Governance Technical Advisor, Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) Project
Pact, Inc. (view profile)
|Location||Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Cambodia|
|Date Posted||May 7, 2012|
|Category||NGO & Civil Society|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Closing date for applications||June 7, 2012|
Pact is seeking a Governance Technical Advisor for the USAID-funded Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) project in Cambodia. This position is contingent upon award. The Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing lead technical direction and assistance for all governance-related activities at the national, sub-national, and local levels. The Project’s overall goal is to improve conservation and governance of priority forest landscapes to mitigate climate change and conserve biodiversity, working at the local, provincial, and national levels to build a comprehensive outcome. The Governance Team will seek to improve the governance of natural resources through capacity building of communities and Sub-National Administrations (SNAs) in NRM, conservation and land use issues.
•Manage and oversee program implementation, design, and delivery for all natural resource governance related activities targeted at enhancing the effectiveness of government and key natural resource managers through an inclusive, community participatory approach. This includes improving the governance of natural resources through capacity building of community participation and SNAs in NRM, conservation and land use issues; supporting legal land tenure and/or use instruments, as well as community land use planning, as a basis for forest
•and land management; supporting participatory stakeholder dialogues around forest management and land use planning; and building the technical and institutional capacity of SNAs and district and province-level officials of relevant line ministries such as the FA and MOE, for sustainable forest management and REDD+.
•Provide lead technical direction/technical assistance in activity planning for increasing the technical capacity of Cambodian officials at the national, provincial, district and commune level to implement inclusive and transparent sustainable forest management activities.
•Manage a staff of program officers, building the team, including training and capacity development.
•Participate in program monitoring, evaluating, and periodic reporting in the related technical sector;
•Serve as a Pact liaison to USAID and partners in the field, including government officials and community leaders.
•Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation for the sector activities;
•Perform other duties as assigned;
•Perform all work safely and maintain a safe working environment
•Experience in natural resource management governance, particularly in conservation and forest land management preferred
•Advanced degree in international development or relevant area
•Minimum 6 years of experience providing technical expertise to land and/or governance projects, preferably in South East Asia
•Demonstrated and successful experience working with civil society and community-based organizations as well as national and sub-national government authorities.
•Demonstrated experience in capacity development, participatory stakeholder dialogue facilitation required; experience in land-use planning preferred.
•Prior experience in a high-level position under a donor-funded program
•A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high-profile, fast-paced environment
•Proven track record of success in managing, coaching, and mentoring staff in an international setting, particularly within non-profit organizations
•Proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, international PVOs and local CSOs
•Strong and proven analytical, writing and oral presentation skills
•Ability and willingness to travel
•Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and database skills
•Fluency in English required
•Knowledge of Khmer language preferred
To apply for this position, please visit out website at www.pactworld.org