LANDSCAPE MANAGER, CI-GREATER MEKONG
Conservation International-Greater Mekong Program (CI) has worked in Cambodia since 2002. CI has multiple conservation projects in the Central Cardamom Mountains National Park (CCMNP), Tonle Sap Great Lake, Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, and in the Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Park. CI works in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, other international conservation and development organizations, local non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
CI is seeking an experienced Landscape Manager. This person will oversee CI’s support to the three remote project sites in Cambodia, directly supervising planning, day to day and long-term management, financial, and administrative aspects of the Central Cardamoms Mountain National Park (CCMN), Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Park and Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. The Landscape Manager will develop new, innovative projects in protected area (PA) management in Cambodia and the region, writing or contributing technical knowledge to funding proposals, as well as peer reviewed and other journal articles. S/he will work closely with the Regional Director and the CI-Cambodia Management Team to ensure management is aligned with CI’s objectives, develop new partnerships, and provide technical advice to relevant Cambodian national and provincial authorities, and other conservation partners. S/he will pursue new possible projects and funding prospects from private, public, multilateral and foundation donors, in forest governance, sustainable conservation financing, and livelihood development, and facilitate multi stakeholder policy review of Cambodian forestry management.
- Program Management (50% time): Manage CI’s day to day activities in Central Cardamoms Mountain National Park, Veun Sai and Prey Lang areas which includes implementation of agreements between CI and the Ministry of Environment and the provincial Departments of Environment, and managing CI funded project work plans, budgets, as well as progress reporting. Activities across the three sites include budget monitoring, operational logistic support, species monitoring, community engagement, partnership creation and effective project management.
- Fundraising and Development (20% time): Fundraise to help support CI projects and strategies in Landscapes across Cambodia; establish and maintain close and effective relations with Government sub-grantees; and official offices as well as develop new partnerships with NGO’s and private stakeholders. Contribute to fundraising and proposal development of large, public sector fundraising efforts.
- Technical Advice (15% time): Give advice and problem solve for programs running in CCMNP, Veun Sai, and Prey Lang communities, including in alternative livelihood programs, PA management and law enforcement, use of new technologies (e.g, SMART, Cyber Tracker, citizen science tools, etc).
- Develop forest governance and innovative sustainable financing mechanisms for protected area management (10% time): Continue CI forest policy reform process with NGO stakeholders and government partners; understanding of sustainable financing for sustainable protected area management (REDD+); contribute technical and policy advise on current and new policies made by the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia.
- Media and communications (5% time): Manage media relationships and predict public exposure of projects so correct explanations can be developed and provided to media on topical issues surrounding CI projects or conservation in general in Cambodia; Promote CI projects with positive exposure in international and national media and entertainment outlets; Give advice on position of CI concerning developments with potential environmental impacts in areas CI works.
- Other duties as assigned.
- This position requires regular travel to the CCMNP, Veun Sai and Prey Lang areas. The sites are very remote environments and in some cases, accessible only by motor bike. Physical conditioning and comfort level to travel by motor bike for 45 minutes or more is required.
- University degree and at least 4-8 years practical experience in natural resources management, forest governance, PA management, conservation, or equivalent.
- Strong supervision and leadership experience.
- Field expertise with protected area management and biological research and monitoring skills.
- Sustainable conservation financing knowledge.
- Ability to live and work independently in remote areas.
- Proven ability to communicate and partner effectively with a variety of stakeholders government, NGOs, and local communities.
- Excellent skills in problem solving, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English and computer literacy.
- Advanced degree preferred.
- Cambodia and Southeast Asia experience preferred.
- Forest governance and conservation finance knowledge and experience preferred.
All applications must include a cover letter, CV, writing sample in English, and references by June 29th, 2018.
CI VALUES: We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.
Passion : We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms.
Respect : We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.
Integrity : We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.
Optimism : We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.
Courage : We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.
Teamwork : We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.
Minimum Education Required