Posted on 24 March 2020
Based in either Bangkok, Thailand or Yangon, Myanmar (subject to visas and work permits). With extensive travel within the region and globally.
WWF’s strategy harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focusing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance. Our vision is to protect and restore nature for the benefit of people and the planet in support of the sustainable development goals.
In support of this strategy WWF International is designed to unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This enables WWF to build strong partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF’s ambitious goals.
WWF Asia Pacific is a Regional Office that oversees the Country Offices that are managed by WWF International in the region (Greater Mekong; (Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam); Pacific; (Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands); and Mongolia).
As Head of Resource Mobilisation, you will support and advise WWF International managed Country Offices in Asia Pacific to drive growth on resource mobilisation and the development of public and private sector partnerships in alignment with the Global Resource Strategy, Regional and Country strategies. You will lead our regional approach that identifies and agrees on common priorities and shares best practices between countries. You will work in coordination with WWF International Fundraising and Public Sector Partnerships teams to deliver consistent support and good practices to the region and networked offices.
either Bangkok, Thailand or Yangon, Myanmar (subject to visas and work permits) with extensive travel within the region and globally.
Conservation Impact Director, Asia Pacific
One or more regional positions
As Head of Resource Mobilisation, Asia Pacific, you will:
- Fundraise for Regional initiatives, transboundary landscapes and network priorities for the Asia Pacific region
- Support WWF Country Offices in increasing and diversifying their income sources (bilateral and multilateral public sector partners, major gift donors, foundations, corporates) by providing strategic direction and capacity building in line with Regional and Country strategies
- Provide leadership in consultation with Country Offices in identifying and defining strategic partnerships with a view to increasing the mobilization of resources
- Build networks with the donor community to develop strong partnerships and awareness
- In conjunction with Conservation Impact Director and Regional Director provide strategic direction for grants acquisition and management by developing a focused and aligned regional strategy and business plan, based on relevant market understanding and analysis and Country Office needs
- In conjunction with the Conservation Impact Director, Regional Director and Country Directors be accountable for securing large/multi-country Public Sector Partnerships funding for priority programmes.
Your qualifications and demonstrable experience will include:
WWF International can offer you:
- University degree in a sustainable development related field
- Demonstrated track record of successful grant acquisition from government and multilateral donors including proposal writing, project implementation and a demonstrated ability to prepare and edit high quality reports for major donors
- Demonstrated experience in donor relations, communications, project planning, project cycle and portfolio management, donor reporting
- At least 7 – 10 years’ international development experience, including management experience in relevant environment and development fields, including coordinating multi stakeholder processes, and/or public sector finance
- Good strategic visioning, ability to develop innovative and strategic partnerships
- Strong interest in promoting WWF shared values and has a strong interest in conservation
- Ability to provide support and training to staff and partners
- Ability to ‘translate” donor language related to guidelines and requirements to ensure that concept notes/proposals are compliant with donor requirements
- Knowledge of policies, priorities, strategies and regulations of donors Strong financial and project management skills, with the ability to not only collate and report on program and financial data but to identify potential risks and opportunities for improvement
- Ability to engage at a strategic level with bilateral and multilateral donors, international organizations, host government ministries and partner NGOs
- Strong cross-cultural negotiation, partnering, networking and representational skills
- Fluency in both spoken and written English
- Ability to travel internationally on a regular basis
- Demonstrates WWF behaviours in ways of working: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly
3-year fixed term contract with possible extension
Please note the compensation package will be aligned with local salary and benefits conditions, in line with our reward policy. We offer a comprehensive deployment package for successful candidates who relocate internationally for the purpose of this role.
For more information on our work in Asia Pacific please visit:
How to apply:
If you have the skills and experience and are interested in leading our Resource Mobilisation in Asia Pacific, please email your cover letter and CV in English, quoting “Head of Resource Mobilisation Asia Pacific’ to AsiaPacificRecruitment@wwfint.org
The location will be dependent on work permit and visa applications, and therefore applicants must be able to be based in either Bangkok or Yangon. Please confirm in your covering letter your understanding of this.
Deadline for applications: April 22, 2020.
Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within six weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful for this role on this occasion.
Female and Asian national applicants are encouraged to apply for this position. Work permit restrictions may apply.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.