Project Associate, Markets
Company: World Wildlife Fund
Posted on: November 26, 2022
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation
organizations, seeks a Program Associate.
The Program Associate assists with administrative and programmatic
tasks related to the projects CMI 2.0 Private Sector Leadership,
Public Finance and Seafood Finance. Under the direction of the
Director of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, this position
works to support the Markets' program goals and objectives (e.g.,
CMI 2.0 Private Sector Leadership, Public Finance and Seafood
Finance) through conducting research and analysis, organizing
information and materials, drafting reports, proposals and
presentations, and assisting with project management, policy
development and analysis. Coordinates major activities for the
program, communicates with staff on ongoing activities, and
administers and monitors budgets, contracts, and other assigned
- Creates and maintains detailed project schedules for monitoring
tasks and activities of the program; modifies project schedule as
directed, prepares project status reports. Gathers, organizes, and
analyzes information from a variety of sources. Stays current on
issues related to program areas of focus. May assist with
developing various databases to track information on
- Supports and monitors preparation of agreements for
sub-grantees and consultants for final approval. Ensures agreements
and payments are processed in a timely way and in accordance with
WWF policy and procedures, identifying problems and formulating
recommendations for corrective action as appropriate. Prepares
paperwork for approval, secures signatures, and distributes
documents to appropriate parties. Follows up on contract
deliverables and other requirements. Updates project tracking
database to ensure information is accurate.
- Writes case studies, policy briefs, research summaries,
informational documents, and presentation materials. Composes
reports, briefings, and other documents to summarize findings.
Develops proposals, consulting agreements and other agreements for
- Assists in donor communications and fundraising activities,
develops program-specific publications.
- Assists supervisor with developing preliminary data and
background information for budget preparation process. Monitors
expense reports against budget, seeking explanations for
significant variations; forwards questionable items to supervisor.
Reviews bills and invoices and prepares check and/or wire requests.
May compile and review financial reports submitted by
- Collects information and maintains logs, records, or lists on a
regular or ad-hoc basis using word processing, spreadsheet, or
database software. Reviews, validates, and inputs data collected or
provided by others. Identifies any problems with the data and
coordinates with others to resolve problems as needed.
- Using the information gathered, synthesizes, and prepares
reports for internal staff as well as members, donors, and
government staff by preparing tables and charts, calculating
statistics, interpreting data, and assisting in writing results.
May assist with compiling input for proposals and preparing for
- Reviews and processes expense reports and payments for credit
card transactions and invoices, inputs proper coding into financial
system, prepares check and/or wire requests, handles re-classes and
serves as the liaison with accounting to track payments.
- Schedules meetings; responsible for setting up conference
bridges, coordinating online meetings, managing other meeting
logistics, and following-up with meeting notes.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Must have a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) plus
two years' professional experience, preferably with environmental
or conservation science education.
- Detail oriented and methodical.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
- Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills
needed to proof and edit documents.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to take initiative, prioritize, complete work with
minimal supervision and meet deadlines.
- Strong management of Microsoft office software (PowerPoint,
Excel and Word), as well as online tools (Sharepoint, Box,
Airtable, etc.) is required.
- Proficiency in Spanish and English to include solid written and
verbal language skills is required. Proficiency in Portuguese
- Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion
within and across teams.
- Identifies and aligns with WWF's core values: Courage,
Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
- Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult,
- Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning
mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
- Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and
embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness,
curiosity, and encouragement.
- Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices,
behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and
WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and
requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine
requirement based on disability, medical contraindication,
sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by
federal, state, or local law.
- Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,
- Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to
respond to inquiries via phone
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment
practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual
orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or
protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and
welcomes diverse candidates to apply.PI195142719
Keywords: World Wildlife Fund, Washington DC , Project Associate, Markets, Other , Washington, DC
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