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Agriculture and Fishery Specialist (18-month contract and based in Phnom Penh)

Agriculture and Fishery Specialist is responsible for designing/identifying, implementation, monitoring and reporting the agriculture and fishery as part of the diversified livelihoods programme including community projects to ensure the programme is implemented in accordance to Plan and donor requirements. Also, s/he will work closely with Project Manager and other international and national consultants to undertake, but not limited to, the activities and tasks as described in the section of responsibility and accountability in the detail Job Description.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities of the Position:

  • Provide technical lead on all agriculture activities within and outside the project.
  • Lead the design, oversight, and monitoring of agriculture and fishery activities and including skills training.
  • Provide training and coaching and sharing best practices on agriculture and fishery to government and others partners to ensure their capacity is enhanced and able to implement the projects accordingly.
  • Assess and analyse the aquaculture potential in the target areas;
  • Identify possible community investment packages according to the local conditions in the target areas by reviewing similar aquaculture activities being implemented by local NGOs promoting sustainable agricultural practices, and assess their technologies and training;
  • Assess feasibility including feeds, types of fish, production of fingerlings, market analysis and scope of procurement;
  • Identify local NGOs and civil society organisations for contracting;
  • Coordinate contracted NGOs to ensure consistency in quality of technologies, approaches and data collection for monitoring;
  • Review and assess the existing adaptation and mitigation interventions including community-based projects in agriculture in the target communes;
  • Collect and consolidate monitoring data to produce progress reports.

Education:

  • Bachelor degree on agriculture and fishery or related fields/areas.

Knowledge:

  • Macro- and micro-economic situation/dynamic in Cambodia in general and in Plan’s target areas in particular.
  • Government ministries/departments, Micro Finance Institutes (MFIs), NGOs/CSOs working in agriculture and fishery sectors including their functionality, interactions, strengths and weaknesses to address the poverty.
  • Project/programme cycle and programming including life cycle programming.

Skills:

  • Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once.
  • Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
  • Good in research and study.
  • Partners’ and donors’ relations.
  • Advocacy and networking skills.
  • Excellent English and Khmer oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Quality report development skills.

Experience:

  • Have at least 8 years of experiences in implementing and managing aquaculture and livelihood projects.
  • Have practical experiences in developing training tools and delivering trainings on aquaculture. Experiences in Farmer Field Schools in integrated fisheries-livestock-crop and rural development activities are plus.
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully with government agencies and private organisations engage in promoting improved livelihoods for households and the provision of social protection services
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, including employers’ organisations, trade unions, and other civil society organisations.
  • Experience in capacity building.

How to apply

Please complete Plan application form (please download here) and send it through with a cover letter with contact details to HR.Cambodia@plan-international.org or Plan International Cambodia’s Country office, room 411, 4th Floor, Block A, Phnom Penh Centre (at the corner of Sihanouk Blvd and Sothearos Street) Sangkat Tonle Basac, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Reference and background checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy.

Closing date: 05 October 2012, at 5:00pm local time.

“As an international child-centred development organization, we do not tolerate child abuse”