Specialist, Wildlife and Industry

Conservation – Wildlife & Industry Any WWF-Canada office
Posted 4 weeks ago

Overview

The Specialist, Wildlife and Industry, will provide expert advice and take action to ensure delivery of the organization’s goal to reduce industrial threats on wildlife. They will support multiple projects that reduce industrial threats which are national in scope and, also, focus on threats that affect WWF-Canada’s priority geographical regions.

Across the many cultures and individuals that represent WWF, we are unified by one mission and one common set of values: 

  • Courage to work for change where it’s needed and to inspire people and institutions to tackle the greatest threats to nature and the future of the planet, which is our home. 
  • Integrity to live the principles we call on others to meet and to rely on traditional science and Indigenous knowledge to guide us. 
  • Respect to honour the voices and knowledge of the communities that we serve.
  • Collaboration to deliver impact through collective action and innovation. 

Responsibilities

  • Contribute expertise, coordinate or lead projects to advance priorities to reduce the impact of industrial threats on wildlife in Canada and its ocean territory, in line with Regenerate Canada, WWF-Canada’s 10-year strategic plan.
  • Build and maintain critical knowledge of select industry sectors and conservation, including impacts of industry on ecosystems and communities and remaining aware of best practices to sustain the well-being of both.
  • Conduct in-depth research, and analysis and consult with external partners and regarding strategy and policy direction on conservation and industrial issues.
  • Support WWF Colleagues with engagement across sectors and with partners (e.g., governments, Indigenous communities, civil society, coastal communities, academia, and industry stakeholders) to identify and build opportunities and solutions to activities that pose a threat to wildlife habitat and climate stability in WWF-Canada’s geographic areas of focus.
  • Take an evidence-based approach, with respect for Indigenous knowledge and priorities, to work with Indigenous and local communities, industry, all levels of government and other stakeholders towards conservation outcomes.
  • Contribute expertise on WWF’s positions on existing and new developments affecting WWF-Canada’s priority areas and priority species, and to conservation-support activities such as communications and raising funds.
  • Work collectively with external individuals, groups, and organizations to determine how to obtain, collect, access, use and report their data

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of industry activities, regulatory regimes, industry interests and best practices, community and Indigenous engagement, and research related to industrial threats to wildlife and habitats.
  • Proven project management and project coordination skills.
  • Deep expertise related to shipping and/or forestry is considered as asset.
  • Ability to build respect, trust and partnerships with Indigenous communities, industry, academics and other groups by understanding their priorities and role as key drivers behind achieving and benefiting from conservation outcomes.
  • Strong problem-solving, conflict-resolution, creative, and strategic thinking capabilities coupled with an outcome, delivery-oriented approach.
  • Proven experience of effective collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with multi-stakeholder groups, to deliver on major conservation outcomes.
  • Familiarity with First Nations Principles of OCAP, BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative, or other similar data sovereignty guidelines an asset.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of WWF-Canada’s mission and objectives, and a demonstrated passionate commitment to its success in accomplishing them.
  • Ability to build and maintain results-orientated relationships and partnerships internally and externally.

Other Information

This role may require safe travel. Safe travel will be determined by following guidelines of Federal, Territorial and Provincial governments and following consultation with local and Indigenous communities.
Please note this is a 14 month contract.

Deadline to Apply

You can submit your cover letter and resume by clicking the “APPLY” button.
Please ensure that your application is received on or before January 28, 2023.

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility

Our vision is a Canada with abundant wildlife where nature and people thrive and we value and rely on diversity of thought, knowledge, expertise, and lived experience to help bring our vision to life.

We recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are transferable. If you feel that your unique experiences can enhance our vision, we encourage you to apply – even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements.

We encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

We are committed to a barrier-free and equitable recruitment & selection process. If you are contacted in relation an opportunity to join our team and require an accommodation at any point in the process, please advise the recruiter of your specific needs. We commit to managing these requests in a confidential manner.