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WWF-WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (SINGAPORE) LIMITED

From its origins as a small group of committed wildlife enthusiasts, WWF has grown into one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations – supported by 5 million people and active in over 100 countries on five continents.

WWF Singapore is a Singapore-registered charity, founded by WWF International  -  the global conservation organization. WWF Singapore  works with corporate partners in Singapore for best practices in natural resource management, engages in communications and outreach to raise awareness of critical environmental issues and collaborates  with WWF offices in the region to raise funds for important conservation programmes . The WWF Singapore office also provides a hub for regional staff of WWF and supports WWF's operational functions. It works with government, business, other NGOs and the local Singapore community to spearhead efforts to build the region’s expertise in planning and managing natural resources wisely.

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HR Executive / Senior HR Executive
WWF-WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (SINGAPORE) LIMITED

$3200 to $4000 (Monthly)

Position title: HR Executive / Senior HR Executive


Reports to: HR Manager




We are looking for a driven and proactive HR Executive (HRE) / Senior HRE to join our team in supporting the organization through the development and implementation of HR strategies and programmes as well as providing support in various HR functions such as talent acquisition, training and development, performance monitoring and employee counselling. You must be someone who is able to work in a fast-paced environment and contribute actively in driving the HR initiatives.




Some key responsibilities though not exhaustive, include:



  • Assisting/Managing the recruitment process, including job advertisement postings, resume screening, scheduling interview and ensuring candidate fit the role and the company culture.

  • Coordinating and managing on-boarding of new employees including updating and posting of weekly update, process probationary reviews, employees evaluations and off-boarding of resigned employees.

  • Assist in administering a wide range of HR matters such as manpower planning, recruitment, training and development and performance management exercise.

  • Handle MOM related matters - Pass application, renewal, cancellation, Covid-19 work requirements etc.

  • Maintain records and compile reports such as hires, transfers, performance appraisal, etc.

  • Assist in preparing of HR related letters such as Certification Letter for Work Pass, PR, NS deferment, bank, etc.

  • Provide general support, such as preparation of P-file checklist and ensuring all documents are submitted and uploaded to the share folder(e-filing), ordering of gift, annual compliance declaration, checking of monthly timesheet, monthly insurance addition/deletion, etc.

  • Assist with checking, responding/resolving of internal emails enquires, filter and forward email to the respective team member, if necessary.

  • Advise staff on specific entitlements, explain employment standards and legislation, review and update policies and procedures, if necessary

  • Other ad-hoc tasks assign by the management


Competencies:



  • Diploma / Degree in HRM and/or equivalent.

  • At least 2 to 5 years of relevant working experience in human resource operations.

  • Computer literate with strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Good knowledge of Employment Act, MOM regulations and practices

  • Excellent oral, written and inter-personal communications skills

  • Ability to deal with and engaging people at all levels.

  • Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers and across difference levels of the organization.


This job description covers the main tasks. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.




Interested applicants may submit their updated CVs and cover letter to hr@wwf.sg. Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line.

a year ago
Assistant Vice President, Asia Sustainable Finance
WWF-WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (SINGAPORE) LIMITED

$5000 to $6500 (Monthly)

Position title: Assistant Vice President, Asia Sustainable Finance


Reports to: Senior Vice President, Asia Sustainable Finance


Location: Singapore




I. Mission of the Asia Sustainable Finance Team:


WWF has identified the finance sector as a key driver of global economic activity with which we must engage to successfully deliver on our long-term conservation mission. To do this, we work with key finance sector players including banks, investors, regulators, and stock exchanges, across six focus areas:


1. Regulations and Guidelines: We provide recommendations and facilitate dialogue between regulatory authorities and financial institutions (FIs) to issue harmonized regulations and guidelines that raise the bar for sustainable finance at the national and regional level.


2. Standards: We help FIs understand what makes certain standards and certification schemes credible to help them ensure that their due diligence and verification processes assure robust sustainability practices.


3. Capacity Building: We empower FIs through capacity building on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues through industry-wide workshops and bilateral training sessions. Our trainings cover a range of sectors and thematic focus areas and help FIs to better assess and price risk, value companies, and develop new products.


4. Research & Tools: We conduct research, develop best practice guides, and benchmark FIs’ progress on ESG integration to ensure timely progress towards a resilient and sustainable financial system. We also help FIs to understand and implement cutting-edge tools so they can better understand, measure, and manage evolving ESG risks and opportunities.


5. Engagement: We help investors exert their influence and facilitate large scale, meaningful change by providing research and analysis that supports their engagement with portfolio companies over key ESG issues.


6. Green Financial Solutions: We work with FIs to support the development of innovative green financial solutions based on science-based criteria that create measurable environmental and social impacts alongside competitive financial returns.


In Asia, we work across seven (7) ASEAN countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – as well as in Japan and South Korea. We focus on sustainability issues related to soft commodities finance (e.g. agriculture, forestry, and seafood), in addition to cross-cutting issues such as climate and energy, and water.


II. Major Duties and Responsibilities:


The AVP will contribute to the general work of the team work under the direction of senior team members across the following areas:


Stakeholder engagement and relationship management


· Manage relationships with key finance sector stakeholders, including investors (asset owners, asset managers), banks, stock exchanges, regulators, government ministries, etc.


· Support the development of partnerships and platforms that contribute to the goals of WWF’s Finance practice


· Work closely with other WWF national offices in the region to co-execute country-specific finance sector engagement strategies, taking into account the varying interests and priorities of different finance sector stakeholders, including investors (asset owners, asset managers), banks, stock exchanges, regulators, government ministries, etc.


Influence and foster the development of the finance sector’s strategies, policies and/or regulations on sustainable finance


· Work with key banks, investors, and industry associations to develop responsible lending and investing strategies, policies, ESG risk assessment tools, and appropriate monitoring and reporting frameworks (e.g. ISEAL certifications, climate risk assessment and alignment, geospatial tools, natural capital impact reporting, etc.)


· Work with regulators and policymakers to develop guidelines and regulations on sustainable finance that are harmonized across the region and consistent with international best practice and standards (e.g. EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan, TCFD, NGFS, etc.)


ESG research and tools


· Conduct research on topics including ESG trends, analysis of financial institutions’ performance on ESG integration/risk management and corporate sustainability disclosure and performance


· Contribute to the development of reports and tools to support capacity building, policy development and investor collective engagement


Communications


· Represent WWF perspectives, present WWF research and tools, and demonstrate thought leadership on sustainable finance at regional/domestic conferences and other events


· Manage the communication of research findings and WWF positions to finance sector stakeholders through multiple channels, e.g. press releases for mainstream/trade media, op-eds/blogs, interviews, social media, etc.


· Managecommunications with other WWF national offices and other relevant internal stakeholders to identify and address potential conflicts in objectives and interests


Training and capacity building


· Develop and leverage technical expertise to support the organization and content development for capacity building workshops, webinars and other events targeted at finance sector stakeholders on sustainable finance and ESG issues/trends


· Work with WWF commodity, climate and water experts to distill insights and knowledge into guidance and recommendations for the finance sector


· Build capacity of wider WWF network on sustainable finance and ensure understanding of its contribution to their respective interests and priorities


Developing green and blue financial solutions


· Conduct research on emerging green and blue financial solutions to support the development and structuring of innovative financial solutions to mobilize additional capital to protect and restore nature and communities


· Support collaborations with financial institutions to pilot, implement and measure the impacts of green financial solutions


Fund raising, budgeting, and reporting


· Contribute to writing funding proposals to secure long-term funding for both the Singapore sustainable finance team and regional offices


· Assist in monitoring, evaluating, budgeting and reporting of project performance against planned objectives and deliverables and milestones


IV. Profile:


Required Qualifications



  • Relevant educational qualifications, Master’s Degree preferred, in relevant field;

  • Minimum 3 years working experience preferably in the fields of banking/investment, sustainable/development finance, corporate sustainability, or climate/environmental policy


Required Skills and Competencies



  • Able to prioritize, work in a dynamic environment and operate under tight deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and proactively

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Courage, Respect, Intergrity and Collaboration.


Must be able to travel internationally (approx. 15%)


V. Working Relationships:


Internal – Relevant departments within the WWF network


External –Financial institutions, regulators, stock exchanges, responsible finance platforms and consultants




Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter to hr@wwf.sg


Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line.

a year ago
Director, Program Quality- Asia Pacific Country Offices
WWF-WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (SINGAPORE) LIMITED

$18500 to $20000 (Monthly)

Position title: Director, Program Quality- Asia Pacific Country Offices


Reports to: Regional Director, Asia Pacific Country Offices


Supervises: Asia Pacific M&E Coordinator; Asia Pacific Head of Resources Mobilization; Technical Advisor, Social Development for Conservation and Social Society Organization Engagement. Dotted line to Asia Pacific Manager Risk and Compliance






I. Mission of the Department:


The WWF International Regional team for Asia Pacific is responsible for managing and providing oversight to WWF International Managed Offices in the Asia Pacific region comprising; Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, Mongolia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The Regional team provides support to Country Directors and their country management teams to ensure the offices have the required capability to deliver high conservation impact and outcomes.


II. Major Functions:


The Director, Program Quality Asia Pacific, is responsible for the development and scalability of high quality, innovative programs, working closely with the Asia Pacific Country Offices in an enabling role, and with relevant department heads at the global level to ensure program quality and compliance.


The role monitors the quality of the implementation of those programs and builds the delivery of appropriate monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems. The Director, Program Quality secures and oversees the strategic partnership development and management of large/multi-country public sector partnerships, and supports regional fundraising to strengthen the growth of country offices. Working as a collaborative team member within the WWF International Regional Asia Pacific Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Regional Management Team (RMT), the role ensures quality program delivery against WWF’s Global Goals on preventing species extinctions, habitat loss and reducing human footprint on the planet’s natural resources


III. Major Duties and Responsibilities


· In close collaboration with the Conservation Impact Director Asia Pacific, provide leadership, direction and capacity to support conservation program quality, monitoring & evaluation and risk mitigation in the Asia Pacific Region to reinforce the WWF Global Network Performance, Accountability Framework and Impact Monitoring


· Support Asia Pacific Country Offices to ensure risk-related processes relating to Program Quality: including screening, documentation, monitoring and mitigation are built into projects and programs (e.g. Risk Registers, CQC compliance, ESSF, Grievance mechanisms);


· In collaboration with the Head, Quality Assurance, ensure program screening mechanisms are in place at the country level for strategic, quality and risk checks in project development and that approvals processes, and escalation protocols are followed as needed for high risk projects;


· Strengthen program guidance and support for Asia Pacific Country Offices to hit ambitious internal targets in key areas in the Network Performance Overview, including carbon emissions, energy consumption, plastics, paper and other policy approaches to reducing WWF operational impact on environment;


· Support National Offices in the region, as required, to develop their knowledge management systems and processes, enabling them to show evidence both internally and externally on how they contribute to achieving global conservation impact indicators;


· Work with the Conservation Impact Director Asia Pacific, to develop and implement tracking mechanisms to demonstrate progress towards regional strategy delivery and Global Goals.


· Develop capacity assessments, support training and regional cross-learning opportunities to improve conservation-related data collection, analysis and publication to feed into evidence-based conservation in the region; in collaboration with the Practices, Organisational Development and People & Culture teams, as and when required.


· Identify and secure regional level technical partnerships which support streamlined and best practice work in conservation design and monitoring, increase the use of data sets and WWF publication record, improve program visibility and contribute to evidence-based conservation;


· Develop strategic partnerships and networks to secure large/multi-country Public Sector Partnerships funding for priority programmes;Oversee and support regional fundraising initiatives (including bilateral and multilateral public sector partners, major gift donors, foundations, corporates).


· Monitor and provide regular updates to Regional and Country Office leadership on global and regional initiatives related to risk, monitoring and evaluation and eensure Regional and Country Office senior management is informed of best practice and changes;


· Support the Regional Director Asia Pacific, and Executive Director Finance & Quality Assurance to embed a quality assurance culture within the country offices and establish the department as a centre of excellence within the Asia Pacific region


· Liaise closely with the Director, Programme Quality- Africa to share best practices, knowledge and key trends and indicators.


· Performs other duties as requested by the Regional Director Asia Pacific Country Offices.


IV. Profile:


Required Qualifications


· Minimum of a research-based Masters Degree in a conservation-related field;


· Minimum 12 years in conservation delivery, program management, monitoring and evaluation, fund raising and risk management in the non-for profit sector


· Prior leadership roles at country and regional office levels managing multi-disciplinary departments and portfolios will be an added advantage.


Required Skills and Competencies


· Ability to recommend and implement strategies and provide solutions which benefit both the department and organization.


· Leadership and communication skills, coupled with diplomacy, numeracy, and business acumen.


· Proven interpersonal and people-management skills, complimented by excellent written and spoken English


· Strong conservation science background including in monitoring and evaluation processes and measuring conservation impact;


· Fundraising track record working on multi-million dollar trans—national project development;


· Proven experience of setting standards, and establishing operating policies and procedures, preferably in a project or programme management context.


· Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain clear lines of communication within a wide network of contacts is necessary


· Good appreciation of organizational and cultural aspects of effective accountability frameworks, including performance management techniques;


· Ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals within a broad range of cultural environments and at all levels


· Strong influencing, advisory and coaching skills;


· Flexible, resilient and able to find pragmatic solutions where resource limitations exist.


· Able to take a strategic, ‘big picture’ view, making connections between individual issues for the purpose of sharing knowledge, experience and recommendations across the wider organization


· Identifies with the values of the WWF organization, Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration


· Demonstrates WWF behaviors in ways of working: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly.


· Adheres to WWF’s brand characteristic, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.


V. Working Relationships:


Internal – Country Management Teams, Country Offices Leadership Team, Regional Director and Teams, Global & Regional Conservation Team, QA Planning and Performance Team, Safeguards Team, Risk Team, Resource Mobilisation Team, Practice core teams, NO management,


External - Interacts with donors, partners, representatives, consultants and field offices as required in fulfilment of duties


This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

a year ago
Vice President, Sustainable Infrastructure Finance
WWF-WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (SINGAPORE) LIMITED

$8400 to $9000 (Monthly)

I. Mission of the WWF Sustainable Finance Team:


The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest and most experienced conservation organizations with a global network of 6000 experts working across the areas most critical to global sustainable development, including food systems, climate and energy, and freshwater, forests and oceans, active in more than 100 countries. Our approach is deeply rooted in science and our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which people and nature thrive. WWF has identified the finance sector as a key driver of global economic activity with which we must engage to successfully deliver on our long-term conservation mission.


Positioned at the cutting-edge of sustainable finance internationally, our global sustainable finance team of 80 experts - including 30 in Asia - is dedicated to supporting the finance sector to transition to sustainable and resilient economy via working key finance sector players including banks, investors, regulators, and stock exchanges, across six focus areas:


1. Regulations and Guidelines: We provide recommendations and facilitate dialogue between regulatory authorities and financial institutions (FIs) to issue harmonized regulations and guidelines that raise the bar for sustainable finance at the national and regional level.


2. Standards: We help FIs understand what makes certain standards and certification schemes credible to help them ensure that their due diligence and verification processes assure robust sustainability practices.


3. Capacity Building: We empower FIs through capacity building on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues through industry-wide workshops and bilateral training sessions. Our trainings cover a range of sectors and thematic focus areas and help FIs to better assess and price risk, value companies, and develop new products.


4. Research & Tools: We conduct research, develop best practice guides, and benchmark FIs’ progress on ESG integration to ensure timely progress towards a resilient and sustainable financial system. We also help FIs to understand and implement cutting-edge tools so they can better understand, measure, and manage evolving ESG risks and opportunities.


5. Engagement: We help investors exert their influence and facilitate large scale, meaningful change by providing research and analysis that supports their engagement with portfolio companies over key ESG issues.


6. Green Financial Solutions: We work with FIs to support the development of innovative green financial solutions based on science-based criteria that create measurable environmental and social impacts alongside competitive financial returns.


In Asia, we work across seven (7) ASEAN countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – as well as in Japan and South Korea. We focus on sustainability issues related to soft commodities (e.g. agriculture, forestry, and seafood) and infrastructure finance, in addition to cross-cutting issues such as climate and energy, water and biodiversity.


II. Major Functions:


In this role, the VP will join the existing Singapore-based Sustainable Finance team and will serve as the global topic lead for sustainable infrastructure finance in the WWF network, while retaining a key focus on ASEAN, Japan and Korea. The main focus of the work will be on private finance/institutional investors; however, public finance institutions (e.g. development finance institutions) should be engaged on a case by case basis. To execute WWF’s sustainable infrastructure financing strategy, the VP will work with WWF sustainable finance and conservation experts across the network, as well as directly with members of the global and regional finance sector.


III. Major Duties and Responsibilities:


· Global lead for WWF on infrastructure finance, including designing and leading implementation measures for a WWF network-wide strategy on sustainable infrastructure finance with a regional focus on South East Asia, Korea and Japan.


· Coordinating and/or drafting follow-up publications (to three recent WWF network studies on sustainable infrastructure finance) on sustainable infrastructure financing best practices.


· Building capacity for regional and global finance sector professionals on infrastructure related ESG risks and impacts and science-based solutions through trainings and workshops (i) in the target region and (ii) globally (maximum 2 workshops per year outside target markets).


· Building capacity of WWF sustainable finance colleagues e.g. via webinars on sustainable infrastructure finance.


· Benchmarking FIs’ approaches to sustainable infrastructure financing.


· Developing, negotiating and steering partnerships with financial service providers on sustainable infrastructure.


· Representing WWF on relevant steering committees/working groups; including facilitating WWF's input to the roll-out of a global sustainable infrastructure standard (providing and coordinating technical input from WWF network where needed).


· Working with WWF public finance experts on case by case basis to influence relevant development institutions or individual infrastructure projects with respect to environmental and social safeguards.


· Thought leadership on the topic of sustainable infrastructure and use of natural infrastructure solutions, including representing WWF on the topic of sustainable infrastructure finance at high-level conferences, panel discussions etc.


· Engage with WWF network to ensure full support and alignment with WWF conservation goals.


· Conceptualize and lead the writing of proposals that align WWF strategy and priorities with those of major donors to secure funding for both the Singapore sustainable finance team and regional offices.


· Regularly provide updates on work progress, opportunities and challenges to a Finance Practice Core Team member.


IV. Profile:


Required Qualifications


· Relevant educational qualifications, Master’s Degree required, in either finance, economics or environment management or other relevant domains;


· Min. 8-10-year work experience, ideally in the infrastructure sector with a financial institution, private equity fund or development finance institution, with experience in Southeast Asia or North Asia an asset;


Required Skills and Competencies


· Proven track record in project management and expertise at the intersect of finance, infrastructure and sustainability,


· Deep knowledge of environmental and social issues within the infrastructure sector including those related to indirect footprint (e.g. via supply chain)


· Ability to elaborate business case for integrating ESG in infrastructure investments to decision makers


· Ability to advise FIs on how to integrating ESG factors into financial models for infrastructure investments


· Knowledge of practical strategies to manage ESG issues & opportunities within the infrastructure sector (knowledge of infrastructure standards, tools, ability to advise on green products development); for example understanding frameworks such as TCFD, Equator Principles, GRESB, etc;


· Functioning network of relevant stakeholders at the intersection of finance, infrastructure and sustainability,


· Knowledge of the finance sector levers for change as they relate to sustainability;


· Ability to analyze ESG issues and to effectively communicate these to FI partners;


· Ability to navigate through various interests without losing focus.


· An understanding of international non-profit organizations would be an advantage.


· Ability to prioritize and operate under tight deadlines;


· Ability to work independently and proactively;


· Structured thinker with excellent oral and written communication skills in regional languages will be an asset


· Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.


. Must be able to travel internationally (approx. 10%)


V. Working Relationships:


Internal– Relevant departments within the WWF network


External – With financial institutions, regulators, stock exchanges, responsible finance platforms and consultants

2 years ago
Senior Vice President, Asia Sustainable Finance
WWF-WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (SINGAPORE) LIMITED

$9300 to $10000 (Monthly)



I. Mission of the WWF Asia Sustainable Finance Team:


The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest and most experienced conservation organizations with a global network of 6000 experts working across the areas most critical to global sustainable development, including food systems, climate and energy, and freshwater, forests and oceans, active in more than 100 countries. Our approach is deeply rooted in science and our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which people and nature thrive. WWF has identified the finance sector as a key driver of global economic activity with which we must engage to successfully deliver on our long-term conservation mission.


Positioned at the cutting-edge of sustainable finance internationally, our global sustainable finance team of 80 experts - including 30 in Asia - is dedicated to supporting the finance sector to transition to sustainable and resilient economy via working with key finance sector players including banks, investors, regulators, and stock exchanges, across six focus areas:


1. Regulations and Guidelines: We provide recommendations and facilitate dialogue between regulatory authorities and financial institutions (FIs) to issue harmonized regulations and guidelines that raise the bar for sustainable finance at the national and regional level.


2. Standards: We help FIs understand what makes certain standards and certification schemes credible to help them ensure that their due diligence and verification processes assure robust sustainability practices.


3. Capacity Building: We empower FIs through capacity building on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues through industry-wide workshops and bilateral training sessions. Our trainings cover a range of sectors and thematic focus areas and help FIs to better assess and price risk, value companies, and develop new products.


4. Research & Tools: We conduct research, develop best practice guides, and benchmark FIs’ progress on ESG integration to ensure timely progress towards a resilient and sustainable financial system. We also help FIs to understand and implement cutting-edge tools so they can better understand, measure, and manage evolving ESG risks and opportunities.


5. Engagement: We help investors exert their influence and facilitate large scale, meaningful change by providing research and analysis that supports their engagement with portfolio companies over key ESG issues.


6. Green Financial Solutions: We work with FIs to support the development of innovative green financial solutions based on science-based criteria that create measurable environmental and social impacts alongside competitive financial returns.


In Asia, we work across seven (7) ASEAN countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – as well as in Japan and South Korea. We focus on sustainability issues related to soft commodities finance (e.g. agriculture, forestry, and seafood), in addition to cross-cutting issues such as climate and energy, water and biodiversity.


In this role, the Senior Vice President will have a specific focus on strategy development and stakeholder engagement in major Asian financial centres, in relation to responsible investment in particular.


II. Major Duties and Responsibilities:


Stakeholder engagement and relationship management (internal and external)


● Seek out, establish and nurture strategic relationships with senior representatives of key finance sector stakeholders in the region and where relevant, globally, to secure future opportunities for collaboration and capacity building.


● Understand the varying interests and priorities of different finance sector stakeholders, including investors (asset owners, asset managers), banks, stock exchanges, regulators, government ministries, etc. and adjust engagement strategy accordingly to maximize effectiveness


● Where beneficial, forge internal and external partnerships and develop platforms that contribute to the goals of WWF’s global Finance practice


● Work closely with other WWF national offices in the region to 1) deliver guidance on and co-execute country-specific financial sector engagement strategies and 2) ensure that Finance practice activities contribute to other WWF goals and strategies


● Establish own reputation as an expert and WWF as a leading organization in sustainable finance in coverage countries


Influence and foster the development of the finance sector’s strategies, policies and/or regulations on sustainable finance


● Identify and create opportunities for WWF to work with key banks, investors, and industry associations to develop their responsible lending and investing strategies, policies, ESG risk assessment tools, and appropriate monitoring and reporting frameworks (e.g. ISEAL certifications, climate risk assessment and alignment, geospatial tools, natural capital impact reporting, etc.)


● Advocate for the issuance of sustainable finance guidelines and regulations with regulators and policymakers; directly support their development by providing input and recommendations to ensure their harmonization across the region and consistency with international best practice and standards (e.g. EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan, TCFD, NGFS, etc.), in line with WWF’s Greening Financial Regulations Initiative


ESG research and tools


● Research and understand the risk transmission channels between ESG issues, business and financial performance and socio-economic development


● Lead and manage research on topics including analysis of financial institutions’ performance on ESG integration/risk management and corporate sustainability disclosure and performance; based on findings, develop recommendations for finance sector and other relevant stakeholders


● Author reports and develop tools to support capacity building, policy development and investor collective engagement


Communications


● Represent WWF perspectives, present WWF research and tools, and demonstrate thought leadership on sustainable finance at international conferences and other events


● Develop strategies and manage processes for communicating research findings and WWF positions to finance sector stakeholders through multiple channels, e.g. press releases for mainstream/trade media, op-eds/blogs, interviews, social media, etc.


● Develop strategy for and oversee communications with other WWF national offices and other relevant internal stakeholders to identify and address potential conflicts in objectives, interests


Training and capacity building


● Leverage deep technical expertise to oversee content development and organize and conduct capacity building workshops, webinars and other events for finance sector stakeholders on sustainable finance and ESG issues/trends


● Work with WWF food systems, climate and energy, and freshwater, forests and oceans experts to distill insights and knowledge into guidance and recommendations for the finance sector


● Serve as a sustainable finance expert within the WWF network; build capacity of wider WWF network on sustainable finance and ensure understanding of its contribution to their respective interests and priorities


Developing green and blue financial solutions


● Develop and structure innovative financial solutions to mobilize additional capital to protect and restore nature and communities


● Collaborate with financial institutions to pilot, implement and measure the impacts of green financial solutions


Internal strategy development, team management, fundraising, budgeting, and reporting


● Stay on top of global developments in sustainable finance, assess effectiveness and relevance of sustainable banking/responsible investment team long term strategy, and propose new strategic activities and product innovations (i.e. ideas for new research, tools, green financial solutions)


● Conceptualize and lead the writing of funding proposals that align WWF strategy and priorities with those of major donors to secure long-term funding for both the Singapore sustainable finance team and regional offices


● Conduct monitoring, evaluating, budgeting and reporting of project performance against planned objectives and deliverables and milestones


● Support the Director of Sustainable Finance to communicate the work of the sustainable finance team to our donor base so as to open up new opportunities for fundraising


Team leadership and management


· Co-manage and coordinate the overall work stream on responsible investment within the Asia Sustainable Finance team and across countries of operation and oversee short-term work planning to ensure timely achievement of KPIs and other key deliverables within budget


· As technical lead on responsible investment, develop the capabilities of other team members to ensure the consistently high quality of all work outputs


· Represent the WWF Asia Sustainable Finance team at meetings with senior finance sector and government stakeholders and at international conferences


· Hold decision-making authority when the Director, Asia Sustainable Finance is unavailable


· Line manage Associates, Assistant Vice Presidents, and Vice Presidents


III. Profile:


Required Qualifications


● Relevant educational qualifications, Master’s Degree preferred, in relevant field


● Minimum 10 years relevant working experience, ideally with 3+ years in responsible investment/ESG. Experience in the fields of sustainable/development finance, corporate sustainability, or climate/environmental policy will also be considered where relevant to private investment.


Required Skills and Competencies


● Able to prioritize, work in a dynamic environment and operate under tight deadlines


● Must be a team player but should have the ability to work independently and proactively;


● Excellent oral and written communication skills; business proficiency in regional languages will be an asset


● Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration


● Must be able to travel internationally (up to 15%)


IV. Working Relationships:


Internal - Relevant departments within the WWF network


External – With financial institutions, regulators, stock exchanges, sustainable finance platforms and consultants

2 years ago
Digital Content Marketing Executive
WWF-WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (SINGAPORE) LIMITED

$2600 to $3200 (Monthly)

JOB DESCRIPTION




Title: Digital Content Marketing Executive, Fundraising Department


Reports to: Report to: Digital Marketing & Fundraising Manager


Location: Location: Singapore


Date: Start Date: Immediately






DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE




We are looking for a Digital Content Marketing Executive who has a flair in content creation to join the Individual Fundraising team at WWF-Singapore.


You should have excellent graphic design and copywriting skills and be able to create and design communications and marketing collaterals, write clearly, tell stories and engage a diverse audience with different messages and stories in different channels and mediums.


At the same time, you should understand online and offline marketing initiatives and strategies across multiple platforms and formats and you will be required to be able to communicate across various channels.


Your time will be mainly spent into creating compelling and engaging content (visual and writing) but you will also participate in the execution and implementation of our digital marketing campaigns with the goal of helping WWF-Singapore drive engagement and performance, and raise funds to keep encouraging people to join our cause.






RESPONSIBILITIES




Some of the meaningful work you will perform:


● Brainstorm, co-conceptualise and assist in the development and execution of digital marketing lead generation campaigns on social media and the creation of the visual and copywriting content associated with it.


● Create, design and develop layouts of communications, eDMs, banners, social media ads, website design, mobile ad and videos.


● Develop and write content to support all phases of the lead and supporter journey and fuel donations; this may include but is not limited to producing content for digital ads, emails and e-newsletters, phone scripts, videos and marketing collaterals.


● Assist in creation of design briefs and assist in coordinating agencies, vendors and various marketing teams across to ensure assigned design and copywriting tasks are delivered on time.


● Lead website design and website content creation and extend support in website development and/or maintenance.


● Collaborate across internal units including Communications and Fundraising to develop & implement effective content strategies that meet WWF-Singapore’s fundraising and outreach objectives.


● Identify content trends and gaps to recommend creative stories and angles and proactively suggest improvements to campaign, a/b testing and optimize content on the fundraising platforms.


● Edit and proofread copy as needed






PROFILE




● Open to fresh-graduates or candidates with less than 2 years of experience


● Minimum diploma in media, communications, design, marketing or similar


● Professional knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and/or Illustrator)


● Basic knowledge of HTML, CMS tools


● Excellent oral and written communication skills in English


● Be skilled in writing clear, concise and grammatically correct copy


● Have an eye for detail and design


● Demonstrated knowledge in social and digital communication and marketing (evidences of online social media engagement, digital email campaigns, newsletters, blog posts, or others materials will be required)


● Experience working with NGO or social sector is a plus






This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

2 years ago