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First Nations Climate Advocacy Coordinator - Flexible Location

  • Workplace flexibility including monthly RDO
  • Newly created position
  • WWF-Australia Office location negotiable
  • 2 year fixed term contract
  • Join a diverse global network of local organisations working for people and planet in 100 countries
  • Work in a high performing, values-driven organisation

About Us

WWF-Australia is an award-winning and innovative organisation determined to do things differently. We use our superpowers to partner in delivering nature-positive solutions, empowering communities, and halting climate change - in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, the Southern Hemisphere and globally. We are a values-driven organisation with a diverse global network of local organisations working in 100 countries. We work as a catalyst with communities, First Nations, governments, businesses, innovators, and philanthropists towards our global mission: to build a world where people live and prosper in harmony with nature.

Learn more about our 60-year history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OluzruE9zE

About the Role

The First Nations Climate Advocacy Coordinator helps to ensure that the perspectives and priorities of First Nations partners are appropriately reflected and supported through WWF-Australia's climate advocacy and campaigns. In particular, the role coordinates and supports the delivery of both WWF's Oceania's First Voices (OFV) program and First Nations engagement elements of WWF's Energy Transition program.

Key Accountabilities (Refer to PD for full list of Key Accountabilities)

  • Delivers administrative aspects of monitoring and reporting of Oceania First Voices and First Nations Clean Energy Network initiatives to ensure WWF-Network monitoring standards and WWF - Australia monitoring and evaluation requirements are met.
  • Works with Indigenous Engagement and Regenerative Climate teams to administer and coordinate key activities within the Oceania's First Voices program and Energy Transition program.
  • Expands on and maintains existing Oceania First Voices relationships to support the creation of a grassroots powered advocacy network that enables fair, equitable and inclusive voices to a proposed Australia Pacific hosted COP31.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience (Refer to PD for full list of Selection Criteria)

  • Demonstrated understanding of national and regional climate mitigation and adaptation programs, climate issues and challenges facing First Nations and Pacific Indigenous peoples.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder engagement skills and ability to establish and maintain strong partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer projects effectively and efficiently, including budget management.

Our Commitment to Diversity: 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, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding: WWF-Australia is committed to acting with respect and upholding the human rights, welfare and dignity of all persons we employ, engage with or who are affected by our activities and work, with special regard for vulnerable individuals and children.

As part of your employment, you will be required to undergo background checks relevant to your position (eg. Police Checks, Working with Children Checks, Reference Checks), abide by our safeguarding policies, and sign our Safeguarding Code of Conduct.


Applicants can apply via the "Apply Now" button. 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).

Note that applicants require current unlimited working rights in Australia to be eligible for this role.

A position description is attached.

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