Freshwater Programme & Policy Manager At World Wide Fund For Nature

WWF-Myanmar is now seeking an experienced, dedicated and strategic professional to lead our Freshwater programme and keep Myanmar’s rivers free-flowing.

Come be part of history as we support Myanmar ensure its sustainable development pathway fully accounts for its globally important freshwater ecosystems. Please check for further details of WWF-Myanmar.

Major Function

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

Major Responsibilities

· Lead the development and implementation of WWF-Myanmar’s freshwater programme, including strategy, work plans, and fundraising

· Act as coordinator for one or more of WWF-Myanmar’s sub-landscapes in the Ayeyarwady River Basin Landscape (ARL), including ensuring full implementation of WWF’s Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework (ESSF)

· Integrate climate change as part of the overall freshwater programme strategies, with a particular focus on identifying opportunities for nature-based solutions (NBS) related to freshwater

· Identify priorities for site/landscape-scale interventions to conserve and protect freshwater biodiversity (e.g. the Irrawaddy Dolphin and migratory fish species)

· Lead and coordinate fundraising/proposal development for WWF-Myanmar’s freshwater programme

The detailed job description is at


· Master’s degree in water resource management, environmental or conservation management, development studies, or in a related relevant field

· 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, governmental 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 and 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 governments and aid agencies, private sector donors

· Fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of Myanmar language is an advantage

How to apply

Closing Date: 30 August 2021 (Monday)

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.

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