WWF International Job Vacancy: Regional Energy Technical Advisor - Yangon, Myanmar

Job Opening: Regional Energy Technical Advisor, WWF-Greater Mekong

The Greater Mekong region is one of the biologically richest places on the planet; its varied natural resources support the livelihoods and well-being of millions of people in mainland Southeast Asia. WWF-Greater Mekong (GM) – 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-Greater Mekong is seeking an experienced Regional Energy Technical Advisor who will provide technical assistance to WWF Country offices in the GM to strengthen their implementation of energy programmes, primarily Myanmar and Vietnam. This support includes:

  • Improve power sector planning and development in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) through a multi-stakeholder participatory planning process (PDPs) based on our Power Sector Vision, with a focus on Myanmar and Viet Nam.
  • Enhance energy access, rights, and livelihoods related to energy and CSO engagement in energy and power planning and decision-making processes

Develop sustainable energy work with the private sector.

Base location: Yangon, Myanmar

Key requirements:

  • Master’s degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, development studies, or in relevant fields
  • More than 10 years of experience (preferably in the Mekong region) in the fields of: energy, renewable energy, including energy access and off-grid/decentralised renewable energy development, with government agencies, civil society and technical partners.
  • Power sector specialist with advocacy experience
  • Proven successful experience with energy programme project development and fundraising
  • Knowledge in energy systems engineering is a plus
  • Coordination, Report writing, Presentation, Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Strong team player with ability to work in virtual teams, under tight deadlines with limited supervision, and willing/able to travel frequently.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of a regional language (Burmese, Lao, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese) is an asset.

How to apply
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae in English to vacancy@wwfgreatermekong.org  by 25 Nov 2016

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

“WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.”