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Project Manager Forest Crime (f/m/d)

We, the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), pursue our mission with projects in more than one-hundred countries by conserving the biological diversity of our planet. At the same time, we in-crease awareness for responsible interaction with the foundations of our planetary life – also in the sense of a sustainable economy. Currently, more than five million individuals worldwide are supporting us in our efforts. 

The WWF Germany is an independent global network. Through our own projects as well as quali-fied lobbying in the public arena, commerce and politics, we lend a voice to the WWF objectives in Germany. In our teams, qualified professionals with a high level of identification and commit-ment are working every day to support protection of nature and the environment.

Forest crime (FC) is a growing problem with links to organised crime (OC) and corruption - ranking 3rd in transnational crime in 2017. In 2013, the EU adopted the European Timber Reg-ulation (EUTR) to halt illegal logging. However, loopholes in the EUTR and implementation gaps in Member States (MS) have hindered a real change in practice. The project aims to enable effective law enforcement by stimulating networks that are able to detect FC and respond to it. The innovation of the project lies in bringing together INTERPOL’s law enforcement expertise with WWF’s practical experience in supporting companies to avoid illegal wood. Best practices will be shared across Europe at the end of the project.

In order to strengthen our Ecological Footprint department, in the field of Forest & Freshwater starting at the earliest possible time and with full-time employment, limited until 31.12.2021 we are looking for individuals qualified in:

Project Manager Forest Crime (f/m/d)

This requires mainly the following skills:

  • Coordinate of a multi-country project to prevent illegal trade of wood
  • Organize workshops, conferences, briefings, calls, agendas, network and knowledge exchange with various partners such as WWF offices in Germany, France, Belgium, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Interpol and companies
  • Support various WWF offices in project implementation, also with physical visits
  • Support the project lead in the implementation of the WWF Hub against illegal timber trade
  • Participate in the development of funding proposals and external communication material
  • Set up a communication platform on illegal logging / forensic methods for the WWF network and externally.

You identify with the objectives of WWF and have the following credentials/qualifications:

  • University degree (at least Bachelor, Master or equivalent desired) in one of the following areas: environmental sciences, forestry, social sciences/communication, economics/management, or related fields
  • At least 2 years work experience
  • Strong background in project management
  • Able to work in a diverse and global network, to balance and manage multiple demands and priorities, and work with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills, ability to interact convincingly with people at various levels of seniority and diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, organised and delivery focused
  • Business fluent in English. German and/or other languages desirable

Would you like to work together with us for the protection of nature and the environment?

If so, then please apply online using our application form, include a statement regarding your salary expectations as well as your availability. For a contact person, “Janina Manske” will be glad to help you. 

As an international organization, we support a diverse working environment that is based on justice and mutual respect. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their ethnic, social or national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political stance.


Project Manager Forest Crime (f/m/d)

Festanstellung Vollzeit

Veröffentlicht am 11/01/2019