WCS Cambodia

Employment

Khmer/English speaking translator

 (Full-time Job)


Snare hunting is one of the main drivers of wildlife loss in Cambodia, and snares are deployed in large quantities in and around Protected Areas. Once set, snares are extremely difficult for park rangers to find and remove. This research focusses on understanding how ranger search effort can best be used to find and remove illegal snares in tropical forest. The research involves conducting a series of experiments in different forest habitat. A Khmer-English speaking interpreter is required to translate the purpose of the research to rangers, to translate when training rangers and to accompany the researcher and rangers into the field when undertaking preliminary experiments.


Duty Station: Keo Seima Field Station, Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia

Contract Length: Short-term contract for up to four weeks duration

Required start date: As soon as possible

 Duties will be as follows:

  •  Help translate English documents into Khmer, and Khmer documents into English
  • Translate scientific presentations to rangers
  • Translate & help make practical field arrangements
  • Translate during the experiment, accompanying the researcher and ranger teams at all times
  • Help to facilitate the recruitment of local people to participate in the experiments
  • Other translation work as required

Essential Requirements:

  •  ·         Fluent and literate in English and Khmer
  • ·         Understanding and ability to speak Bunong desirable
  • ·         Experience translating for foreigners. 
  • ·         Must be fit, healthy and willing to walk in the forest for up to 6 hours a day
  • ·         Must be willing to live in remote conditions

  The position is open for Cambodian nationals only. Interested candidates are invited to send by email a CV, cover letter, expected salary to stim@wcs.org or contact by Phnom Penh Office Mobile phone: 012 815 123.

 Closing date for applications: 01 December 2016

 Only short listed candidates will be contacted for writing test and interview.


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Managing Director

Sam Veasna Center, Siem Reap province (Full-time Job)


 The Sam Veasna Centre for Wildlife Conservation (SVC) is seeking an experienced Cambodian professional for the role of Managing Director (MD) to lead the organization through an exciting period of growth and beyond. SVC runs specialised birding and wildlife tours in Cambodia working closely with key communities in important natural areas. The funds generated from ecotourism go back into community development, conservation projects and ecotourism development. SVC has a goal to significantly grow operations by 2020 by launching a range of new ‘wildlife and nature’ products to compliment current bird watching tours. SVC will also need new systems and processes to support the sustainable growth of the business and to significantly increase the skills and capacity of the SVC team.

Main Duties:
  • Responsible for the overall performance of SVC ensuring it is a sustainable ecotourism agency that provides ongoing revenue for community development and conservation programs
  • At least 5 years experience managing a small to medium-sized tourism or related enterprise in Cambodia
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Expertise in management and administration
  • Strong competencies are also required in HR, problem solving and mediation, financial management, process and business development, and marketing.
  • The successful candidate should be passionate about conservation and committed to working with poor rural communities.
  •  Further their sustainable development while having the highest levels of accountability and honesty. 
  • For the full job description contact stim@wcs.org and write “SVC Managing Director” in the subject line. Applications close on 30 November.
For more information on SVC please see http://www.samveasna.org and https://www.facebook.com/SamVeasnaCenter/

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REDD+ & Livelihood Officer

Keo Seima district, Mondulkiri Province (Full-time Job)

 

The REDD+ & Livelihood Officer will be responsible for:

 

  •  Coordination of a community focused REDD+ livelihoods project
  •  Coordinate and implement livelihood improvement activities such as agricultural improvement projects
  • Assisting the technical advisors to develop a conceptual framework for REDD+ benefit sharing mechanism
  • Building the capacity of the local communities and relevant stakeholders on REDD+ and livelihood improvements
  • Facilitate participatory discussions and data collection in each community on REDD+ benefit sharing
  • Liaising with appropriate local government agencies and NGOs for REDD+ implementation
  • Support community outreach work in KSWS and local awareness-raising activities
  • Identify existing and potential value-added agriculture and food products and non-timber forest products for livelihood improvement
  • Improve the performance of the value chain in existing community products and the performance of existing enterprises
  •  Coordinate community training on enterprise establishment and improvement
  • Synthesize results and write field report
  • Assisting the Community Development and REDD+ Technical Advisors in day-to-day operations as needed.

 

Qualifications & Experience

 

  • Degree in Forestry, Environment, or Natural Resource Management (Master’s degree preferred)
  •  At least four years relevant employment experience with NGOs
  • Experience with project management and coordination
  • Ability to coordinate well with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means
  • Strong English speaking and writing skills
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

 Preferred qualifications:

 

  • Experience working with communities to develop and oversee livelihood improvement programs
  • Experience with participatory approaches to natural resource management
  • Feature and news writing
  •  Developing content for materials to be used for community education and awareness-raising

 WCS offers competitive salary packages, including standard benefits such as insurance.

 The position is open for Cambodian nationals only. Interested candidates are invited to send by email a CV, cover letter, expected salary to stim@wcs.org or contact by Phnom Penh Office Mobile phone: 012 815 123.

 Closing date for applications: 05th December 2016

 Only short listed candidates will be contacted for writing test and interview.

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National Livelihoods Specialist

Based in WCS Phnom Penh Office with frequently travel to provinces

Consultant (Full-time Job)



Position title                       :               Consultant - National Livelihoods Specialist

Project name                     :               Livelihood Improvement Strategy Development and Implementation Project part of ADB Project G0241-CAM

Location                               :               Based at WCS Phnom Penh Office with frequently travel to provinces

Duration of Contract       :               One Year Contract with Possibility of Extension

State date                           :               January 2017

Direct report to                 :               Senior Technical Advisor, WCS Cambodia and the International Livelihoods Program Leader

 Background - The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) conserves wildlife and wild places, worldwide, 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.

 In partnership with Ministry of Environment (MoE) and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) with support from Asian Development Bank (ADB), WCS will implement the project on the Livelihood Improvement Strategy and implementation in Mondulkiri including Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS) and Koh Kong Provinces for contributing to sustainable management of Cambodia’s biodiversity corridors. These Mondulkiri activities are integrated with livelihood components of the KSWS REDD+ project. The strategy will include (i) an analysis of the existing livelihoods of the communities living in and around the Project CFs and CPAs; (ii) identified business opportunities with the highest potential to support conservation; (iii) strategic interventions of the Project in selected communities to maximize livelihood and biodiversity conservation benefits and (iv) a workplan with clear activities, locations, timelines, expected outputs, and budget. The project is expected to diversified livelihood assets and income generating opportunities of target local communities.

 Expertise: The candidate shall have a post-graduate degree in sociology, business, development, or other relevant discipline to livelihoods. A bachelor degree with a combination of relevant experience can be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. The candidate shall have at least 3 to 5 years of experience with livelihoods in development projects in a rural environment. Experience with livelihoods on multilateral or bilateral donors funded projects is an advantage. Experience in community development is an asset.

 

Scope: The National Livelihoods Specialist will (i) support the International Livelihoods Program Leader and Project Implementation Units (PIUs) to design a program of new livelihoods in project communities; (ii) establish demonstration sites of new livelihoods activities, including targets identified through the KSWS REDD+ implementation strategy; (iii) work with the international SME Specialist and the national market linkages specialist to ensure that demonstration farms have effective value chains, particularly for marketing; (iv) develop plans for each demonstration center to transfer technology and train farmers from local communities in adopting new livelihoods; and (v) implement the livelihood strategy in the respective community based conservation and within the KSWS REDD+ implementation strategy.

 Expected Outputs - Tasks and Activities

 Output 1: Assist the Livelihoods Program Leader (LPL) to design a program of livelihoods for project communities.  The livelihoods program will focus on the effective use of land-based resources such that community conservation forests become a long-lived asset, capable of generating multiple products and services for revenues/income. Livelihood activities within the Mondulkiri landscape will include those to be developed under the KSWS REDD+ implementation strategy.

 Output 2: In conjunction with the Livelihoods Program Leader, establish at least 5 demonstration sites each for livelihoods in project provinces, including REDD+ participating communities. These sites will serve as a focal point for certain new livelihoods and will feature the use of new technology, effective value chains, and new work practices.

 (i)       Prepare guidelines for the demonstration sites with support from LPL and International SME Specialist that describe for each site (i) the location, (ii) the type of livelihoods to be demonstrated, (iii) the value chain, (iv) the management, and (v) the financial plan.

 Output 3: Work with the National Market Linkages Specialist and International SME Specialist to develop an effective value chain for each demonstration site.

 (i)        Identify relevant target markets and target market segments for each site and how the sites products will reach those target market segments.

(ii)       Prepare  a  contracts  and  logistics  that  must  be  put  into  place  at  each demonstration  site  to  get a  sites  products  to  target market  segments  while yielding the highest margin to the site.

(iii)      Establish value chains via contracts and logistics.

(iv)     Integrate benefit design within existing financial structures such as under the KSWS REDD+ program.

 

Output 4: Develop a plan for each demonstration site in how to transfer technology and train farmers in adopting new livelihoods.

 

(i)        Identify and evaluate existing systems and support beneficial existing activities within the technology transfer process.

(ii)       Identify new technology and work practices that will be used in each demonstration site and existing barriers to farmers adopting each of those lack of money, lack of understanding in how to use the new technology or work practice, reluctance to give up existing technology, etc.

(iii)      Prepare a plan for how the demonstration site can best transfer each new technology or work practice when a farmer requests the demonstration site to do so.  The plan should address financial issues - does the site or the farmer pay for the transfer training of farmers at the site and away from the site, and matching farmer demands with a sites ability to supply.

(iv)      Train demonstration site staff to implement their plan for technology transfer and farmer training.

(v)       Develop a plan that will assist farmers in project communities to make demands for services from demonstration sites. This plan should identify how to increase farmer awareness  of  the  demonstration  sites,  how  farmers  can  make  requests  of  a demonstration site, and how farmers can pay for technology provided by a site (through use of the BCC village development funds).

(vi)      Work with communities (with local NGO support) to link farmers to demonstration sites.


 Output 5: Assist the International Livelihoods Program Leader to implement and report on the livelihood program.

 (i)      Implement the livelihood program in the respective target communities.

(ii)     Report progress of the livelihood program of the respective target communities to the Senior Technical Advisor of WCS and the Livelihood Program Leader on a monthly and quarterly basis as well as draft annual report.

 

 

 The position is open for Cambodian nationals only. Interested candidates are invited to send by email a CV, cover letter, expected salary to stim@wcs.org or contact by Phnom Penh Office Mobile phone: 012 815 123.

 Closing date for applications: 05th December 2016

 Only short listed candidates will be contacted for writing test and interview.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – Project Admin. & Finance Officer

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) conserves wildlife and wild places, worldwide, 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.

WCS Cambodia is recruiting a Project Admin. & Finance Officer. This position will be based in Keo Seima district, Mondulkiri Province.

Duties

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

  Requirements

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

WCS offers competitive salary packages, including standard benefits such as insurance.

A detailed job description is available on request from WCS by below email.

The position is open for Cambodian nationals only. Interested candidates are invited to send by email a CV, cover letter, expected salary to stim@wcs.org or contact by office mobile phone: 012 815 123.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Closing date for applications: 25 October 2016

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Human Resource Manager

Human Resource Manager - The primary objective of the position is to manage all aspects of HR for WCS Cambodia. This includes recruitment, preparation of employment agreements and contracts, orientation for staff on all WCS policies and procedures, coordination of staff performance reviews, and further development and implementation of HR policies and guidelines. The position reports to the Deputy Country Director. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • 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
  •  At least 5 years experience in HR
  • Knowledge of Cambodian labor laws and regulations
  • Self-motivated individual who is committed to contributing to making Cambodia a better place and has an interest in conservation

WCS offers competitive salary packages, including standard benefits such as insurance.

The position is open for Cambodian nationals only. Interested candidates are invited to send by email a CV, cover letter and expected salary to (stim@wcs.org) or contact by office mobile phone:           012 815 123.

Closing date for applications: 26th December 2015

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.