Fauna & Flora International (FFI), founded in 1903, is the world’s longest-established international conservation organization. With its head office in Cambridge, UK, today FFI is active in over 40 countries worldwide, and has been operating in Cambodia since 1996. Our vision is to create sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human need. The FFI Cambodia Programme is recruiting for a skilled and committed to deliver efficient and effective administrative and human resource management of FFI’s offices and operations in Cambodia, in compliance with internal policies and procedures and relevant legislation and statutory and regulatory frameworks.
The goal of the Integrated Conservation and Livelihoods Project (ICLP) is for local populations in the Cardamom Mountain Landscape to sustainably manage and protect their environment while be food and income-secure. FFI recognises that conservation is a social process whereby the livelihoods and wellbeing of local communities are interdependent with their relationship and use of the surrounding environment. This project therefore seeks to address the multi-dimensional poverty and food insecurity suffered by the local indigenous and marginalised populations, while supporting them to protect their biodiversity and reduce drivers for illegal forest activities.
The ICLP works closely with the FFI Flagship Species in order to fulfil four key objectives; To strengthen the food security for forest communities through no-forest dependent means; To strengthen the income security for forest communities through non-forest dependent means; To support forest communities to protect and conserve important biodiversity including the Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile and Endangered Asian Elephants and their habitats; and To strengthen the environmental literacy and understanding of biodiversity conservation for communities in the Cardamom Mountain Landscape.
Working through a market systems development approach, the ICLP will focus on improving the local production and surrounding market system of rice, chickens and essential oils. Core project activities will include identification and training of village level advisors to drive project activities, technical production trainings, individual technical coaching, enterprise development, market system strengthening facilitation including key market actor connection meetings and value chain strengthening.
Sustainability is a core element of ICLP and is promoted via several streams. All activities focus on incorporating and enhancing local knowledge that will stay in the community, while promoting horizontal farmer-to-farmer learning. By taking a market based approach, the transition of knowledge is incentivised by profit, and by strengthening key market actors and systems for priority products, allows both the knowledge and inputs needed for improved agriculture to continue after the life of the project.
The on-going species-specific conservation activities are part of a long-term approach with additional income being secured to allow for continued support into the future. Our projects focused om capacity building and collaboration with government stakeholders has ensured that species conservation is a primary concern for government and will continue to be so, particularly with regard to the recovery of flagship species such as the Siamese crocodile and Asian elephant.
Rural development, Resources & Environment, Agriculture – Agronomy
- Location: Koh Kong, Phnom Penh
- Schedule: Full-time
- Salary: USD 977 – USD 1125
- Duration: 1 year with possible extension
- Direct Line Manager: Project Manager, Integrated Conservation and Livelihoods Project
- Start date: August 1st
- Project Implementation
- Project delivery:
- Under the guidance of the ICLP Project Manager, ensure that project
deliverables and objectives are met in line with the terms of donor project agreements and ensure that project operations are conducted to high standards of health, safety, welfare, environmental good practice and cultural sensitivity, all conducted in line with FFI Cambodia and FFI global policies, procedures and guidelines
- This includes supporting project activities and initiatives to:
- Support sustainable agricultural development to improve livelihoods and food security.
- Provide technical assistance to partner organization staff on the delivery of project activities including rice & chicken production, market strengthening, value chain of cash crop, and community enterprise development.
- Support and assist in conduction of socio-economic survey, agriculture and market study
- Support and develop sustainable use of forest resources and other sustainable enterprises.
- Work with communities to protect biodiversity.
- Under the guidance of the ICLP Project Manager, ensure that project
- Enterprise development and Market System Development lead
- Lead on and support project team for enterprise development and market system development related activities within the project scope
- Field team coordination
- Under the supervision of the ICLP Project Manager, ensure there is a coherent annual work plan for implementing project activities
- Coordinate the activities and work plans of field based teams
- Ensure project activities are implemented to a high standard
- Field office management
- Manage the day to day running of the Koh Kong field office
- Ensure all bills are paid and the office is kept clean
- M&E coordination
- Under the guidance of the ICLP Project Manager, ensure that all relevant M&E data is collected in a professional and timely fashion.
- Support and assist the project team in all aspects of fieldwork, data collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation and reporting, and help track M&E indicators.
- Coordinate baseline, monthly, one-off and endline data collection
- Working with the Finance and Administration Manager and ICLP Project Manager, help ensure that donor and FFI requirements for the management of and reporting on the use of funds are met, project expenditures are properly tracked, and that correct financial and administrative procedures are adhered to.
- Lead on coordinating monthly activity data collection and updating the participant database
- Office administration
- Identify resource needs (equipment, learning resources, etc.) required to achieve project objectives and coordinate procurement with the Project Coordinator and the Project Leader’s approval.
- Support and assist the project coordinator and partner organization in the process of partner staff recruitment, selection and capacity building.
- Project Representation
- Represent the project to government and non-government stakeholders at meetings, conferences and formal affairs.
- Support and assist the ICLP Project Manager in ad-hoc activities as and when needed.
- Project delivery:
- Technical Input
- Technical and financial reports to ICLP Project Manager & donors.
- M&E data analysis and presentation
- Excel – data consolidation and presentation
- Bachelors degree or (desirable) Master’s degree in rural development, agronomy, natural resource management, business administration, agriculture, food security or a related field.
- Fluent in Khmer and strong written and spoken English
- Able to drive a motorbike in difficult terrain for long period of time to access rural communities in Koh Kong.
- BASIC REQUIREMENT
- 4+ years’ experience in coordinating agricultural development projects, including field staff coordination/management, M&E, reporting etc.
- Extensive experience working in community development, conducting trainings and community engagement.
- Experience in developing capacity of team members
- Experience in managing field teams including planning, coordinating and monitoring team activities.
- Technical skills and experience in; Rice production including SRI, GAP and seed purification; Chicken production including husbandry, trainings and medicine; Enterprise development and value chain strengthening.
- Experience working in isolated and hard to reach communities
- Strong ability on excel and Microsoft word
- BEHAVIOURAL QUALIFIES
- Commitment to FFI’s mission and vision
- Commitment to organizational and legal compliance
- Rigorous and diligent approach to work
- Ability to work under pressure
- Team player, demonstrating ability to seek out and harness the views and contributions of others
- Ability to build positive personal and organizational relationships
- Ability to work within a multi-cultural environment
- Able to work flexible hours and travel on extended trips to remote, isolated and rural locations with basic conditions.
Interested candidate please submit CV & Cover Letter by using the contact detail. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Please mention title on the subject of mail and on the application. For the email address: [email protected], Interviews week of June 10th.
Fauna-Flora International is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.