Position: Volunteer Technical and Poultry Farm Advisor (Cambodia)
The Position Description outlines the essential role required to deliver the Phnom dei KJ Livestock Training Centre Village Out-grower Program founded by Dana Asia, an Australian based NGO with a particular focus on developing and advising on enhancing production capacities.
Outline of Program
KJC was established in 2014 as a Poultry Training Centre and Farm with the objective of finding sustainable employment and self-employment for Cambodia’s most disadvantaged people. The current strategy for the project is to improve food security and to scale and provide entrepreneurial opportunities for rural women to manage out-grower poultry farms thus increasing their families annual income by more than 67%.
Duties and Professional Attributes:
You will advise a small and fast growing poultry operation and oversee in coordination with senior Management and a Technical Advisory Committee, the establishment of a Breeder Farm operation and will provide advice and mentoring to a small sales team in selling good quality poultry to a proven tourist market.
You must be passionate about making a difference and improving food security in rural Cambodia. You must be able to demonstrate an advanced level of leadership in a challenging work environment. Your communication skills must be exceptional as must your dedication to detail and importantly you must show a positive attitude and demonstrate a good sense of humour and humility in working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Your experience in animal husbandry and managing very best practice work and bio-security environments are a given as is the ability to train and encourage farmers to introduce good practices.
A knowledge of basic Khmer would be an advantage but a willingness to learn some basic language is essential as is a good knowledge of the English language.
Terms of Reference
Working alongside the Dana Asia management team and in coordination with our Technical Advisors and our In-Country Team.
Your Specific Areas of Working Engagement
A) KJC Farm (Existing Poultry Farm)
Help the development of Dana Asia’s and the Chicken Farm’s profile in the Siem Reap province and develop relationships with owners of restaurants and hotels in preparation for purchasing of our chickens and other KJC poultry products.
Provide ongoing advice to the farm operations team and ensure that the KJC Farm is operating profitably whilst maintaining a very strict bio-secure environment.
B) Outgrower Farm Development:
- Work with and support the Dana Asia Project manager to implement and help develop the farms new outgrower project.
C) New Breeder Farm:
- Work with Dana Asia Management, our Technical Advisor in Adelaide and our Farm Manager to oversee the building and implementation of the new Layer Farm to international standards and introduce strict biosecurity practices along with manuals.
D) Farm and Project Development
Assist with the development and oversee the develop of a new and effective legal structure to ensure a robust local governance structure.
Review the processes and procedures in place as per international and Cambodian accreditation requirements.
Be part of the Farm Management Team and participate in weekly meetings whilst in-country.
Assist senior Management with the preparation and implementation of ambitious budget targets.
Recommended Time Commitment
Minimum one year engagement, full time
Based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. May involve some travel within Cambodia and within the region.
Monthly allowance to cover living costs can be negotiated.