Job Details

City:
Yangon
Job Location:
Myanmar
Contract Type:
Full time
Job category:
Project Management

Company Details

Company industry:
Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing
Company Type:
Employer (Private Sector)
No. of Employees:
21-50

Preferred Candidate

Career level:
Manager (supervisor of staff)
Degree:
Bachelor's degree
Minimum years of experience:
5-7 years

Professional Skills

Language Skills

Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Myanmar language is desirable.

Job Description

Major Responsibilities

  1. Overall project Management: Responsible for the management and implementation of Sustainable Production project and contribute to WWF Myanmar’s conservation targets on energy and freshwater. The key responsibilities include:

         Managerial Responsibilities:

    • Working closely with project partners –MFPEA, SBFIC and WWF Germany - to develop and implement an annual work plan, budget plan and timelines
    • Stengthening relations/cooperation with key ministeries and administrative bodies and developing and implementing annual workplan and budget for policy and monitoring component of the project
    • Working with project partners and collaborators to develop a mechanism to unlock local and international capital in energy efficiency and water stewardship
    • Developing and managing a high performance project team of total five members, assigning roles and responsibilities and ensuring high quality outputs and outcomes
    • Leveraging strategic communication tools to enhance the impact of the project, its visibility and promote sharing of knowledge within Myanmar and outside in line with the communication guidelines of EU Switch Asia Network Facility
    • Organising and conducting workshops, study tours, trainings, experiments and site assessments with the SMEs, experts and associated partners as part of the activities of the project
    • Drawing on synergies and cooperations with existing projects from other donors on sustainable production and innovative green financing mechanism
    • Ensuring highest quality and timely monitoring and reporting to WWF Germany and EU delegation in Myanmar
    • Ensuring close exchange with WWF Germany on strategic decisions, planning and management as well as technical support
    • Convening semi-annual project steering group meeting and provide update on the progress of the project
    • Managing overall project activities, human resources and budget/administrative related issues in compliance with EU and WWF standards

         Technical responsibilities:

    • Understanding the industrial level energy and water related issues in the country in terms of potentials and barriers of the industries to invest in green technologies
    • Understanding development work, project’s theory of change and developing simple communication tools and documents on why environmental conservation is critically important and beneficial to industries and other stakeholders
    • Communicating value proposition and building trust with key stakeholders. The stakeholders include, but are not limited to, government, MFPEA, banks, communities, universities, investment funds, and CSOs
    • Supporting the ministries in strengthening their capabilities and providing them tools and methods to incentivize and monitor waste water and energy efficiency in industry
    • Initiating a public-private dialoge with key stakeholders to agree on policy changes, timelines, support mechanism and roles and responsibilities for a more sustainable industrial sector

        2. Contribution to WWF Conservation Targets: Work closely with the Sustainable Business Program Manager, Energy Manager, and Freshwater Program Manager to ensure contribution to WWF renewable energy and freshwater goals. Work closely with the Sustainable Business team to leverage innovative financing mechanism to catalyse green investment.

        3. Partnerships, networks, communications and advocacy:

  • Develop partnerships and establish a network with key stakeholders including business owners, association leads, relevant ministeries and financial institutions
  • Ensure relations and frequenct communication with WWF network offices and WWF Germany and EU delegation in Myanmar
  • Develop and implement a strategic and operational plan to achieve the objective of the project and to have a communication and visibility strategy in place

       4. Thought Leadership:

  • Contribute to WWF global work on energy, freshwater and finance by providing case studies and sharing theory of change
  • Represent WWF’s Sustainable Production project in external and internal events, workshops and conferences

 Working Relationships

  1. Internal

        Interact on a regular basis with a) Sustainable Business Programme Manager, Conservation Director, Water Programme Manager, Energy Manager, Communication Director to ensure smooth project implementation  b) WWF Germany offices to report on the progress of the project, on strategic and technical decisions, monitoring & evaluation and change requests c) Project partners d) WWF network for knowledge sharing

    2. External

        Interact with relevant ministeries and government bodies – MoNREC, MoI, MoPF. YCDC, MCDC, MoH, private association and member companies – MFPEA, MIA and MRMA, industrial zone committees, Central Bank of Myanmar, Myanmar Banks Association, private banks and local NGOs and CSOs as well as other development donors.

Position Requirements

Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor and/or Master degree in economics, business, finance, engineering, environmental management, sustainable production or related field
  • 5 years of extensive practical experience in managing and implementing projects in development cooperation in the fields of private sector/ SME development, corporate environmental management, natural resource management, sustainable finance, energy management, freshwater management/waste water treatment, or related area, out of which 2 years should be related to sustainable production, preferably in SMEs
  • Proven experiences in project management, including technical and financial management
  • Experiences in leadership position & staff management
  • Experience in facilitating public-private dialogue and developing a shared understanding, strategies and action plan
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Myanmar language is desirable. This position is open to both Myanmar and International applicants
  • Proven experience of working in Myanmar or South East Asia
  • Experience in Managing EU funded projects will be a distint advantage

 General Skill

  • People management, coaching and capacity building/development
  • Presentation and communications
  • Planning and organisation
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Financial management
  • Strategic thinking, decision making, report writing
  • Problem solving and management of conflict, risk, and crisis
  • Monitoring and evaluation

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.

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