Major Functions: The CSO Partnerships Manager will lead all aspects of social development, CSO partnership building, and community engagement work of WWF' Myanmar with special focus on DTL, ensuring that all community-related activities are designed and implemented to achieve our biodiversity conservation goals. She/he will also manage the WWF GM’s Sida-funded projects and other CSO/CBO related programmes. She/he will be the SD4C focal point of WWF Myanmar and provide guidance to the WWF Myanmar Projects in mainstreaming, monitoring and reporting on WWF International’s social policies and Social Development Action Plan. She/he will lead the engagement and facilitation of knowledge and information exchange from WWF Myanmar across to WWF network and partners on social development and CSO engagement as well as interact actively with the Asia/Pacific SD4C hub focal points. I. Major Duties and Responsibilities a. Ensure the delivery of current Sida/Danida, and Voices for Mekong Programme project outcomes, including all budget planning and management, work planning, and team management. Consolidate Technical Progress Reports as per project agreement based on reporting input from the project/component mangers in the Country Offices. b. Guide and monitor country office compliance with and delivery on the global WWF network Social Development for Conservation Action Plan (endorsed by the Conservation Committee in 2014).c. Provide technical guidance to WWF Myanmar projects to better mainstream social development in conservation and CSO engagement in programmes and projects.d. Provide technical support on strengthening CSO engagement, including empowerment and capacity building of CSOs and partnership development. The technical support shall specifically include guidance on CSO tool application (including tools for CSO capacity assessment, and Assessments of Level of Engagement and Commitment).e. Support the M&E coordinator in planning, monitoring and reporting on Social Development and CSO engagement in Myanmar office.f. Act as focal point for WWF MM on Social Development for Conservation and CSO and Community development.g. Nurture a community of practice on social development and CSO/Community engagement policies and issues (capacity building and mainstreaming in programming.h. Support WWF MM Strategy Leads (Energy, Forest, Wildlife, and Finance) and Public Sector Partnership Coordinator in on Social Development and CSO/community engagement in relation to strategic partnership dialogues and development of new proposals.i. Work with MM Finance Team to ensure quarterly financial reports and Annual Audit reports are produced and submitted on time to donors. j. Perform other duties as requested by the Landscape Manager or his/her designate.
Required Qualifications• Degree in humanities social science, or international development studies;• At least 5 years of experience in social development project/programme/policy and advocacy work, including strengthening of civil society at local and national levels; • Track record in terms of experience in linking environmental issues with social development issues will be an advantage;• Excellent understanding of political, environmental and social contexts in Myanmar, will be an advantage;• Experience with organizational development and changes processes;• Familiar with results-based management and general monitoring and evaluation practices;• Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fundraising, donor strategies, functions and international relations; Required Skills and Competencies:• Team management and people development skills• Strategic and innovative thinking• Presentation, communications, public speaking and negotiation• Networking and interpersonal skills• Fluency in written and spoken English• Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging• Respective Competencies: WWF Focus; External Orientation; Delivery quality outcomes; Building working relationships; Communicate effectively.
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WWF’s Secretariat based in Gland, Switzerland and operating with over 5,000 staff worldwide. It is the world largest conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries,supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects.The groups mission is "to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future inwhich humans live in harmony with nature.” Currently, much of its work focuses on the conservation of three biomes that contain most of the world's biodiversity: oceans and coasts, forests, and freshwater ecosystems.Among other issues, it is also concerned with endangered species, pollution and climate change.Expanding WWF- Greater Mekong to Myanmar, WWF- Greater Mekong has built an extraordinary network of partners – local communities, the private sector, and governments – all working together to find solutions to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for its people, ecosystems and wildlife. WWF- Greater Mekong consists of a regional team and country offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar,Thailand and Vietnam.