September 4, 2017

Species Conservation Project Officer

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An exciting opportunity to work on critical species conservation projects.

  • Part time up to 32 hpw
  • Fixed term contract 1 year
  • Perth office

For over 50 years WWF has been a leading voice for nature. We are the world’s largest conservation organisation, working in 100 countries and with over 5 million supporters.  WWF-Australia is the 7th largest member of the WWF Network. We work with governments, businesses and communities on environmental issues with a single mission: to build a world where people and nature thrive.

About the role

Working in a collaborative environment, the role is part of the Living Ecosystems team who work across Australia on endangered species and habitat conservation projects.  With a focus on Southwest Australia (SWA) this role develops and coordinates plans to deliver on priority species conservation projects. The position undertakes research, secures partnerships and implements on-ground activities to help win the fight against species extinction.  For further details of our work click on the following link

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • A working knowledge of the conservation issues for threatened species and ecosystems, preferably in SouthWest Australia.
  • Experience in species conservation research and field work including skills in data analysis, data management and GIS.
  • Environmental conservation project planning and management skills.
  • Verbal and written communication skills including scientific report writing and the co-creation of content for digital channels.
  • A track record of preparing and securing financial support including grants.
  • Ability to work in a flexible team based environment.

Ideally you will have a degree in one of the environmental conservation sciences, relevant networks at the regional level and an understanding of the cultural context when working with Aboriginal or other Indigenous people.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to review the Job Description and can apply via

Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered.  Please include the following two attachments: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria and (2) your resume (CV), including two referees

Contact Name: Merril Halley
Contact Phone 08 6231 0224
Contact Email:
Applications Close On: 11/09/2017 at 9:00 AM


A copy of the position description can be found here: JD Species Conservation Project Officer.pdf

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