Programme officer, Forest

Reports to: Forest Program Manager           

Location: Beijing

Main Responsibilities:


1. Under the supervision of the project leader, the Programme Officer works closely with WWF African offices and PNG offices, and contribute to the planning andimplementation of China-International timber trade and investment efforts.

2. Provide technical assistance and updated information about related concepts,technologies and trends of China-International timber trade and investment.

3. Communicate with other organizations, companies and the government as needed, and act as akey contact person between WWF and the Chinese government and other organizationson appropriate issues.

4. Develop program contracts to partners/consultants following WWF’s regulations, and timely prepare and deliver program documentations, including program activity reports.

5. Help initiate and develop new proposals,and assist the team with fund raising and project design.

6. Responsible for information collection from programs and offices, and preparation of summary or communication materials.

7. Other tasks allocated by Head of division or department.



A Master’s degree in forestry science.

Minimum of 1-3 years’ work experience in forest management.

Cross-culturalworking experience is a must.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills in Mandarin and English.

High level of competency in project management, partnership development, communications, marketing /corporate and public communications. Excellent ability to work cross-culturally,proposal writing, policy analysis and information management.

Excellent inter-personal skills, and team work skills including the ability of internalcommunication, open mind strategic think, self-motivated and innovative.

Good principle understanding of related programs.

Proactive,innovative and output-oriented personality.



Program Brief:


This program officer position in under the WWF Beijing Office’s forest team and market team, and needs to frequently contact with project finance officer as well as the communicators in the program. The program officer to be will also closely contact with other team members from the forest practice, local government officials, partners from private sectors, research institutions and universities, WWF network colleagues and media respondents. Overall the assistant officer needs to show a team workspirit dealing with various stakeholders from different sectors.