Innovative Community Livelihoods with Sustainable Financing in
Selected Buffer Zone Village of Huay Kha Kaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
Application deadline: 19 March 2018
The Center for People and Forests - RECOFTC holds a unique and important place in the world of forestry. It is the only international not‐for‐profit organization that specializes in capacity development for community forestry and devolved forest management. RECOFTC engages in strategic networks and effective partnerships with governments, nongovernment organizations, civil society, the private sector, local people, and research and educational institutes throughout the Asia‐Pacific region and beyond. With over 30 years of international experience and a dynamic approach to capacity development—involving research, analysis and synthesis; strategic communication; training and learning networks; and piloting and demonstrating—RECOFTC delivers innovative solutions for people and forests.
RECOFTC is now seeking a Project Coordinator for its Thailand Country Program’s “Innovative Community Livelihoods with Sustainable Financing in Selected Buffer Zone Village of Huay Kha Kaeng Wildlife Sanctuary” Project. The successful candidate will be based at Project Office at Lansak, Uthaithani. The contract period will be for 12 months, national recruited condition, with the possibility of extension. Expected starting date is on 1st May 2018 or as early as possible.
The Innovative Community Livelihoods with Sustainable Financing in Selected Buffer Zone Village of Huay Kha Kaeng (HKK) Wildlife Sanctuary in western forest complex, Thailand component is part of the The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s “Strengthening Capacity and Incentives for Wildlife Conservation in Western Forest Complex” Project. The component is focused on linking sustainable livelihood development in the buffer zone villages with specific conservation outcomes, and improving economic links between the buffer zone and enclave villages and the Wildlife Sanctuary. It will seek to achieve these linkages by promoting incentives (including technical support and grant funding for sustainable livelihoods initiatives, ecotourism development and piloting a REDD+ Wildlife Premium carbon project) for community-based sustainable forest management, environmentally-friendly agricultural practices, nature-based tourism and education and improved wildlife and habitat protection.
The Project Coordinator works as a staff member of the Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC), which is a technical service provider to the project. Under the direct supervision of the RECOFTC Thailand Country Program (TCP) Community Forestry (CF) Partnership Coordinator, his/her main role is to oversee overall project management, coordinate project activities in the landscape and ensure that the project would effectively deliver the expected results within the agreed timeline, including maintaining strong partner and stakeholders coordination.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
The main tasks of the Project Coordinator will include but not be limited to the following:
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The Project Coordinator will have the following essential qualifications and experience
In addition to job specific skills and experience, the applicant should possess the following characteristics (including attitudes and skills):
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CV and a cover letter, indicating salary expectations and current contact details of three referees, including recent supervisors, to HR@recoftc.org. Please quote the position title in the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. RECOFTC has a competitive compensation package. However, offers shall be based on salary history, relevant experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.
To learn more about RECOFTC, please visit our websitewww.recoftc.org
Women are strongly encouraged to apply. RECOFTC is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit.