wwf international danube-carpathian programme office

Who we are. The WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme Office is part of
WWF, one of the largest and most experienced nature conservation
organisations in the world. We are a team of more than 60 highly
specialised professionals ranging from biologists, hydraulic engineers,
economists to communications specialists and finance experts based in
seven countries and cooperate with national WWF organisations in
Europe and across the world.
Where we work. We work throughout the Danube River basin, the
world’s most international river basin, and across the Carpathian
Mountains, Europe’s last bastion for wolves and bears. We work in a
diverse and dynamic region, comprising as many as 18 countries.
Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine are key countries for our work, with
Serbia and the Western Balkans gaining in importance.
Our head office is in Vienna, the main activities on the ground are
coordinated in Bucharest and Sofia, with branch offices in other towns of
Romania and Bulgaria, as well as Ukraine, Slovakia and Serbia.
What we do. Our aim is to conserve biodiversity while ensuring
sustainable livelihoods for the people of our region. We promote the
development and effective management of protected areas as well as
sustainable use of natural resources, e.g. through sustainable forestry
management. We promote integrated river basin management as well
as sustainable agricultural practices. We seek to maximise the
opportunities and minimise the threats of the new market economy for
conservation and sustainable livelihoods by shaping the regulatory
environment and demonstrating long-term solutions. We address
Climate change as a major challenge to the globe.
How we do it. We achieve tangible conservation solutions through a
combination of field-based demonstration projects, policy work, capacity
building and awareness-raising. We seek to leverage and enable
conservation results by influencing decision makers, from the EU to
regional levels.
Our guiding principles. We are personal, professional, credible and
accountable, efficient and effective, innovative and creative. Most
importantly, we are solutions oriented. We use the best available
scientific information to address issues and critically evaluate our
endeavours. We seek dialogue and partnership, but are challenging
where this is necessary. We respect local people and their needs, and
involve them in determining the future of their communities. We
enhance our capacity by empowering and partnering with others. We
are global, multi-cultural, non-partisan and independent.
What we offer. Inspiring career opportunities in a multicultural
team at a global environmental player in one of Europe’s last
wilderness regions that allows you to grow and develop with the
opportunity to undergo training every year, a fair NGO-type
remuneration, and the opportunity to make contacts around Europe
and the world.
If you are interested in joining the WWF-family, we are happy to receive
your application and CV in English at the following address:
[email protected]
For current job offers check the career section on our website website:
The WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme gratefully
acknowledges funding support from the European Commission.