Posted on 06 April 2023
Location: Asia (preferably in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, or Thailand)
What we do
Reporting to: PSC Regional Lead.
Starting date: as soon as possible
Background and details on unit:
WWF has a vision of an economy and a society that has zero tolerance for plastic pollution and all harm caused to the environment from such pollution. As part of this vision, WWF has launched the global initiative “No Plastic in Nature”, aiming to address the plastic problem using a holistic approach. WWF is aware that there is no single solution to plastic pollution. Instead, we need a comprehensive strategy that engages actors in government, business, and the public alike.
Plastic Smart Cities (PSC) is one of three pillars in the No Plastic in Nature Initiative within WWF. Since 2018, the pillar initiative supports cities and coastal centers that are taking bold action to stop plastic pollution. WWF’s PSC Pillar is working with 25 pilot cities in SE Asia and China to achieve a 30% reduction in plastic leakage in cities’ by 2025, through better waste management and advancing circular economy. With almost USD $40 Million dollars of funds raised, the PSC pillar is one of the biggest and most complex programs in the No Plastic in Nature Initiative.
Plastic Smart Cities Vision Statement
“Working together with 25 pilot cities in Southeast Asia to achieve 30% reduction in plastic leakage by 2025”
Under the supervision of the WWF PSC Regional Lead along with PSC Asia support teams, the PSC MIEL Manager envisioned working closely with 5 main implementing offices – China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The regional support team will be integral to the design of regional and national PSC monitoring, evaluation, impact, and learning.
The PSC Asia team will primarily be supporting the five WWF Network offices in which the 25 pilot cities to ensure the quality of the NPIN PSC program is upheld and closely aligned with the global approach and initiative goals. The PSC MIEL Manager’s responsibility includes but is not limited to delivering impact evaluations, knowledge management, and scaling for the PSC Asia team.
Role Overview (100%)
- Maintaining high-quality monitoring and reporting systems in place for PSC projects to improve program delivery within the current pilot sites
- Capturing key learnings from plastic waste management projects (WWF’s and other organizations) and developing appropriate tools (e.g. an online platform and/or other suitable mechanisms) to facilitate scaling and replication of best practice waste management solutions with relevant WWF teams, institutional partner(s) or municipalities in the region
- Support the PSC Regional Lead to engage relevant external projects, finance institutions, and research institutes to build strategic backing for the scaling and replication beyond WWF and facilitate content development with various third-party providers.
- Implement effective mechanisms to capture best practices, successes, and failures from PSC projects across the SEA as well as other similar existing initiatives in the region to share both internally and externally, with the aim of developing a toolbox or other suitable mechanism to support the scaling and replication of PSC projects beyond the existing pilot sites.
- Conduct, own, and organize externally implemented comparative analyses of pilot elements and results of PSC project implementation and other relevant approaches aimed at urban plastic leakage reduction and improved waste management.
- Contribute to content development in PSC NPIN/ACAI knowledge management system(s)
- In collaboration with the PSC regional lead, identify opportunities for partnership with institutional stakeholders in the region for further scaling and replication of PSC approaches.
- Ensure learning and experience from PSC and other relevant projects are incorporated in the project design of new WWF-led PSC projects
- Organize a structured method across relevant SEA national offices and PSC teams to ensure effective knowledge development, capture, and transfer; sharing of lessons; identifying synergies and potential innovative solutions
- Develop, manage, and improve the overarching regional PSC M&E framework and dashboard, ensuring timely inputs from WWF offices
- Support WWF offices in the region on M&E, enabling strong M&E systems in key WWF plastic teams, and ensuring high-quality back donor reporting and communicating the impact of PSC projects
- Liaise with and build the capacity of M&E officers from country offices to ensure alignment of reporting and information
- Contribute to developing ideas/concepts for evaluations in collaboration with both WWF donor and project offices, and help facilitate the implementation of 3rd party evaluations.
- Bachelor's degree required and 7+ years of experience with the preference for a Master's level degree and 5+ years of experience managing complex development projects, including project design, and M&E in the relevant areas of expertise.
- Experience working in international development or environmental NGOs or relevant development agencies
- Knowledge of or experience from managing and/or monitoring and evaluation of projects in cities in developing countries and/or waste management projects is a strong asset
- Knowledge of basic local government structures, the waste management sector, and plastic pollution are strong assets.
- Experience in facilitating/organizing capacity-building activities across teams
- Experience meeting stakeholders across public and private sectors
- Required English fluency, preferred proficiency in another Asian language
Should have a genuine interest in conservation and the work of WWF and be able to clearly demonstrate behaviors aligned to our values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration; and culture within WWF: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, and Innovate Fearlessly.
Regional and international environmental and social safeguards.
Applications deadline: 20 April 2023 at midnight.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce.