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Intl Expert On Timber Legality Standard Setting

WWF- Myanmar

Intl Expert On Timber Legality Standard Setting

WWF- Myanmar
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Myanmar - Yangon
Temp/Contract
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1 week ago

Experience level

Manager

Job Function

Consulting

Min Education Level

Bachelor Degree

Job Description

Scope of Work

The review process will be two phased approach:  Phase 1 will be the desk top review and revision of the standards based on the gap analysis done and Phase 2 will be the public consultation with different stakeholders.  The Phase 1 is on-going within MFCC and Phase 2 will be done once the draft version of the standards have been prepared.

The consultant will primarily provide his technical expertise in the review of the Myanmar Timber Legality Verification System (MTLAS), particularly the standards.

This TOR should be accomplished in 5 months; with a total 25 working days spread over five months (November 2020- March 2021). For the duration of the contract, the Consultant, will work from home and will not be required to report on a daily basis to MFCC. However, the Consultant may conduct in-country missions when necessary and when needed.

Open To

Foreign (Expatriate)
Male/Female

Job Requirements

Qualifications

The consultant will have the following minimum qualifications and experience:

  • University degree in forestry, forest economics, international relations, or other relevant field to the Terms-of-Reference;
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience. Recent working experience in the forestry sector in Myanmar is a distinct advantage;
  • Proven experience in timber legality certification systems (voluntary and compulsory), and international legality requirements for timber and forest products; 
  • Demonstrated skill, knowledge of and wide experience of running stakeholder consultations and reporting in line with international best practices (such as ISEAL, ISO/IEC Guide 59:1994 Code of good practice for standardization, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guideline and Stakeholder Engagement Manual Volume [Accountability]);
  • Proven experience in timber Legality Assurance System development or review/assessment;
  • Experience in providing technical advice and support on forest governance issues;
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills;
  • Fluent in English (Myanmar language highly desirable).

What We Can Offer

Benefits

Meal or travel allowance

Highlights

Working from home

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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