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Conservation International-Greater Mekong Program (CI) has worked in Cambodia since 2002. CI has multiple conservation projects in the Central Cardamom Mountains National Park (CCMNP), Tonle Sap Great Lake, Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, and in the Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Park. CI works in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, other international conservation and development organizations, local non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
CI is seeking an experienced Landscape Manager. This person will oversee CI’s support to three remote project sites in Cambodia, directly supervising planning, day to day and long-term management, financial, and administrative aspects of the Central Cardamoms Mountain National Park (CCMNP), Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Park and Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. The Landscape Manager is responsible for ensuring project results meet project standards and project deliverables are completed on time and within budget and is responsible for reporting to donors. S/he establishes the project work plan including staffing needs and supervises up to four lower level employees.
Position Responsibilities:
• Manage CI’s day to day activities in Central Cardamoms Mountain National Park, Veun Sai and Prey Lang areas which includes implementation of agreements between CI and the Ministry of Environment and the provincial Departments of Environment, and managing CI funded project work plans, budgets, as well as progress reporting. Activities across the three sites include budget monitoring, operational logistic support, species monitoring, community engagement, partnership creation and effective project management.
• Fundraise to help support CI projects and strategies in Landscapes across Cambodia; establish and maintain close and effective relations with Government sub-grantees; and official offices as well as develop new partnerships with NGO’s and private stakeholders. Contribute to fundraising and proposal development of large, public sector fundraising efforts.
• Give advice and problem solve for programs running in CCMNP, VSSPCA, and Prey Lang communities, including in alternative livelihood programs, PA management and law enforcement, use of new technologies (e.g, SMART, Cyber Tracker, citizen science tools, etc).
• Continue CI forest policy reform process with NGO stakeholders and government partners; understanding of sustainable financing for sustainable protected area management (REDD+); contribute technical and policy advise on current and new policies made by the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia.
• Manage media relationships and predict public exposure of projects so correct explanations can be developed and provided to media on topical issues surrounding CI projects or conservation in general in Cambodia; Promote CI projects with positive exposure in international and national media and entertainment outlets; Give advice on position of CI concerning developments with potential environmental impacts in areas CI works.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Job Qualifications:
• University degree, and at least 4-8 years practical experience in natural resources management, forest governance, PA management, conservation, or equivalent.
• Strong leadership, field expertise, protected area management and biological research and monitoring skills; sustainable conservation financing; ability to live and work independently in remote areas, communicating with government, NGOs, and local communities; supervisory experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills; problem solving, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills; exceptional written and oral communication skills in English; computer literate.
Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter explaining their specific qualifications via email to: [email protected] or hand delivery to CI Office: Phnom Penh Center, Building E–4th Floor, Preah Sothearos corner of Preah Sihanouk Blvd, Sangkat Tonle Basac, Khan Chamcamon, Phnom Penh.
CI is an Equal Employment Opportunity.
Only applicants short-listed for interviews will be notified.
Applications close on June 15, 2018.