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Livelihoods and Eco-Tourism Officer and Project Officer for EU-ACCESS Project

Posted on
11 April 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.

Remuneration Packages: Competitive Salary  plus attractive benefits including 13th Month salary, Hardship allowance, Medical Allowance, Provident Fund, Severance pay, Group health insurance, Accident insurance, life insurance etc.

WWF-Cambodia is looking for three qualified Cambodian national candidates to fulfill the following positions:

I. Livelihoods and Eco -Tourism Officer (1 Position) based in Kratie Province
  1. Major Responsibilities:
  2. Work with relevant NGOs, private companies and government partners to undertake implementation of alternative livelihoods & Eco- tourism activities in Kratie and Stung Treng of MFF Landscape.
  3. Organize project coordination meetings, events, trainings (agriculture, aquacultures, and NTFP techniques) and workshops with relevant partners in MFF landscape.
  4. Conduct field assessment for livelihood and eco-tourism interventions, and identify potential areas for alternative livelihoods development in MFF Landscape.
  5. Assist Livelihood Eco- Tourism Coordinator (LETC) to conduct value chain assessment on agricultures products, aquacultures and NTFP products in MFF landscape.
  6. Assist Livelihood Eco- Tourism Coordinator (LETC) to develop Community Base Enterprises (CBE) and links its products to proper markets.
  7. Facilitate and work with MFF team to ensure livelihoods interventions are complemented and linked to conservation efforts along the Mekong River and its tributaries in line within the MFF programme and WWF-Cambodia strategic plan.
  8. Provide backstopping to relevant NGOs and government line agencies on the implementation and monitoring of livelihoods and eco-tourism activities.
  9. Share livelihoods related knowledge and skills internally amongst WWF- Cambodia staff, and externally to NGO and government partners.
  10. Work with Livelihood Eco-Tourism Coordinator (LETC) to design training program, and livelihoods.
  11. Assist LETC to develop Livelihoods and strategies for MFF landscape.
  12. Assist LETC facilitate monitoring and evaluation of livelihoods and eco-tourism component within target CBOs.
  13. Assist LETC to integration of MFF Landscape work plan into provincial, district, commune investment and development plans of Kratie and Stung Treng provinces.
  14. Together with LETC to produce monthly and quarterly reports.
  15. Host the visits of guests to MFF landscape including donors, visitors, WWF networks…etc., and ensure logistic arrangement is well organized with support from administrative and MFF team.
  16. Performs other duties as requested by the LETC and landscape manager.
 
  1. Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in Natural Resource Management, Agricultures, Business Administration or related discipline.
  • At least 3 years field experience in working at the community level, especially in alternative livelihoods (agriculture, aquacultures, and NTFP enterprises) development in Cambodia. 
  • Proven experience in community organizing, facilitation and empowerment, Experience in training and skills, knowledge and attitude transfer and Experience with project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of communities along the Mekong River in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces would be helpful, Knowledge of alternative livelihoods interventions especially in field of agriculture, aquacultures, and NTFP.
  • Thorough understanding of community Natural Resource Management issues in Cambodia, Knowledge of strategies to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, thorough understanding of key biodiversity issues in a conservation  and development context in Cambodia
  • General Skill as Fluency in written and spoken Khmer and English , Good speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to network with similar projects in Cambodia/region, Facilitation skills, Good monitoring and evaluation skills, Good administrative and report writing skills,
  • Able to work in remote area with low levels of technical support on site and able to spend significant portions of time spent living and working in communities.
II. Project Officers for EU-ACCESS-Re-Advert (2 Positions) based in Mondulkiri Province

       A. Major Responsibilities:
  1. Develop project work-plan (monthly, quarterly) following annual work plan. Propose supporting activity plan as necessary;
  2. Assist to ensure monitoring system delivered with alignment of project requirement. The monitoring also covers partners’ activities;
  3. Assist to ensure timely implementation of the  Civil Society Organization  ( CSO)  engagement project and the synergy with other programmes of Eastern Plains Landscape. The implementation also includes Community Based Organizations ( CBO) small grant management inside Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary and Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary;
  4. Promote and share social policies practices throughout project implementation process (Social Development for Conservation – SD4C, included gender equity-based);
  5. Assist to conduct the assessment on CBO/CSO Capacity Assessment, Level of Engagement, and Level of Commitment and Action; Initiate to support project-related goals included, but not restricted to 1) partners/target capacity strengthening 2) CSO policy engagement, 3) public and private sector partnership, and 4) sustainable financing;
  6. Provide regular updates to EU CSO Project Manager and share knowledge with project partners on implementation, monitoring, review, and updates with regard to the CSO-funded project; Develop monthly report and other relevant reports as required by project, partners, and government.
  7. Develop and maintain effective and trustful contacts/collaboration with a wide range of external contacts – both organisations and individuals – in CSO engagement for inclusive participation of project implementation;
  8. Engage with partners with constructive principles required by the projects and engagement guidance framework.
  9. Assist to ensure accountability and transparency of project partners with alignment of organisation policy and donor requirement. 
  10. Keep tracking the implementation context that link and influence project results and partners’ interest. Report regularly to EU CSO Project Manager for engagement approach adaptation.
  11. Provide frequent capacity building include training/coaching and awareness raising to partners especially community based organization to support their organization strengthening, engagement capacity and management plan implementation
  12. Work in close coordination with the relevant communications staff of WWF-Cambodia to communicate project successes and achievements to defined target audiences.
 
  1. Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree   in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Rural Development,  or other related fields.
  • At least 2 years experiences in conservation sector and or CSO/ CBO engagement in rural development and natural resource management.
  • Practical experience with focus on application of CSO/ CBO engagement tools, policy and policy advocacy, capacity building processes – especially in Cambodia.
  • Experience in coordinating/working with diverse Stakeholders in multi-cultural environment. Working with target community groups in Mondulkiri is an advantage.
  • Working with Government officials and line staff in supporting community capacity to manage natural resource and raise voices to decision makers.
  • Thorough understanding of conservation, rural development, forestry, and community based organization engagement issues in Cambodia.
  • Good understanding of partnership building and engagement strategies in Cambodia.
  • A good understanding of civil society and natural resource management context in EPL include trends and driving changes.
  • Good knowledge as Report writing, Good in written and spoken English and local language is an advantage, working well with and contributing effectively to a multicultural team, working independently in remote areas and spending periods of time in the field and working on own initiative with minimum supervision and staying on task.
 
Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. For detailed job description, please visit the Employment page of http://cambodia.panda.org

How to apply?
Email a cover letter and CV with Salary expectation via email address:  
jobwwfcam@wwfgreatermekong.org with the subject line: Livelihoods and Eco-Tourism Officer, and Project Officer for EU-ACCESS.

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:  30 April 2018 at 5:00PM

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