Landscape Manager, Dawna Tenasserim Landscape



Posted on 15 February 2011

Position title:                   Landscape Manager, Dawna Tenasserim Landscape, WWF Thailand
Grade:                               D
Directly reports to:        Programme Manager, WWF Thailand
Technically reports to  Strategy Leaders, WWF GMPO
Supervises:                     Project Managers / Officers / Technical Advisors
Validity:                            1 Feb 2011 – 30 June 2012 with annual extensions pending successful     
                                            performance
 Location:                        Bangkok (main office) and Sites in the Dawna Tenasserim Landscape

Background
The Dawna Tenasserim Landscape (DTL) represents the conservation core of the Kayah Karen Tenasserim Ecoregion, identified as part of an international effort to distinguish relatively large, ecologically distinctive areas suitable for assessing biodiversity representation at regional and global scales. The KKTE is one of 200 global priority places where WWF focuses its work.

The DTL is made up of relatively moist forests. The rugged watersheds of the Tenasserim, Dawna, and other mountain ranges drain into the mighty Tenasserim, Salween, and Chao Phraya rivers, supporting many globally endangered and endemic species as well as a diversity of human cultures.

I. Major Function
The Landscape Manager plays the lead role in the planning, coordination, and management of the WWF effort to conserve Country's Landscape. He/she is responsible for all aspects of this work, including the planning, management, financial, and administrative aspects of the landscape programme. He/she organizes project execution consistent with programme objectives engaging national counterparts and building reputation for quality design and reliable delivery.

II. Major Responsibilities (and approximate relative % effort / time)
A. Strategy Development and Implementation (10 %)
• Provide inputs on the conservation needs and issues from the landscape to contribute to the development of GMPO Strategic Plan
• Define the directions of action plan of the landscape in charge in order to deliver the conservation strategy of GMP
• Provide leadership and overall direction and coordination for all activities and facilitate and support the delivery of the actions specified in the Action Plan Tracker of the landscape in charge
• Review and update the action plan of the landscape in charge to ensure the alignment with the WWF Thailand conservation action plan and WWF GMP Conservation Strategy
• Communicate the action plan of the landscape in charge to all staff when required

B. Fundraising, Partnership Development, and Networking (20%)
• Provide inputs to marketing and fundraising proposals and communications when required
• Draft concept notes for WWF Network support for new and continuing projects.
• Manage, build, and maintain networks and partnerships on biodiversity conservation with relevant government agencies, NGO partners, provincial and communal authorities, and local communities
• Promotes the organisation’s image in the community by attendance at meetings and fora in related fields

C. Overall Management (30%)
• Lead the development and regular review of a consistent landscape programme, by integrating individual existing and new projects into a coherent landscape vision and strategy.
• Work with financial staff for budget preparation for the activities of the landscape in charge, monitoring, and reporting activities; guarantees the financial integrity and accountability of project budgets in the landscape
• Provide inputs to communications products and campaigns when required to ensure accurate information will be published to promote the landscape activities
• Facilitate donor and VIP visits to project sites
• Ensure that effective cooperation with programme audits, and audit recommendations are implemented in a timely manner upon consensus of the CMT
• Recommend to the Country Director any changes that might be required to develop or improve the organisation

D. People Management (10 %)
• Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff under supervision and consultants when required
• Responsible as direct line manager of Project Managers / Technical Advisors / Project Officers by reviewing individual work plan, managing performance, providing induction, training, coaching and advice to ensure that they are appropriately motivated and that staff deliver the performance objectives
• Work with HR Manager to identify training needs and development opportunities for supervised staff, to identify training needs in landscape in charge for all staff and provide training when required

E. Issue Resolutions (10%)
• Provide strategic advice and guidance to the CMT and staff in all aspects of the landscape in charge
• Identify project delivery issues and ensures effective coordination of project resources
• Maintain an awareness of staff comments and any complaints to identify any areas that may need development of improvement

F. Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting (20%)
• Provide support to the evaluation of the landscape activities
• Ensure the biological monitoring system and monitoring results are in place and  communicated among conservation partners and other key stakeholders in the landscape, nationally, and internationally
• Prepare periodically technical reports against the approved work plan and budget plan, as per donor requirements
• Make reports to the WWF GMPO and the Government when required
• Provide regular reports and analysis to the Programme Manager to facilitate continuous improvement

III. Working Relationships
1. Internal   
• WWF GMPO: Interact on a regular basis with Programme Manager, Technical Advisors, Project Managers, and other Landscape Managers, Strategy Leaders and Regional Technical Advisors. Engage with and support WWF Thailand staff
• WWF Network: Liaise with relevant teams to provide inputs and seek supports as required
2. External  
• Interact with all relevant stakeholders at the community, commune, district, and provincial level of provinces in the landscape. Interact with donors, central government partners, and NGOs on ad-hoc basis

IV. Requirements
1. Education and Qualification
• Master’s degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, bioregional planning, development studies, or in relevant fields
• Qualification in Project Management
2. Knowledge
• Thorough understanding of socio-economic, conservation and development issues in Thailand 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
• Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising, donor strategies, functions, governmental and international relations
• Knowledge of WWF’s PPMS is an advantage
3. Experience
• 5 years of practical experience in leading and managing programme or project, 2 years of which should be in the related landscape
• Proven experience of managing programmes funded by a diversity of sources including governments and aid agencies, private sector donors with annual budget of 1-2 millions USD
• Experience of working in multi-cultural environment and international organisations
4. General Skill
• People management, coaching and capacity building/development
• Networking and influencing
• Financial management
• Presentation and communications
• Fluency in written and spoken English and local language
• Proficiency in MS Office
5. Technical Skill
• Leadership and management
• Report writing
• Problem solving and conflict management
• Monitoring and evaluation is preferred
6. Ability
• Working under pressure and with minimum supervision and staying on task
• Travelling frequently
7. Personality
• Outgoing
• Flexible
• Tactful

V. WWF's Mission and Values
1. It is part of every staff member's terms of reference to contribute to WWF's mission:
WWF’s Mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
-  conserving the world's biological diversity
-  ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
-  reducing pollution and wasteful consumption. 
2. It is also part of every staff member's terms of reference to embody WWF's values, which are: Passionate and Optimistic, Challenging and Inspiring, Credible and Accountable, Persevering and Delivering Results.

Closing date for application: 28 February 2011.
Application should be sent directly to hr.th@wwfgreatermekong.org or hr.th@wwf.panda.org
only short-listed will be notified
 

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