Osmose Update


oSmoSe is a non for profit association working in Prek Toal village, Tonle Sap for the protection of the waterbirds (the last colonies left in Southeast Asia) and sustainable local development through a multi-sectoral approach including conservation, education and ecotourism.
oSmoSe is expanding its activities and is looking for a Cambodian national to fill the position of Local Development and Ecotourism officer. The position is based in Siem Reap and involves frequent travel and stay in Prek Toal floating village, Battambang province.

Main responsibilities
· Manage and develop the community development component, mainly through the strengthening and expansion of the floating garden project, planning and implementing case-by-case family assistance and set up of a medical support system (consultations and evacuations).
· Assess effectiveness of the program through follow up of the socio-economic status of the beneficiary families.
· Find ways of raising community awareness and develop links between the community development assistance and the conservation and ecotourism components.
· Build her/his knowledge on the Tonle Sap natural and human features and his/her capacities to be able to guide groups of visitors to Prek Toal.

· Higher school or university degree in relevant subject (development, agriculture, health, education, environment)
· Two-year experience in community development work in rural Cambodia
· Experience in environment and/or natural resource management a plus
· Good command of English
· Strong inter-personal and communication skills
· Perseverance and creativity to meet and solve challenging poverty issues
· Keen to learn and interest for wildlife conservation
· Flexibility and hard working temper

Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation with a Curriculum Vitae before 31 March to:
OSmoSe – Conservation, Education, Ecotourism
Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation
P.O. Box 9345 – Siem Reap
E-mail: osmose@bigpond.com.kh
Short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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