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Reannounced WWF-Myanmar: Beliefs & Values Advisor # 047/20
06 November 2020
WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for a Beliefs & Values Advisor Position to be based in Yangon, Myanmar.Background
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
WWF-Myanmar is now inviting applications for a Beliefs & Values Advisor Position to be based in Yangon, Myanmar.
Context of Role
The Beliefs & Values Programme (BVP) aims to help the network’s global offices integrate religious, spiritual and values-based approaches into their work. The BVP is housed by WWF UK but is part of the Inclusive Conservation ACAI in the global Governance Practice. This role fits in to the BVP strategy of developing regional hubs of expertise and to assist country offices to integrate beliefs and values with additional staff support.
MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB
Hire a representative living in Southeast Asia to advise WWF Myanmar and Mekong programmes on engagement with religious and spiritual groups and communities, as part of WWF’s Inclusive Conservation ACAI/ Beliefs & Values Programme. Expected Outcomes:Beliefs and values approaches are integrated into the Myanmar country strategy and workplans and strong relationships are developed with local religious and spiritual leaders and communities in support of conservation strategies;
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Support the WWF Myanmar office to identify where relationships with religious and spiritual communities can be strengthened to support conservation outcomes and help in-country managers to organically integrate beliefs and values approaches into country workplans and strategies. Liaise with BVP projects in Cambodia and keep track of TRAFFIC’s work with religious groups in Vietnam.Work with the BVP to develop tools and resources to assist WWF on engaging with faith partners more broadly while incorporating social safeguards and human rights approaches.
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REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS & KNOWLEDGE
- At least 5 years experience in Myanmar
- Advanced university degree reflecting knowledge and research into religious and spiritual community approaches in conservation
- At least 5 years in project management with proven track record of success
- Perfect command of English and good command of Burmese
- High degree of cultural sensitivity and ability to navigate complexity
- Ability to engage dynamically and sensitively with a diversity of religious and spiritual leaders and communities
- Clear understanding of risk based approaches to managing projects and programmes
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Local language is strong asset
Closing Date: 25 November 2020 (Wednesday)
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae stating the position Title and reference number in English by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Application documents should be addressed as Document_Yourfullname).
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.