Training on accounting & finance fundamentals

Training on accounting & finance fundamentals

The volunteer will be in charge of designing and implementing a training on accounting & finance fundamentals for Community Based Organization (CBO) members supported by NTFP.



In the Ratanakiri province in Cambodia, support to indigenous communities living in forestry areas is limited.

NTFP (Non-timber forest products) works in 2 national parks, which represents one of the largest protected landscapes in the Mekong basin. NTFP has played a strong role in helping indigenous people secure their rights to their land and natural resources (Community Protected Areas, Community Forestry creation).
NTFP wants to support the communities in developing new income generating activities to increase their living conditions and better protect their lands.

Malva nuts is a potential high value source of incomes. Missions on how to design a market study are being implemented. Complementary to these missions, it is necessary for members of community-based organizations (CBO) to learn how to efficiently manage the sales.

The mission’s goal is to train, with the support of NTFP team, community’s members on the basics of accounting & finance.

Recourse to the support of Planète Urgence volunteers is important because NTFP does not have the human resources for this mission, or the budget to hire a trainer.

However, the local NGO NTFP (Non-timber Forest Products) operates in two national parks, representing some of the largest protected landscapes in the Mekong basin.
NTFP has played a crucial role in helping indigenous people secure their rights to their land and natural resources, including Community Protected Areas and Community Forestry creation. NTFP aims to support these communities in developing new income-generating activities to improve their living conditions and better protect their lands, such as through the exploitation of high-value sources of income like Malva nuts.

Missions are being implemented to design a market study for Malva nuts, and it is necessary for members of community-based organizations (CBO) to learn how to efficiently manage sales.
Therefore, the goal of the mission is to train community members in the basics of accounting and finance with the support of NTFP’s team.

The support of Planète Urgence volunteers is crucial, as NTFP lacks the human resources and budget to hire a trainer for this mission.

Intervention attendue du volontaire

The volunteer’s intervention will be splited in two parts:
First part:
o Identification of the trainees’ skills and experience in accounting & finance;
o Design of a simple training with NTFP team, including simple templates to be used by the communities.
o Identification of the training planning with the team (who will be training each day).

Second part:
– Supervision of training’s Implementation to CBO members, including :
Introduction to accounting & finance: the basis of sales management (How to use journal entries to record transactions and use t-accounts to summarize transactions recorded during an accounting period) and practical exercises based on real-life situations.

The training must be very simple and practical, taking into account the required time for translation in Khmer, and the fact that most of the community’s members are not educated.


Banlung is the capital city of Ratanakiri Province (636 kilometers from Phnom Penh – approx. 9hours of mini-bus), located in Cambodia’s far northeast. Eight major hill tribes and ethnic groups live in Ratanakiri, accounting for 80% of the province’s population. Its forests and rich biodiversity also characterize the province.
There are some touristic hotels and restaurants in Banlung city, and a supermarket selling western products.

Malaria and Dengue are present in Ratanakiri

Type de bénéficiaires

First part of the training: 5 NTFP team members involved in the income generating activities will elaborate the training and be supervised by the volunteer to implement the training to the communities.

Second part of the training: 35 representatives of 5 Community Based Organizations (CBO) in 3 places will receive the training.
• Vensai: 2 CBOs, 10 members
• Taveng: 3 CBOs, 15 members
• Siempang: 2 CBOs, 10 members

The mission will be supervised by the project manager of NTFP.

Profil des bénéficiaires

The executive director of NTFP and the project manager have a good level of English.
The beneficiaries have a low level in English and translation by the project manager is required.

Nombre de volontaires requis

1 volontaires

Motivation attendue

Motivation to work in a very rural and remote area of Cambodia. Volunteer must be easy to adapt to a new environment and be pedagogical
The journey to the location of the mission is long (9 hours) and tiring (mini-bus with no much space)

Le partenaire

Notre partenaire local

Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP)


Non-Timber Forest Products, NTFP, is a local Non-Government Organization based in Ratanakiri Province, NE Cambodia. Since we were established in 1996 we have played a critical role in helping indigenous people secure their rights to their land and natural resources. We also recognize the vital importance of preserving the cultural heritage of indigenous people, often inextricably linked with their lands and forests.

NTFP works in Virachey and Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Parks that form part of a 11,217 km2 network of protected areas in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, one of the largest protected landscapes in the Mekong basin.

Wildlife surveys in 2021 confirmed the exceptional biodiversity of the Key Biodiversity Areas (hotspot) with presence of mega fauna and flora (In total, there are ten CR species present at Veun Sai – Siem Pang National Park that consists of 84.30% of evergreen forest, 13% of deciduous and bamboo forest, and extensive upland savannahs.)

Informations pratiques

Accueil et transfert

The volunteer will be welcomed at Phnom Penh’s airport by a member of PU’s team and will be transported to a hotel near the airport for an overnight stay on Saturday night.

The volunteer will leave by mini-bus on Sunday ( 9 hours journey).
Mini-bus schedule (day time only): 07.30 am – 4.30 pm

The volunteer will leave Banlung by mini-bus on Friday and will spend an overnight stay in a hotel near the airport in Phnom Penh.

Aéroport d’arrivée

Phnom Penh


The volunteer will be staying at a hotel in Banlung near NTFP’s office (individual private room, with key-lock, private bathroom)

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be taken in hotel or restaurants nearby.

Matériel disponible sur place

Volunteer should bring a laptop with him/her.

Je postule

Je postule

Code mission : CB3AC5

Partenaire :
Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP)

Localisation :
Cambodge, Banlung

Langues :


Type d’intervention :
Formation pour adultes

Compétences :

Dispositif(s) possible(s) :
Congé Solidaire, Mission Solidaire

Durée :
2 semaines

Dates :

📅 01-06-2024 au 05-10-2024

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