The Social Development Manager will provide strategic guidance and expert interventions to shape the Sabah Landscapes Programme (SLP) community engagement and social development strategy towards achieving high conservation impact that benefits people and nature. The Social Development Manager will lead the development of the socio-economic and community well-being aspects of the SLP, taking into consideration the potential challenges and opportunities for green growth underpinning economic development, and the importance of incentivising human-wildlife coexistence. The Social Development Manager will also support implementation of inclusive conservation, facilitating community engagement and Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) implementation.
The candidate is expected to have experience in social development, community engagement, FPIC exercises, social risk assessment; welfare and livelihood programme development, and is abreast with conservation needs and policy environment and opportunities in Sabah.
The candidate is expected to work in close collaboration with his/her direct supervisor, the Associate Director, Sabah, in delivering objectives and key activities under the Sabah Landscape Programme’s community engagement and social development strategy. The candidate is also expected to work closely with the Sabah Landscapes Pillar Leads in progressing his/her work.
Good network and relationship with other social NGOs in Sabah, promoting conservation messages and communicating SLP’s conservation benefits to people;
Community engagement and social development strategy, embedded into the SLP strategic plan either in support of other strategies or a stand-alone strategy for implementation at landscape level.
Socio-economic and community related database established and updated regularly, including spatial data (maps) developed in collaboration with the Sabah CGIS team;
Input into landscape level stakeholder analyses and report(s), including participatory community mapping and (community stakeholder) analysis.
Guidance on FPIC exercise implemented by SLP team on the ground;
Monitoring updates and reports on the implementation of the ESSF mitigation measures;
Written input on social aspects into Social Impact Assessments (SIA) reports for projects in Sabah.
Support for the Jurisdictional Certification Steering Committee (JCSC) Labour Working Group.
Develop and maintain good relationships with social NGOs in Sabah;
Develop and plan community engagement and social development strategy as part of the Sabah Landscape Programme strategies.
Develop database on socio-economic and community information from secondary and primary data, including community mapping;
Conduct community stakeholder analysis and mapping;
Lead the implementation of community engagement and social development strategy and plans.
Provide guidance to field team on FPIC exercise;
Provide input into any Social and Environmental Impact Assessments (SEIA) for projects in Sabah;
Monitor and implement the Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework (ESSF) and Environmental and Social Mitigation Framework (ESMF) for the programme;
Supervise the Community Engagement and Social Development Officers, and support WWFMY community engagement on the ground.
Conduct local and landscape level community stakeholder analysis, in collaboration with the Sabah Policy Team, contributing to the overall stakeholder analysis and other objectives.
Conduct general awareness & communication outreach beyond the SLP core conservation work (Sabah general communication), supporting the Associate Director Sabah;
Conduct and coordinate periodic meetings to report work progress, identify gaps and resolve issues among peer-groups.
Evaluate staff performance and training needs objectively, discuss and recommend appropriate course of actions to be undertaken.
Provide regular updates of work progress and inputs to the Associate Director into preparation of working papers and reporting for Senior Management, Executive Committee and Board meetings. Participate wholeheartedly in the general activities of WWF-Malaysia, particularly events and activities that require the full support and participation of all staff members, whether or not the focus of any particular event or activity has any bearing on the job description and assigned project objectives and activities. In the course of performing the duties as set out in this Job Description, the incumbent may be exposed to challenging working conditions, especially for field-based staff members. WWF-Malaysia does not provide any form of allowance (s) to staff for working in tough field conditions as stated in section 2.3 Bonus & any form of Allowance (s) for tough field conditions, WWF-Malaysia Staff Guidebook on Terms and Conditions of Service, as your salary will commensurate with the duties and responsibilities that the job demands.
MSc in Social Science/Development studies, applied Social Science, e.g., Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Development or Human Geography or other related fields.
Familiarity with key socio-economic and conservation issues and initiatives in Sabah or Borneo landscape.
At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in social development or related areas, with at least two (2) years in senior position.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in Bahasa Malaysia and English. Knowledge in any local ethnic language will be an advantage.
Ability to work independently and productively with a variety of stakeholder groups including conservation practitioners, resource managers, land owners, and advocates.
Salary: RM5800 - RM6200 (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)
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