Position: Local Development Specialist (Promoting Climate-resilient Livelihoods in Rice-based Communities in the Tonle Sap Region)__Deadline:12-April

A project on Promoting Climate-resilient Livelihoods in Rice-based Communities in the Tonle Sap Region-GCP/CMB/045/LDF will be implemented in the five provinces around Tonle Sap Lake—Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, and Kampong Thom in Cambodia from 2023 to 2027. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The objective of this project is: Rice based communities in the Tonle Sap region of Cambodia reduce their climate vulnerability and increase their resilience to climate change through an ecosystem-based, market-driven approach.

This five-year project will be delivered by the General Directorate of Local Community (GDLC) of the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and the General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF). Technical and operational execution will be augmented by IRRI, WCS and other partners. FAO will provide technical and administrative supports. The project will be guided by a Project Steering Committee (PSC) chaired by MAFF/GDA, advised by a Technical Advisory Group (TAG), and coordinated by a Project Management Unit (PMU) located in GDA of MAFF.

The project is looking for a qualified Local Development Specialist to be based in Phnom Penh.

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Individual Consultant

DURATION: 12 Months (subjective to three- month probation and renewable annually up to 4-5 years)

DUTY STATION: Phnom Penh, Cambodia with travels to other project sites as required

Responsibilities:

Under overall supervision of the GDLC’s Director General, and technical supervision and guidance of the International Lead Technical Advisor and Senior National Technical Advisor, and in close collaboration and coordination with project team members, GDA, IRRI, WCS and other partners, the Local Development Specialist will take the lead to undertake activities to promote community-led climate resilient initiatives. The Local Development Specialist will have strong technical background in local livelihood development, participatory planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-based climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

More specifically, he/she will:
  • Facilitate and organize consultative meetings with communities to inform them about the project;
  • Take the lead in mobilizing communities to participate in planning, monitoring and evaluation of the proposed activities/intervention;
  • Collaborate and coordinate with project partners to develop criteria and procedures for community-led climate resilient investment packages (CRIPs);
  • Facilitate consultations with communities to identify priority community-led climate resilient actions;
  • Coordinate and collaborate with GDA, GDLC and project partners to provide capacity development to communities to develop proposal for CRIPs;
  • Facilitate consultations and negotiations with communities on the cost sharing (cash/kind/labor) as well as roles and responsibilities in implementing the CRIPs;
  • Facilitate and support the integration of CRIPs into commune investment programs (CIPs);
  • Support GDA and GDLC to select, fund and implement CRIPs and monitor the implementation of the CRIPS;
  • Mediate in the resolution of any disputes among the community as well as between the community and the contractor during the implementation of CRIPs;
  • Support community protected areas (CPAs) to identify alternative livelihood options and support GDLC to oversee the implementation of climate resilient livelihood enhancement program within CPAs;
  • Documentation and dissemination of best practices for wider replication and
  • Undertake any other duties as required to ensure the successful delivery of the project outputs.
Required competencies/competencies
  • Advanced university degree (at least a Master Degree) in agricultural sector, Livelihoods and/or relevant subject.
  • At least 7 years of professional experience with strong technical background in livelihood development, participatory planning and financial management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-based climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience of working in the field of local livelihood development, participatory planning and financial management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-based climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction with government agencies, I/NGOs, donor agencies and private sector.
  • Fluency in speaking and writing English and Khmer.
 
How to Apply

The consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection (ICS) method set out with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC)’s Updated Standard Operating procedures (SOP) and Procurement Manual for externally financed finance project/programs (PM), promulgated through Sub-decree 181, dated December 2019.

In submitting their expressions of interest/application, the interested candidates are kindly requested to provide their updated curriculum vitae, indicating their personal and technical skills, academic qualifications, and experience in similar assignments, along with the details of at least three referees with contact information (email address, telephone or fax numbers).

Expression of Interest/application must be submitted to kakadalim17@gmail.com

Only short-listed candidates will be notified for interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered and application received after the closing date will not be accepted.

There is no fee charge at any stage of the recruitment process.

Please mention "www.Cambodiajobs.Biz" where you saw the ad when you apply! 

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