First listed on: 20 January 2021

International Development Projects Coordinator (Location Negotiable)

We are creating a world where people live in harmony with nature. Join us. Because together, anything is possible.

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • Workplace flexibility including monthly RDO
  • Full time 2 yr position
  • WWF-Australia Office/location negot.

About the organisation

WWF's global vision is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world's leading, independent conservation organisation. We are active in over 100 countries and have close to 5 million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet's natural resources.

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business. The world is changing fast. Our wildlife and wild places face unprecedented challenges. The result is people yearn more for nature and are connected with each other like never before. We know that we can achieve more by partnering, sharing, empowering communities, forming alliances and building a movement for the environment. Working together is the answer. It is our goal to bring about this unified voice for nature.

About the role

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager Social Development, the Projects Coordinator contributes to the development, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of social development and species conservation projects in the Pacific and Southeast Asia. The role oversees WWF-Australia's participation in, and project-level compliance with, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) and Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct. The successful candidate will excel at understanding and communicating complex conservation program issues and requirements across diverse and geographically dispersed cultures.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Experience in, & knowledge of, the links between sustainable development, conservation, poverty & livelihoods in the Asia Pacific region.
  • A working knowledge of eco-socio program design including project cycles, log frames & theories of change, budgeting & accountability.
  • A knowledge of government policy & legislative processes related to sustainable development.
  • Advanced level project management skills including in program, human resource, risk, contract & financial management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, written & verbal communication skills.

Ideally you will have experience in supporting Australian Government aid program funded projects and have existing networks in government, international organisations and NGO. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience applying Gender Equity, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) practices at the project-level and relevant tertiary qualifications. Language skills in a regional language (particularly Indonesian) and an ability to work both constructively within diverse teams in alignment with WWF's vision, mission and values will be considered highly.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, sex, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Please see the job description for further details. Applicants can apply via the Apply Now button below. Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered. Please name your documents with last/first name & include: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria & (2) your resume (CV), including two referees.

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