Position Title : Field Coordinator (Plastic Smart Cities)
Department : Plastic Unit, Conservation
Work location : Hat Yai (Songkla Province), Thailand
Report to : Project Manager-Plastic Smart Cities-TV-Action
Employment duration : 12-month with possibility for extension
No More Plastic in Nature Initiative of WWF has launched in 2018 with the goal to stop the plastic leakage into nature by 2030. As aligned with this strategy, the Plastic Smart Cities established to implement the regional project in the 5 countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Thailand. 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 (4) Citizen Science. The Plastic Smart Cities project of WWF-Thailand is currently being implemented in 4 pilot cities (Samui, Suratthani, Songkla, Hat Yai) and engaged with other stakeholders to develop and adapt scalable action-programs to stop plastic waste pollution and transit to a circular economy.
2. Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage the daily project activities in the responsible areas.
- Facilitate the work of key partners on various levels.
- Summarize, evaluate, support and update on a regular basis the project activities (evaluation of work carried out by key partners, external experts, local business partners) in accordance with the established planning schedules
- Write the monthly activities report
- Working closely with local government and relevant departments (e.g. DMCR, Divison of Public Works, Division of Public Health of the Municipality) to support the implementation of the project activities
- Oversee partnerships with local CSOs, including managing sub-grants, coordination and communication and supervision as needed
- Plan and facilitate meetings with local communities and stakeholders, training workshops and visits
- Facilitate local capacity building and registration of appropriate community-based structures to receive grants from WWF
- Carry out any other appropriate tasks as need may arise during implementation of the project
- Represent functions towards partners and local authorities
- Act as a main liaison point between WWF Thailand and key stakeholders of the project
- Provide logistical and procurement support and other administrative tasks required by the team
3. Required Qualifications
- Minimum five years of professional experience in international and/or local development work
- Demonstrated success in project management and local empowerment would be a strong asset
- Experience in a multi-cultural environment and with international organizations is an asset
- 1-year experience working on plastic pollution or waste management with local governments and communities.
- Fluent communication in Thai and English
4. Required Skills and Competences
- Effective written communication and presentation skills for diverse audiences in Thai and English
- Team player with strong organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
- Maturity, management skills, strong interpersonal skills
- Able to work in a timely manner
- Demonstrated ability to work independently
- High work standards with ability to initiate & maintain relationships, especially with local governments and communities
- Analytical approach
- Energetic and tenacious
5. Working Relationships
- Internal – Works closely with Plastic Manager, Program Officers, and relevant conservation teams.
- External – Interacts with respective municipalities, governmental agencies, academic institutions, specialists/consultants, local communities and other stakeholders.
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
เจ้าหน้าที่ภาคสนาม / Field officer