Project Liaison Officer

Employment Opportunity

Project Liaison Officer

For the Supporting Forests and Biodiversity Project

Winrock International is seeking a Project Liaison Officer to join the USAID-funded Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) Project. The position is available immediately and based in Phnom Penh.

The Supporting Forests and Biodiversity Project’s (SFB) 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 all project elements through three inter-linked objectives.

The Project Liaison Officer will sit in the Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity in the Forestry Administration on Hanoi Road and serve as the focal contact point between the USAID SFB Project and the Forestry Administration. Representative responsibilities include the following:

• Support the Director of the the Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity with the organization and distribution of project documentation, internal reporting, and arrangment of project-related activities.
• Facilitate communications and coordination between the SFB project and the Forestry Administration through the Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity.
• Establish and maintain regular contacts between the FA’s Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity and the SFB Project relating to SFB Project activities.
• Coordinate arrangements for the regular Quarterly Task Force meetings between the FA’s Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity and the SFB Project and take meeting minutes.

Education: Bachelor Degree in Public/Business Administration or in a related field of study.
Experience: One or more years of relevant professional work experience at the national or sub-national level with some experience in working with government officials, donor agencies and CSOs;
Job Skills: Excellent organizational, office management, and co-ordination skills; Good diplomatic skills and work in a team environment; Ability to work independently without constant supervision; Computer literate; familiarity with Word and Excel;
Languages: Excellent written and oral communication skills in Khmer and English.

APPLICATIONS: Applicants should send their CVs and cover letters to the SFB Project Office: Phnom Penh Center, Building F, Room 588, Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh, or by email to : [email protected] not later than close of business on June 26, 2015

Winrock International is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.