Head of Marine

Head of Marine

WWF-Malaysia | Petaling Jaya, 10, MY

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Purpose of Job

This position ensures that the WWF-Malaysia 2021-2030 Strategy and associated initiatives are supported by the Marine Programmes in Malaysia. This will involve achieving good synergy within the Marine Programme in implementing the three main strategies (through the 3 pillars- Marine Habitat, Marine Species, and Marine Footprint) and between strategies and work plans of various thematic and cross cutting programmes such as Community Engagement and Education; Policy and Climate Change, Sustainable Finance and Conservation Science. The marine strategies entail also linking to terrestrial conservation areas that have connectivity to priority marine areas.

The position will involve substantial liaison with the Conservation Director and all other Heads of Conservation to ensure that the Marine Programme is aligned to and are supported by policy directions supporting the WWF-Malaysia Conservation Strategy.

The Head of Marine as a staff of the Conservation Department will be guided by and contributing to the achievement of WWF-Malaysia Strategy (2012-2020) and Global Programme Framework (or their revised versions) and Marine Program Phase III (July 2020 – June 2025) Project Document directly or indirectly.
Key Outputs
1.To ensure the deliverables of the Marine programme are on track by each financial year and to oversee the progress of Marine Programme as well as those specified as organisational KPIs.

2.To ensure strategic and work plans for priority places, species and marine footprint are well aligned and supported by strategies of thematic and cross-cutting programmes including policy, community, education and climate change adaptation.

3.To design or modify existing Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks and routinely implement these to report level of conservation achievement.

4.To actively lead the development of funding opportunities within general funds, corporate support, Public Sector Partnership and within the WWF Network and to work closely with the Programme Development and Monitoring Unit to develop fundraising proposals specific for each target audience.

5.Maintain the role of Focal Point of the Ocean practice for WWF-Malaysia, including relevant Areas of Collective Action and Innovation (ACAI, WWF Coral Triangle Program, WWF Asia Pacific Marine Turtle Initiative, CTI CFF NCC Malaysia and CTI CFF CT 6 countries development partner.
Major Activities
1.Coordinate and supervise the Marine Programme Leaders and Managers and teams to deliver 3 main Strategies including its objectives through regular discussions to review action plans, monitor budget, monitor PIR and update objectives & goals monitoring plan.

2.Coordinate and working collaboratively with all Heads of Conservation to ensure alignment of strategies and work plans with the Marine Programme.

3.Monitor and report on progress of activities, budget and relevant update to donors and network, including Monitoring and Evaluation framework developed for the marine programmes, to submit Monitoring and Evaluation reports routinely to the Conservation Director evaluated against organization KPIs.

4.Develop, submit and monitor funding proposals to private sector, public grants, and network donors. To drive fundraising efforts for marine programmes across the WWF Network, by realizing corporate support opportunities

5.Undertake or recommend capacity-building training for Marine Program team members, including supervision, coaching and guidance for goals and objectives implementations

6.To coordinate engagement with the Malaysian Federal government, State and WWF Network on Global Programme Frame-work priorities, Global Marine Programme and Network Initiatives to ensure in country delivery of aligned strategies and programmes.
1.University degree, but preferably a Master’s degree, in environmental, or social science. A degree related to the marine sciences such as marine biology, oceanography, coastal and marine resource management would be a distinct advantage.

2.At least ten (10) years of professional experience, including direct experience of biological or environmental fieldwork. Experience of policy work would be an advantage.

3.In-depth knowledge and commitment on the issues of conservation in Malaysia.

4.Excellent writing and speaking skills in English. Able to converse in Bahasa Malaysia is a requirement.

5.Must be computer literate and have the ability to use appropriate technology for presentation to partners, stakeholders and potential donors.

6.Excellent leadership, diplomatic and interpersonal skills.

7.Substantial experience of working with government (Federal and State level) and corporate bodies.

8.A mature individual with substantial experience of working with government and corporate bodies.

9.Having a calm temperament, with a methodical and meticulous approach to work.

Good interpersonal skills, innovative thinking, versatile ability to work in a team and work independently.

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