From its origins as a small group of committed wildlife enthusiasts, WWF has grown into the World’s most respected independent conservation organization – supported by 5 million people and active in over 100 countries on five continents.
Over this time, WWF's focus has evolved from localized efforts in favor of single species and individual habitats to an ambitious strategy to preserve biodiversity and achieve sustainable development across the globe. For decades, WWF has been a leader in developing transformational partnerships with leading organizations both from the public and the private sectors.
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Objectives and Scope of Work:
WWF’s No Plastic in Nature initiative was founded in 2018 and its goal is to stop leakage of plastic by 2030. The initiative is organized by 3 Pillars: Policy, Markets and Cities, and Global Plastics Campaign providing cross-cutting support to all three work streams.
Cities Pillar - With institutional funding and charitable giving, WWF Thailand is working on Cities projects in plastic hotspots in South East Asia with a key focus on city policy, collection and waste management. To date, the pillar has raised close to $30M USD to work on projects in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Hong Kong.
Policy Pillar - The global plastic policy work is one of the three key pillars of the global WWF “No plastics in nature” initiative developed by the Oceans and Markets Practices, collaborating closely with the WWF International Campaigns Team. The global plastics policy pillar will develop and advocate for policy solutions at the global level that can deliver the WWF vision of no plastic leakage into nature by 2030. The main long term goal is to establish a new legally binding treaty to eliminate plastic discharge into the oceans, securing commitments by at least 50 countries to sign the agreement by 2021 that is ratified and enters into force by 2025.
The Plastic Smart Cities of WWF-Thailand is implementing in 4 pilot cities: Hatyai, Surat Thani, Patong and Hua-Hin to develop and adapt scalable action-programs to stop plastic waste pollution and transit to a circular economy. The key objective is to reduce plastic waste leaking into nature by 30% in 2021 through strategies: (1) Policy, (2) Corporate Engagement, (3) Education and Communication and (5) Citizen Science.
WWF Thailand is expanding the program to encompass additional cities such as Samui, Songkla, Phuket and Trang. Mitigation of plastic pollution in our oceans is a key conservation priority of WWF Thailand and the WWF Network globally.
Team structure and main function:
The Plastic and Transformation Senior Manager will build up the No Plastic in Nature Initiative in Thailand with clear conservation contributions and policy outcomes. He/she will manage the team, consisting of 2 Program Managers, possibly other team members such as 1 Policy Manager, and 2 Program Officers, to implement the Plastic Smart Cities (PSC) program in Thailand which is part of WWF’s global initiative. He/she will also develop and oversee other programming under this initiative from other funding sources.
This is a senior role within WWF Thailand with representation within WWF network, as well as with bilateral agencies operating in Thailand, international development agencies, line ministries, universities, and other stakeholders in Thailand.
Major duties and responsibilities:
This person will lead and oversee the No Plastic in Nature Initiative for WWF Thailand. The position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand, reporting directly to the Oceans Program Lead or the Conservation Director. He/she will also work in coordination with the Regional Plastic Cities Coordinator and Regional Plastic Policy Coordinator, who are based within donor offices, to uphold the No Plastic in Nature Initiative’s strategies. This will include but not limited to the following activities:
Policy and agenda setting:
Relationship management and Communications:
Partnerships and Fund-raising:
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