Major FunctionThe Sustainable Finance Manager will lead the overall implementation of the Sustainable Finance project that aims to integrate environmental risk management in the financial system and develop an innovative financing solution for landscape financing.The Project Manager will also play a key role in developing and implementing WWF Myanmar’s overall sustainable finance strategy to ensure that the financial flows are sustainable and align with WWF Myanmar’s biodiversity conservation goals including delivering tangible outcomes at the landscape and site level.Major Responsibilities a. Develop solid relations and partnerships with the relevant stakeholders, including financial institutions, landscape funds, and impact investorsb. Develop concrete value propositions, and appropriate reports, guidelines, and tools for financial institutions, regulators and other relevant stakeholders to first understand and then commit to green finance in Myanmarc. Work with relevant stakeholders to develop a roadmap for green finance. Based on the roadmap, develop yearly work plan to implement the projectd. Provide capacity building targeted at financial institutions and regulatorse. Assess and benchmark local financial institutions’ extent of ESG integration and regulatory standardsf. Work with banks and investors to develop responsible lending policies, ESG risk appraisal tools and appropriate monitoring and reporting frameworksg. Manage research on ESG issues and sustainability disclosure and performance by companiesh. Work with WWF Myanmar’s teams to support the development of innovative financial solutions such as Landscape Financing. This includes developing business analysis of jurisdictional/landscape approach to zero deforestationi. Facilitate discussions between communities and financial insitutions to develop innovative financing products for sustainable community entreprisesj. Monitoring, evaluating, budgeting and reporting of project performance against planned objectives and deliverables and milestonesContribution to WWF Conservation Targets: Work closely with the Sustainable Business Programme Manager and Green Economy Programme Manager to ensure contribution to WWF goals on finance, forests, energy and water.
Requirements1. Education and Experience• Bachelor and/or Master degree in business, economics or finance or related field• Minimum 5 years of working experience in finance or green finance• A good understanding of how environmental concerns relate to business risks and opportunities and what tools and levers could be used at private and public sector level to catalyse green finance• Ability to analyse ESG issues and level of integration and communicate to financial institution partners• Ability to provide training on ESG integration to mid level management• Excellent oral and written English communication skills. Knowledge of Myanmar language will be a distinct advantage• Prior knowledge of the banking sector in Asia is desirable2. General Skill• People management, coaching and capacity building/development• Presentation and communications• Planning and organisation• Proficiency in MS Office • Financial management• Strategic thinking, decision making, report writing• Problem solving and management of conflict, risk, and crisis• Monitoring and evaluation
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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.
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