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Director, Agricultural & Environmental Metrics at World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Agricultural & Environmental Metrics.

Major Function

The Freshwater and Food team at WWF-US works to address the two biggest threats to nature: agriculture and infrastructure.  The Director serves as the leading Agricultural and Environmental Metrics expert on metrics for the WWF-US Freshwater and Food team, and as a key technical advisor to the WWF Network. The incumbent will design and implement an evidence-based and aligned approach for aggregating impact across the different initiatives within the Freshwater and Food team, which will guild strategy development and drive achieving impacts related to freshwater ecosystems and sustainable food production and consumption systems. The Director provides strategic leadership related to relevant metric instruments and data to the Freshwater and Food team to measurably assess the impact of our conservation programs to reduce or eliminate the main environmental impacts of food systems.

The incumbent will engage with various experts both within and outside WWF to stay up to speed on the latest analysis, tools, and approaches and will engage with key platforms, forums, and partners to influence and affect change in the metrics dialogue related to sustainability of food systems.  The incumbent will help define how WWF measures and tracks progress for regenerative and sustainable food systems, both row crop and pasture-based systems, as well as contribute to thought leadership related to the development and credibility of market-based mechanisms, such as voluntary carbon and ecosystem markets.  The incumbent will work across WWF to explore how performance-based metrics and methodologies can support incentivizing producers to adopt improved practices that return benefits to nature, biodiversity, climate, among other things. Management, analysis and synthesis of large data sets, to forecast threads and spot trends will be a component of this work.

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