DTL Transboundary Landscape Coordinator | WWF

DTL Transboundary Landscape Coordinator



Posted on 06 September 2017
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Position title:                       DTL Transboundary Landscape
                                             Coordinator
Directly reports to:             Regional Conservation Director,
                                             WWF Greater Mekong
Technically reports to:       DTL Landscape Management
                                             Committee                
Duration:                             For immediate start
                                             (initial 1 year contract, with renewal)
Location:                             Bangkok, Thailand, or Yangon, Myanmar,
                                             with regular travel to project sites
 
  1. Background
WWF-Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. WWF has a long history of engagement in the Greater Mekong since 1980s. WWF-Greater Mekong works with government, industry and civil society partners to ensure that, as the region develops, it doesn’t squander the natural riches that so many depend on and that drive the region’s economic future. We aim to support the countries of the region in realizing their shared vision of a poverty-free and ecologically-rich Greater Mekong. Find out more at www.panda.org/greatermekong
 
The Dawna Tenasserim Landscape (DTL), shared between Thailand and Myanmar, is one of the highest biodiversity conservation priorities in the world, and is in urgent need of collective action. Home to a rich array of endemic species, the landscape is perhaps the best hope for tiger conservation in the Greater Mekong region. The DTL is an extraordinary region for conservation with biologically rich terrestrial and aquatic systems and high levels of endemism.
 
Facing numerous urgent threats and a complex socio-political landscape, the DTL Coordinator’s role will primarily be to lead efforts to address conservation action at a landscape scale, and secure financing to support the continuation of conservation efforts in Thailand and Myanmar, while significantly increasing field-level interventions. The initial priority will be to work closely with WWF staff to cultivate relationships resulting in new resources for multi-dimensional projects as part of the overall DTL program. Internal and external communications of the collective work of WWF teams in Thailand and Myanmar will be another key function of the Coordinator.
                                   
  1. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  •   Transboundary collaboration - Support WWF country teams to initiate a process that will lead to high-level commitment between the governments of Thailand and Myanmar to implement a transboundary landscape approach to the DTL.  The program emphasizes the conservation of biodiversity, ecosystem services, integrated forest and watershed conservation, and the important of conservation for sustainable development and economic benefits.
  •   Communications – Maintain regular communications with WWF staff and partners in both Thailand and Myanmar, and the Greater Mekong Region.  Ensure consistent messaging and that activities are leveraging impact across the landscape. 
  • Secure funds for DTL projects - Work with the WWF-Thailand and WWF-Myanmar Conservation Directors, Landscape Managers, and Finance teams to develop and deliver a fundraising strategy to support a comprehensive program of work. Develop proposals as needed.
  • Documentation and reporting – Prepare regular updates for WWF donors, supporters and staff, and develop and submit a consolidated semi-annual Technical Progress Report. Working with country communications teams design and develop other reports as required.
 
  1. Profile:
Required Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, sustainable development studies, or other relevant fields.
  • At least five years of experience working in an international context in conservation and a related field.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
         
Required Skills and Competencies  
  • Experience working in SE Asia, preferably in Thailand and/or Myanmar
  • High-level negotiation, facilitation, coordination, networking and partnership-building skills
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience with public and private sector interests
  • Communications expertise and experience, preferably in conservation-related issues
  • Knowledge of landscape conservation programs an advantage
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging
  • Respective Competencies: WWF Focus; External Orientation; Delivery quality outcomes; Building working relationships; Communicate effectively; Leading teams; Leading change; Managing Resources;
     
  1. Working Relationships: 
Internal:  Interact on a regular basis with other GM Regional staff, Communications Coordinator, and Country Conservation Program Managers in Thailand and Myanmar. Engage with relevant WWF Program Implementation Agreement (PIA) “shareholders” and WWF network offices.
 
External:  Interact with government agencies, International Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, and with donors and partners for the implementation of the landscape plan.
 
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the required tasks. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary, according to organizational needs.
 
How to apply
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae in English to recruitment.vn@wwfgreatermekong.org with the subject line “Applications for DTL Transboundary Landscape Coordinator” by 15th September 2017
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 “WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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