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WWF Bolivia
Job Opening
(Duty Station: Brasil)

Job title:
Reports to:

GEF Pantanal Regional Project Coordinator
Country Director
February 22, 2024

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a GEF Pantanal Regional Project Coordinator, for our office. We are looking to hire a passionate, creative, and dedicated professional, always willing to push the boundaries, a great team player, and overall, a good human being, who understands and appreciates the value of leading by example. And especially interested in protecting forests and collaborating with the private sector to achieve joint goals in favor of nature and people.

We are driven by the WWF Core Values:

COURAGEWe demonstrate courage through our actions, we work for change where it’s needed, and we inspire people and institutions to tackle the greatest threats to nature and the future of the planet, which is our home.
INTEGRITY  We live the principles we call on others to meet. We act with integrity, accountability, and transparency, and we rely on facts and science to guide us and to ensure that we learn and evolve.
RESPECT    We honor the voices and knowledge of people and communities that we serve, and we work to secure their rights to a sustainable future.
COLLABORATION  We deliver impact at the scale of the challenges we face through the power of collective action and innovation.


Administrative/managerial Responsibilities

  • Directly supervising the day-to-day work of the PCU through a team consisting of professional, technical and administrative staff.
  • Supervising the technical and management activities of the project and ensuring the quality of the outputs and internal reporting.
  • Assisting the Executing Agency in the selection of Consultants for undertaking the proposed work and providing orientation to the work of the consultants for the preparation of technical products;
  • Providing annual workplans, budgets, and periodic reports on progress of technical activities to the Project Steering Committee and other project oversight bodies.
  • Providing the secretariat functions for the Project Steering Committee.
  • Co-ordinating the reporting activities to the Implementing Agencies (UNEP and IDB), the Executing Agency, the GEF and ensuring adherence to the Implementing Agency’s administrative, financial and technical reporting requirements.
  • Co-ordinating the development of information management tools to ensure evaluation, monitoring and replication activities, as defined in the Project Document.
  • Co-ordinating the organization and execution of training and communication activities including workshops, training sessions, conferences and other meetings required by the workplan.
  • Establishing and facilitating partnerships with relevant institutions and donors, including governments, international organizations, regional agencies, the academic community, and civil society, ensuring alignment with UNEP, IDB and GEF policies.
  • Acting as public liaison for the project, coordinating communication and dissemination of information to ensure maximum project visibility within the region and within the GEF; with UNEP and IDB’s guidance.
  • Presenting the work activities and results to stakeholders and other interested parties, including at international conferences.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Drafting technical ToRs for project activities and personnel.
  • Ensure oversight and quality control of all technical activities undertaken or contracted by the Project.
  • Serve as a central focal point for the Pantanal -– Upper Paraguay River Basin Project on technical and co-ordination matters, including management of Project’s country coordinators/focal points and liaison with governmental counterparts from the three countries in close coordination with the Program IAs.
  • Assess current and future coordination arrangements, a framework for protection and institutional strengthening needs for integrated river basin management (Component.1)
  • Leading the coordination, the design and development of the TDA including complementary studies such as a transboundary ecosystem modelling and the implementation of the monitoring network (Component 2)
  • Coordinate the process of formulation of the Strategic Action Plan for the basin and provide technical oversight of the different associated activities leading to agreements between countries (Component 3)
  • Provide technical support to the Pilot project teams for implementing the different pilot projects and ensuring these include new technologies and sound approaches that fit local socio-ecological systems for the basin (Component 4)
  • Ensure that the products for raising awareness, increasing participation and exchanging knowledge are promptly available during implementation (Component 5).


  • A post graduate degree (Master level) in water resources management, environmental management/science/policy, natural resources management or related field.
  • At least 15 years of experience working on river basin management/water resource issues, including specifically leading/supervising the development of watershed/basin management plans.
  • Demonstrated technical experience in wetland management and/or technical work in eco-hydrology is desirable.
  • Demonstrated understanding of sustainable development, including financial and institutional sustainability.
  • Experience working with stakeholders to promote sustainability and environmental awareness among diverse audiences. Specific experience working with institutions in charge of water/natural resources management from the beneficiary countries (Brazil/Bolivia/Paraguay) will be considered a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management at the international level.
  • Familiarity with the goals and procedures of international organizations, in particular those of the GEF, UNEP and IDB and national and regional organizations involved in project activities.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multi-disciplinary and/or cross-sector teams.
  • Work experience in one or more of the participating countries and/or the Pantanal (or similar eco-hydrological systems) – Upper Paraguay River Basin region.
  • Knowledge of water, energy, agriculture and natural ecosystems interlinkages (Nexus vision).
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Full written and oral command of Portuguese, Spanish, and English (professional level).

If you wish to apply for this position, please read the complete TORs in the following link:

If you wish to apply for this position and meet the requirements described above, please apply by March 15th, 2024 and upload your: cover letter indicating your salary expectations and motivation for this position, CV, and 3 job references.

Our Mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

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