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Winrock International is seeking a qualified Senior Livelihood Expert to join the USAID-funded ‘Supporting Forests and Biodiversity Project’ (SFB) in Cambodia. The position is based in Phnom Penh.
Winrock International is a non-profit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

The Supporting Forests and Biodiversity project’s goal is to improve conservation and governance of the Eastern Plains and Prey Lang landscapes to mitigate climate change and conserve biodiversity. Participation of communities in forest management decisions will be improved under the project and capacity-building of community members and officials of sub-national authorities will cut across project elements and activities.

General Responsibilities
The Consultant will be responsible for the formulating the SFB livelihood strategy and very detailed tactical implementation plans that will include identifying livelihood opportunities and other mechanisms that improve the quality of life for forest peoples and communities.
The consultant should propose activities that promote partnerships between communities, private sector firms, and customers and result in positive impacts the forest resources and biodiversity.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements
• A Master’s degree in Natural Resources Management, Forestry, Climate Change, Development Studies, Business Administration, Business Management, or other relevant development field.
• At least 5 years relevant senior technical experience with natural resources management and/or economic growth projects in Cambodia, with an emphasis on forest-base and community-based business development, forest governance and capacity building, small enterprise development, and value chain development.
• Knowledge of community-based and women-based enterprise and women economic empowerment is an asset.
• Excellent English language capabilities in all forms.
• Able to prepare and present effective presentations.

If you meet the qualifications listed above and are interested in joining our team please send us your 1) Detailed CV, 2) Position and Salary History, and 3) Three Professional References, to Supporting Forests and Biodiversity, Building F, Room 588, Phnom Penh Center, Phnom Penh, email to, no later than Monday, June 23, 2014. For a more detailed scope of work, call the office at 023 220 714. The SFB Project is an equal opportunity employer; women are encouraged to apply.

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