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Community Ecotourism Officer for Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

For : Cambodian Only
Categories : Business Administration, Community Development, Resources & Environment, Tourism
Schedule : Full time job
Sex : Male, Female
Language : Khmer, English
Location : Mondulkiri
Hiring : 1 Position
Closing Date : 15th November 2019
Salary : Negotiable
Experience : At least 2 years
Degree : Bachelor
Job Description

The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. WCS's goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 16 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity. We currently manage about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries.

WCS has been working in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia since 1999, providing technical advice and support for the conservation of key habitats and species across the country.

The WCS Cambodia program is growing rapidly! We are expanding our family and are looking for applications from qualified candidates to fill the following positions. Detailed job descriptions of the positions are attached.

Community Ecotourism Officer (1 post)
Duty station: Mondulkiri province

Terms of reference

Job Responsibilities & Duties

Ecotourism

  • Work closely with the WCS Ecotourism Team Leader, conservation, business and community advisors, and local government and stakeholders to implement ecotourism development strategies.
  • Conduct market research through tourist and tour operator surveys and community and government attitudes surveys.
  • Facilitate and lead meetings with communities to discuss ecotourism and support community to carry out the necessary steps to implement ecotourism activities.
  • Assist communities to manage funds, and prepare financial reports for income received from ecotourism activities. 
  • Assist the Ecotourism Subcommittee and Village Committee in monitoring success of the ecotourism project and compliance to agreements, as well as supporting WCS’ own comprehensive impact monitoring framework.
  • Spend time in the forest as required, including development of tourist trails and attractions.

Indigenous communities

  • Provide advisory support to Indigenous Representatives from villages with ecotourism activities in KSWS that have completed or are in the different stages of the Indigenous Land Registration process.
  • Act as member of Indigenous Land Rights National and Provincial Task Forces, as and when invited by government with approval from Community Team Leader / Landscape Technical Advisor.
  • Other work related to community outreach and natural resource management, identified in agreement with Project Manager and Technical Advisors.
  • Help Indigenous Representatives develop internal social protocols for functioning within the community and with each other and local authorities.
  • Help indigenous communities understand the social and legal implications of indigenous land registration process, as well as the benefits of sustainable ecotourism.

General

  • Manage budgets, equipment, and infrastructure in accordance with WCS Cambodia policy.
  • Attend meetings and conferences when requested.
  • Conduct other project related activities with consultation and agreement of project managers.
  • Help develop and deliver capacity building workshops with local communities, stakeholders and government officials.
  • Develop and maintain communications with key stakeholders including organizations and the private sector. 
  • Other duties when requested

Reporting

  • Prepare or support production of technical reports as required, covering ecotourism activities.
  • Prepare reports on other activities on request from the project manager or program director.
  • Provide summary reports of activities and personnel at a frequency to be agreed with project manager and program director.
  • Produce monthly work plans, and submit personal timesheets and work diaries. 

As well any and all other work assignments, duties, and/or functions as WCS or its management may designate or instruct in the course of its operation, which may include assignments, duties, and/or functions that vary from the above.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree in Natural Resource Management, Tourism, Management, Business Administration or related fields.
  • At least 2-years field work experience on community organizing/development, especially in alternative livelihoods development and or eco-tourism development in Cambodia.
  • Experience in training and facilitation skills
  • Excellent communication skills in Khmer 
  • Good speaking, reading, and writing skills in English!
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint,…)
  • Knowledge of alternative livelihoods interventions and eco-tourism is an asset 
  • Knowledge of key biodiversity issues including key wildlife species 
  • Able to work in remote area with low levels of technical support on site, with significant portions of time spent living and working in communities. 
How to Apply?

WCS provides competitive salary and benefits packages based on educational background and work experiences. Interested candidates are invited to send by email a cover letter together with CV by combining into single PDF file (with expected salary) to cambodiahr@wcs.org. Closing date for application is 15th November 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Notes:

  • The applicant shall clearly state the position for which s/he wishes to apply in the application.

About WCS contact address:

House No. 21 Street 21, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh
Phone: 023 217 205


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The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. WCS's goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 16 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity. We currently manage about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries. 

WCS has been working in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia since 1999, providing technical advice and support for the conservation of key habitats and species across the country.

Company : Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Email : cambodiahr@wcs.org
Tel : 023 217 205
Address : House No. 21 Street 21, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh
Website : https://www.wcs.org

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