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Consultant For Agroecology & Agroforestry Designs

WWF- Myanmar

Consultant For Agroecology & Agroforestry Designs

WWF- Myanmar
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Myanmar - International
Full Time
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1 week ago

Experience level

Experienced Non-Manager

Job Function

Consulting

Min Education Level

Professional Certificate

Job Description

Duration:         August 2021 - January 2022

Location:         Home-based

Background of assignment

We are WWF, one of the world’s leading nature conservation organisations. We have been working for nearly 60 years and have offices in 100 countries, and started the programme in Myanmar. We believe together we can protect Myanmar’s globally important forests and rivers and also to ensure a future for Myanmar’s precious wildlife. Find out more at www.wwf.org.mm. Worldwide, one of the major deforestation drivers have been the extension of the agricultural frontier into forests. While undesirable, policy makers in the past have claimed that the extension of the frontier is needed to satisfy the need of agricultural commodities of the population. WWF Myanmar has been working on the development of sustainable managed agroforestry where farmers can develop diversified agricultural portfolios, and, via the right use of ecosystem services, the status of degraded ecosystems can be recovered.

Major Functions

The main objective of the consultancy is to support the agriculture team on the design, implementation, and monitoring of agroecological projects that improve the food security and income of the population. The consultant is expected to have a continuous dialogue with the forestry, wildlife, and finance teams to coordinate integral solutions for the communities in the DTL and ARL landscapes where WWF Myanmar works. Finally, the consultant is expected to support the sustainable agricultural manager in the identification, planning, and coordination of strategies with potential stakeholders and partners.

Note: The current position is not looking for a person specialized on a specific type of agricultural calendar or a given ecosystem. Instead, it looks for a person with structural knowledge on the core agricultural concepts that can adapt to different contexts and coordinate with specific field experts from multidisciplinary teams.

Major Responsibilities, Outputs & Deliverables are expressed in details at https://www.wwf.org.mm/en/myanmar_career_page/?uNewsID=368856

Open To

Foreign (Expatriate)
Male/Female

Job Requirements

Requirements

  • Master’s degree and bachelor title in agriculture related studies with at least 5 years of experience in the implementation of agroecological projects (different combinations of education degrees can be considered based on their field experience).
  • Strong applied work on ecosystems similar to those present in Myanmar.
  • Proven understanding on agroecology, agroforestry, and designing of agricultural calendars.
  • Awareness of the socio-political and economic context of the country.

Interested applicants are required to submit their electronic copies of their CV’s highlighting their experience on the field of the consultancy and at least two reference contacts to vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm and nweni.naing@wwf.org.mm

Closing Date: 29th July 2021 (Thursday)          

                       Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

What We Can Offer

Benefits

Working from home

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.