The main responsibility of this managerial position is to provide assistance to the Policy Lead, Peninsular Malaysia in terms of technical support on policy and advocacy related work for the Freshwater and Protected Areas Conservation Programme, with focus on matters pertaining to environmental, conservation and sustainable development governance. The main function will be to provide technical support, advice and assistance in relation to conservation policy and legislation.
While the incumbent is responsible for specific deliverables related to the Freshwater and Protected Areas Conservation Programmes, he/she will also be guided by and is expected to contribute towards the achievement of WWF-Malaysia Strategy 2021-2030, national policy outcomes and Global Practices, in particular the Governance Practice (or their revised versions) directly or indirectly.
1. Analysis of conservation governance issues that are related to Peninsular Malaysia.
2. Policy papers in the manner of recommendation papers, briefs, position and technical papers and reports related to Peninsular Malaysia conservation efforts/objectives.
3. Database of relevant legislations that are related to Freshwater and Protected Areas, and Tiger Conservation Programmes.
4. Proposals for Freshwater and Protected Areas Conservation Programmes as and when opportunity arises with components on conservation policy for potential funding agencies.
1. Assist in identifying, monitoring and analysing policies, plans, development documents with a focus on governance and legal frameworks that have potential conservation impacts on work related to Peninsular Malaysia. This includes legislations at the national, state and local levels.
2. Provide support to the team by summarising, communicating effectively and explaining relevant laws and legislations that are important to achieve the programmes’s conservation objectives in a concise and easy to understand manner, as and when necessary. Organise the information in a database for easy access.
3. Coordinate discussions related to legislation review within the Freshwater and Protected Areas Conservation Programmes (and other relevant programmes if necessary) and provide technical inputs and guidance on advocacy related to laws governing natural resources and environment, with the view to strengthen conservation related governance and legal framework in Peninsular Malaysia.
4. Identify existing legal and governance levers and enabling conditions to achieve the programme’s objectives. Work with the Policy Lead to propose and execute ideas to strengthen governance and enabling conditions.
5. Support the team to translate science based findings to new governance and legal framework and/or to strengthen existing governance and legal framework.
6. Support the development of suitable policy and advocacy papers targeted at decision makers, stakeholders or influencers from various backgrounds with the view to raise awareness on critical issues and/or strengthen environmental and natural resource governance in Peninsular Malaysia.
7. Provide technical support pertaining to policy and advocacy related to conservation efforts in Peninsular Malaysia in any reasonable form and manner that may include preparing technical power points, technical comments and recommendation, reports, securing technical documents for assessment, drafting official letters to stakeholders and making contact with key external persons on conservation policy matters.
8. Contribute towards organisational position papers, as and when required.
9. Assist in coordinating and consolidating feedback from Freshwater and Protected Areas Conservation Programmes to feed into National Policy interventions as and when required.
10. Assist in reviewing WWF global and practice position and advocacy materials as and when needed to include and reflect conservation interests of Peninsular Malaysia in these materials.
11. Establish and maintain working relationships with relevant external partners/stakeholders in order to advocate and drive policy changes.
12. Assist in organising policy dialogues with internal/external stakeholders, as and when necessary.
13. Assist in identifying opportunities and channels for advocacy and promotion of policy recommendations relevant to Peninsular Malaysia.
14. Participate in relevant forums (e.g. meetings, dialogues, workshops, conferences etc) by key players at national and state/local levels that present advocacy opportunities for WWF-Malaysia, specifically related to Peninsular Malaysia.
15. Assist in providing technical support in the drafting of media releases on subjects pertaining to policy and legal topics related to Peninsular Malaysia, as and when necessary.
16. Assist in reviewing documentations (i.e. technical reports, concept papers, proposals, position papers etc) intended for external stakeholders for technical accuracy, as and when required.
17. Assist in providing technical advice (in relation to policy and legal aspects) in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of conservation programmes in Peninsular Malaysia.
18. Ensure appropriate representation of WWF-Malaysia’s views and positions when delegated with the responsibility to represent the organisation on government initiated committees, NGO committees, advisory groups and other relevant bodies within Malaysia.
19. Provide and ensure effective supervision, guidance, coaching, motivation, performance monitoring/management of all direct supervisees, and to assist with the identification/facilitation of appropriate training during the course of their service or during their Annual Performance Appraisal process.
20. Support the Freshwater and Protected Areas Conservation Programme team in fund raising from the WWF network, Government Aid Agencies and other appropriate funding sources/institutions on components with policy and advocacy elements. This may also include supporting the WWF-Malaysia Marketing Department in corporate fundraising for the programme’s components with policy and advocacy elements.
21. Contribute towards drafting and assist in reviewing partnership documents with external parties such as contracts and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which are relevant to the team.
1. A graduate with related academic background or a degree preferably in law. Qualifications in fields such as environmental policy, natural resource management, political science, environmental science, sustainable development or related study will be considered.
2. Minimum of five (5) working years in a related field and similar capacity.
3. Proven good working knowledge and understanding of environmental, conservation and sustainability issues at the global and national level with a focus on governance and legal matters pertaining to environment and conservation in Peninsular Malaysia. Working knowledge of related environmental and conservation laws applicable to Peninsular Malaysia is required, Familiarity with Executive, Judiciary and Legislature administrative procedures applicable to environment and natural resource governance is an added advantage.
4. An energetic self-starter who proactively looks out for new, creative ideas to strengthen conservation governance.
5. Resourceful, possess good research and analytical skills, innovative and critical thinking, interpersonal skills, versatile ability to work in a team and work independently.
6. Mature and able to work with minimal supervision and act on issues with professionalism.
7. Computer literate of office applications and the internet, and have the ability to present to partners, stakeholders and potential donors.
8. Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
9. Organising and management skills are required.
10. Able to constantly accept challenges, demonstrated ability to follow through tasks, meet deadlines and manage priorities.
11. Able to work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders.
12. Have the appropriate facilities to work from home effectively.
13. Willing to travel as and when required.
14. Pleasant disposition, hard-working, team player, committed, dedicated and focused on the
15. Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.
16. Adheres to WWF’s brand values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
17. Demonstrates WWF behaviours in ways of working: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly.
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