Sustainable Energy Advocacy Lead

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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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-Cambodia is looking for qualified candidates as following position:
Sustainable Energy Advocacy Lead (Long-term Consultant)-based in Phnom Penh  
Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Sustainable Energy Advocacy portfolio in close consultation with WWF Cambodia Office, WWF Greater Mekong Regional Office, WWF’s Freshwater Practice and other relevant WWF country offices. 
  • Contribute substantive inputs and recommendations on non-hydro clean energy uptake in a developing country context.
  • Engage and energize the WWF global network to support the efforts towards promoting sustainable non-hydro based energy strategy in Cambodia.
  • 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.
  • Actively seek opportunities to raise fund for activity implementation with development partners in Cambodia. 
  • Develop communication materials with support from communication officers, including dedicated website, newsletter, social media contents, flyers, briefings and videos.
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders within Cambodia, including government agencies, businesses, development partners, and provincial and local communities.


  • 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. 
  • Non-hydro clean energy investment and policy promotion
  • Sound knowledge of sustainable energy issues, including technical knowledge and past work experience on solar and wind promotion. ∙ 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.

Adhere to WWF’s Core values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.  
WWF’sRole models: WWF’s behaviours of: Listening Deeply, Innovating Fearlessly, Collaborating Openly, and Strive for Impact.
How to apply?
Email your Cover Letter and CV to:    or hand to#21, Street 322, Sangkat Beng Keng Kang I, Khan Beng Keng Kang, Phnom Penh. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of 5 August 2019.  Application need to name the position title when submitting application under the subject title. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and submitted documents will not be returned. 
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 external 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. We will use the reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with our expectations.