Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two Field Researcher Consultants with IOM_Cambodia based

Two Field Researcher Consultants with IOM_Cambodia based_Deadline: Nov 18, 2008

Open to External Candidates
Reference Code: VN 010/08 
Position Title: Field Researcher (2 Positions)
Duty Station: Ratanakiri or Mondulkiri, Cambodia
Estimated starting date: January 2009
Type of Contract: Consultancy (4 months)
Remuneration: $5000/month
Closing date: 18 November 2008
Under the direct guidance of the IOM Project Manager and the supervision of the IOM Chief of Mission, the consultant will perform the following tasks in the assigned province:
  1. Identify the vulnerability levels of the province to natural hazards including flooding and drought and assess the linkages between environmental degradation and vulnerability to natural hazards;
  2. Identify any current issues surrounding ecosystem management in the province, with a focus on deforestation practices;
  3. Identify any particularly vulnerable populations who have been affected by either or both deforestation and/or disasters;
  4. Analyse existing indigenous practices and knowledge relating to coping mechanisms for natural disasters and identify strategies for building resiliency;
  5. Identify changes to food, livelihood and social securities which have been driven by either or both deforestation and disasters;
  6. Assess the efficiency and the effectiveness of decentralization and de-concentration process with reference to disaster management and preparedness;
  7. Analyse the environmental, economic, and livelihood impacts of deforestation practices;
  8. Analyse the impact of environmental degradation on in/out migration patterns;
  9. Analyse the potential linkages between environmental preservation/restoration and population stabilization;
  10. Compile and analyse collected data, draft the final report and assist the IOM team in presenting the findings of the assessment.


  • a) PhD or Masters degree in Geography, Environmental Science, or related area;
  • b) proven expertise in disaster risk reduction research and activities;
  • c) sound knowledge of relevant research methodologies, including Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Household Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HVCA), and current disaster management discourses and policies;
  • d) experience working in conflict and post-conflict societies is desirable;
  • e) fluency in English, both oral and written;
  • f) excellent drafting skills with proven experience in writing and publishing papers, reports and assessments;
  • g) demonstrated team leadership skills, personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, respect for diversity, creative thinking and a drive for results;
  • h) ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
  • i) good level of computer literacy;
  • j) previous experience in conducting research in Cambodia is a strong asset.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter quoting the reference number on the envelope, an updated resume (CV) with three professional references and a daytime telephone contact to:

Human Resource Department
International Organization for Migration
Mission in Cambodia:
No.31, Street 71, Beung Keng Kang 1, Khan Chamcar Mon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: +855.23.216532 • Fax: +855.23.216423 • E-mail: • Internet:

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