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TCP Project Officer, Operations

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 whilst taking a landscape approach to natural resource management. The Center 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— The Center delivers innovative solutions for people and forests.

 

To address the needs and challenges of the Asia‐Pacific region, the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) has developed an innovative new strategy (2018-2023) to help local people find solutions together with government, the private sector, development partners, local institutes, academia, media and others. Building on its previous strategic phases, the 2018–2023 Strategic Plan puts people at the center of change, by empowering communities, governments and the private sector with rights, opportunities for dialogue, networking, technical expertise, tools and knowledge. The Center’s results will help nearly 5 million people in and near forest landscapes live more equitably, with dignity and greater empowerment to protect themselves from the injustices of poverty and environmental degradation.

 

The Center is currently seeking a qualified candidate to work as the Project Officer, Operations and be part of RECOFTC Thailand Country Program team. The successful applicant will be based in Bangkok, Thailand. The contract duration is for 12 months with a possibility of extension subject to project funding availability and satisfactory performance.  The position is for Thai national only.

 

BACKGROUND

The Voices for Mekong Forests (V4MF) Project is an European Union (EU) funded project. The overarching rationale of the project is that for forests to be sustainably managed, civil society actors must have the capacity to organize themselves to share information, strengthen their negotiating positions and effectively present their concerns and solutions to policy-makers. The project contributes to the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade - Voluntary Partnership Agreements (FLEGT-VPA) initiative and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), by helping to ensure they are built on multi-stakeholder processes. The overall objective of the five-year (2017-2021) project is that by 2021, empowered and networked NSAs in three transboundary landscapes assess, monitor and respond appropriately to strengthen forest governance, particularly in FLEGT-VPA and REDD+, and effectively engage in policy processes. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Project Officer, operations will work under the supervision of the Thailand Country Program Director. His/her main role is to support in designing and implementing the project activities according to the project’s scope by focusing on (i) planning of budget collecting and verifying financial documents, (ii) supporting in V4MF Thailand project financial management and coordination with national partners and RECOFTC Regional Office on financial and administration aspect, (iii) handling logistic administration, meeting minutes, and documentation of project database and (iv) support in implementing project activities and MEL in coordination with the Project Technical Officer.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The main tasks of the Project Officer, Operations will include but not be limited to the following:

Project Financial and Administration

  • Support in developing project budget according to the work plan for RECOFTC TCP and in consolidating the budget with the project partner
  • Verify accuracy and coordinate with the project partner on the financial report and related support documents
  • Work on the budget monitoring, prepare budget payment request and collect all financial documents according to the Donor  requirements
  • Prepare advance requests and clearance for RECOFTC TCP and review the partner advance requests/clearance to the V4MF Regional Team
  • Coordinate with the V4MF Regional team on financial reports, advance request, and other administration issues
  • Work on logistic administration for implementing activities in the project

 

Project Implementation Support 

  • Plan and monitor project budget spending and oversee the partner financial performance
  • Support in project monitoring and evaluation (including project reporting, donor monitoring missions and the project Mid Term Review).
  • Support in arranging meetings, training and event according to the work plan
  • Support in taking minutes and documentation of the project events 
  • Support in facilitating meeting or training
  • Support in administering the project web portal and CF database
  • Work with online monitoring and evaluation systems (EMS-V4MF) in conjunction with the RECOFTC MEL requirements
  • Review and ensure that the project information, database, activities record are regularly and accurately inputted into the system
  • Assist other project activities and duties as assigned by the Director, Thailand Country Program

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The Project Officer, Operations will have the following essential qualifications and experience

Essential

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
  • Minimum five years of relevant working experience in the field of finance and administration, project management
  • Strong financial management and partnership coordination skills
  • Good understanding of EU’s financial requirements and system
  • Good communication and writing skills in Thai language and good command of English 
  • Good understanding on MEL
  • Strong skilled in computer use: word processing, online databases, Microsoft Excel
  • Good understanding and positive attitude on gender sensitivity 
  • Thai nationality only

 

Desirable

  • Graduate with Social Sciences or related fields
  • Output and outcome oriented, self-motivation, independent with good time management skills
  • Proven understanding of forestry laws and skills in using land use mapping and GIS
  • Experience in networking at the national level
  • Willingness to learn and travel

 

General:

 In addition to job specific skills and experience, the applicant should possess the following characteristics (including attitudes and skills)

  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural work environment with colleagues of different nationalities and cultures
  • Interpersonal communication skills, individually and in-groups, with an ability to work as an active member of teams. This implies creativity, flexibility and open-mindedness
  • Initiative and ability to make informed independent judgments but commitment to team work
  • Have good understanding and attitude towards social inclusion and gender equity (SIGE) elements in the workplace and in performing tasks

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV and a cover letter indicating why they are suitable for this position along with salary requirements 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. The Center 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 website www.recoftc.org

 

Applicants shall not be discriminated based on ethnicity, religion, age, nationality, physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by RECOFTC’s values and code of conduct. Reasonable accommodation may be made so that qualified disabled applicants can partake in the application process. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Please inform the Center’s Human Resources Office in writing of any special needs at the time of application.

 

The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit.

 

The Center retains the right to offer this position at a job grade relevant to the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

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