WWF-MYANMAR: On-Call Technical Specialists for biodiversity and HCV Scoping Studies and Assessments #034/19 | WWF
WWF-MYANMAR: On-Call Technical Specialists for biodiversity and HCV Scoping Studies and Assessments #034/19

Posted on 09 May 2019

WWF Myanmar was established in 2013 and is working to conserve the country’s biodiversity and build a sustainable future for people and wildlife.
Background

WWF Myanmar was established in 2013 and is working to conserve the country’s biodiversity and build a sustainable future for people and wildlife. The focus is on promoting green economy within national policies, and sustaining and protecting biodiversity and ecological connectivity of the transboundary Dawna Tenasserim Landscape (DTL) through an integrated landscape approach, and the Ayeyarwady river basin through an integrated river basin approach. Find out more at www.wwf.org.mm

In Taninthary Region, conversion of forests for rubber and oil palm plantations has resulted in forest loss, while unsustainable forestry practices have led to degradation of forests. Accessing markets for sustainably produced products requires a commitment to zero-deforestation and the identification and sustainable management of High Conservation Values. A prerequisite for sustainably produced agriculture and forestry products is the identification and sustainable management of High Conservation Values. Thus, WWF and key stakeholders in the Tanintharyi Region are planning scoping surveys and HCV Assessments for production landscapes within the region, and are looking for technical specialist to participate in these biodiversity surveys and HCV Assessments. As a starting point, WWF is looking for On-Call Technical Specialists who are interested in participating in the surveys and assessments as they are planned and implemented. Once reviewed and registered, these technical specialist will be on-call for future biodiversity surveys and HCV Assessments.
 
Major Function

Contribute technical expertise to biodiversity surveys and High Conservation Value (HCV) Assessments in selected ecosystems as part of multi-disciplinary assessment teams.

Major Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the design of scoping studies and/or HCV Assessments as an individual or member of multi-disciplinary Team
  • Carry out desk review for area of expertise for specific HCV Areas in Tanintharyi Region
  • Carryout interviews with key stakeholders and summarize findings
  • Participate in Focus Group Discussions and Key Informant Interviews with targeted villages
  • Facilitate village workshops to gain local inputs and document local knowledge related to biodiversity and HCVs.
  • Carry out field work and field surveys to document the characteristics of the assessed areas.
  • Prepared reports documenting process and results of surveys and assessments
  • As part of an assessment team, contribute to information sharing workshops and preparation of reports.
  • Ensure Fair Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) throughout the process.
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Requirements
  • Relevant Bachelor Degree or Graduate Degree
  • Understanding of concepts of High Conservation Values and importance for for sustainable agriculture and forestry products is an asset.
  • 5 years of experience in area of specialization including field surveys
  • Areas of Specializaton:
  • Forestry
  • Ecology
  • Forest Inventories
  • Vegetation and Taxonomy
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Fisheries
  • Social Science
  • Hydrology
  • Agricultural biodiversity
  • Fluency in written and spoken Myanmar language and good English skills.
Closing Date: 30 May 2019 (Thursday)
 
Interested applicants may submit their proposal, clearly stating their fit for this position, together with expected consultancy fee (including breakdown) and CVs 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 garry.shea@wwf.org.mm

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.