Project Officer, Coastal & Marine Conservation Project

Project Officer, Coastal & Marine Conservation Project (CMCP)


Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We operate primarily in developing countries where there is little capacity to conserve endangered and threatened habitats and species. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

Start Date:                                As soon as possible
Location:                                  The position will be based in Phnom Penh, with regular travel to field sites.
Reporting to:                            Project Manager, CMCP
Working with:                           Flagship Species Officer, Marine Turtles Project Officer, partner staff

Main Duties:  Under the supervision of the Project Manager, CMCP, the Project Officer will provide key administrative and project support to FFI’s coastal and marine conservation interventions in Cambodia, particularly the UK Government funded project entitled ‘Underpinning the design and management of Cambodia’s first Marine Fisheries Management Area.’

Specific Duties:

Project Support & Administration

  • Assist the Project Manager, CMCP and the Cambodia-based team members with the day-to-day support and administration of the project;
  • Provide support in preparation of project documents including work plans, progress reports, contracts and other relevant documents;
  • Establish a filing system for project documentation and ensure all project information, such as  research results, contact details, basic community information, waypoints, maps and digital photographs, are held on file
  • Provide support in the preparation and implementation of relevant meetings, conferences and workshops;
  • Assist with travel arrangements including booking flights and accommodation and developing meeting agendas;
  • Liaise with the FFI office on financial and administrative matters and ensure that all administrative and financial transactions are carried out properly in accordance with FFI policies and donor guidelines;
  • Assist with translation and interpretation between English and Khmer;

Stakeholder Engagement & Coordination

  • Liaise with project partners, specifically Coral Cay Conservation (CCC) and the Fisheries Administration (FiA) of the Royal Government of Cambodia, as required;
  • Coordinate meetings with local communities and project partners, and assist with field work;
  • Maintain contact with local communities to monitor project implementation and its effects on local communities;
  • Build and maintain working relationships with collaborators in marine research and conservation, including but not limited to Department of Fisheries Conservation of FiA and other government departments, universities, island resorts, dive shops, development agencies and other conservation organisations.

  • Degree or equivalent experience in an environmental field;
  • Proven administrative skills;
  • Experience with International NGOs and coordination with Government;
  • Experience of working with rural and/or coastal communities;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and other MS Office products;
  • Proficiency in spoken & written Khmer and English;

Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in English to the following address: FFI Cambodia Programme, #19, Street 360, Boeung Keng Kong I, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, or, submit a soft copy of their application to, marking the application Project Officer, CMCP.

FFI is an equal opportunity employer. Only short-listed Candidates will be contacted for an interview. There will be no return of applications. The deadline for applicants is 6th August 2012.



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