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  • Manager, Compliance & Risk Management, Environmental & Social... Tai Po
  • WWF Hong Kong in Tai Po, , Hong Kong
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

WWF-HK is looking for a Compliance Manager, reporting to both Chief Operating Officer and Conservation Director, under the framework of Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESSF) and its Principles (SOP), to manage the environmental and social risks of our work, help deliver better conservation outcomes, and enhance the social well-being of local communities in the places where we operate, in alignment with the high standard at WWF globally. The role will be one of the representatives in the Global and Asia Pacific ESSF teams.

Highlights
• Compliance and Risk Management
• Professional and Career Development
• 5-day Work
• International NGO

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Act as WWF-HK's focal point for functional teams of Compliance and Risk Management in Environmental and Social Safeguards.
• Ensure that respect for human rights and the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and a do-no-harm principle is implemented in all programmes. Adapt network guidelines and/or develop... office-level guidelines and communication materials in order to for staff and relevant third parties to gain better understanding about the ESSF and SOP
• Share information with and build capacity of WWF staff and relevant third parties through the provision of training on the ESSF and its provisions and implications for project preparation and implementation.
• Provide induction on the ESSF and SOP to the new staff.
• Provide expert guidance to project teams on the ESSF, help teams identify risks, design mitigation, and monitor implementation of safeguards.
• Ensure proposals are of a quality that includes sufficient and adequate safeguards screening, assessment, mitigation planning, and that documentation and monitoring are built into proposals.
• Disseminate lessons learned and best practices from specific projects and/or landscapes for research, knowledge and learning purposes.
• Establish a grievance mechanism for the office and support the conservation team to establish locally accessible channels in the field so that affected people can send feedback and raise concerns about WWF activities and staff conduct.
• Prepare reports related to safeguard implementation.
• Coordinate with WWF International and/or relevant parties on progress made and emerging issues and needs.
• Perform other duties as required by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor's degree, master's degree preferred, in biology or social sciences, environmental management, economics and social development, anthropology, Indigenous People's studies or other relevant fields.
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant international experience in the areas of environmental & social safeguards systems.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous People's policies, community engagement and development; environmental and social safeguards systems; development of guidance, references and tools related to working with Indigenous Peoples, local communities, environmental and social safeguards; design and monitoring of programs, projects, and activities; and advocacy and capacity development.
• Written and spoken fluency in English.

Required Behavioural Skills:
• Experience in working with international organisations, including multi-laterals or bilateral development agencies that operate similar systems.
• High degree of cultural sensitivity and ability to navigate complexity.
• Clear understanding of risk-based approaches to managing projects and programs.
• Sound understanding of human rights and humanitarian law, and ability to apply human rights and humanitarian law frameworks to documentation.
• Ability to develop and facilitate participatory trainings and workshops and provide ongoing technical support to conservation team and relevant third parties.
• Knowledge and experience on other social issues for example, gender equity, poverty, child protection is preferable.
• Strong organizational skills, results driven.
• Creativity, dynamism, and diplomacy.
• Sound judgement and decision-making skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and language skills. English essential and other languages desirable.
• Work at the highest level of integrity and confidentiality.
• Clearly demonstrates behaviours aligned to the culture of WWF: Strive for Impact,
• Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, and Innovate Fearlessly.
• Identify and align with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration.

APPLICATION: Interested applicants please send detailed resume stating present & expected salaries to https://wwfhk.bamboohr.com/careers/207

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and personal data collected will be used for recruitment purpose only. Applicants not invited for interview within 12 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful.

WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, a non-profit organisation, headquartered in Switzerland, is one of the world's most recognisable and respected independent conservation organisations.

To find out more about us, please visit our website at wwf.org.hk
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