Full-Time Ocean Champion
WWF-New Zealand is seeking an Ocean Champion to work with us to help secure a government commitment to fully protect 30% of New Zealand’s ocean by 2030. Known as the “30×30” project, securing 30×30 is a crucial component of achieving our mission: a world where people live in harmony with nature – ‘Kia noho ngatahi te tangata ki nga kura taiao’.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international conservation organisation that works to protect the world’s most critical places and wildlife as well as advocate for the sustainable use of our land, water and air. We believe in a planet where people and nature can thrive together, now and for generations to come. WWF has been working in New Zealand since 1975.
Are you a motivated and energetic self-starter, fascinated by the political process, able to distil complex information quickly and an excellent communicator? Do you love our ocean, and want to make a real difference to help protect it? If so, we want to hear from you.
This role will have a high degree of ownership of the 30×30 project, and your work will involve a combination of research, analysis, public engagement, networking, coalition building, communication and advocacy for 30×30.
The position is a full time permanent role. Ideally, the Ocean Champion will be based in the WWF-New Zealand office in Wellington, but the location is negotiable within New Zealand.
The successful candidate will:
1. be able to research, analyse and understand complex issues, and distil them into succinct, understandable and relatable content for different target audiences;
2. have a proven track record in building non-partisan relationships with key stakeholders like government officials, iwi, academics and non-governmental organisations;
3. be an excellent communicator (spoken, written and public speaking);
4. thrive in the face of tight deadlines and be able to prioritise competing demands on their time; and
5. have proven experience in working autonomously when required as well as collaboratively as part of a small team.
Full details in the position description.
Applications are welcome from New Zealand residents and those holding a current New Zealand work visa. WWF employees in other countries are welcome to apply if they can satisfy NZ immigration requirements.
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