Livelihoods Project Manager -Western Siem Pang

Application deadline: 
Monday, 31. December 2018 - 23:45

Livelihoods Project Manager -Western Siem Pang

BirdLife International is a non-government organization dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity.  In partnership with the Government of Cambodia, BirdLife has established a Cambodia Programme that implements nationwide conservation action focusing on birds, their sites and habitats. A focus of that programme is supporting the management of Siem Pang and Siem Pang Kang Lech Wildlife Sanctuaries (both called Western Siem Pang, WSPWS), which are located in Stung Treng Province. Western Siem Pang Programme is under the authority of BirdLife International Cambodia Programme. 
 
BirdLife is seeking a suitably qualified individual to lead the livelihoods team to support the management of WSPWS. The overall project goal is to manage a representative example of a dry forest ecosystem, which supports livelihoods and economic development, with enhanced levels of biodiversity as a model for replication and to inform wider forest management policy.
 
This is a one-year position, with the possibility of further extension subject to satisfactory performance review.  The position is based in Siem Pang district town (80%) and Phnom Penh (20%). 
 
Job title: Livelihoods Project Manager, Western Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary.
 
Reporting to:  Western Siem Pang Programme Manager 
 
Reporting to jobholder: Senior Community Officer, Livelihoods Project Officer, Data Management Officer.
 
Working relationships: BirdLife Cambodia Programme staff, locally based Ministry of Environment staff, villagers, and commune and district officials in Siem Pang. Donors based within Cambodia and internationally. BirdLife Secretariat staff based in Singapore and Cambridge.
 
Overall purpose of job:
To lead the implementation of the livelihood activities that will promote the conservation of Western Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary (WSPWS), manage the team, and ensure the projects’ outcomes are met. 
 
Main duties 
1. Ensure on time and adequate activities implementation to meet the projects’ outputs.
2. Financial management of the livelihoods projects. 
3. Develop monthly project work plans and budgets. 
4. Implementation and improvement of the livelihoods strategy. 
5. Join with BirdLife management team in helping raise funds for the  implementation of the livelihoods strategy.
6. Recruit and manage an appropriately qualified team.
7. Leadership and capacity building of the livelihoods team.
8. Thorough monitoring and evaluation of the livelihoods projects. 
9. Lead the livelihoods monthly meetings, monthly reports, weekly updates, Facebook posts, success stories. 
10. Become familiar with and establish working relationships with villagers, local community leaders, district and provincial officials.
11. Support the development of mechanisms for Western Siem Pang WS that enables community participation in management.
12. Liaison and reporting to donors.
13. Input in improving the BirdLife Cambodia Programme implement strategy.
 
Limits of authority
1. Recruitment of project staff.
2. Procurement of project equipment.
3. Conduct negotiations with local communities and local authorities.
4. Disperse project funds as specified in project agreements.
5. Reporting to donors.
6. Not to be make any statement on behalf of BirdLife unless directed by the line manager.
 
Qualifications or requirements:
The following attributes are essential:
• A higher degree in social sciences, development studies or geography
• Relevant experience in project management 
• Proven project management and leadership skills.
• Ability to work alone or leading a small team under remote conditions
• Willingness to be based in Siem Pang district town 
• Good understanding of the rural development scene in Cambodia, livelihood issues and their linkage to conservation  
• Computer literate (especially in Word and Excel)
• Shows initiative and is trustworthy
• Very good spoken and written English
• Good ability in monitoring and evaluation 
• Respect of deadlines 
 
 
If you are interested with this position and think you have the necessary skills, please submit your CV and cover letter in English at admin@birdlifecambodia.org by 31 December 2018.