Tuesday, October 17, 2006


CONSULTANCY: Rural Livelihoods / Socio-Economic Assessment Specialist (IUCN)

Survey and livelihood assessments for the Safeguarding Biodiversity for Poverty Reduction project in Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam

LOCATION: Capital cities and three field sites in Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam
DURATION: 3 months between 20 October 2006 and 31March 2007 (approx 60 days)

The Safeguarding Biodiversity for Poverty Reduction Project (SBPRP) is a sub-component of the ADB GMS Biodiversity Corridors Initiative. The goal of this small regional project (in Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam) is to make biodiversity conservation more equitable and pro-poor, and to enhance the contribution of biodiversity in PAs to poverty reduction. In simple terms, the pilot sites in each country will measure the effectiveness of co-management in addressing biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction objectives. This will be achieved by working with a small number of communities through a variety of capacity building, co-management and livelihood activities.

The first step in this process is to carry out socio-economic assessments of pilot sites in the three countries. A socio-economic specialist will be contracted to assist in the implementation of a number of key activities in pilot sites across all three countries.

Interested parties should send their expression of interest and a recent CV by 25 OCTOBER 2006 to: The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Country Group-1 (Cambodia, Lao PDR & Vietnam), c/o IUCN Vietnam Office, I.P.O. Box 60, Hanoi, Vietnam, mailto:vacancies@iucn.org.vn


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