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Coastal Resources Programme Officer

Vacancy #:   5996
Unit:   Myanmar Project Office
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Myanmar Country Office, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
  The position will be based in Mawlamyine with frequent field travel in Mon State and Bago Region and elsewhere in Myanmar as needed.
Reporting to:   Head of Office
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   01 June 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   25 May 2022
This is a local recruitment. Only Myanmar nationals, individuals with residence status or the appropriate employment visa for Myanmar are eligible to apply. The remuneration and benefits package for this position is established with reference to the local labour market and in line with the IUCN conditions of service for Myanmar.
The CRPO will lead IUCN’s work on coastal and marine ecosystem management in Myanmar in line with the Ramsar “wise use” principles, and IUCN’s input on coastal and marine ecosystem management within the SDC Gulf of Mottama Project (GOMP) Phase 3, which runs from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024.


1 Support preparation and approval of township Ecosystem Management Unit (EMU) plans in the Gulf of Mottama (GOM) that are based on the Ecosystem-based Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) and address all aspects of coastal habitats and species of conservation value. Duties include:
• Draft text that integrates habitat and species conservation into EMU plans.
• Support capacity building of EMU committees, youths and CSOs involved in EMU plan implementation
• Ensure that the Ramsar requirements on “wise use” wetlands management are properly incorporated in the revised GOM Management Plan.
• Conduct research needed for habitat and species conservation and fishery management to make sure the evidence-based decision making in implementation of EMU and GoM Management Plan.
• Collaborate and coordinate with GoMP’s partner organizations on action research, capacity building, and implementation of EMU activities.

2 Lead the economic valuation study of mangroves and other coastal habitats and produce results and recommendations that feed into revised GOM management plan and inform government policy on coastal resource management. Duties include:
• Work with international economist to prepare training materials, including case studies from the GOM, on coastal resource valuation methods and results.
• Carry out ecosystem valuation studies of mangrove and mudflat in selected GOM areas.
• Serve as lead trainer for the ecosystem valuation to Point B.

3 Project management. Duties include:
• Prepare technical reports that are reflective, accurate, comprehensive, transparent and timely as per agreements.
• Engage in a strategic dialogue with GOMP consortium partners about the project as a whole and the outcomes they are responsible for in particular in order to assure cohesion in project implementation.
• Represent IUCN in the GOMP Project Steering Committee and toward external partners including donors, embassies, national and foreign universities, international research centers, and government partners.

Carry out any other duties you may be called upon to perform from time to time by your supervisor.
  • Myanmar national with excellent English language skills.

• BA Degree in biology, forestry, environment, or other relevant fields from a foreign university.

• Minimum of 6 years of relevant field experience with in-depth understanding of coastal conservation in Myanmar and in the Gulf of Mottama in particular.

• Excellent analytical skills and ability provide strategic leadership on complex conservation issues.

• Proven ability to work in multi-disciplinary groups, including governments, CSOs, and the private sector.

• Strong code of conduct, reliable, professional; fair and objective; honest; sound and balanced human resource management and decision-making approaches.

• Open, flexible, dynamic, inclusive, patient and collaborative; excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

• GIS experience a distinct advantage.

• Willingness to be based in Mawlamyine with frequent field travel in Mon State and Bago Region and elsewhere in Myanmar as needed.

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