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Forest Rights Field Officer

Reference Femy Pinto  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Cambodia - Asia & M East
Town/City Phnom Penh
Salary Additional Information Negotiable
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 15/07/2011
Company Name Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme for South and Southeast Asia
Contact Name Femy Pinto
Telephone +63 2 920.4201
Fax +63 2 426.2757
Email ntfp.ep@gmail.com
Website Further Details / Applications
Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme for South and Southeast Asia logo
Also Listing:
The  Non-Timber Forest  Products –Exchange Programme for South and Southeast  
Asia (NTFP-EP) is a collaborative, regional network of grassroots NGOs and 
peoples’ organizations that seeks to build the capacity of forest-based 
communities in the sustainable management of forests, especially in the 
conservation and trade of non-timber forest products. NTFP-EP implements 
programs in 6 Asian countries and maintains headquarters in Manila ,  
Philippines ,and a program office in Cambodia .  For more information please 
check our website www.ntfp.org.
The NTFP-EP in  Cambodia invites applications from qualified candidates for the 
position of Forest Rights Field Officer .
The said staff will be involved in a 3-year (2011-2013) project partnership on 
ASEAN Social Forestry and Climate Change. The role of NTFP-EP in the project is 
to enhance civil society engagement in the ASEAN Social Forestry Network on 
issues related to ASEAN social forestry policy and practice under  the food 
security & climate change themes. To do this NTFP-EP will facilitate among 

•          Exchanges on community rights and inclusive REDD+ process and other  social forestry and climate change related themes. 

•          Facilitating opportunities and spaces for community processes on forest rights and livelihoods. 

•          Establishing a civil society engagement process in  Cambodia to the ASFN. 

•          Assessing and supporting community livelihood adaptation strategies.
The Field Officer will likewise support the core work of NTFP-EP  which is to 
support the empowerment of forest-based communities in the sustainable 
management of forests and NTFPs.
Job Description
1.       Assists community and NGO networks  in mobilizing community dialogue 
about local situations affecting forest rights and livelihoods.
2.       Assists and facilitates information flow and proactive collaboration 
between community and NGO networks to respond critically to local situations 
affecting forest rights and livelihoods.
3.       Facilitates the flow of relevant information related to land, forest 
and related policy/policy developments  to community networks. 

4.       Assists in documentation of community dialogue and related processes 
that will be pertinent to the strengthening of community engagement on social 
forestry and climate change themes and developments in  Cambodia  and the ASFN 
(via NTFP-EP).
5.       Supports/assists in engaging with key local government entities and 
facilitating multi-stakeholder processes and dialogue on social forestry and 
climate change.
6.       Facilitates mobilization of resource support to community initiatives 
including community livelihood adaptation strategies.
1.      Strong field organizing and mobilizing skills
2.      Good communication and people skills
3.      Proficiency in English language an advantage.
4.      At least 2 years grassroots networking experience
5.      Facilitation and coordination skills
6.      Cultural sensitivity
7.      Have working knowledge and understanding of community land, forest and natural resources governance issues in  Cambodia , including community and  governance concerns associated with climate change and REDD+  financing schemes and program interventions.  Work experience in the latter an advantage.
8.      Commitment to community empowerment and advocacy
9.      Willingness to travel for field work at extended periods.
Cambodian nationals, especially of indigenous origin are encouraged to apply.
Kindly submit your CV (including three references) and cover letter indicating 
the position you are applying for and your expected salary to 
ntfp_epc@online.com.kh no later than than 15 July 2011.
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