Since 1997, WWF Philippines has been working as the 26th national organization in the WWF network. It has been implementing a variety of conservation projects to protect some of the most important ecosystems in Asia. It also strives to improve people’s lives by providing sustainable livelihood programs, offering solutions to climate change, and conserving the country's land and marine habitats.
Initially, WWF worked to protect plants and animals threatened with extinction. However, a single species disappearance can have any further consequences. Therefore, their work scope has broadened, and hence their name also.
In 1986, the World Wildlife Fund has evolved into the World Wide Fund for Nature. Today, the organization also works to stop pollution affecting the forests, freshwater habitats, atmosphere, and oceans – all of which sustain human life.
Culture & vibe
Because people are at the heart of everything they do, they know that their workforce should be highly capable, healthy, and motivated. Therefore, they are committed to diversity, offer flexible working, value the work-life balance, and provide fair salaries.
Working in this organization also means that you get to experience applying your skills and developing new ones in different environmental campaigns and projects. You may have better feelings, knowing that you are helping to safeguard wildlife and people around the world. With such an important mission, they always seek better and new ways to do things. In this constructive environment, the work is sometimes tough but it is fulfilling.
The job openings in this organization are often related to the projects or initiatives that have been conducted. Therefore, many of the positions available are contract-based for several months to several years.
These positions, such as Campaign Officers, Project Coordinators, or Policy Consultants often require a college degree in related studies and a few years of experience in related fields. Interested applicants can submit their CV and cover letter to the email address specified on WWF Philippines’ Career page.
The internship program in WWF Philippines currently opens for Editorial interns, Communication interns, and Visual Media Interns. All of them are for remote settings. To apply, you can submit your CV, cover letter, and a sample of your works (if possible) to the email address mentioned on the career page of their website, and their team will get back to you.
The minimum requirements are:
Other than that, you can also apply to the Young Adult Volunteer and Internship Program located in Asia/Pacific, Africa, and Latin America, as well as at WWF international offices worldwide. Since 2005, the program has hosted around 350 interns and volunteers, representing more than 49 nationalities.
You need to be between 19 to 27 years old to apply for this program. You can choose the fieldwork of their conservation programs or in other areas such as communications, fundraising, policy, advocacy, etc. You will be able to experience what conservation work is all about.
You need to fill in and submit the application form that can be found on their Current Opening page. When the application is accepted, they will contact you via email to submit several supporting documents such as a CV, writing samples, and employer/personal references (you can download the templates on the same page).
The next stage after reviewing the documents is an interview by the hosting office on zoom, skype, or google hangouts. If you are accepted, the relevant information related to your assignment will be sent.
The best way to stay informed about the new position openings is to check regularly their Current Opening page and social media.
The average salary of a Communications Officer is around PHP228,000 per year. For other job areas, the estimated salaries are Multimedia Specialist (PHP180,000), Program Officer (PHP216,000), and Development Officer (PHP312,000).
The higher paying positions are among others: Project Coordinator (PHP540,000), Campaign Director (PHP867,340), and Director of Communication (PHP816,000).
The benefits package for the employees includes:
Other than the volunteer work and internships, a university graduate may have a higher chance of joining WWF Philippines if they have 2 to 4 years of experience in the related field.
The organization also provides development and learning opportunities that help personal growth. At WWF, the contributions of others are highly respected, and they collaborate openly, so everyone’s talents get the chance to shine.