Major FunctionThe Sustainable Infrastructure Programme Manager is responsible for designing and implementing WWF’s infrastructure-related work in Myanmar, with an emphasis on policy advocacy for more sustainable linear infrastructure. Specifically, the Infrastructure Programme Manager will manage all aspects of the project: ‘Advancing Sustainable Infrastructure in Myanmar’.Major Responsibilities• Effectively supervise the budget allocated to infrastructure work of WWF Myanmar• Frequent travel to existing project areas• Support consultants or counterpart staff in organizing trainings, workshops and undertaking research and assessments• Act as trainer and facilitator, if required• Review and provide technical comments to technical studies• Establish relations and keep regular contact with key partners (multi-sectoral, private sector, government and non-government) at local, national and regional levels (for implementation and networking/lessons sharingThis JD covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.
Requirements• Master’s degree in engineering, natural resource management, land use planning or other related field• At least 7-10 years of experience working on infrastructure issues, preferably in Asia• Understanding and application of sustainability tools that can be used in infrastructure planning and design• Experience from working in other countries on infrastructure planning, preferably in Asia• Experience in managing projects, conducting studies and coordinating research activities• Experience of working with Government officials, investors, infrastructure developers, INGOs, CSOs, local communities and/or donors at all levels
Meal or travel allowance
Fun working environment, Joined an experienced team, International standard
Training Provided, learn new skills on job
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 inwhich 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.