Area of Assignment: Based in Metro Manila, Philippines with travel to local key tourism destination cities
Works with: government, the National Ecolabelling Programme, the dining public, and foodservice industry particularly dining establishments in key tourism destination cities, and other stakeholders
Background: Tourism is a burgeoning sector in the Philippines, with annual growth rates of 10% in tourist arrivals and 15% in visitor expenditures. Further, tourism contributes to 5% of global carbon emissions, and is seen to increase by 150% between 2005 and 2035 if no mitigation measures are taken. The Philippine food service sector, a key link in the tourism value chain, amounts to 4.3 billion USD, with restaurants comprising 87% of the food service sector in the Philippines. Wasted food may represent as much as 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is a main contributor to deforestation and the depletion of global water sources.
WWF is anticipating a forthcoming 3-year Project, “Establish Low Carbon Consumption and Production” in the Philippines with a focus on transforming foodservice, particularly dining establishments in key tourism destination cities around the country, into a low carbon industry.
The Project Manager directly supervises three (3) project staff each responsible for specific Project components, and is under the direct supervision of the Vice President for Sustainable Production and Market Engagement (SPME).
- Planning and implementation. Prepares periodic work and financial plans in cooperation with the Project team, assesses Project performance regularly, and troubleshoots and adjusts said plans with Project team as necessary. Monitors and signs off on Project cash payments.
- Partnership development. Guides and oversees all strategic partnerships entered into under the Project with WWF Philippines, in furtherance of Project objectives.
- Reporting. Prepares all Project reporting requirements to internal and external users, i.e. the donor and WWF international network, in the form of project, financial and technical progress reports, in close cooperation with the Project Development unit.
- National Ecolabelling Programme support. Oversees arrangements with the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, the national administrator of the National Ecolabelling Programme-Green Choice Philippines. Strategizes with the Center on short-, medium- and long-term public and private adoption of the NELP-GCP mark by the foodservice industry.
- Policy development. Contributes to local and national policy development by providing inputs and technical support to policy instruments, briefs and processes, and engaging relevant publics in multi-stakeholder dialogue.
- Industry engagement. Develops framework for engaging the private sector, e.g. foodservice industry to drive low carbon practices and conscious behavior among the dining public, including:
- Identifying baseline and post-Project levels of the industry and dining public
- Building low carbon management capacities of foodservice establishments
- Driving integrated communications campaigns for foodservice establishments and dining public
- Providing inputs for concept notes for such engagements, in coordination with the Marketing unit of WWF Philippines
- Representation and communications. Represents WWF Philippines at stakeholder assemblies, including steering committee meetings, as well as trainings, conferences, and various related fora, internal and external. Ensures integration of communications strategy at the Project level, obtaining inputs from the Marketing unit of WWF Philippines.
- Knowledge management and input. Keeps abreast with food-related local, national, and international policy development, technical information, and issues in which WWF has or may have an interest, and trends related to the Project. Participates in WWF international network on food and provides inputs to global strategy development as needed.
- Administrative. Processes related cash payments, submits liquidation reports and progress billings with Finance unit, prepares minutes of meetings, coordinates workshops, roundtable discussions, and travel of WWF staff with stakeholders for Project-related activities, review workshop proceedings, package donor reports, etc.
- Progress monitoring. Develops and updates monitoring tool relevant to this role, with accomplished activities, indicators and milestones, for verification by the Climate Change and Energy Programme Head and the Project Development unit.
- Bachelor's degree is required; advanced degree in resource economics, resource management, communications, environmental policy, business or hospitality management, is an advantage.
- At least three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience managing teams, preferably in project management
- Work experience in foodservice industry including hospitality, restaurants, and/or banquets and catering, is an advantage
- Knowledge and/or understanding of climate change, resource use efficiency, food waste reduction and recovery strategies
- Effective communicator with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently and under pressure, possibly across cultures and time zones
As an equal employment opportunity employer, WWF does not discriminate based on an applicant’s race, religion, sex, gender, or disability status. To reduce use of paper, submissions by mail will not be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications, inquiries via phone cannot be accepted.
To apply, submit a cover letter, and your resume of no more than three (3) pages, by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: "SCP_PM_[first name initial_middle name initial_full last name]" no later than 31 May 2017.