Senior Energy Programme 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
I. Major Function:

The Energy Officer will support the Energy Manager on sustainable energy work. He/she will engage with partners (local authorities; local communities; private sector; CSOs, NGOs and other organisations) to promote access to sustainable energy in WWF’s target areas.

II. Major Duties and Responsibilities

A. Project Development and Implementation
• Responsible for coordination of WWF’s sustainable energy work in the region of Tanintharyi. The Energy Officer will be the first contact person for partners and will coordinate our work in the field.
• Support in the development of a pilot project for off-grid energy in at least one township and promote development of a regional energy plan in Tanintharyi.
• Carry out capacity building and trainings for CSOs, government and private sector in Myanmar
• Support and participate in local existing energy sector meetings and networks
• Perform other technical and operational duties in relation to renewable energy, power options, off-grid solutions and hydropower development, as necessary
• Provide inputs to communication, products/campaigns to ensure accurate information will be published to promote the image of the organization and its conservation activities

B. Policy and Advocacy, Partnership Development and Networking
• Provide support to the Energy Manager in the development of new products and proposals for fundraising
• Develop and maintain a network of contacts, and actively seek to build strategic alliances with private sector, other NGOs, international and national organizations, donors and other potential partners in order to promote a sustainable energy sector as part of a green economy approach.
• Enable communities and SMEs to engage with the relevant levels for developing alternative energy solutions and equitable access
• Contribute to the development of national policy to meet SE4ALL objectives
• Represent the WWF-Myanmar at appropriate regional and international (WWF and non-WWF) meetings, as approved by the Energy Manager

C. Management
• Facilitate knowledge exchange between WWF-Myanmar and the region

D. Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting
• Support to ensure that effective M&E system is in place, information and data is collected in time to inform on program implementation and result based monitoring
• Conduct regular monitoring of project interventions and project impact
Desired Skills and Expertise
Required Qualifications
A. Education and Qualification
• Master’s degree in energy, international development or a related field, or equivalent practical experience
• Bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience comparable to a Masters will also be considered
B. Experience
• At least 3 years of experience in the energy sector
• Practical operational experience in sustainable energy
• Experience in meeting facilitation and/or training delivery
C. Knowledge
• Knowledge of the realities of government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector in the project
• Knowledge of conservation and natural resource management issues
• Proven understanding of policy/institutional context in related fields in Myanmar is an advantage
• Experience in innovative sustainable energy solutions is an advantage

Required Skills and Competencies
• Report writing, Presentation
• Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
• Respective Competencies: WWF Focus; External Orientation; Delivery quality outcomes; Building working relationships; communicate effectively.
• Knowledge of Karen language is an asset
Language skills
English (Intermediate)
Work location
No.37, Myaw Inn Street, Nyaung Yann Taung Qtr, Dawei.
State/District: Tanintharyi Region
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Job Category: NGO, Charity & Voluntary jobs
Company Industry: Renewable Energy, Environmental Management
Employment Type: Other
Full time: YES
Job posted: 14/10/2019
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