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Head Of Freshwater Programme (Reannouned)

WWF- Myanmar

Head Of Freshwater Programme (Reannouned)

WWF- Myanmar
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Myanmar - Yangon
Full Time
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20 Dec 2022

Experience level


Job Function

Project, Operations Management

Min Education Level

Master Degree

Job Description

WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for a Head of Freshwater Programme based in Yangon, Myanmar.



WWF, an independent conservation organization, works to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. Working with others, WWF urgently seeks to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainably. 

As a country of major ecological importance, and recognizing that the environment in which people live is essential for health, wellbeing and recovery from the crisis, WWF is more committed than ever to continue its work in Myanmar. We are now seeking an experienced, dedicated, and strategic professional to lead our Freshwater programme and keep Myanmar’s rivers free-flowing. Find out more at


Major Functions

The Head of Freshwater Programme is responsible for the leadership, strategic development, management, and resourcing necessary to implement the strategies of WWF-Myanmar’s freshwater programme.


Major Responsibilities are Programme Development and Implementation, Leadership, Management and Coordination, Fundraising, Communication and Networking, Project Development and Implementation, Issue Resolutions, Crisis/Risk Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting, Strategic synergies with Myanmar and International teams.


The job description with detailed major responsibilities can be downloaded at WWF-Myanmar official website, career tab.

Open To

Foreign (Expatriate)

Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree in water resource management, environmental or conservation management, development studies, or in a related relevant field;
  • Qualification in programme and project management;
  • Thorough understanding of water, socio-economic, hydropower, conservation and development issues in Myanmar;
  • Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to freshwater management in Myanmar;
  • Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fundraising, donor strategies, functions, and international relations;
  • At least 7 years of practical experience in leading and managing freshwater management and freshwater-related conservation initiatives, at least 3 years of which should be in Myanmar/Southeast Asia/Asia;
  • At least 5 years of advocacy experience, preferably in Asia;
  • Proven experience of managing freshwater related projects and programmes funded by a diversity of sources including aid agencies, private sector donors;
  • Strong people management skills including planning, motivating and coaching team members, building capacity and supporting professional development;
  • Delivering quality outcomes and very good financial management skills;
  • Networking, building working relationships with various stakeholders; 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of Myanmar language is an advantage

Closing Date: 7 February 2023 (Tuesday)

What We Can Offer


Meal or travel allowance


- 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.