First listed on: 31 July 2018

Project Manager Sustainable Agriculture

Work on WWF’s priority agriculture programs to improve sustainability and conserve nature.

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • Brisbane (other QLD locations negot.)
  • Full time 3-year contract
  • Flexible working including monthly RDO

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. a world where people and nature thrive.  WWF recognises that we have only got one Earth. A planet that we all – animals, plants and people – share and depend upon. The need to protect it has never been greater and the role of sustainable agriculture has never been more important.

Reporting to the Commodity Lead Beef, the Project Manager leads WWF-Australia’s direct engagement with farmers to achieve measurable outcomes for people and nature. Through a mix of field, markets and policy approaches, the role develops and undertakes on-ground field activities for the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of ecosystems in priority agricultural landscapes, focusing on beef and sugarcane. The position also plays a key role in communicating WWF's work on sustainable agriculture.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • A technical knowledge of, and experience in sustainable agriculture.
  • Strong capability in building constructive relationships with rural stakeholders and audiences.
  • Excellent networking, interpersonal, negotiation, influencing, verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate complicated concepts in plain English to diverse audiences.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including an ability to identify strategic issues and develop programs and policies with measurable outcomes.
  • Project management skills, including experience relevant to conducting on-farm trials with a track record of delivery against targets.
  • An ability to work independently and in a flexible team-based environment.

Qualifications and/or experience in a relevant field along with agronomic research skills is desirable.

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.

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