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 http://www.wwf.org.mm/en/myanmar_career_page/


  • 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.

Closing Date: 27 October 2021 (Wednesday)

Interested candidates should email vacancy.mm@wwf.org.mm 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.

About WWF-Myanmar

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. WWF has a long history of engagement in the Greater Mekong. 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