Sustainable Energy Advocacy Lead | WWF

Sustainable Energy Advocacy Lead

Posted on
11 July 2018

From its origins as a small group of committed wildlife enthusiasts, WWF has grown into one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations–supported by 5 million people and active in over 100 countries on five continents.
WWF-Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam–is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. WWF has a long history of engagement in the Greater Mekong.
WWF’s mission in Cambodia is to ensure that there will be strong participation and support from all people to conserve the country’s rich biological diversity. The WWF-Cambodia Conservation Programme that started more than 10 years ago is implemented in 2 landscapes – Eastern Plains Landscape (EPL) and Mekong Flooded Forest (MFF) Landscape and built over the following 4 pillars of interventions: (1) Securing Landscape Integrity sustaining conservation and livelihood development, (2) Freshwater and Sustainable Hydropower, (3) Protected Area Management and Conservation Research and (4) Sustainable Financing – Green Economy.
WWF-Cambodia is looking for one qualified candidate to fulfill the position of Sustainable Energy Advocacy Lead to base in Phnom Penh with frequent travel to target areas.
Position Summary:
The Sustainable Energy Advocacy Lead will work in partnership with WWF’s International Project Manager based outside Cambodia and the Cambodia Program Office to jointly manage WWF’s overall efforts toward promoting a free flowing Mekong River in Cambodia. The Lead will also support, outreach, and promotion of alternative non-hydro renewable energy solutions in Cambodia.
  1. Major Responsibilties:
  1. Project design and implementation
  • Co-develop and manage the Sustainable Energy Strategy in partnership with International Project Manager and in close consultation with WWF Cambodia Office, WWF Greater Mekong Regional Office, WWF’s Freshwater Practice and other relevant WWF country offices.
  • Work alongside the International Project Manager to engage and energise the WWF global network to support the efforts towards promoting Sustainable Non-Hydro Based Energy Strategy.
  • Apply rigorous creative thinking to analyse and develop advocacy methods and interventions suitable in the Cambodian context to bring sustainable energy issue to government counterparts, businesses and the public in a way that engages and leads to changes in decision making and behaviour.
  • Deliver agreed strategy outputs and work towards achieving strategy goals.
  • Undertake or where appropriate commission and manage project related research and products (e.g. visual materials, technical analysis, newspaper articles).
  • Act as WWF focal point, coordinate actions and collate inputs from other members of the project team in WWF Cambodia and provide regular updates to all colleagues involved in the project.
  • In partnership with International Project Manager to provide hub function and centralize all information.
  1. Fund raising and finance management
  • Actively seek opportunities to raise fund for activity implementation with development partners in Cambodia.
  • Oversee project’s financial status and manage budgets relating to activities directly happening in Cambodia.
  1. Communication and outreach
  • Co-design, plan and execute communication strategies with International Project Manager to ensure continued coverage on promoting sustainable energy solutions both within Cambodia and in the Mekong region.
  • With support from communication officers to bring out the ideas and activities of the Sustainable Energy Strategy implementation in a clear, concise and compelling fashion to both internal and external audiences.
  • Work closely with the International Project Manager to deliver timely, concise and powerful communications for the WWF network.
  • Develop communication materials with support from communication officers, including dedicated website, newsletter, social media contents, flyers, briefings and videos.
  1. Relationship management
  • Act as the secretary to/and receive guidance from WWF Sustainable Energy Advisory group for Cambodia.
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders within Cambodia, including government agencies, businesses, development partners, and provincial and local communities.
  • Work in close cooperation with other key members of the team both within Cambodia and in the broader network.
  1. Qualifications:
            Educations and Experiences:
  • A graduate degree in a related sustainable development field.
  • At least seven years’ working experience on advocacy with in developing countries, ideally in Cambodian context.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Experience in managing advocacy projects in a politically complex context.
  • Sound knowledge of sustainable energy issues.
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder partnership and relationship development.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English, good understanding in Khmer language is a bonus.
  • Strong problem solving skills needed to produce results in a challenging environment.
  • Ability to work proactively and effectively with various stakeholders and mobilize their active participation towards the project goals.
  • Ability to operate independently and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to react swiftly and in a timely fashion to opportunities to advance the project objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomatic skills with the ability to manage and interact at all levels of an international, multicultural and multilingual organization.
  • Sound knowledge of Cambodia’s political, economic and social contexts.
  • Prior working experience in Cambodia is a bonus.
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
  • Respective Competencies: WWF Focus; External Orientation; Delivery quality outcomes; Building working relationships; Communicate effectively; Leading teams; Leading change; Managing Resources.
Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. For detailed job description, please visit the Employment page of

How to apply?
Email a cover letter and CV via email address: with the subject line: Sustainable Energy Advocacy Lead

If you have any question, please contact to WWF-Cambodia, #21, Street 322, Sangkat Beng Keng Kang I, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh or call us: 023 218 034 (extension: 118)

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2018


WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce. Women and Disable people are strongly recommended to apply.