Science-Based Targets Initiative - Project Jr. Officer | WWF

Science-Based Targets Initiative - Project Jr. Officer

Posted on
27 septiembre 2019

• Full time 1 year contract – Starting as soon as possible
• Mexico City.

For more than half a century, WWF has been working over 100 countries to protect the world's species and natural places, pushing for a more sustainable world. By working with local communities, governments, businesses, and other NGOs WWF is defining new ways of working that will make a difference at a scale that matters to help redefine humanity’s relationship with the planet. From numerous initiatives, priority areas and priority species, the entire WWF global network is focused on six major goals –forests, oceans, wildlife, food, climate & energy, and freshwater – and three key drivers of environmental problems –markets, finance and governance.
WWF Mexico is recruiting in its Programmes department a 1-year contract to contribute to WWF network 3-years global plan on Science Based Targets initiative.
The Science Based Targets initiative Project Officer will work as part of the Science Based Targets core team to administrate the pipeline of companies participating in the Call to Action Campaign and serve as the manager for the and e-mail inboxes which are the primary contact point for companies submitting commitment letters and targets to the Science Based Targets initiative.
The SBTi Project Officer will constructively contribute to the work and vision of the WWF SBT team as well as the SBTi core team.
About the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)
The Science Based Targets initiative mobilizes companies to set science-based targets and boost their competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy. It is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. The initiative defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets. For more information, follow @sciencetargets and visit
Under the responsibility of SBTi Coordinator, you will play a critical role in the WWF Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) international programme by:
  1. Managing the mailbox by receiving and acknowledging commitment letters, registering them in the SBTi database and informing the SBTi team as appropriate.
  2. Processing target submissions from companies; this entails performing initial screening checks, assigning targets for review, maintaining the SBTi database to register new target submissions and tracking the validation process to ensure a response of no longer than 30 business days.
  3. Other administrative and pipeline management responsibilities, like assisting in tracking the pipeline of companies engaged in the Science Based Targets initiative Call to Action, notetaking (on an as needed basis), organising virtual meetings for the Core Team of the Science Based Targets initiative, and supporting various work streams, such as communications and corporate engagement, on an as-needed basis, keeping the WWF network and affected offices briefed on target submissions received, the validation process and final target review results.
  4. Target validation responsibilities, such as supporting the technical reviewers and Target Validation Manager with pipeline tracking of companies, developing and maintaining SBT templates including email templates  to engage with companies and other stakeholders during the Call to Action process, leading and supporting on project tasks (on an as needed basis).
  5. Corporate Engagement responsibilities, by attending and participating in regular WWF and SBTi corporate engagement, communications and team calls as relevant, tracking and coordinate SBTi partner organization website updates to ensure that listed companies and running totals of companies are synchronised and up to date. 

Required qualifications, skills and competencies:
  • Bachelor’s degree in sustainability, climate change, environmental studies, economics, engineering or related field is required, Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; Spanish or any other language considered an asset
  • Customer service experience considered an asset
  • Proven understanding of sustainability issues in a corporate environments
  • Ability to work with teams and in different cultural contexts and virtual team structures
  • Highly organized, fast learner, attention to detail, and persuasive communications skills
  • Great interest for environmental issues
  • High MS Office proficiency, in particular MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Conditions of the position:
  • Starting as soon as possible
  • Office location : WWF Mexico in Colonia Hipódromo Condesa, Mexico City
Thank you for sending your application and cover letter to with the reference «SBTi Project Jr. Officer».