Sr Program Officer, Forest Carbon Accounting

World Wildlife Fund

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World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, we collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live.


Sr Program Officer, Forest Carbon Accounting

Type: Regular
# of Openings: 1
WWF Washington, DC

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Senior Program Officer, Forest Carbon Accounting. This position will be based in Washington, DC; other remote work locations can be considered. Works closely with the Senior Director - Forest Carbon Science and the WWF-US Forest team in the elaboration and delivery of forest carbon accounting guidance and products as needed for WWF-US forests and partner's programmatic work. Works with WWF-US Forest team members as well as with country teams and partners in the design, evaluation, elaboration and incorporation of ex-ante and ex-post forest carbon estimates as needed for programmatic work planning, proposal elaboration, and impact assessment. Contributes to building WWF-US, WWF Network country team, and partners capacities for delivery and improvement of estimates of forest-based contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Contributes to inform WWF's positions on climate change policy, carbon accounting, carbon markets, standards, and participation in international negotiations (e.g., UNFCCC - Paris Agreement articles 5&6 and the transparency framework, multilaterals engagement – GCF, GEF, etc.) and private initiatives.


• Undergraduate degree in Forestry, Ecology, Biology, Remote Sensing, Computer Science, or any forest carbon accounting relevant field and a minimum of 6 years of professional experience required; OR an advanced degree in the afore-mentioned fields and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience required.
• Requires at least 2 years of experience in forest carbon accounting related work streams for national or project level estimates.
• Relevant experience in elaboration and delivery of carbon estimates for mitigation action design and implementation at either national, subnational (ideal) or project scales.
To Apply:
o Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #22044
o 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.

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