Project Coordinator for “Securing forest Rights and Enhancing Sustainable Resource Management of Indigenous Peoples in Asia”

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CALL FOR APPLICATION
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Regional Secretariat
Position: Project Coordinator for “Securing forest Rights and Enhancing Sustainable Resource Management of Indigenous Peoples in Asia”
Posting: AIPP Regional Office, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 3 Years (subject to annual performance evaluation)
I. Main Tasks
  1. Coordinating meetings, exchange visits, trainings, baseline data collection, and research/documentation/case studies and publication, including participatory project monitoring and evaluation.
  2. Coordinating project implementation, building capacities of the partners, timely reporting and overall management of the project
  3. Developing training manuals, info-kits, guidelines for indigenous communities on community-based forest management and biodiversity monitoring, etc
  4. Ensuring proper distribution of training manuals, info-kits, briefing papers, guidelines and collection of feedbacks from partners, indigenous communities and leaders
  5. Conducting field visits and providing regular technical support as need to project partners
  6. Preparing monthly work plan, proper execution of planned activities and timely preparation of reports for submission to donors and the regional secretariat
  7. Coordinating and facilitating/conducting advocacy and lobby work with governments on indigenous peoples’ issues, particularly on the rights of Adivasis at all relevant levels
  8. Effective networking, collaboration and alliance building with indigenous peoples’ organizations and non-indigenous peoples organizations at all relevant levels
  9. Facilitating effective participation of indigenous/Adivasi peoples, including indigenous women and youth at relevant national, regional and international mechanisms and processes
II. Criteria and Qualification
The Applicant must be in an indigenous person from Asia—preferably from mainland India—with the following qualifications:
  1. In-depth knowledge on natural resources management and familiarity with forest rights issues, including indigenous women’s issues and concerns
  2. At least 3 years of experience in project coordination, management and implementation, including the following:
    – report writing and monitoring
    – experienced in organizing training sessions, workshops/seminars and exposure/exchange visits etc
    – experienced in campaign strategy and advocacy, and working with the communities
  3. Excellent writing skills in English
  4. Good in communicating in English, Hindi and local languages (in the states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa)
  5. Familiar/involved with indigenous issues
  6. Highly creative, motivated and dynamic, and committed to work with indigenous organizations on a long term basis
  7. Mature personality with the ability to work in a team and in a multicultural setting and demanding work environment with cross program coordination
Remuneration:
  1. Minimum salary of Baht 25,000 (approximately 800.00 USD) with a 13th month salary after one year of service. ***Salary will be reviewed after 6 months of probationary period
  2. Housing and personal communication allowance
  3. Health Insurance
  4. One time settlement allowance for foreign staff
  5. Provident Fund amounting to 5% of the salary
  6. Airfare for annual home visit
All applicants must submit their CVs accompanied by a letter of recommendation
DEADLINE OF APPLICATION: February 28, 2013
Send your application to:
• Ms. Joan Carling, Secretary General joan@aippnet.org
• Mr. Gam A. Shimray shimray@aippnet.org
• Mr. Shree Kurmar Maharjan shree@aippnet.org
• Ms. Robie Halip robie@aippnet.org
Only those shortlisted applicants will be notified and interviewed