WWF-MYANMAR: Consultant for Development of A Forest Landscape Vision Plan for Thanintharyi Landscape #043/18 | WWF

WWF-MYANMAR: Consultant for Development of A Forest Landscape Vision Plan for Thanintharyi Landscape #043/18

Posted on
01 August 2018
Supervised by:             Forest Project Officer
Work location:             Yangon and trips to Tanintharyi         
Duration:                     This consultancy is on intermittent bases for a period of 6 months to one year
  1. Background of consultancy assignment/ project
WWF Myanmar is implementing a project ‘Stewards Of Natural Resources Strengthening Livelihoods For Communities’. This project will target 10 communities in the Banchaung and Tanintharyi watersheds where the majority of villagers have a low income level. As these communities rely largely on the surrounding forests and rivers for their livelihoods, this project is bringing security and the power of land management to the hands of the people who call it home. It will help communities restore the forest and protect their livelihoods through responsible agroforestry techniques and give communities the capacity to share their knowledge. Community representatives will become a part of decision making processes, participating in multi-stakeholder planning and FPIC processes to make socially, ecologically and economically sound development decisions. 25 small- scale producers will receive an additional income through the formation and professionalisation of a producer group, whilst communities will also be connected to markets and microfinance schemes.
One of the outputs of this project is a participatory forest landscape vision for the Tanintharyi Landscape Corridor. Relevant information on socio-economic, forest trends and possible management options and good practices will be gathered as input to the landscape vision.
  1. Objective of the consultancy
This TOR is seeking consultant who to provide technical inputs in developing the forest landscape vision. The scope of work includes, consolidating the relevant information as mentioned the above paragraph, and drafting the landscape vision. Information based on  inputs from the community members, CSOs, and KNU.
  1. Scope of work/ Major responsibility
  1. Conduct situation analysis as input to the forest landscape vision
  2. Provide inputs to the design of visioning workshops and participate to these workshop
  3. Provide technical guidance to WWF and partners in the process of developing the vision
  4. Draft the landscape vision based on results of workshops and in close consultation with stakeholders
As the process of developing the landscape vision will take several months, this consultancy will be on intermittent bases for a period of six to one year depending the length of consultation process
  1. Outputs/Deliverable fo performance and time schedule
A draft forest landscape vision for Tanintharyi Landscape Corridor containing management options and a roadmap towards developing a comprehensive operational plan to forest landscape vision.
  1. Required profile:
  • Educational background on forestry, biodiversity conservation or natural resource management
  • Expertise in strategic planning and conservation area management planning
  • Excellent knowledge and expertise on biodiversity conservation
  • Understanding of the biodiversity, social and political context of Myanmar is a plus
Experience in developing local conservation area management plans and working with multi-sectoral stakeholders;
Experience in community-based resource management and biodiversity conservation

Skills and Abilities:
Report writing skills (English)
Speaks Myanmar/Karen Language (a plus)
Skills in facilitating participatory processes
The detailed job description can be Downloaded.

Closing date: 15 August 2018 (Wednesday)

Interested applicants may submit their proposal stating the expected consultancy fee together with CVs of consultants to vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm or deliver to WWF Myanmar office at 15C Than Taman Street, Dagon Township, Yangon. For additional information or clarification you can email to amy.maling@wwf.org.mm
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
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