Position: Capacity Need Assessment Specialist (Department Wildlife and Biodiversity (INRM) Project)__Deadline:29-March


INTEGRATED NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (INRM) IN THE PRODUCTIVE, NATURAL AND FORESTED LANDSCAPE OF NORTHERN REGION OF CAMBODIA  (FORESTRY ADMINISTRATION COMPONENT)

I. Position Information
Job Title: Capacity Need Assessment Specialist
Report to: Project Director and Project Management Board
Contract Type: National Consultant (NC)
Duty Station:Phnom Penh
Expected Places to Travel: Kampong Thom, Siem Reap and Preah Vihear provinces
Contract Duration:15 days from April to June 2024

II. Background
Cambodian forests are intimately linked to agriculture and in-land fisheries, and to maintaining the sustainability and productivity of both these sectors. Services provided by forest ecosystems include regulation of local water-circulation, mitigation of droughts and flash foods, and reduction of waterway sedimentation. Forests are, therefore, a key factor in national development, and their sustainable use could provide considerable benefits to our country and her people. The majority of our rural population are subsistence farmers, 75% of these, depend on access to natural forest resources for essential products, energy and food, particularly in times of hardship. Forests also provide household opportunities for diversification, supplementary income, and employment created by forest product-based enterprises.

The challenges faced in managing the forests in a sustainable manner are inherently linked to opportunities in socio-economic development. These are outlined below initially focusing on macro-level country issues and then focusing on more specific forest related challenges which encompassed forest contribution to poverty alleviation, livelihoods and the economy; climate change will affect forest based livelihoods, sectoral land-use planning, illegal activities and weak collaboration, forest conflicts, limited of capacity and knowledge, Forest degradation, suitability of management models and Financing and degraded farmland of local communities.

To achieve sustainable forest management, community livelihood enhancement and conservation of habitats and biodiversity set out in the National Forest Program, and other related forest program, substantial financial and technical support combined with capacity building of stakeholders are important through bilateral, multilateral assistance and contribution from virous sources to address challenges in the management of forest resources and conservation of biodiversity. A number of Activities prepared in the Integrated Natural Resource Management in Productive, Natural and Forested Landscape of Northern Region of Cambodia (INRM project) are consistent with strategic implementation program of the National Forest Program. The Implementation of a number of activities and sub-activities of the project will contribute to the achievement of targets and indicators in the National Forest Program.

The objective of grant proposal is to enhance community forestry based natural resource management to improve protection, restoration and conservation of production forest which contribute to habitat connectivity, biodiversity conservation and livelihood of local community in the northern plains of Cambodia. It is in line with the component 2 of INRM project- effective integration of PAs and surrounding riparian and multiple use landscape in Northern Cambodia and outcome 2-the selected protected areas and their surrounding production landscape effectively mapped to ensure biodiversity conservation on a sustainable basis while safeguarding livelihoods and ecosystem services and mainly contribute to the three outputs of INRM project namely Output 2.2: Management plans for targeted PAs developed and operationalized Output 2.3: Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) programs established and co-managed by community. Output and 2.4: Degraded farmlands identified and SLM measures to restore soil fertility and improve land productivity adopted.

III. Scope of Work
Under supervision and overall guidance of the Project Management Board (PMB), the Capacity Need Assessment Specialist will work closely with the Project Coordinator, project technical field assistants, targeted local communities forestry, and local competent authorities to Conduct capacity assessment on relevant partners and key stakeholders Provide training and skill development to relevant partners and key stakeholders. The work will support the Activity 2.2.5: Support for implementation of key management interventions within and outside the protected areas to improve conservation outcomes and connectivity, ecosystem services, effective management of riparian areas and sustainable community livelihoods of the Output 2.2: Management plans for targeted PAs developed and operationalized.

IV. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work closely with project coordinator and project team and other partners
  • Review existing capacity assessment documents
  • Organize meetings relevant stakeholders to assess capacity need
  • Travel to field together with project team to conduct interview with relevant stakeholders on capacity need
  • Prepare capacity need assessment report and submit to the project coordinator
  • Based on capacity need assessment, work closely with project team to organize training.
  • Develop training program and materials for capacity building
  • Prepare and submit training report to project coordinator
  • Perform other related tasks assigned by project coordinator and PMB.

V. Recruitment Qualifications
Education:
  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Environment, Biodiversity, Business Administration, or a related field.

Experiences:
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in Training Need Assessment and Capacity Building Program in Cambodia;
  • Experience with GEF/UNDP procedures will be an advantage.

Competencies:
  • Very strong grantees or recipient grants orientation;
  • Strong expertise in Training Need Assessment and Capacity Building in Cambodia;
  • Excellent skills in the usage of computers and office software packages, including Microsoft Office applications;
  • Display sensitivity and adaptability to different cultures, genders, religions, races, nationalities and age groups;
  • Good team player, self‐starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships;
  • Willingness to travel to the field as required.

Language Requirements:
  • Excellent command of Khmer and English (both spoken and written).
VI. How to Apply
Interested individual should submit a cover letter, CV and support reference no later than March 29, 2024 (5:00 PM) to the Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity (DWB), Forestry Administration.
Address: Hanoi Blvd, Roung Chakr Village, Sangkat Kouk Khleang, Khan Sen Sok Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity (DWB), The Institute of Forest and Wildlife Research and Development (IRD).
And / or email to: sotheahort@gmail.com. Contact: (+855) 017 592 338, Mr. Hort Sothea, Deputy Director of the Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity (DWB).
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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