Monday, January 11, 2021

Mediator Consultant, Project Assistant


Location: Phnom Penh |  Deadline: 13/Jan/2021 |  Salary: Negotiable

We are looking for qualified candidate to fill for the position below.

Announcement Description

Women Peace Makers (WPM) is Cambodia’s leading organization working on issues of gender and peacebuilding. Founded in 2003, WPM envisions a peaceful and gender just society where everyone, regardless of identity and ability, can reach their full potential and live free from violence. Today’s WPM is the culmination of almost two decades of action and learning in the field with longstanding and well recognized history of intervening in violent situations for women in Cambodia and has developed a strong base of programming to raise awareness, empower women, and advocate for change in the community and conflict settings. WPM is grounded in its approach and community voices inform all of its continued learning and strategic directions. Currently, WPM works at the local level with grassroots communities, at the national level with civil society and key stakeholders, and at the regional level with other NGOs, universities and gender and peacebuilding networks in neighboring countries. WPM is currently seeking potential candidates to fill in the positions below:

Announcement Positions

Mediator ConsultantApply Now 

Consultancy, Law, Social Work

  • Location:Phnom Penh Capital
  • Schedule:Full-time
  • Salary:N/A

This position works in local dispute mediation with gender sensitivity expertise.

Location : Phnom Penh (with frequent visit to the fields).

WPM is currently implementing a project entitled "Strengthening Gender Responsive Mediation & Community Mental Health Support to Address Gender Based Violence (GRM-CMH/GBV)” project (2020-2024), together with Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) under the funding from German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through Johanniter International Assistance. The project aims to “create a protective community for women, girls, men and boys (wgmb) through preventing and responding to gender-based violence in a pragmatic and gender sensitive manner”. One of the objectives is to strengthen the existing local mediation services provided by the local authorities and to ensure higher quality service provision to vulnerable individuals affected by GBV in 8 districts of 3 provinces in Cambodia, namely Kompong Chhnang, Kompot and Tbong Khmum. The role of the mediator consultant is to 1) develop a specialized mediation training manual tailored to each target audience (trainers and participants from sub-national levels); along with coaching guideline and 2) provide trainings and coaching as well as other related advisory support (on site and online) throughout the project mandate (2020-2024) to the implementing team and participants. During the development process, the consultant will ensure that existing local resources will be utilized accordingly and creatively, and not being duplicated. Specifically, the consultant will be required to undertake the following tasks and deliverables:


  • Duties:

o    Mediation Training and Coaching Manual Development

o    Develop a specialized mediation training manual for trainers (ToT Handbook) and for users (Practitioner Handbook) tailored to cases of domestic disputes that address gender sensitivity and responsiveness and in accordance with relevant national policies, guidelines and other relevant resources.

o    Design an accompanied coaching guideline

  • Facilitation and Coaching support

o    Co-facilitate Gender Sensitive Mediation Training Workshops to the project implementing members and sub-national actors/participants

o    Co-facilitate Gender Sensitive Mediation Refresher Training Workshops to the project implementing members and sub-national actors/participants

o    Provide on-line and onsite coaching support

o    Provide related advisory and support as requested to ensure effective design and implementation of the above responsibility.


  • Be a certified and recognized mediator
  • Have at least 5-10 years of practical experience in community mediation of local disputes, specifically with gender sensitivity in mediation work
  • Possess excellent knowledge in Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) with experience working with the relevant stakeholders at both the national and sub-national levels
  • Familiar with concept of gender, women’s rights, and child rights is a plus
  • Willingness to travel to target communities in the provinces
  • Experience working with local NGOs and community level programming
  • High quality communication skills, notably writing mediation training manuals.
  • Experience writing high quality reports, and incorporating written feedback and addressing comments from multiple stakeholders
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Ability to manage the available time and resources and to work with tight deadlines
  • No previous history of child abuse, crime, or sexual harassment


Project AssistantApply Now 

Logistics, Assistant

  • Location:Phnom Penh Capital
  • Schedule:Full-time
  • Salary:N/A

Location : Phnom Penh (with frequent visit to the fields)

Annual Benefits : 4,000$ - 4,200$

Reporting to : Gender Program Manager

The Project Assistant supports the Gender Program Manager in the gender project implementation, particularly supporting the logistic arrangement, workshop organization, coordination of the women’s leader network, and conducting provincial field visits.


  • Support in the field recruitment process of Weaving Women Leadership for Change (WWLC) program
  • Provide logistic arrangement and organization support of all project activities, including leadership workshop, community change initiative, network building, public talk and other field work.
  • Support the development of curriculum design and plan for WWLC workshop and sisterhood mentorship program
  • Develop and maintain good relations with women leader networks and involved stakeholders to ensure the smooth implementation of the project
  • Organize regular WWLC meetings/networking with grassroots the women leaders
  • Collaborate with responsible WPM staff to document and formulate creative and effective ways to present the project results to target audiences
  • Properly file and keep related project documentation in a chronological and easy-to-find system
  • Document and follow up on important actions and decisions made during meetings and other project related gatherings


  • Be a senior university student or hold a Bachelor Degree in a related field with at least 1 years of experience in project implementation
  • Be passionate in gender equality and possess the understanding and familiarity of gender concepts and women issues in Cambodia
  • Have basic budgeting skills and logistic arrangement
  • Have good organizational skills, reporting and writing skills, and effective data gathering skills
  • Be proactive to anticipate priorities without direct supervision
  • Have good interpersonal skills and self-confidence to ensure effective communication and representation of WPM in diverse audience and settings
  • Ability to meet deadline, work under pressure, and willingness to travel to the provinces
  • Able to speak and write in English and Khmer well
  • Willingness to learn new skills and test new experience


Application Information

Interested candidates, please submit your CV and a cover letter to email address provided in the contact details.

To learn more about WPM, please visit website or facebook page.

Qualified female candidates and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.