Land Programme Coordinator

WWF-SA

Western Cape, South Africa

24 MonthsContract

Jul 13

(2-year contract position based in WWF-SA Head office in Newlands, Cape Town) WWF is the worlds largest and most respected independent conservation organisation, with over 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.WWF South Africa (WWF-SA) is a national office that is part of the WWF network. We are a local NGO that has worked for 50 years with the aim of inspiring all South Africans to live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of our country and the wellbeing of all our people. Our work is challenging and exciting and we love what we do. To join our team, you need to be brilliant at what you do, passionate, results-orientated and have a positive attitude.BackgroundWWF-SA invites applications for the position of Project Coordinator to support the work of the Land Programme within the Fynbos & Succulent Karoo (FSK) focus areas. The Land Programme vision of success is:To facilitate a network of landscape initiatives resulting in protection from adverse impacts through appropriate and innovative mechanisms whilst providing opportunities to explore sustainable land use practices to the benefit of the environment and people.The programme aims to:- Enable the conservation of South Africas natural assets in priority landscapes through appropriate and innovative protected area expansion mechanisms (such as land purchase, stewardship, biodiversity compatible management and formal declaration). - Focus the protected area expansion efforts of WWF-SA in priority landscapes ensuring alignment with the National Protected Area Expansion Strategy, Provincial Conservation Priorities and other relevant spatial products and strategies. - Explore a socially inclusive approach to WWFs Protected Area expansion (through initiatives such as Land Reform and Biodiversity Stewardship, holistic biodiversity friendly management, biodiversity management lease arrangements and other cooperative conservation models) The project management portfolio includes work under the following areas:Testing new ideas and concepts around building socio-ecological resilience in key landscapes within the Fynbos (the Resilient Landscapes). Supporting & mobilising civil society participation in conservation (via The Table Mountain Fund, and the WWF-Nedbank Green Trust); Innovative Protected Area Expansion mechanisms and models promoting living landscapes in priority corridors. Project Management and Project Coordination Implement & Update Fynbos Strategy 2020 2025 Administrative and technical input into Project development Manage Project Executant relationships around project development and contractual agreementsCo-ordinate internal WWF submissions for new projects in collaboration with admin supportOrganising of contractual agreements for project disbursementsTrack work plans and activities within projects and liaise between Programme Manager and Project Executants on agreed outputsTrack Programme Technical and Financial reporting in association with Project Executants (Incoming reports)Collate Project activities into external reports (as required, either contractually or ad hoc requests);Manage Land Programme and Project finances against budgetsEnsure adherence to WWF Internal reporting on a quarterly basis and Technical Progress Reports Other relevant operational activities as needs ariseOversee project evaluation

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