Position: Project Finance and Administrative Officer (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: Project Finance and Administrative Officer
Report to: Project Director and Project Management Board
Contract Type: Contract Staff
Duty Station:Phnom Penh
Contract Duration: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 Finance and Administrative Officer will work closely with the project coordinator, consultants, and project technical field assistants, and the Project Management Unit (PMU) of the Ministry of Environment to effectively manage project budget and expenses, follow the Operations Manual and Grant Proposal and Implementation Guidance of the 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
  • Executes policies and procedures to ensure sound project administrative arrangement;
  • Record, financial transactions with computer-based accounting system for the project budget management including expenses, forecast, cashflow, bank reconciliation, payslip, voucher, and so on;
  • Collect quotes for procurement of all project assets as compulsorily required by the below Operations Manual;
  • Follow the Operations Manual and Grant Proposal and Implementation Guidance of the INRM/MOE Project;
  • Monitors project progress consistent with workplan and project document;
  • Oversees daily task, field operation, and office supplies;
  • Assist Project Coordinator in managing project operations;
  • Assist in organizing meetings and travels;
  • Update monthly project progress, prepare draft of semi-annual project progress reports, and recommendations to the Project Coordinator;
  • Prepare quarterly financial reports to PMU of the MoE;
  • Provide guidance to Forestry Administration officials on the expenditure of project budget;
  • To do any other tasks as requested by Project Management Board, Project Director, and Project Coordinator.

V. Recruitment Qualifications
Education:
  • At least Bachelor’s degree in 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 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;
  • 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 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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