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Private Sector Adviser in Irrigation Management

Private Sector Adviser in Irrigation Management
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Australia has a long history of providing aid to support agricultural development in Cambodia. In recent years, support has been primarily provided through the Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain program (CAVAC 2010–2015). CAVAC was the first market development program funded by the Australian Government, and was a new approach to agricultural programming in Cambodia. Due to the success of this phase, CAVAC is moving into the second phase.

CAVAC Phase II (CAVACII) has the purpose of increasing the productivity and incomes of small farmers and trade in milled rice and other crops by strengthening market systems and investing in irrigation infrastructure.

The management of irrigation systems is the responsibility of the Farmer Water Users Communities (FWUCs) that were established by the Provincial Department of Water Resources (PDWRAM) with support from CAVAC. The main task of the FWUC is to operate, maintain and manage (OM&M) their scheme in a sustainable way. Irrigation Service Fees are collected from farmers to pay for the costs of OM&M. The system for collection, administering and spending these fees is a big challenge for FWUCs. To facilitate this process and reduce risks of failure, CAVAC will introduce a banking system for the FWUC to effectively carry out financial management. It is a new concept for farmers which will be tested in a pilot before introduction on a larger scale.

This assignment is to assist in the introduction and development of the banking system through their existing mobile payment services.

The following activities will be implemented at the Wat Thmey irrigation scheme in Takeo province:

Roles and responsibilities
> Analyse the challenges faced by the FWUC related to financial management.
> Help farmers to build trust in the proposed system.
> Develop a strategy for the FWUC to partner with the private sector.
> Assist in development of business plan for FWUC in mobile banking system.
> Coordinate with the partners in implementation of the work plan.

Selection criteria
> Degree in business, economic or equivalent.
> Experience in working with private sector.
> Experience or potential in ICT.
> Knowledge in agricultural value chain sector.
> Fast learner and proactive.
> Good interpersonal and communication skills.
> Preference working in the field.
> Fluent in Khmer and English.

A copy of the terms of reference for the above position can be obtained from the CAVAC website www.cavackh.org/tenders_and_vacancies/index/enEmail your application addressing the criteria stated in the terms of reference along with a CV to [email protected] with the reference ‘CAVAC39 Private Sector Adviser in Irrigation Management’ in the subject line.

Please note that the remuneration package is paid at market rates based on relevant experience of the successful applicant. Cardno is an equal opportunity employer. Cardno is committed to child protection in all fields.The deadline to submit an expressions of interest is 5.00pm, Friday 19 May 2017.

CAVAC is supported by the Australian Government and managed by Cardno