Agri-Tech Centre Manager – GreenShoots Resources Organisation (GRO), Cambodia

Agri-Tech Centre Manager – GreenShoots Resources Organisation (GRO), Cambodia


  • Name of Organization: GreenShoots Resources Organisation (GRO)
  • Reports to: Operations Manager, Green Shoots Foundation UK
  • Job Location: Samrong Municipality, Otdar Meanchey Province
  • Salary: USD 530/month (before tax)

GreenShoots Resources Organization (GRO) is the Cambodian branch of Green Shoots Foundation UK, that has been operating in Cambodia through local partners in 2012. In 2018 Green Shoots established its own Agriculture Training Centre, The Agri-Tech Centre in Samrong. An award-wining eco-friendly building that demonstrates examples of sustainable and regenerative agriculture. The main aim of the Agritech Centre is to be a community space offering training and education on sustainable farming to locals, being a venue to demonstrate diverse income generating activities. We currently have: frog-raising, vegetable gardens, fish farming, rice paddy farming via transplantation, wormery, composting. In the coming years we hope to add sericulture, nutrition-based farming and community based agri-tourism.

Our objectives are:

  • Provide access to vocational training in horticulture and other sustainable farming practices and technology
  • Improve application of rural development skills in-line with environmental preservation
  • Enhance capacity of young farmers for enterprise development in the agriculture sector.

The Agritech Centre was established in partnership with local governments after years of setting up and running 42 school vegetable gardens in two districts of Oddar Meanchey Province. Green Shoots has a legacy of working in collaboration with local organisations and promoting international partnerships and volunteer support.


The Agri-Tech Centre Manager will be responsible for the overall implementation, management, monitoring and budget ownership of the Agri-Tech. He/she is responsible for leading staff to support the day-to-day running of the Agri-Tech Centre, student selection/support, development projects, curriculum, training, stakeholder management and problem solving.

Key Tasks and Duties

The key tasks and duties of the Agri-Tech Centre Manager will be:

  • Responsible for managing the project to ensure the success of the project’s goal and objectives
  • Supervise, coach and guide direct reports to effectively executive their roles (Program Agronomist and Farm Manager)
  • Work/collaborate with government partner staff from Provincial Department of Education, and Agriculture as and when needed.
  • Strive to achieve the eco-friendly goals and vision of the centre
  • Develop annual, quarterly and monthly work plans for the project and ensure the success of the work plans – incorporating the reasonable directions, orders and instructions of donor and/or the Steering Committee
  • Collaborate with Green Shoots Foundation to develop project follow-up tools, monitoring and evaluation system
  • Complete and submit all project reporting, including but not limited to; Progress Reports (monthly), Evaluation Reports (quarterly), Financial Statement (annual) and Final Project Report to the donor
  • Ownership of Project Budget, keeping detailed accounts of budgeted and actual costs incurred against funding received. Collaborate with finance manager on filing requirements.
  • Plan the schedule of future development of the site with donor and Steering Committee (initially the plots for horticulture, chicken house, net house, toilet etc.)
  • Coordinate promotional activities for the Agri-Tech Centre program at schools and in villages to recruit prospective students

Technical support and management of farm site, curriculum, training and students

  • Manage the Centre’s curriculum and work with the team to devise, draft and regularly review modules, training, and assessment materials
  • Ensure that all training contents and training activities are very well conducted in accordance with the GAP (Good Agriculture Practice) standards and rooted in permaculture/ “small is beautiful” philosophy
  • Identify and organise key local personal (one-off trainers) – induct guest facilitators
  • Organize study or exchange visits to similar demo sites (eg. CE SAIN technology parks, Natural Agriculture Village)
  • Arrange for interns if needed from the Royal University of Agriculture
  • Oversight of application, selection (including entry exam), enrolment and orientation processes
  • Facilitation of training to students
  • Coach students to develop business plans for agricultural businesses in Cambodia
  • Manage the graduate pathways and any alumni programs/support
  • Welcome and host Green Shoots FASE volunteers at the Training Centre
  • Collaborate on consulting projects on an ad-hoc basis.


  • Assist in gathering all databases related to other projects such as assessment and survey
  • Conduct/participate in experiments and other tasks to improve the Agri-Tech Centre site
  • Participate in project monitoring and evaluation process
  • Follow up and provide technical support to graduate students and assist in problem solving
  • Prepare/organize administrative and financial activities such as cash advance, liquidation and preparing invoices; and keeping documents as filling
  • Involve in project designing and providing initiative concepts to improve the implementing activities of the project
  • Maintain good relationship and information with Green Shoots Foundation and other relevant agencies.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in agriculture specialized in agronomy
  • Ability to work online using zoom and communicate over timezones
  • Experience in project management, project monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in communications and writing out reports, following guidelines.
  • Experience at leading a team to successfully deliver small/medium scale project(s)
  • Experience in developing and maintaining a training curriculum and materials
  • At least 2 years working experience with NGOs in agriculture, agribusiness, organic vegetable production, chemical free agriculture and soil improvement projects
  • Experience in vegetable production, commercial farming, chemical free agriculture, compost fertilizer, and GAP (Good Agriculture Practice)
  • Experience in vegetable production analysis and vegetable value chain
  • Good command of computer programs (Ms. Word & Excel, Internet and E-mail)
  • Good command of English both writing and speaking
  • Good command of Khmer, both writing and speaking
  • Good command of report writing and public communication
  • Ability to work in a team and stay in the village during the night time

Application procedure: Please email [email protected] with your CV and cover letter before 20 January 2022