Senior Officer/Officer, Civil Society Organization (CSO) Partnerships

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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 Senior Officer/Officer will in cooperation with the CSO Partnership and Community Engagement Manager lead the coordination of WWF’s CSO – related project activities funded by the Sida, Danida and other CSO–related programmes/projects.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Project development and implementation

• Support the delivery of Sida and Danida project outcomes, including: development and implementation of work plan, technical reporting, and coordination with project partners
• Provide regular reports to the CSO Partnership and Community Engagement Manager and share knowledge with project partners on implementation, monitoring, review, and updates with regard to the Sida-funded project;
• Develop and maintain effective contacts with a wide range of external contacts – both organisations and individuals
• Work in close coordination with the relevant communications staff of WWF-Myanmar
• Organise workshops to review best practices in institutions for reference and development of new materials
B. Building capacity in partner organizations

• Map CSOs and conduct training needs assessment and assess potential for engagement and carry out identified training for CSOs
• Improve CSO’s basic knowledge on biodiversity conservation and forest projection and understanding of the links between livelihoods and conservation goals;
• Deliver dialogue forum/s between local communities, CSOs, private companies, and authorities on issues such as land use rights, and conflict management including advisory support to CSOs

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


Desired Skills and Expertise
Requirements
• Degree in humanities, social science, or internation development studies;
• At least 3 years of practical experience in social development projects/programme/policy and advocacy work including strengthening of civil society at local and national levels;
• 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 linking environmental issues with social development issues will be an advantage;
• Experience working with authorities (government and non-government) and advisory or training role.
• 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
More information
Job Category: NGO, Charity & Voluntary jobs
Company Industry: Environment & Wildlife Conservation
Employment Type: Other
Full time: YES
Job posted: 16/10/2019
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