WWF Thailand Job Vacancy: Transboundary Landscape Coordinator – Bangkok (with travel to Yangon), Thailand

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November 20, 2015

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June 19, 2019

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JOB DESCRIPTION
Position title: Transboundary Landscape Coordinator, Dawna Tenasserim Landscape
Directly reports to: Programme Manager, WWF-Thailand on rotational basis
Technically reports to: DTL Landscape Management Committee (see DTL TB Structure)
Duration: 1 December 15 – 30 November 2016 (potential to be extended)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand (with regular travelling to Yangon, Bangkok and all WWF DTL project sites)
Deadline: 04 Dec 2015 

I. BackgroundWWF
Greater Mekong has a long established presence in the Mekong region and
has it country offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and
Vietnam, and a Regional team spread across the five countries.

The
Mekong region is one of the highest conservation priorities in the
world and in need of urgent collective action. This is because of the:
a. Existence of extraordinary biodiversity and high endemism rates in
the region, b. Large dependence of people and economic development on
natural resources and ecosystem services, c. Diverse geography and
climatic conditions, d. Extreme vulnerability of ecosystems and people
to climate change; and e. Global change drivers have enormous social,
economic and biodiversity consequences.

WWF GM recognizes that
the current way of working is simply not sufficient to design and
deliver conservation at the scale needed. A fundamentally new strategic
approach is required if we are to deliver the 2020 Conservation Goals –
one that can multiply results from a traditional site or project level
focus to a bigger scale, one that can move WWF outside of the
“conservation box” to a broader development solution that also
recognizes and tackles socio-economic issues, one that more effectively
engages all stakeholder sectors (from effective community engagement, to
tapping into the expertise and innovation of the private sector, to
reaching out beyond the ministry of environment to other key government
players, etc.), one that ensures natural capital is genuinely understood
and mainstreamed by the key decision-makers – and the landscape
approach has been identified as the most effective means to make this
happen.

II. Major Functions: The Transboundary Landscape
Coordinator is responsible for the coordinating the overall delivery of
the strategic plan for the Dawna Tenasserim Landscape (DTL) in Myanmar
and Thailand. The DTL is one of the six priority landscapes in the WWF
GM Strategic Plan (FY16-20). The Coordinator is responsible for the
coordinating the implementation of a transboundary landscape strategy,
complementary to the Country Strategies of WWF Thailand and WWF Myanmar,
and for ensuring sufficient resources and capacity are mobilized to
achieve the strategy and thus the full landscape approach.

This will
require frequent communication and coordination with the Myanmar and
Thailand Country Offices, relevant regional initiatives of WWF-GM, and
key WWF network offices.

III. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the delivery and lead the coordination for the development of a
    transboundary landscape plan, annual work-plans and budget needs.
     
  • Secure funds to implement the transboundary landscape plan.
  • Coordinate and support the transboundary Big Win, a transboundary agreement between Myanmar and Thailand.
  • Support and advise country landscape managers on all aspects of the landscape approach as required.
  • Coordinate with the WWF GM Programme Implementation Agreement (PIA)
    Shareholders on progress made and emerging issues and needs.
  • Work
    with country and landscape teams to develop and maintain effective and
    strategic partnerships with a wide range of external stakeholders
    including relevant government agencies, and corporate and development
    partners in the landscape.
  • Accountable for submission of the
    landscape’s annual programme report, financial progress reports, and any
    relevant Technical Progress Reports for transboundary projects.
IV. Profile:
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor / Master’s degree in natural resources management,
    environmental or conservation management, development studies, or in
    relevant fields
     
  • Qualifications in programme and project management
Required Skills and Competencies
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in managing a landscape approach. 
  • Extensive leadership, strong governance, strategic management and planning, and analytical skills. 
  • High-level negotiation, facilitation, coordination, networking and partnership building skills.
  • Experience in developing and writing related project proposals to aid
    agencies, foundations, corporate sector and other individual donors.
    Proven successful fundraising experience.
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
V. Working Relationships:Internal:
Interact on a regular basis with other GM Regional Initiative Leads,
Hub Coordinators, Communications Director, Marketing Director,
Conservation Director and Country Conservation Programme Managers.
Engage with relevant PIA Shareholder members and WWF network offices.
 

External: Interact 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.

Job email id: hr.th(at)wwfgreatermekong.org
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