WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for a Project Manager – Sustainable Production based in Yangon, Myanmar/ Flexible.
To achieve green investments at scale, domestic finance, particularly from private banks, needs to be mobilized. The project would support local banks to understand the risks and returns for green technologies and help them to develop tools and framework to manage these risks. Tha Bar Wa Project is funded by EU-Switch Asia programme and the project partners are the Myanmar Food Processing Export Association (MFPEA) and The German Sparkassenstiftung for International Cooperation (DSIC). The project will directly contribute to WWF Myanmar’s goals on climate & energy and on healthy rivers. Find out about WWF-Myanmar at www.wwf.org.mm
The Project Manager will lead the overall implementation of the Sustainable Production project “Catalysing Sustainable Water and Energy Management in Food and Beverage Industries in the Ayeyarwady River Basin” known as “Tha Bar Wa Project” which aims to demonstrate and scale up green solutions and investments in energy efficiency and waste water treatment in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Food &Beverage (F&B) Sector.
The overall objective of the project is: “Cleaner production in the Myanmar F&B sector is promoted, improving the sector’s environmental performance and contributing to a ‘green economy’.
In order to achieve this, the specific objective is: “As a result of policies, business support structures, increased capacity and improved access to green finance, SMEs in the F&B sector in Myanmar are enabled to adopt sustainable energy and water management practices by mid-2022”.
Overall project Management: Responsible for the effective management and implementation of Tha Bar Wa Project and contribute to WWF Myanmar’s conservation targets on energy and freshwater. There will be Managerial and Technical Responsibilities.
Contribution to WWF Conservation Targets: Work closely with the Freshwater Program Manager and Head of Climate & Energy to ensure contribution to WWF renewable energy and freshwater goals.
Partnerships, networks, communications and advocacy: Develop partnerships and establish a network with key stakeholders. Ensure relations and frequent communication with WWF network offices and EU delegation in Myanmar. Develop and implement a strategic and operational plan to achieve the objective of the project and to have a communication and visibility strategy in place
The detailed job description is at http://www.wwf.org.mm/en/myanmar_career_page/
- Bachelor and/or Master degree in economics, chemistry, business, finance, engineering, environmental science/ management, sustainable production or related field
- 5 years of extensive practical experience in managing and implementing projects in development cooperation in the fields of private sector/ SME development, energy management, freshwater management/waste water treatment, or related area
- Proven experience in working with private sector especially SMEs in low income countries especially in Myanmar
- Cultural sensitivity and use of diplomacy in dealing with difficult partners; and proven ability to handle stressful situation and see the big strategic picture
- Proven experiences in project management, including technical and financial management
- Experiences in leadership position & staff management
- Experience in facilitating public-private dialogue and developing a shared understanding, strategies and action plan
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Myanmar language.
- Proven experience of working in Myanmar or South East Asia
- Experience in Managing EU funded projects will be an advantage
Closing Date: 24 September 2021 (Friday)
Interested candidates should email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
WWF-Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. We helped establish conservation programmes in Thailand in the early 1980s, have been active in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam since 1990, and in process to establish a presence in Myanmar. WWF-Greater Mekong works with government, industry and civil society partners to ensure that, as the region develops, it doesn’t squander the natural riches that so many depend on and that drive the region’s economic future. We aim to support the countries of the region in realizing their shared vision of a poverty-free and ecologically-rich Greater Mekong. Find out more at www.wwf.org.mm