WWF-MYANMAR: Sustainable Infrastructure Programme Manager #032/18 | WWF

WWF-MYANMAR: Sustainable Infrastructure Programme Manager #032/18

Posted on
31 May 2018
WWF-Myanmar was established in 2014 with the aim of supporting Myanmar’s sustainable development ambitions with a focus on achieving biodiversity conservation through a Green Economy approach that ensures the protection of ecosystem services and promotes sustainable livelihoods. WWF-Myanmar is part of WWF Greater Mekong, along with country offices in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Find out more at www.wwf.org.mm .
WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for a Sustainable Infrastructure Programme Manager Position based in Yangon, Myanmar.
I.Major Function
The Sustainable Infrastructure Programme Manager is responsible for designing and implementing WWF’s infrastructure-related work in Myanmar, with an emphasis on policy advocacy for more sustainable linear infrastructure. Specifically, the Infrastructure PM will manage all aspects of the project: ‘Advancing Sustainable Infrastructure in Myanmar’.

II.Major Responsibilities
  • Effectively supervise the budget allocated to infrastructure work of WWF Myanmar  
  • Frequent travel to existing project areas              
  • Support consultants or counterpart staff in organizing trainings, workshops and undertaking research and assessments                                     
  • Act as trainer and facilitator, if required             
  • Review and provide technical comments to technical studies
  • Establish relations and keep regular contact with key partners (multi-sectoral, private sector, government and non-government) at local, national and regional levels (for implementation and networking/lessons sharing                                  
This JD covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.
The detailed job description can be Downloaded.
  1. Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in engineering, natural resource management, land use planning or other related fields
  • At least 7-10 years of experience working on infrastructure issues, preferably in Asia
  • Understanding and application of sustainability tools that can be used in infrastructure planning and design
  • Experience from working in other countries on infrastructure planning, preferably in Asia
  • Experience in managing projects, conducting studies and coordinating research activities
  • Experience of working with Government officials, investors, infrastructure developers, INGOs, CSOs, local communities and/or donors at all levels
  1. Knowledge
  • Proven understanding and working knowledge of policy/institutional context with regards to linear infrastructure, transport, road, railway or other related issues, preferably in Asia
  • Knowledge of the realities of government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, investors, private sector companies engaged in the infrastructure sector, preferably in Asia
  • Knowledge about road ecology issues is an added advantage

Closing Date: 27 June 2018 (Wednesday)
Interested candidates should email vacancy.mm@wwfgreatermekong.org or send a hard copy cover letter and curriculum vitae in English to 15C, Than Taman Street, Dagon Township Yangon, stating the applied position title.  Email application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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