WWF-Myanmar: Head of Climate and Energy # 020/22

Posted on September, 27 2021

WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for a Head of Climate and Energy based in Yangon, Myanmar/Flexible.
 WWF, an independent conservation organisation, active in nearly 100 countries is working to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. WWF started its programme in Myanmar in 2014 to protect nature, including globally important species and habitats, to enable inclusive conservation and to promote investing in nature to solve societal challenges. Together we can make Myanmar, and our planet, a better place for everyone. Find out more at www.wwf.org.mm

Major Functions 
The Head of Climate and Energy will focus on creating the enabling conditions for a major shift in energy transformation in Myanmar resulting in large-scale renewable energy investments. He/she will also lead our programme of work to ensure nature-based solutions (NbS) for climate resilience, including climate adaptation, is embedded in our conservation strategies and to promote WWF’s credibility as a leading organisation on NbS and climate-related activities in Myanmar. The position will also play the role of coordinating WWF’s sustainable development cluster to create stronger synergies between the cross-cutting themes of sustainable infrastructure and sustainable finance, and our main four thematic programmes: forests, wildlife, freshwater, climate and energy.
There are nine sectors he/she will perform as major duties and responsibilities, which are 1) Climate, 2) Renewable Energy, 3) Leadership, management, and coordination, 4) Fundraising, 5) Communication & Networking, 6) Project Development & Implementation, 7) Issue Resolutions, Crisis/Risk Management, 8) Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting and 9) Strategic synergies with Myanmar and International teams.
The job description with detailed major duties & responsibilities can be downloaded here.

  • Master’s degree in Climate and Environment or Renewable Energy, or Development, or a related field.
  • Technical knowledge of climate change mitigation and adaptation, renewable and non-renewable energy options, off-grid and decentralized power options
  • Knowledge of the realities of inter-governmental organizations, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector
  • Minimum 8 years of professional working experience
  • At least 5 years working experience in the climate change adaptation or energy sector, ideally in Myanmar
  • Previous experience with donor funded projects and modalities
  • Knowledge and experience with micro-scale and off-grid power solutions 
Closing Date: 10 October 2022 (Monday)
Interested candidates should email vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm 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.
WWF do not discriminate the applicants based on race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. ALL are encouraged to apply.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.