Position: Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator (WWT)__Deadline:03Sep


 
We are a leading conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world with our headquarters based in the United Kingdom.

Cambodia Programme
Wetlands cover 30% of Cambodia’s total land area, and 80% of all people in the country depend on wetlands for their livelihoods. This biodiversity hotspot is going through a period of rapid development. The benefits of this development are however not often directed to the poorest and most vulnerable communities, and the ecological integrity of the landscape is rarely considered.
Our work includes site protection, wetland assessments, community‐based management, sustainable livelihoods, and national‐level wetland guidance and capacity building. At present WWT’s field work is focused on Anlung Pring Wetland in Kampot Province as well as Boeung Prek Lapouv Wetland in Takeo Province.
We are facilitating a shift to a more drought‐tolerant rice varieties. Red jasmine rice, a drought tolerant variety reach a better market price and rely less on fertilizer and pesticide inputs.

Overall roles of the Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator
WWT is looking for a highly interested individual for a newly opening job title “Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator” to support our sustainable agriculture and community development projects in Anlung Pring (AP) Protected Landscape in Kampong Trach district, Kampot province. The incumbent will initiate, participate, coordinate, and improve sustainable agriculture and development project delivery within the whole programme in this protected landscape. More specifically, s/he will support and liaise with our partner CRDT to effectively implement our sustainable agriculture programme, as well as improve the quality of this programme and promote WWT involvement in the area and beyond. S/he will also represent WWT in the area in bringing together our red jasmine rice scheme and the “sarus crane rice” schemes.

Specific work objectives, deliverables, or activities
  • Lead workshop in sustainable agriculture for local farmers and partners
  • Join and contribute to our partner (CRDT)’s work plan development, including joining regular meeting, providing training, conducting field visits, and monitoring and evaluation, etc.
  • Write monthly/quarterly reports in English to share with Senior Project Manager in the UK and partners
  • Develop a monthly work plan in English with the Country Manager with weekly online meetings
  • Carry out visits to farmers already involved in the red jasmine rice scheme and discuss their current practices, their input on the workshop and on the scheme in general
  • Carry out visits to prospective farmers for the red jasmine rice scheme and discuss their current practices, including promoting sustainable agriculture practices
  • Promote the work of WWT as supporter of the sustainable agriculture initiative and community‐ based ecotourism programme within Cambodia and more and through various medium including social media
  • Support CBET project deliveries including collating data on the ecotourism, teaching computer skills to CBET members, promote on digital media CBET
  • Join trainings and other project activities in Anlung Pring protected landscape and beyond, as required by the Country Manager
  • Support handicraft initiatives and development with practical data collection and future directions, with the guidance by the Country Manager
  • Perform other relevant tasks, as required by the WWT

Requirements:
a.    At least bachelor's degree in agriculture, environmental science, or a related field.
b.    About two years of experience in agriculture, conservation, or rural development.
c.    Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, including writing in English.
d.    Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a resourceful and collaborative personality.
e.    Recruitment: This is a consultant (contractor), not a staff of WWT. This is a full‐time employment for a Cambodian candidate.
f.    Duty station: Living near and working at Anlung Pring Protected Landscape in Kampong Trach, Kampot.
g.    Time period: 24 months, renewable due to fund and performance
h.    Reporting to: WWT Country Manager through monthly meetings

Additional Information, Skills, and Qualifications:
i.    Ability to speak and write in both Khmer and English languages. Be noted that English language will mainly be used for written communications and oral communication with the WWT team.
ii.    Ability of using computer such as Microsoft Words, Excel, Power Point, and outlook email.
iii.    Loving community work such as agriculture, conservation, and ecosystem protections.
iv.    Candidate should be willing to live and to work in Anlung Pring protected area.

Salary and Benefits:
  • Monthly gross fee: 550 USD – 750 USD, including 15% as salary tax (no other benefits will be given)
  • Opportunity to work with an international dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about promoting community development such as sustainable agriculture, ecotourism, and wetlands protection and restoration.

How to apply:
  • Interested candidates can send an application package in one pdf file, with both CV and cover letter in English;
  • All information in the application is true, complete, and accurate; and the application should not be longer than five pages – you don’t need to attach your academic or any training certificates at this stage;
  • The interview will be held in English for both question and answer; and
  • Kindly send your one file application to an email: Cambodia.Officer@wwt.org.uk with an email subject: “Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator” by 11:59pm on September 3, 2023.
  • Be noted that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews in September.

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