The USAID Supporting Forestry and Biodiversity (SFB) Project


The USAID Supporting Forestry and Biodiversity (SFB) Project is being implemented by Winrock International and a consortium of partners. Winrock International is a non-profit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

The SFB project’s 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 project elements and activities.

The SFB project regards ongoing team development as one of its top priorities and is seeking to hire a Cambodia-based firm to implement a series of team building and communication trainings for the team. The objective is to improve communication and team work between project staff and to ensure optimal efficiency in planning, implementing and monitoring project activities and to build the confidence of team members to discuss issues and bring forth new ideas.

The firm hired to implement this training will conduct consultations with senior management to understand the expected outcomes of the training and then develop high quality, relevant and interactive trainings on team building for a team of about 45 persons of mixed professional capacity. This training is anticipated to take place over a period of six months in at least 6 full and several half-day sessions. The purpose of this elongated training schedule is to encourage team members to activity engage new skills into their work environment as they learn them. In addition, provide feedback on lessons learned and advise the management team on strategies to continue improving communications and team work in the project.

The firm should have at least 5 years of experience in the design and delivery of high quality interactive training in Team Building and Communications for organizations in Cambodia; be available to undertake design work in January and training between February and July 2014; be able to provide training in Khmer languageand support English translation for expatriate staff, and have at least three professional references.

To apply, send 1) a Technical Proposal; 2) Three Professional References; and 3) Estimated Budget with budget notes to Supporting Forestry and Biodiversity or deliver to Building F, Room 588, Phnom Penh Center, Phnom Penh, no later than January 6, 2014. To receive a more detailed scope of work please call our office at 023-220 714. Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.