The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world, active in almost 100 countries. Our mission is to stop the environmental degradation in the world and build a future where humans live in harmony with nature.
WWF has been a strong, credible and recognized global force in the world of conservation for the past half-century as we have strived to deliver on our mission of building a world where people live in harmony with nature. With our new 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, we aim at increasing our conservation impact by reducing direct threats to wildlife, forests, and freshwater ecosystems, addressing the indirect drivers of the threats, and by restoring wildlife and ecosystems, and by securing nature’s contribution to people.
As Resource Mobilization Coordinator, you will lead to development & maintain effective Public Sector Partnerships and ensures the effective coordination, monitoring and implementation of public sector fundraising proposals relevant to the WWF-Laos Strategic Plan 2021-2025. This goes beyond a simple funding relationship and seeks to build and maintain a true partnership arrangement between WWF and the Public Sector (information exchange, joint policy work, mutual strategic planning input etc.). As a member of the Country Management Team (CMT), you will have shared responsibility for the overall performance of the Country Programme.
Based in: Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR with extensive travel within the country and globally.
As Resources Mobilization Coordinator, you will:
- Review and update PSP (Public Sector Partnership) strategy and ensure its alignment with WWF-Laos Strategic Plan;
- Work with the Conservation Director, Country Director, regional PSP Coordinator, PIA shareholders/PSP Gatekeepers, and WWF Network on the funding priorities of PSP donors to identify opportunities for fundraising. Lead the coordination and implementation of the follow up on the identified priorities of PSP donors;
- Effectively coordinate and write proposals. Ensure concepts and proposals meet all the requirements of PSP donors and align with the WWF-Laos and Asia-Pacific strategy within the recently established cradle-to-grave (C2G) process;
- Be responsible for identifying, researching, building, and maintaining satisfactory relationships with PSP partners/donors to ensure compliance with WWF Network PSP standards and best practices;
- Develop strategic partnership-building/fundraising approaches with PSP partners in close consultation and coordination with the WWF Network to ensure compliance with Network Standards and best practices for engaging with PSP;
- Provide comprehensive advice, technical guidance, orientation, and training to managers and staff on PSP-related matters;
- Populate and maintain the database of PSP donors and their priorities. Ensure regular updating of the cradle-to-grave database to monitor PSP projects in Laos;
- Put in place and oversee systems that monitor partnership relations in collaboration with the M&E Coordinator (e.g., regular reviews of agreements, funding proposals, etc.);
- Provide support to the monitoring and evaluation of PSP action plan and PSP funded projects;
- Makes reports to the Country Management Team of WWF-Laos and to WWF GM, International, WWF Network, and WWF AP when required.
Your qualifications and demonstrable experience will include:
- Master’s degree in business management, conservation, development studies, political science or in relevant fields;
- 5 years of practical experience as a partnership or fundraising coordinator for a programme or project, 2 years of which should ideally be in Laos or at least in the Greater Mekong Region;
- Experience in developing and writing project proposals to aid agencies, foundations;
- Successful fundraising experience with large-scale, multi country proposals (2-3 Million USD at least);
- Experience of advocacy and negotiating with Government and donors at all levels;
- Proven track record in successfully managing inter-institutional relations, preferably in government aid agencies;
- Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising, donor strategies, functions and international relations;
- Familiar with conservation and natural resource management issues, and with those in Laos and in the Greater Mekong Region is an advantage.
Contract duration: initial 1 year with possible extension
Please note the compensation package will be aligned with local salary and benefits conditions, in line with our reward policy.
How to apply:
If you have the skills and experience and are interested in mobilization work in Laos, please email your cover letter and CV in English to firstname.lastname@example.org citing in the subject line ‘Resources Mobilization Coordinator, WWF-Laos’.
Deadline for applications: January 10, 2020.
Thank you for interested to be part of our panda family. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within six weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful for this role.
WWF does not charge or accept a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce. Female and Asian national applicants are encouraged to apply for this position. Work permit restrictions may apply.