GIS Specialist, Cambodia Payments for Ecosystem Services Project
Fauna & Flora International
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Last Date: August 12, 2011
Specialist, Cambodia Payments for Ecosystem Services Project
Salary: Circa EUR 20,000
Date: As soon as possible
of contract: One-year fixed-term contract
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest-established
international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable
future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living
closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species
and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on
sound science and take account of human needs. We operate primarily in
developing countries where there is little capacity to conserve endangered and
threatened habitats and species. We have become a trusted entity in the world
of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.
2006, FFI has been exploring ways in which emerging Payments for Ecosystem
Services (PES) mechanisms, including Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and
Forest Degradation (REDD) projects, can be harnessed for the benefit of
conservation and local communities. Building on over 100 years’ experience of
working in collaboration with developing country governments, civil society and
the corporate sector, we have been developing conservation projects that aim to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst improving local livelihoods and
conserving biodiversity by securing financing from PES linked markets.
Cambodia Payments for Ecosystem Services project will focus on developing PES
schemes at two hydroelectricity sites located within protected areas (PAs) of
the Cardamom Mountain Landscape (CML). The Royal Government of Cambodia’s (RGC)
National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) emphasizes the importance of the
private sector, good governance and macro economic development in achieving
poverty reduction. The Cambodia – European Community
Strategy Paper 2007-2013 highlights deforestation and biodiversity loss
as the principle environmental challenge that must be met in order to achieve
NSDP objectives. This project will address challenges highlighted in the NSDP
and the Cambodia – European Community Strategy Paper. It will do so by
strengthening awareness and capacity at all levels to design, implement and
effectively monitor PES projects. The project will substantially strengthen
support for biodiversity conservation and ensure that pro-poor and
multi-stakeholder benefit-sharing and consultation mechanisms are integrated
throughout the conceptualization, design and implementation of PES projects.
This will result in improved governance, local livelihood development and
macro-economic development without negatively impacting biodiversity
seeking a results-orientated individual, highly experienced in Geographic
Information System (GIS) application to act as GIS specialist for a truly
innovative PES project in Cambodia.
will have strong practical experience in developing and maintaining GIS based
workstations, collecting and interpreting data through remote sensing and field
work, and capacity building and training for team members and partners.
will have an advanced degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant
discipline such as GIS, remote sensing, advanced information technology and/or
substantial experience in a related role. Experience working in developing
countries is required.
further details and to apply please visit:
Job opportunities | Fauna & Flora International
closing date for applications is 12th August 2011. No
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