Program Development Manager

Location: Cambodia

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.

All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.

What we do

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable.

WWF-Cambodia works to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. WWF-Cambodia works on the ground and in partnership with Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Join the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations for the position of Program Development Manager based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and together we can conserve our country’s rich biological diversity, through sustainable use of natural resources, and promote new opportunities for the benefit of all people, enhancing local livelihoods and contributing to poverty reduction in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

The Program Development Manager will be accountable to lead the strategic development of concept notes/proposals under Public Sector Partnerships (PSP), including non-corporate Trust and Foundation (T&F), and primary funding from WWF National Offices, to ensure successful implementation of the WWF Cambodia’s Strategic Plan and PSP strategy, in line with Global Priorities, via developing and maintaining effectively PSP partnerships, coordinating with conservation and operation teams of WWF Cambodia, and ensuring the cradle-to-grave (C2G), pipeline database system is most updated and monitored.

Major Responsibilities

  • Leads the identification of funding opportunities in PSP, including researching and updating the funding priorities of PSP donors with PSP focal persons in WWF Network Offices and Resource Mobilization team of the Asia Pacific Region.
  • Develops and implements WWF-Cambodia’s PSP strategy and ensure its support to deliver Country Strategic Plan.
  • Leads the coordination and development of the program/project concepts/proposals for PSP, non-corporate Trust and Foundation, private sector, that meet the priorities set in the Country Strategic Plan and support the deliverables of regional and global conservation practice’s outcomes.
  • Develops, maintains and updates strategic partnership building and fundraising approaches with potential PSP partners in close consultation and coordination with relevant WWF network offices to ensure the compliance with Network Standards and best practices for engaging with PSP.

Key Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in environment resources management, business management, and/or any other related fields.
  • At least 5 years of practical experience as a partnership or fundraising coordinator for a program or project.
  • Familiar with conservation and natural resource management issues, and with those in Cambodia or Asia Pacific Region is an advantage.
  • English proficiency.
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Collaboration, Respect & Integrity;
  • Adheres to WWF’s brand values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging;
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviours in ways of working: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly.

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How to apply?

Email WWF-Job Application Form, your CV and Cover Letter (max. one page for Cover letter) to:  [email protected] . Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline September 19, 2021. 

Application need to name the position title when submitting application under the subject in email.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, Ethnic Minorities and people with Disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and will be considered regardless of the requirements of the position.

We do not tolerate sexual misconduct within or outside of work and imbed child protection in all we do.  Protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and child protection are fundamental to our relationships, including employment, we only recruit people who are suitable to work with other staff and communities. We will use the reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with our expectations.  

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2021-09-19