WWF-MYANMAR: Forest Programme Manager #038/18 | WWF

WWF-MYANMAR: Forest Programme Manager #038/18

Posted on
12 July 2018
Based Location – Dawei, Tanintharyi Region Myanmar, with regular travel to Yangon and Karen State.

WWF Myanmar was established in 2013 and is working to conserve the country’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. The focus is on promoting green economy into national policies and to sustain and protect biodiversity and connectivity of the transboundary Dawna Tennasserim Landscape (DTL) through an integrated landscape approach, and of the Ayeyarwady River system through an integrated river basin management approach IRBM). Find out more at www.wwf.org.mm.
WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for a Forest Project Manager Position to be based in Dawei.
Major Function
The Forest Manager will take the lead on all WWF’s forest-related work including engagement with and building capacity for sustainable forestry and potential certification schemes in the private sector, government and other NGOs in Myanmar. S/He will lead national work on forests with  especial focus on DTL (Dawei Tanintharyi Landscape).
S/He will
  • Oversee forestry related projects in DTL on community forestry
  • Map existing processes in the forest sector in Myanmar to harmonize and coordinate activities to avoid duplication of effort or risk conflicting strategies
  • Provide technical guidance and advice on best practice principles and land use planning processes in the DTL
  • Determine and develop WWF Myanmar’s position and definition on responsible forestry, beyond forest certification, applicable to timber and non-timber forest production from natural forest and forest plantations.
The detailed job description can be Downloaded.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in natural resources management, forest conservation and management, environmental or conservation management, bioregional planning, development studies, or in relevant fields.
  • 5 years of practical experience in leading and managing programme or project, 2 years of which should be in the related landscape or Mekong region
  • Knowledge of conservation and natural resource management issues
  • Technical knowledge of forest certification, forestry operations, High Conservation Value Forest and community-based forest management.
  • Thorough understanding of socio-economic, conservation and development issues in Myanmar and in the landscape in charge
  • Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to conservation and the government agencies,  development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector in the landscape
  • Knowledge of the realities of government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector in the  project
  • Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising, donor strategies, functions, governmental and international relations
  • Landscape/land use planning, and GIS knowledge and skills are an advantage
  • Knowledge of WWF’s PPMS is also an advantage
  • Proven experience of managing programmes funded by a diversity of sources including governments and aid agencies, private sector donors with annual budget of multi millions USD
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Closing Date: 25 July 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_Your fullname.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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