Senior Forest Project 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

Under the supervision of the Forest Project Manager, the Project Officer will primarily support the implementation of the Voices for the Mekong Project (V4MF) in DTL. He/she is responsible for all aspects of project operations including planning, implementation, budget monitoring and management, reporting, and liaising with V4MF Project team in Myanmar and in Mekong.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

• Liaise with V4MF Project management team in Myanmar and in the Mekong region, as well as other non state and government actors in DTL.
• Actively engage in project team planning and meetings and provide valuable inputs in ensuring effective and efficient delivery of project outputs.
• Help collect and input M&E data from the DTL and compile reporting materials.
• Coordinate implementation of V4MF project field based activities and initiatives, including workshops, meetings, and related events
• Supervise consultants engaged in the implementation of V4MF project.
• Contributing to stakeholder mapping of non state actors within the DTL particularly in Kayin State and building linkages with Karen and other ethnic minority groups in the landscape
• Strengthen institutional capacity of project partners in the fields of forest governance and forest governance monitoring system
• Coordinate with other NGOs and relevant institutions to share lessons learned and standardize methodologies and terminologies.
• Represent WWF within the region/landscape on forest governace issues as well as keep updated on latest policy and feed senior WWF Programme management.
• Produce and assists with the production of project related communication materials including articles, brochures website updates
Desired Skills and Expertise
Required education and experience

• A bachelor’s degree in forestry or natural resource management
• At least 3 years of experience in forest conservation and forest industry. Demonstrate experience of working with forest companies, government, NGOs and forest communities.
• Experience in leading and managing project in the sector of conservation and civil society or community engagement in landscape management and natural resource management.
• Practical experience in managing projects in the sector of conservation in landscape management will be an advantage.
• Track record in implementing projects funded by a diversity of sources including governments and aid agencies, private sector donors. Sida experience is an advantage.
• Experience of working in multi-cultural environment and international organisations.
• Thorough understanding of development, socio-economic, political, conservation, and natural resource management issues in Myanmar
• Good written and spoken English
• Willingness to travel to rural locations
• Myanmar language, including Karen 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: Senior Forest Project Officer
Employment Type: Other
Full time: YES
Job posted: 20/8/2019
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