The Royal Government of Cambodia has received ﬁnancing in the form of a loan (USD26.1 million) from the International Fund for Agricultural Development, a grant (USD15 million) from the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme Trust Fund, and Government funding (USD11.4 million) from the Ministry of Economy and Finance to implement the Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE) for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). The total programme costs are forecast at approximately USD 52.5 million (excluding contributions from USAID and beneﬁciaries) and will cover a seven-year implementation period across 11 provinces: Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambong, Preah Vihear, Kratie, Stengtreng, Preveng, Svayrieng, Kandal, Takeo and Kampot province.
The goal of ASPIRE is to reduce poverty and increase the resilience of poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers in the Kingdom of Cambodia. And the main development objective is that enhanced models of agricultural services are formulated and put into practice by 2021 in order to assist a diversity of smallholder farmers to contribute to broad-based economic growth through proﬁtable and resilient farm businesses.
The National Committee for Democratic Development at Sub-National Level (NCDD-S) is the Implementing Agency for Component 4 of ASPIRE, Climate Resilient Infra- structure. Component 4 contributes to Outcome 3 of ASPIRE,” At least 120,000 smallholders have improved and resilient farm businesses as a result of integrated, demand led extension services and investments in climate resilient infrastructure.” It is planned that there will be around 70,000 direct beneﬁciaries of investments in climate resilient infrastructure by sub-national administrations at District and Commune levels. Through synergies with NP-SNDD and with other interventions of NCDD-S supporting climate change adaptation at sub-national level, ASPIRE will contribute to mainstreaming Climate Change Resilience into Sub-National planning and ﬁnance systems. It is planned that up to 30 Districts and 180 Communes/Sangkats will receive ﬁnancing in the form of Performance Based Climate Resilience Grants. In addition, NCDD-S will facilitate smooth cooperation between the sub-national administrations and the agriculture activities of ASPIRE.
For supporting to implement component 4 of ASPIRE, NCDD-S is urgently seeking qualiﬁed and experience applications to ﬁll the following position:
|Position Title||No of Position||Location|
|Senior Provincial Programme||1||Svayrieng Province|
• University degree in related fields
• Previous years of related experience;
• Previous experience in climate change project
• Good of report writing
• Good computer skills
• Demonstrated cultural sensitive and commitment to travel to the field
Detail of Terms of Reference (ToRs) for each position are available at ncdd.gov.kh/citizen-category/jobs-procurement-kh