Human resources and leadership management for Osmose’s operational director and community leader
SARAY-CBET is an informal group of families providing goods and services to visitors in Prek Toal village, namely paddleboat tours, water hyacinth handicraft products, restaurant and homestays.
An agreement has been signed between Osmose and SARAY-CBET with the goal of developing SARAY-CBET activities and capacities towards financial sustainability, participative and fair decision process and eventually full independence from OSMOSE.
The goal of Osmose is then to strengthen the Saray-CBET groups on the lake to make them less dependent on tourism and to make their activities more sustainable. A lack of ownership sense and commitment within the Saray-CBET groups has been identified although it’s key for their development. A first step has been done by clarifying the functioning of Osmose and Saray-CBET but there is no procedure to manage these groups.
Omose’s also wants to develop the NGO activities (environmental education and other projects.)
The Osmose’s team lacks of human resources and methodology to go further at this point.
In order to run its projects, Osmose’s team has an operational director. It also includes a community coordinator who is responsible of managing the implementation of the activities among the Prek Toal communities.
However, both the operational director and the coordinator did not receive the proper training and his methods need to be improved.
An improvement of human resources management as well as leadership management would allow the team to improve the management of both the Osmose’s team and the Saray-CBET groups.
The team would also like the Saray-CBET groups to be more involved into the communities’ projects by implementing participative decision making process.
Intervention attendue du volontaire
– Introduction to human resources management fundamentals
– Design of effective HR management tools
– Leadership management: what it is and how to implement it
– Building capacity on management and planning
– Coaching on the participative decision making approach and practical exercises
– Good practices for the implementation of the projects.
The training must be based on practical examples and concrete guidelines adapted to the context to be implemented by the coordinator.
The Volunteer will travel every day in Tuk tuk or walking from hotel to office, which takes approx. 10min
Breakfast and dinner will be taken in hotel or restaurants nearby, lunch will be taken in restaurant nearby the office.
• Day 1 and 2: introduction to the association with the operational director, potential visit on the lake
• Day 3 to 5: training in Siem Reap with the operational director and the community leader
• Day 6 to 7: training in Siem Reao with the operational director
• Day 7 to 9: training in Siem Reap with the operational director and the community leader
Type de bénéficiaires
Profil des bénéficiaires
One participant speaks English and the other one is low intermediate
One participant has limited IT skills including office and Emailing
Both are not familiar with human resources management theory and practices.
Congé Solidaire;Mission Solidaire
Notre partenaire local
OSMOSE’s goal is to promote harmony between the local communities and the Prek Toal Ramsar Site and to facilitate both the conservation of the Tonle Sap environment and the sustainable livelihoods of the floating village communities.
OSMOSE’s approach supports the conservation of Prek Toal’s critical waterbird colonies through Ecotourism, Environmental Education and Social support.
The Osmose project is a pilot action initiated in 1999 combining environment and development in the Prek Toal area on the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia. The site is the home to the last colonies of large waterbirds in Southeast Asia, then threatened with extinction by the massive collection of eggs and young birds. The project’s approach is original in that it integrates the conservation of the colonies, environmental education, and ecotourism, with the aim of equitable development of the surrounding lake communities. After six years of perseverance, the bird colonies are saved, 1000 children are following the environmental education program, and Osmose is the leading player in tourism in the area.
In addition, 100 families below the poverty line benefit from social, medical and educational support and/or alternative income-generating activities to fishing that is not dependent on declining natural resources.
• Environmental education (indoors and outdoors classes)
• Developing income-generating activities for the people on the lake such as jacinth waving, restaurant, hosting, and paddle boat
• Creating a local cooperative to manage economics activities.
• Support this cooperative in order to get its full independence
• Training guides specialized in birds
• Implementing floating gardens
• Mobiles clinics
• Distributing filters and train people to use and maintain it
Accueil et transfert
Matériel disponible sur place
Partenaire : Osmose
GPS : lat
Thématique : Développement
Type d’intervention : Formation pour adultes
Compétences : Management des organisations
Nombre attendu de volontaire(s) sur la mission : 1
Durée : 2 semaines
Mission disponible toute l’année