Job Details

Job Location:
Contract Type:
Full time
Job category:
Research / Development

Company Details

Company industry:
Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing
Company Type:
Employer (Private Sector)
No. of Employees:

Preferred Candidate

Career level:
Experienced (non-manager)
Bachelor's degree
Minimum years of experience:
2-5 years

Professional Skills

multi stakeholder engagement and private sector engagement

Language Skills

Myanmar, English

Job Description

Major Functions

 Under the supervision of the Landscape Programme Manager, the Enterprise and Livelihood Development Officer shall contribute to the WWF conservation strategy by coordinating the planning and implementation of forest-based livelihood initiatives in the DTL. This includes: socio-economic and livelihood assessments, development of a livelihood development strategy for DTL, and providing direct technical support in developing livelihood/enterprise projects for local communities and linking them to markets or business service providers. He/she is responsible for all aspects of this work including the planning, management, financial, and administrative aspects as well as engagement with private sector counterparts in Union Forest Department (FD) and the Karen Forest Department (KFD) of KNU. He/she is required to spend at least 10 days in communities each month or longer as needed. 

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:


    Managing and Leading Enterprise and Livelihood Development Programme

    • Leads the development, review and update of Enterprise and Livelihood Development strategy in DTL that is aligned WWF’s conservation goals
    • Ensures the sustainability, effectiveness and efficiency of enterprise and livelihood development strategy implementation including its contribution to the achievement of WWF’s conservation goals.
    • Provide guidance and direction to the WWF partners (communities, NGOs, government and KNU) on livelihood and enterprise program implementation
    • Facilitate consortium/network meetings in strategizing policy influences related to enterprise and livelihood development strategy
    • Advise WWF partners on broad strategic enterprise intervention strategies


    Capacity building and backstopping of community enterprise and livelihood groups 

    • Facilitates enterprise and livelihood capacity building and technical support to Community Based Enterprise (CBE) groups from enterprise identification, development, implementation and monitoring.
    • Provides backstopping for CBEs’ organizational strengthening particularly around its governance, internal controls and monitoring systems and functions
    • Conducts basic enterprise assessments and related enterprise identification activities
    • Identify and link CBEs to relevant contacts / resource groups for value chain development, including resource groups in production, marketing, technology and finance inputs as well as appropriate markets and marketing partners;
    • Other enterprise development and general project-related tasks as requested by supervisor and as needed in target areas and project partners.
    • Engage in developing product promotional materials
    • Initiate product development and ensure good market links of relevant products


    Representation in relevant Social Enterprise Platforms/Networks, Partnership Development

    • Coordinate and liaise with other NGOs, consultant and partners to bring greater synergy and effectiveness in implementation of other interventions (eg. resource management activities, product development, marketing, etc.)
    • Represent WWF in relevant policy platforms in accordance with the communication and visibility guideline
    • Maintain good relationship with all stakeholders, with authorities in particular
    • Promote the image of the organization at various platforms or networks
    • Convenes regular and special/thematic meetings among WWF partners as a key mechanism for advocacy, information and knowledge-sharing and learning on conservation based livelihood and enterprise development projects.


    Fundraising, Partnership Development, Donor Relation

    • Provide information needed for fund raising or program development
    • Support donor/partners visits to the program sites


    Researches and Development Initiatives

    • Regularly monitor the status of enteprisie and livelihood development in the project sites and in the landscape in general
    • Monitor market trend of the related products such as bamboo, NTFPs timber, etc.


    Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting

    • Monitor the progresses against the expected results/ logframe
    • Compiles enterprise impact monitoring baselines based on available data
    • Assists in standardizing enterprise impact monitoring tools for application and reporting purposes.
    • Conduct annual impact monitoring of community based enterprises together with key NGO partners; and
    • Assists in project reporting, including donor reporting and preparation of annual impact monitoring reports


    This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

    Position Requirements


    • Bachelor degree in rural development, business administration, economics, marketing, trades, enterprise management or related subject
    • Minimum three-year work experience with NGOs or social enterprise development in Myanmar
    • In-depth knowledge of government and development in Myanmar in the field of natural resources, in particular on forestry and agricultural products.
    • Strong understanding or/and experience in market research, product development in field of forest or non-timber forest products ( NTFPs), or other agricultural products
    • Thorough understanding of development, socio-economic, political, conservation, and natural resource management issues in Myanmar
    • Strong experience in multi stakeholder engagement and private sector engagement
    • Demonstrated high ability to coordinate and keep professional networks with CSOs and government agencies
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure
    • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages

    About the Company

    World Wide Fund for Nature,currently there are more than 1300 WWF conservation projects underway around the world.
    The vast majority of these focus on local issues. They range from school nature gardens in Zambia, to initiatives that appear on the packaging in your local supermarket. From the restoration of orangutan habitats to the establishment of giant panda reserves.
    Almost all our work involves partnerships.
    We team up with local non-profit agencies and other global NGOs. We form relationships with village elders, local councils and regional government offices. And in this day and age of globalization, critically, we work with businesses who are willing to change. But our most important partnership is with you. is a free platform for Job seekers. If an Employer asks for any kind of payment, reimbursement, or personal financial information, please report this by clicking on the Report Abuse link.