Senior Agriculture Officer

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Company: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Myanmar)
Company description:

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; and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

With three of the most pristine large rivers and some of the most extensive intact forest in the region, Myanmar is one of the most biologically diverse and ecologically productive nations on Earth.

Living resources vital to human wellbeing – forests, fisheries, freshwater systems, fertile soils, coastal and marine ecosystems – the country’s natural capital, are the foundation of Myanmar’s long-term sustainable economic development. Myanmar has witnessed its neighbours over-exploit their natural capital, creating precariously fragmented ecosystems unable to support sustainable economic growth over the medium and long term.

But as Myanmar opens up politically and economically, it’s feeling many of the same pressures faced by the rest of the Greater Mekong, from deforestation to illegal wildlife trade.

WWF IN MYANMAR

The government and civil society organizations of Myanmar are now seeking partnerships and state-of-the-art guidance on how to best manage their natural capital, preserving the country’s globally important biodiversity for the near and long-term health and prosperity of the women and men of this vast and diverse nation.

WWF’s aim is to support Myanmar’s development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning and biodiversity conservation in parallel with ecosystem services protection and sustainable livelihoods.

Our aim is to support Myanmar’s development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, and livelihoods.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Myanmar)

Job description
Major Function
The major function of the position is to coordinate all activities being implemented by the Project. This includes the development and implementation of a large training program which includes
Training of Trainer (TOT) for extension staff and lead farmers, and field training for farmers using the farmers field school (FFS) approach.

Major Responsibilities

• Coordinate implementation of the project work plan and budget and ensure that milestones are achieved
• Work with Department of Agriculture/WWF staff to develop ToT Training Programme and training of Smallholders in Village Clusters
• Work with WWF and DGL Staff to develop and deploy the traceability system and the collection of data from producers
• Ensure that all procurement is carried out in line with donor policies and requirements
• Ensure that infrastructure development is carried out in line with specifications and the environmental management plan
• Coordinate all activities being implemented by DGL and WWF
• Organize and facilitate coordination meetings
• Coordinate reporting both narrative and financial and ensure that reports are prepared and submitted on time and to the quality required by DAI representing the donor

The detailed job description is at www.wwf.org.mm/en/myanmar_career_page/

Desired Skills and Expertise
Requirements
• Bachelor degree in agriculture, agroforestry, agribusiness, agricultural economics, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, or related field
• Good skills in use of Microsoft Office
• 3 years of practical experience in agriculture, forestry, agroforestry, agri-business, sustainable agriculture, conservation agriculture, or related field
• Relevant experience developing and implementing training programmes and activities with the Department of Agriculture and facilitating field level training for farmers.
• Experience with perennial crop agriculture, such as rubber, cocoa and coffee is desirable.
• Experience in developing and maintaining good relationships with government and private sector partners and project stakeholders.
• Fluency in written and spoken Myanmar language and English is a must


Closing Date: 6 March 2019 (Wednesday)

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.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Language skills
English (Intermediate)
Work location
No.15 (C), Than Ta Man Street, Kyauttada Township. Yangon.
State/District: Yangon (Rangoon)
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Job Category: Agricultural Jobs
Company Industry: Senior Agriculture Officer
Employment Type: Other
Full time: YES
Job posted: 16/8/2019
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