RECOFTC is an international nonprofit organization working towards a future where resilient communities with respected rights thrive in forest landscapes that they manage sustainably and equitably. We take a long-term, landscape-based and inclusive approach in supporting local communities to secure their land and resource rights, stop deforestation, find alternative livelihoods and foster gender equality. With more than 36 years of experience, we have built trusting relationships with partners from communities, governments, businesses, academia and civil society organizations. Our innovations, knowledge and initiatives enable countries to foster good forest governance, mitigate and adapt to climate change and achieve the UN Global Goals.
We operate in the Asia-Pacific region, with country offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Viet Nam.
We are inviting candidates to apply for the position of Nature based Solution Demonstration Coordinator, RECOFTC Thailand. The successful applicant will be based in the RECOFTC Thailand office in Bangkok, Thailand. The contract duration is for 24 months with a possibility of extension subject to project funding and satisfactory performance. The position is for Thai nationals only. An offer of employment is subject to funding confirmation.
About the Project
The Urban Resilience Building and Nature project duration is 60 months with support by International Climate Change Protection Initiative (IKI). The project will make a significant contribution to climate change adaptation in up to six local administrative organizations in Chiangrai and Suratthani province of Thailand. Adaptation will be enhanced through a variety of potential Nature based Solutions measures, including wetland restoration, conservation and management; enhanced management of urban environment; forest restoration; the creation of urban forests and green spaces; mangrove restoration; sustainable land use plans, and improved management of public and private gardens and commercial landholdings. The project will be led and managed by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). RECOFTC is a project partner to lead demonstrations of Nature based Solutions in the target areas with IUCN, and to provide technical inputs in assisting the target beneficiaries and some government agencies at local level in implementing Nature based Solution projects.
Tasks and Duties
The Nature based Solution Demonstration Coordinator is a member of RECOFTC Thailand and works under the direct supervision of the Capacity Development and Research Coordinator, RECOFTC Thailand. The successful candidate will manage the project and ensure effective and timely planning, development, delivery and monitoring and evaluation.
The Nature based Solution Demonstration Coordinator’s specific tasks and duties includes:
a) Project planning and implementation
Lead project management activities including project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting to ensure that the project can successfully achieve its objectives
Lead the coordination with IUCN’s Project Manager, Field Project Coordinator, project consortium, key partners, and target groups in project site, as well as organizing workshops and meetings in Chiangrai and Surat Thani province
Collect data, coordinate, and facilitate the development of Nature based Solutions project proposals in collaboration with municipalities, sub-district administrative organizations, and key partners in Chiangrai and Surat Thani province
Provide capacity development, training and learning events on urban resilience for communities and local subdistrict administration office
Perform ecological performance measurement by using IUCN’s Urban Nature Index in collaboration with IUCN’s field coordinator in Chiangrai and Surat Thani province
b) Project monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL)
Monitor progress towards stated activities and outputs mentioned in the project’s implementation plan and financial situation and adjust the project plan as needed for ensuring the successful implementation of the project
Manage the project’s financial resources with prudence and probity, and be fully accountable for expenditures in accordance with IKI, IUCN and RECOFTC policies and procedures
Prepare the project’s progress report, including narrative and financial report and other supporting documents and ensure timely submission
Provide inputs for RECOFTC’s internal MEL process to capture lessons learned, outputs and outcomes achieved within a specific period
Responsible for the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned, innovative knowledge, tools, processes and experiences of good practice of the project
c) Partnership and communication
Liaise and develop networks with project consortium, governmental partners in local and national level, and other agencies for information exchange, strategic operations and networking
Represent RECOFTC in meetings, public events and networking related to the project
Engage in advocacy with government and non-government sectors at all levels
Work with the communication team to document project results, develop communication products, enhance project’s outreach, and disseminate key achievements and lessons learned to wider audiences
Maintain quality and traceable records and project information in a project data storage system
Work with other team members to integrate cross-cutting initiatives and ensure coherence at a RECOFTC Thailand program level
Perform relevant tasks as assigned by the Capacity Development and Research Coordinator
Qualifications and experience:
The Nature based Solution Demonstration Coordinator will have the following essential qualifications and experience.
University degree or equivalent in Forestry, Environmental Studies, Development Studies, Social Science, or related fields
At least five years of professional experience in community development work, natural resource management or environmental conservation field training
Working experience in Nature based Solutions, urban planning, and conservation-oriented livelihood development
Knowledgeable in project management methodologies and tools
Excellent English proficiency and computer literacy
Good report writing and presentation skills
Ability to lead the team and work with multiple stakeholders
Strong communication, networking and facilitation skills
Willingness to travel frequently within the country
Thai national only
Knowledge of database and online applications
Ability to self-learn and maintain continuous learning, motivation and self-development
Willing to support team members and partners’ capacity to grow within the area of responsibility
Result-oriented and ability to prioritize tasks to meet competing demands and strict deadlines
Understanding and willingness to promote gender equality and social inclusion
RECOFTC’s core values
At RECOFTC, our core values are the foundation of our culture and guide all our work. In addition to job-specific skills and experience, the applicant should possess the following characteristics, attitudes and skills:
Adapt to and learn from challenges
Nurture commitment, responsibility and ownership
Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
Committed to sustainability
Cultivate participation, social inclusion and gender equity
How to apply
Interested candidates are requested to submit a CV and a cover letter indicating why they are suitable for this position, with salary expectation and current contact details of three referees, including recent supervisors by clicking this application link >> https://recoftc.freshteam.com/jobs/iAFAARD5KtHJ/nature-based-solution-demonstration-coordinator-reposted and clicking "Apply Now". Only short-listed candidates will be notified. RECOFTC has a competitive compensation package.
To learn more about RECOFTC, please visit our website www.recoftc.org
Applicants shall not be discriminated against 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. Please inform RECOFTC’s Human Resources in writing of any special needs at the time of application. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
RECOFTC is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit.
RECOFTC 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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