campaign as well as raise funds for important conservation programmes. The WWF Singapore office also provides a hub for regional staff of WWF and supports WWF's operational functions. It works with government, business, other NGOs and the local Singapore community to spearhead efforts in building the region’s expertise in planning and managing natural resources wisely.

II. Major Functions

This person will play a pivotal role in our Policy & Advocacy team. We are a lean, dynamic team of four (operating closely within a larger team of nearly 25) delivering policy and advocacy work nationally for WWF-Singapore whilst also having regional scope across Southeast Asia and some collaboration with the wider WWF Network. The successful Senior Executive will execute impactful and visible projects, notably in climate policy and illegal wildlife trade. The role will bridge key disciplines across policy & advocacy, communications & marketing, event organisation and corporate engagement & market transformation. As such, we are looking for a well-rounded professional who is quick to learn and is capable of project design and execution to the highest standard. This will be an exciting, fast-paced role offering wide-ranging experience on some of the most pressing issues facing humankind today.

III. Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the roll-out of our ‘net-zero’ study, a cornerstone of our engagement on climate leadership with stakeholders in Singapore, encompassing:

    • Government engagement strategy in collaboration with internal senior leadership

    • Corporate engagement strategy in collaboration with internal corporate partnership teams

    • General public engagement strategy in collaboration with outreach teams

  • Commission and project manage a third party consultant to provide science-based and impactful solutions around the realisation of renewable hydrogen as a viable component of Singapore’s decarbonisation strategy

  • Support domestic and regional WWF illegal wildlife trade initiatives, including:

    • Project manage the delivery of a legal enforcement study in two SEA countries, including overseeing local partners and working with the supporting office on implementing results and fidnings

    • Project manage cross-functioning teams to aid the regional efforts of the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online

    • Support CNY Year of the Tiger advocacy and communications work as required by the WWF Network

  • Ongoing team support needs as follows:

    • Regularly monitor and update the (existing) stakeholder mapping document of key external stakeholders

    • Regularly monitor and analyse relevant Parliament questions

    • Identify and support the development and growth of strategic relationships within government

    • Support office-wide policy research and analysis needs

    • Support event / workshop needs as required, including the likely need for the successful candidate to represent WWF in public speaking opportunities

IV. Required Qualifications

  • A University Degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with specialisation in policy & advocacy work in an environmental field

  • Professional work experience of 3-5 years, ideally in an environmental background

V. Skills Profile

  • Ability to think strategically and operate in a fast paced work environment

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Experience in project management where there are multiple and competing priorities

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in both written and spoken English

  • Ability to operate independently and with limited supervision

  • Passionate about conservation and driving real impact

  • Great sense of humour

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

Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter to hr@wwf.sg by June 17th, 2021, with the position title in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.