WCS Cambodia

Employment

Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader

 

As the lead consultant on the Capacity Building for the Ecosystem- based Adaptation in O Por Catchment Subproject (part of the ADB Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project), the Wildlife Conservation Society is urgently seeking an International Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader. The successful candidate should have higher degree in forestry, natural resources management, a minimum of 5 year experience in developing and delivering forestry or natural resources management policy, an understanding of sustainable harvesting of timber and community forestry enterprises and a minimum of 5 years of experience in managing donor-funded projects. The position will be based in Mondulkiri with occasional travel to Phnom Penh with the expected start date to be around the last week of March 2017.

 

Background - WCS conserves wildlife and wild places through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.  WCS has been working in Cambodia since 1999, with a large and complex program focusing on several major landscapes, as well as a range of national and regional policy initiatives, supported by multiple donors.  WCS has over 200 full-time contracted employees in Cambodia, as well as over 100 other personnel engaged on a part-time or short-term basis. Further details of our program are available at www.wcscambodia.org and wcscambodia.fb

 

Objectives of the Project - The main purpose of the Capacity Building for the Ecosystem- based Adaptation in O Por Catchment Subproject is to enhance the climate resilience of the targeted communities and the ecosystems in the buffer zone of the Seima National Protected Forest in Srea Preah through sustainable forest management and diversified income for the communities from timber products. The objective is to be achieved through the demonstration of an operational community forest enterprise which is based on sustainable harvesting and processing of timber products. The demonstration will conform with the community forest policy in Cambodia.

 

Terms of Reference

Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader

 

The Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader (international, minimum 12 months, intermittent) will combine team leader functions with those of an expert in forestry management. He/she should met the following qualifications:

i)               a masters degree or higher in forestry, natural resources management, or a related discipline;

ii)              a minimum of 5 year experience in developing and delivering forestry or natural resources management policy, preferably in Cambodia or Southeast Asia;

iii)            a  minimum  of  10  year  experience  in  developing  forestry  or  natural  resources management policy;

iv)            understanding of sustainable harvesting of timber and community forestry enterprises;

v)             experience in promoting Forest Stewardship Council standards is an asset;

vi)            demonstrated experience in biodiversity conservation; and

vii)          a minimum of 5 years of experience in managing donor-funded projects.

 

The Team Leaders responsibilities will be as follows:

 

Phase 1 (2 person-months): Review of community forest policy and recommendations for the subproject, in consultation with relevant development partners, NGOs and FA staff. More specifically, the Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader will:

 

 

·         Review existing Forestry Administration legislation, regulations, policies, and guidelines for Community Forests.

·         Prepare a report that summarizes the barriers faced by Community Forests to sustainably harvest timber and establish a community forestry enterprise.

·         Develop recommendations on changes to Forestry Administration policies and guidelines that would allow the pilot project in Srae Preah to sustainably harvest trees and establish a wood processing enterprise.

·         Prepare analysis and recommendations on how the pilot project would be a good demonstration of the proposed changes to Community Forest policies and guidelines.

·         Prepare recommendations to ensure that the Mondulkiri pilot project will operate sustainably.

Phase 2 (10 person-months): Preparation and implementation of the subproject work plan. More specifically, the Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader will:

·         Lead the preparation of the 3-year, annual and quarterly work plans for the proposed pilot Srae Preah's CF subproject. The work plan will include detailed outputs, activities, timeline, and budget. The workplan will take into account all aspects of an operational and sustainable community-based harvesting and processing of timber products such as forest inventory, arrangements between the communities and the community forest enterprise, patrolling, monitoring, and capacity building,

·         Recommend best practices for forest inventory and in consultation with relevant development partners, NGOs, forest conservation groups and FA, assist in finalizing the inventories for the first 5 years’ coupes.

·         Based on these inventories and in consultation with forest conservation groups and FA, map the designated concession area(s) and prepare a preliminary sustainable use plan, including advising forest conservation groups on how to harvest designated stems whilst minimizing damage to forest canopy and plant life on the forest floor.

·         Assist communities in designated community forest areas to map the area(s) assigned with FA assistance and ensure the demarcated area is properly registered

·         Lead the preparation of a capacity building plan for relevant authorities in FA and the communities in the subproject

·         Support the Social Contracts Specialist to establish a community forest enterprise (or cooperative)

·         Lead the delivery of the capacity building plan

·         Upon approval of the work plans by the Project Director in FA, lead the implementation of the work plans.

·         Ensure integration of the subproject work plans in the overall project work plan

·         Prepare quarterly progress reports of the subproject and provide input to the overall BCC

·         project

·         Manage and lead the subproject consultant team to deliver the approved workplans

·         Based on experience from the subproject, prepare a final report documenting lessons learnt with policy recommendations for community-based forestry including timber harvesting and processing and its role in providing diversified income for communities and sustainable management of forest.

 

The Forestry Management Specialist/Team Leader will report to the Project Director in FA, and in his absence, the Project Manager in FA.

 

WCS is an equal opportunity employer.  Interested candidates are invited to send by email a CV and cover letter to cthim@wcs.org. Closing date for applications: 24th March 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader

 

As the lead consultant on the Capacity Building for the Ecosystem- based Adaptation in O Por Catchment Subproject (part of the ADB Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project), the Wildlife Conservation Society is urgently seeking an International Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader. The successful candidate should have higher degree in forestry, natural resources management, a minimum of 5 year experience in developing and delivering forestry or natural resources management policy, an understanding of sustainable harvesting of timber and community forestry enterprises and a minimum of 5 years of experience in managing donor-funded projects. The position will be based in Mondulkiri with occasional travel to Phnom Penh with the expected start date to be around the last week of March 2017.

 

Background - WCS conserves wildlife and wild places through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.  WCS has been working in Cambodia since 1999, with a large and complex program focusing on several major landscapes, as well as a range of national and regional policy initiatives, supported by multiple donors.  WCS has over 200 full-time contracted employees in Cambodia, as well as over 100 other personnel engaged on a part-time or short-term basis. Further details of our program are available at www.wcscambodia.org and wcscambodia.fb

 

Objectives of the Project - The main purpose of the Capacity Building for the Ecosystem- based Adaptation in O Por Catchment Subproject is to enhance the climate resilience of the targeted communities and the ecosystems in the buffer zone of the Seima National Protected Forest in Srea Preah through sustainable forest management and diversified income for the communities from timber products. The objective is to be achieved through the demonstration of an operational community forest enterprise which is based on sustainable harvesting and processing of timber products. The demonstration will conform with the community forest policy in Cambodia.

 

Terms of Reference

Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader

 

The Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader (international, minimum 12 months, intermittent) will combine team leader functions with those of an expert in forestry management. He/she should met the following qualifications:

i)               a masters degree or higher in forestry, natural resources management, or a related discipline;

ii)              a minimum of 5 year experience in developing and delivering forestry or natural resources management policy, preferably in Cambodia or Southeast Asia;

iii)            a  minimum  of  10  year  experience  in  developing  forestry  or  natural  resources management policy;

iv)            understanding of sustainable harvesting of timber and community forestry enterprises;

v)             experience in promoting Forest Stewardship Council standards is an asset;

vi)            demonstrated experience in biodiversity conservation; and

vii)          a minimum of 5 years of experience in managing donor-funded projects.

 

The Team Leaders responsibilities will be as follows:

 

Phase 1 (2 person-months): Review of community forest policy and recommendations for the subproject, in consultation with relevant development partners, NGOs and FA staff. More specifically, the Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader will:

 

 

·         Review existing Forestry Administration legislation, regulations, policies, and guidelines for Community Forests.

·         Prepare a report that summarizes the barriers faced by Community Forests to sustainably harvest timber and establish a community forestry enterprise.

·         Develop recommendations on changes to Forestry Administration policies and guidelines that would allow the pilot project in Srae Preah to sustainably harvest trees and establish a wood processing enterprise.

·         Prepare analysis and recommendations on how the pilot project would be a good demonstration of the proposed changes to Community Forest policies and guidelines.

·         Prepare recommendations to ensure that the Mondulkiri pilot project will operate sustainably.

Phase 2 (10 person-months): Preparation and implementation of the subproject work plan. More specifically, the Forestry Management Specialist/Subproject Team Leader will:

·         Lead the preparation of the 3-year, annual and quarterly work plans for the proposed pilot Srae Preah's CF subproject. The work plan will include detailed outputs, activities, timeline, and budget. The workplan will take into account all aspects of an operational and sustainable community-based harvesting and processing of timber products such as forest inventory, arrangements between the communities and the community forest enterprise, patrolling, monitoring, and capacity building,

·         Recommend best practices for forest inventory and in consultation with relevant development partners, NGOs, forest conservation groups and FA, assist in finalizing the inventories for the first 5 years’ coupes.

·         Based on these inventories and in consultation with forest conservation groups and FA, map the designated concession area(s) and prepare a preliminary sustainable use plan, including advising forest conservation groups on how to harvest designated stems whilst minimizing damage to forest canopy and plant life on the forest floor.

·         Assist communities in designated community forest areas to map the area(s) assigned with FA assistance and ensure the demarcated area is properly registered

·         Lead the preparation of a capacity building plan for relevant authorities in FA and the communities in the subproject

·         Support the Social Contracts Specialist to establish a community forest enterprise (or cooperative)

·         Lead the delivery of the capacity building plan

·         Upon approval of the work plans by the Project Director in FA, lead the implementation of the work plans.

·         Ensure integration of the subproject work plans in the overall project work plan

·         Prepare quarterly progress reports of the subproject and provide input to the overall BCC

·         project

·         Manage and lead the subproject consultant team to deliver the approved workplans

·         Based on experience from the subproject, prepare a final report documenting lessons learnt with policy recommendations for community-based forestry including timber harvesting and processing and its role in providing diversified income for communities and sustainable management of forest.

 

The Forestry Management Specialist/Team Leader will report to the Project Director in FA, and in his absence, the Project Manager in FA.

 

WCS is an equal opportunity employer.  Interested candidates are invited to send by email a CV and cover letter to cthim@wcs.org. Closing date for applications: 31st March 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Project Admin & Finance Officer

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) conserves wildlife wild places, worldwide, through science, conservation action, education, inspiring people value nature.  WCS has been  in  since 1999,  a large  complex  focusing  several major landscapes,  well  a range  national  regional policy initiatives, supported by multiple donors. WCS has over 200 full-time contracted employees Cambodia, well over 100 other personnel engaged a part-time short-term basis.

Duties

  • The Project Admin. & Finance  will  responsible  management  the WCS Office  Keo Seima District, Mondulkiri Province, including staff administration, maintaining inventories  equipment, coordination,  assisting  project accounting  finance.

Requirements

  • Degree  Administration, Accounting  Finance
  • At least four  relevant employment experience  NGOs
  • Comprehensive  payment procedure, book-keeping  prepare finance report
  • Comprehensive computer skills; fully conversant  Microsoft Office software  other accounting programs
  • Able  speak  write  English
  • An ability  aptitude  learn quickly

The position is open for Cambodian nationals only. WCS is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are invited to send by email a CV and cover letter to cthim@wcs.org. Closing date for applications: 24th March 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


HR and Admin Manager

 The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is looking to recruit a senior HR and Admin Manager to oversee all aspects of human resources and administration for its program in Cambodia. The successful candidate should have proven track record as an HR manager with at least 5 years experience in a senior role. The position is for a Cambodian national and will be based in Phnom Penh.

 Background - WCS conserves wildlife and wild places through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.  WCS has been working in Cambodia since 1999, with a large and complex program focusing on several major landscapes, as well as a range of national and regional policy initiatives, supported by multiple donors.  WCS has over 200 full-time contracted employees in Cambodia, as well as over 100 other personnel engaged on a part-time or short-term basis.

 Position - WCS has a HR, Admin and office support team of about 10 staffs that the HR and Admin Manager will supervise. This team also works closely with three admin officers based at other WCS offices in Cambodia. The position reports to the WCS Country Director.  The primary objective of the HR and Admin Manager position is to manage all aspects of human resources and administration for WCS Cambodia. The main duties of this position are the following:

 Human Resources

·         Develop and implement of WCS HR policies and guidelines, and ensure all staff are fully aware of these

·         Oversee all aspects of staff recruitment

·         Preparation of employment contracts, counterpart agreements and consultancy agreements

·         Orientation for staff on all WCS policies and procedures, including orientation of new staff

·         Coordination of staff performance reviews

·         Develop and maintain the WCS human resource database and manual filling systems

·         Ensure WCS has up-to-date and adequate emergency procedures

·         Ensure health and safety guidelines are in place and followed at all WCS work places

·         Liaison with WCS head office and local counsel to ensure all HR policies and procedures comply with Cambodia Labor Law

·         Work with senior managers to address issues of staff performance, including disciplinary action and termination, and ensure these follow Cambodian labor law.

Administration

·         Oversee general office management to ensure it’s efficient and effective functioning

·         Develop and implement of administration policies and guidelines, and ensure all staff are fully aware of these

·         Oversee procurement and ensure the process is compliant with WCS and donor policies

·         Oversee logistics including, Visas for foreign staff and visitors, international travel, hotels and bookings

·         Manage WCS assets and ensure the asset database to up-to-date

·         Oversee all administrative filing and record keeping, and the WCS library

Government liaison and other duties

·         Ensure WCS has current MoU’s and project agreements with the Royal Government of Cambodia

·         Ensure  WCS provides quarterly project and financial reports to the Council for the Development of Cambodia

·         Other duties as directed by your supervisor

 Qualifications and Experience – This is a senior management position and the successful candidate should have proven track record as a manager, with a particular focus on HR. Other qualifications and experience required include:

  • At least 5 years experience in HR at a senior level, including managing HR and/or administration teams
  • University degree in HR, business or administration
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • Excellent communication skills, with fluent written and spoken Khmer and English
  • Knowledge of Cambodian labor laws and regulations
  • An honest, self-motivated individual who has an interest in conservation

The position comes with WCS’s standard employment benefits and a salary range of USD1,400-1,600 after tax depending on experience and qualifications. The position is open for Cambodian nationals only. WCS is an equal opportunity employer.  Interested candidates are invited to send by email a CV and cover letter to cthim@wcs.org. Closing date for applications: 27th March 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.