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

JOB DESCRIPTION Position title: Transboundary Landscape Coordinator, Dawna Tenasserim Landscape Directly reports to: Programme Manager, W... thumbnail 1 summary
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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