Program Officer, Governance

Report to: Practice Head, Governance   

Location: Beijing Office


Main Responsibilities:

Project management

Implement project management tasks, including drafting project concepts, preparation of budgets and workplans, and completing timely M&E reports;

Manage contracts with consultants, partners and vendors in compliance with WWF standards;

Review and polish reports produced by project partners;

Knowledge managemen;

Make and circulate newsletter in regular base;

Manage the database of key actors;


Build strong connections with non-state actors, especially with CSOs and Youth;

Plan and organize events to disseminate project reports/results with wider audience;

Closely work with conservation teams as well as the communication, business engagement and finance teams in WWF China;

Liaise with WWF network offices;

Other duties as requested by Manager.


Working Relationship:


Report to the Policy Director of WWF China and work closely with the rest of the policy team in WWF China.

Regular interaction with key staff in other team of WWF China, including but not limited to wildlife, forestry, water, market, communication, finance and administration, as well as the Global Policy and Advocacy Team in WWF International and focal points of CBD in the network.


Regular interactions with project partners, government officials, other NGOs, local communities, donors,etc.



Minimum of 1-3 years’ work experience in related areas, experience on international environmental governance such as CBD, Climate Change and SDG is preferred;

A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (international studies, international law, environmental science, sustainable development) is required, a master’s degree is preferred;

Expertise and knowledge of biological diversity conservation, multilateral diplomacy,  sustainable development and relevant policy topics;

Ability to work well under pressure;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Mandarin and English;

High level of competence in project management, partnership development, attention to details and adherence to deadlines;

Excellent ability to work cross-culturally, proposal writing, policy analysis and information management;

Excellent inter-personal skills, and team work skills including ability to internal communication, open mind strategic think, self-motivated and innovative and meet deadlines;

Proactive, innovative and output-oriented personality.


Programme Brief:

Reaching a New Global Deal for Nature and People to halt the biodiversity loss by 2030 is crucial for WWF. We will work with both internal and external partners to encourage and support China play a leading role in global environmental governance, especially considering the country will host the CBD COP 15 in 2020. A cohesive movement acrossstate and non-state actors is to be to drive the change. This position will be part of the Governance team in WWF China, serving as a bridge with non-stateactors, to ensure the engagement strategy well implemented.


Contact Information:

Candidates should send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria together with a CV in English and Chinese as email attachments to

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and please indicate your salary expectation within the coverletter.