2 ‘food-work’ positions at the world wildlife fund!

Here is their job description

“Over the last decade, WWF has come to realize that we are winning some battles but losing the war for conserving biodiversity on this planet. We need to pivot our conservation effort, build on what we have done for half a century, but refocus our efforts to reduce the key threats to biodiversity—where and how we produce food. But, we don’t produce anything, buy or sell anything or make laws or regulations. We need to influence and leverage those who do.

Part of our strategic pivot to be fit for purpose in the 21st Century is to redouble efforts to reduce the impact of producing food on the planet. Our overarching goal:  freeze the footprint of food by doubling net food availability. This signals a strategy that focuses on productivity, efficiency and sustainable intensification, but also on reducing waste, changing consumption patterns and addressing food security issues.

Toward these ends, we are creating a new Food team and two senior positions that do not exist in any other environmental organization. We have created a new SVP position to lead our Food work. We have also created a new VP position for Animal Protein given that that is the fastest growing area of food consumption globally. These are exciting new positions. And, we want to find the right person to fill each of them. A summary of the profile for each position follows.


Senior Vice President, Food

WWF’s Senior Vice President (SVP), Food is responsible for setting short- and long-term strategic direction for the Food Goal and is accountable for outcomes that move the needle in this area. The Food SVP will ensure that the right resources are brought to bear in several transformational initiatives.  S/he is recognized both internally and externally as a leading expert in the field and will be called upon to bring the latest thinking and innovation to solve complex problems and to influence and leverage the strategies of partners in this space. In addition to strategy development, the Food SVP is responsible for implementation for WWF-US’ Food work, building and managing a diverse team working towards a common vision and objectives, and undertaking fundraising and communication efforts.


Vice President, Animal Protein

The Vice President (VP), Animal Protein will oversee WWF’s work to  eliminate or measurably reduce or mitigate the key threats caused by the single most significant driver of biodiversity loss globally, the production of animal protein. The Animal Protein VP will be responsible for strategy development and delivery for WWF-US’ work on beef, dairy, aquaculture and other key animal proteins (e.g. poultry, eggs, pork) ; aligning WWF’s animal protein work  with its work to reduce the impacts of producing animal feed; building and managing a diverse with a large number of partners working towards a common vision with regard to animal protein issues; working with the Food SVP to engage key animal protein audiences; and supporting and/or undertaking communications and fundraising efforts.


If you are interested in learning more about either of these positions, please visit the WWF Careers page: http://worldwildlife.org/about/careers. Also, please feel free to forward this information to anyone you think would be a good fit for either of these exciting new WWF positions.”