Technical Policy Adviser | WWF
© WWF-Singapore

Position Title:               Technical Policy Adviser

Reports to:                   Senior Manager, Campaigns & Advocacy

Location:                      Singapore

We are recruiting the role of a Technical Policy Adviser for WWF-Singapore to help us achieve our ambitious new goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.
The Role:
The Technical Policy Adviser will play a critical role in the delivery of WWF-Singapore’s campaigning strategy. The role will encompass an exciting, challenging and diverse portfolio of conversation issues, ranging from the local (conservation issues tied to national development), regional (deforestation in Sumatra and illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia), to global (climate change and plastic pollution). We are looking for someone who can provide strategic, pragmatic advice to facilitate the development of policy positions and advocacy strategies related to the achievement of the goals and objectives of WWF-Singapore.

Main responsibilities:

  • Help shape the WWF-Singapore campaigning strategy by analysing, identifying, and facilitating the development of innovative policy solutions and advocacy strategies that are based on evidence, sound knowledge and science

  • Maintain a rigorous understanding and overview of relevant local and national policy developments that may impact our work

  • Oversee a forward planning calendar capturing significant regulatory and legal developments associated with the relevant issues

  • Provide guidance on relevant regional and global processes including but not limited to UNFCCC, UN CBD, UN Environment and ASEAN processes

  • Use this knowledge base to identify tangible, actionable policy levers and enabling conditions which need to be addressed to achieve outcomes and impact, including but not limited to any of the following potential solutions:

    • Literature reviews

    • Policy papers (including tangible, achievable recommendations and guidance on how to socialise these recommendations)

    • Strategic tabling of topics

    • How to raise awareness among policy makers

  • Provide a research and radar capacity on external policy developments, including horizon scanning and foresight approaches

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required by the Line Manager.


Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline e.g. environmental policy, International relations

  • Clear understanding and commitment to evidence-based interventions and policy

  • In-depth understanding of global and regional environmental, natural resources and geopolitical governance

  • Proven ability as a ‘systems-thinker’

  • A strong team player, with ability to communicate and influence at many levels including senior management

  • Passion for continuous learning, evidence and seeking out (and using) knowledge

  • Fluency in English - other language/s an asset

  • Diplomatic and approachable communication style, with the ability to cultivate enthusiasm and interest in subject matter and engage at all levels

  • Ability to facilitate group discussions/debates

  • Probing questioning skills, to push the limits of current thinking and spark debate

  • Demonstrate empathy and emotional intellect to engage with a broad variety of people and cultures and connect people

  • Passion for conservation and sustainability

  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter to Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line.