WWF-Greater Mekong - Regional Advisor: Sustainable Natural Rubber

Posted on 25 August 2021

Phnom Penh, Cambodia or Work from home.
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We are looking for a Regional Advisor: Sustainable Natural Rubber - WWF-Greater Mekong, based in Phnom Penh-Cambodia or Work from home.
WWF and Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and their local partners Land Core Group Myanmar (LCG) and Save Cambodia Wildlife (SCW) joined their complementary strengths to develop a project with the objective of establishing Multi-Actor Partnerships (MAP) in three Southeast Asian Countries (Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand) to promote transparent, fair and sustainable rubber supply chains that contribute to improving the living conditions of small smallholder farmers, indigenous peoples and workers. The project is funded by the BMZ (German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development) for a duration of initially 3 years and in its first phase is running until July 2022. WWF and WHH will develop a phase 2 project proposal to build on the achievements of phase 1.

Major Functions: 
  • Provide state-of-the-art technical support and advisory services to the Country Project Teams on mainstreaming feasible SNR Practices that suit the local and international requirements and context (including topics on smallholder models, human rights, land rights, traceability, agroforestry system etc.).
  • Assist the Country Project Teams in establishing MAPs that are aligned with SNR Practices, project objectives and associated environmental and social policies and safeguards shared by WWF, WHH and LCD and SCW project partners.
  • Facilitate technical discussions and clarifications on rubber between the project partners where needed with an explicit aim to enhance sustainability aspects of natural rubber production in each country.
  • Provide opportunities for cross-country learning, sharing of lessons-learned and best practices drawn from the project implementation and beyond in close coordination with the project
  • Ensure that technical aspects, models and methods applied, and results achieved at country level are documented, shared and known across countries to demonstrate the impact of the interventions.

Key Requirements:
  • Masters or other advanced degree in agribusiness, economics and trade, agriculture or forestry
  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience with a track record in the Asia Pacific and global forestry/agro-forestry industry, commodities, supply chain
  • Fully conversant with all aspects of rubber production and associated environmental and social risks including a rights-based approach, and ideally with hands on experience with the stepwise approach to sustainable rubber production and supply chains;
  • Proven experience as an effective manager working within a decentralized, multi- national network (or programme), including management of multi-stakeholder exchange and learning processes;
  • Excellent knowledge of global forestry and conservation issues (e.g. policy, market trends, evolving issues);
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviors in way of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly;
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration Perform duties with following on WWF Codes of Ethics and WHH Code of Conducts and Environmental, and Social Safeguards Framework and Policies.

How to apply
The detailed terms of references are attached to this email. Send us your curriculum vitae & cover letter in English, naming each file: “Full name - CV/CL”.
For external candidates outside the WWF network, please send your applications to recruitment.vn@wwf.org.vn stating in the subject line of the email: Rubber Advisor - Full name
The deadline is 7st Sept, 2021

 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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