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Safeguards & Risk Manager

WWF- Myanmar

Safeguards & Risk Manager

WWF- Myanmar
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Myanmar - Yangon
Full Time
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01 Dec 2021

Experience level

Experienced Non-Manager

Job Function

Legal, Risk and Compliance

Min Education Level

Bachelor Degree

Job Description

WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for a Safeguards & Risk Manager based in Yangon, Myanmar/ Flexible.


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 sustainable.

The primary role of Safeguards and Risk Manager will be to work with WWF Myanmar field, programme, and operations teams as well as partners and stakeholders to ensure that social and environmental safeguards processes and risks are understood, appreciated and embedded in all places where we work and interact with local communities. Key to this will be embedding the ESSF and Risk management into all stages of our project cycle.


Major Function

The Safeguards & Risk Manager is the WWF Myanmar focal point responsible for leading the development and updating of, and supporting the implementation and reporting on the Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework (ESSF) and Risk Management Plan and ensure that the no-harm principle is applied to the work of WWF Myanmar. The role leads the due diligence work in coordination with programme teams, including training, guidance, knowledge management and monitoring. The Safeguards and risk manager is also responsible for building capacity of WWF staff and relevant third parties for better understanding and implementation of the ESSF and risk related policies.


Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as the WWF Myanmar focal point for ESSF and Risk Management.
  • Coordinate integrating the ESSF in WWF Myanmar landscapes and as part of overall project design and the project cycle, help teams to screen projects to identify risks, design mitigation measures.
  • Support landscape and programme managers to screen their landscape and projects using the ESSF screening tool and develop landscape mitigation frameworks.
  • Work closely with the Conservation Strategy, Impact and Innovation Manager on inclusion of ESSF and risk management status and implementation in reporting and strategy development
  • Develop country level guidelines / communication materials
  • Provide guidance on ESSF and other social and risk management policies and procedures to WWF’s third parties covered by contract agreements (service providers, consultants, counterparts).
  • Coordinate with the WWF Myanmar finance team on financial risk management, and ensure reporting to WWF International incorporates both ESSF and risk-related measures and updates.
  • Organise regular safeguards and risk management and compliance training (including induction for new staff) for WWF Myanmar staff and relevant partners on WWF’s environmental and social safeguards, other associated WWF approved social policies and risk management


The detailed job description is at


Closing Date: 16 September 2021 (Thursday)


Interested candidates should email or send a hard copy cover letter and curriculum vitae in English to 15C, Than Taman Street, Dagon Township Yangon, stating the applied position title. Email application documents should be addressed as Document_Your fullname.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Open To

Foreign (Expatriate)

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in social science or management or law, or environmental management.
  • At least 7 years of working experience of which 3 years of experience should be in applying environmental and social safeguards to complex projects and managing risk
  • A track record of having worked directly with local communities on project management including environmental and social safeguards and risk management
  • A good understanding of human rights and ability to apply human rights and humanitarian law frameworks to WWF’s safeguards and risk management work.
  • Proven experience in training design, facilitation, coaching, mentoring and capacity building.
  • Fluent in English and Myanmar languages (preferred), and strong communication skills both oral and written.
  • Knowledge and experience on other social issues for example; gender equity, diversity and inclusion, poverty, child protection is preferable.
  • Clearly demonstrates behaviors aligned to WWF values: courage, integrity, respect and collaboration.

What We Can Offer


Flexible working hours & work station


- 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.