The COP will provide overall vision and leadership for the USAID Combating Conservation Crime in Honduras project, an Associate Award of the Targeting Natural Resource Corruption project, being implemented by WWF.

The purpose of this project is to improve environmental governance in Honduras by addressing corruption related to wildlife and timber trafficking, illegal logging, and wildfires. The project will seek to study and understand the drivers, risks, actors, and institutions involved in natural resource corruption in Honduras, and will implement pilot activities to strengthen institutional oversight and monitoring mechanism; strengthen capacity of investigators, judges, and prosecutors to prosecute environmental crimes and corrupt practices; and promote engagement of civil society to reduce conservation crimes. This project will focus on wildlife and timber trafficking, illegal logging, and wildfires.


The COP provides managerial and technical leadership and directs the project’s core team of staff and partners responsible for planning, coordination, design, and delivery of all project activities. The COP represents the project to USAID, partners, stakeholders, and government, and ensures the project is well coordinated with other WWF initiatives and USAID efforts. The COP applies a participatory, adaptive management approach to ensure that the program is efficient, effective, and achieves planned results. With support from WWF US HQ, the COP ensures that the project is implemented in compliance with USAID policies and regulations, including subgrants and subcontracts. The COP establishes and maintains good working relationships with project partners, participants, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and other relevant organizations in the region, including government partners and USAID personnel.


  • 10 years of experience implementing and managing complex projects that address corruption, strengthen rule of law, improve law enforcement capacity to combat environmental crime, and/or strengthen civil society participation in addressing environmental crime.
  • 10 years of experience managing and implementing multi-million-dollar USAID projects, or other donor-funded natural resource projects. Experience managing projects in Honduras preferred.
  • Experience managing projects that completed political economy analyses, stakeholder maps, legal and institutional framework analyses, and other studies to improve understanding of the trends and dynamics of corruption and crime.
  • Experience managing projects that build the capacity of judges, prosecutors, investigators, or others to find, prosecute, and try corruption and environmental crimes.
  • Experience creating or strengthening oversight and monitoring mechanism and increasing civil society participation, to address corruption or environmental crimes.
  • Knowledge of the institutional and legal frameworks for natural resource crime or corruption in Honduras, and experience working with government officials, civil society groups, and other stakeholders in the country.
  • Master’s degree in natural resources management, wildlife, forestry, law, environmental or conservation, development studies, social sciences, or relevant field.
  • Excellent written and oral skills communication and fluency in English and Spanish required.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness leading and managing teams able to adapt to dynamic operating conditions to achieve project results.
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration.

How to Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #22052
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

 Please submit applications by 10/18/2021

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.