Position: Project Coordinator (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: Report to: Contract Type: Duty Station:
Contract Duration:    Project Coordinator
Project Director and Project Management Board Contract Staff
Phnom Penh One Year

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 Director and Project Management Board (PMB), the Project Coordinator will work closely with the project finance and administrative officer, consultants, and project technical field assistants, and the Project Management Unit (PMU) of the Ministry of Environment to effectively manage, monitor and oversee all aspects of project granting. The work is based in Phnom Penh with sometimes travelling to Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Preah Vihear and other provinces as necessary.

IV. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide day-to-day project administration and management and responds to other project- related duties as might be requested by the Forestry Administration and PMU;
  • Lead overall project management in accordance with the Project Document and Project Agreement  Prepare yearly operation plans and budget plan against the proposed project activities and budget;
  • Submit progress report along with technical reports to be produced by consultants and relevant documents quarterly to the project PMU;
  • Assess to recruit consultants and other professionals to assist in project implementation;
  • Prepare a contract with consultants and conduct regular appraisal to ensure their successful completion of the work stipulated in a contract;
  • Execute regular monitoring of the project activities progress towards effectiveness and efficiency of project implementation;
  • Participate various meetings organized by PMU to review project progress and expenditure;
  • Coordinate with PMU of the Ministry of Environment and the Forestry Administration and other stakeholders to ensure the effective and successful implementation of the project;
  • Facilitate and coordinate with stakeholders including Forestry Administration officials at national and provincial levels, local communities at the project sites, and local competent authorities for the implementation of the project.

V. Recruitment Qualifications
Education:
  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Forest-related field, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.

Experiences:
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in financial and administrative management of development programmes in Cambodia;
  • Experience in the design and delivery of trainings, and/or mentoring of staff;
  • Experience with GEF/UNDP procedures will be an advantage.

Competencies:
  • Good communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and reporting skills;
  • Very strong grantees or recipient grants orientation;
  • Strong expertise in financial and administrative management, internal control procedures, and audit;
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to organize and implement training and transfer of knowledge;
  • Excellent skills in the usage of computers and office software packages, including Microsoft Office applications;
  • Skill in achieving results through persuading, influencing, and working with others;
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high‐ranking members of international, regional and national institutions;
  • 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 when 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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