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Community Engagement Officer

WWF- Myanmar

Community Engagement Officer

WWF- Myanmar
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Myanmar - Taninthayi Division
Full Time
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1 week ago

Experience level

Experienced Non-Manager

Job Function

PR, Communications

Min Education Level

Bachelor Degree

Job Description

Main function

The main function of the community engagement officer will be to effectively engage local communities to identify their needs, facilitate the development of a strategy, and carry out consultations and implementation of FPIC. Once the project’s inception phase is complete, the Officer will be responsible for ensuring that best community engagement practices are followed and provide support to the project manager for effective implementation.

Main Responsibilities

  • Start dialogue with the local communities to understand their needs and challenges and communicate and socialize WWF’s inclusive conservation approach
  • In coordination with communities facilitators and other stakeholders, facilitate the strategy development process. This will include (a) identifying needs and challenges (b) collecting necessary data (c) developing a theory of change (d) identifying roles and responsibilities (e) developing a monitoring mechanism
  • Provide training to and raise awareness of the communities on WWF’s policies and complaint resolution mechanism
  • During the project implementation phase, continue engagement with the communities to ensure task specific consultations and implementation of FPIC
  • Represent WWF in the field by regularly joining community meetings, consultations, and  workshops
  • Support the project manager on community based forest monitoring

The detailed responsibilities are at https://www.wwf.org.mm/en/myanmar_career_page/

Open To

Repatriate
Male/Female

Job Requirements

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in conservation, natural resource management, social development or relevant fields
  • 3 years of practical experience in community development  or community natural resource management work in NGOs or development agencies in Myanmar
  • Experience of working with local communities and CSOs
  • Experience in working with community enterprise development, experience in forest based or non-timber forest product based livelihood is an advantage
  • Proven understanding of issues in related fields and working knowledge of policy/institutional context in Community based resource management in Myanmar
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Karen language

What We Can Offer

Benefits

Meal or travel allowance

Highlights

- An awesome company
- Join a winning team
- You can make a difference

Career Opportunities

- Opportunities for promotion
- Possibility for job training
- Learn new skills and techniques

About Our Company

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 in
which 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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