Job Opportunity with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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 five provinces: Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambong, Preah Vihear and Kratie.

ASPIRE envisions to help productive poor people and vulnerable smallholder farmers in rural parts of Cambodia to increase profitability, and resilient farm business through evidence-based policy development; capacity development for extension services; improved extension services; and infrastructure to support climate-resilient agriculture.

In preparing for the implementation of ASPIRE, MAFF has approached UNOPS to request HR support services to ensure the identification of qualified and competent key project personnel, in a timely and cost-effective manner.

In close consultation with and support from MAFF, IFAD and UNOPS; ASPIRE is urgently seeking qualified and experienced consultants to fill the following positions:

Position Title No of Position Location
Senior Management Adviser - PDA 1 Phnom Penh
Deputy Programme Manager - Extension Technology and Research 1 Phnom Penh
Deputy Programme Manager - Programme Budgeting 1 Phnom Penh
Climate Resilience Specialist 1 Phnom Penh

Generic Requirements:
• University degree in related field(s); such as agriculture, development studies, community development, management, etc.;
• At least 6 years of related experience;
• Previous experience in agricultural project/programme operations;
• Previous successful involvement with and a good knowledge of government entities, NGOs & civil society;
• Strong command of spoken and written Khmer and English;
• Excellent team player;
• Excellent computer skills;
• Ability to thrive in a challenging environment with demonstrated cultural sensitivity and commitment to community development and capacity building;

Detailed Terms of Reference (ToRs) for each position are available at

Applications should be submitted by 16 September 2015 via email: [email protected] or to MAFF Office's, ASPIRE Secretariat at 3rd Floor of the Administrative Department Building, #200, Preah Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh.

Additional Note:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
Long term contract and attractive remuneration.
Applicant may apply more than one position