Thursday, January 14, 2021

Project Officer


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

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

Announcement Description

API is a leading Cambodian capacity building organisation in the areas of advocacy, policy influencing, citizen engagement and good governance. API is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) with the mission to serve the long term democratic and social development needs of Cambodia through empowering people to interact with their government to protect their rights and provide for their needs. By 2023, API has set its goal "To fulfill rights and enhance voices of citizens for sustainable development in Cambodia" with a focus on empowering women, youth and disadvantaged groups, namely the poor, people with disabilities, indigenous people and out of school children to voice their concerns and hold government accountable, transparent, inclusive and responsive for their decisions and actions at all levels

From 2019 to 2020, API successfully implemented the project “Citizen Engagement in Social Accountability in urban area, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh; funded by Oxfam.

In 2021 API will expand the Social Protection in Social Accountability Mechanism, to support vulnerable groups, the poor, low income families, people with disabilities, old age, out of school children and street vendors in social protection services by engaging them in the implementation of the national Social Accountability Framework (I-SAF) to make their voices heard in claiming better access to social protection services and participation in local governance.

Announcement Positions

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Capacity development, Law, Social Work

  • Location:Phnom Penh Capital
  • Schedule:Full-time
  • Salary:$600 - $800

This position is for Project: “Social Accountability in Social Protection" in Khan Sen Sok.

Report to: Senior Program Officer/Project Manager

Contract type: Fixed duration (12 months); possibility of extension

Key expected results and responsibilities:

The project will contribute to improve public service providers in Phnom Penh related to social protection; by strengthening capacity of citizen representatives and services providers on social accountability and social project and related rights of service users and to improve social protection and public service quality; improving access to information about social protection and public services for vulnerable groups in urban area and ensuring that vulnerable groups service feedbacks and voices on social protection are heard and responded in ISAF and Social Protection Mechanisms.


  • Through implementing activities below:

o    Directly coordinate the project planning, implementation, technical monitoring, and reporting, and budgeting of the project.

o    Lead the project implementation, providing logistic support to project actions and reporting of each action,

o    Prepare and facilitate project activities such as workshop, meetings, trainings, learning and reflection.

o    Organize and facilitate regular meetings, financial monitoring, compliance

o    Conduct regular project monitoring and reporting, support to Project Manager to report to donor.

o    Develop report to donors under supervision of Project Manager

o    And other activities contribute to achieve project's goal and organisation mission.


  • Bachelor degree (or higher) in social service development, development study, law or development
  • At least three years’ experience in similar projects in areas related to social protection, social accountability, social inclusion, local governance, social work, capacity development.
  • Lived experiences of disability are a strong asset
  • Strong understanding of disability rights, of how discrimination based on gender, disability and belonging to other minority groups reinforce one another
  • Understanding of the context of disability-related policies, Cambodian DPOs and their engagement
  • Great understanding of financial management and procurement principles and procedures; project management responsibilities and oversight local partners
  • Possession of strong verbal and written communication with internal and external stakeholders both in Khmer and English
  • Must have very good interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work well in a team; proficiency in the use of software packages, computerised system, Microsoft Office including Internet, E-mail and others
  • Ability to work independently, initiative and work in a team
  • A demonstrated ability to implement multiple tasks effectively with strong results orientation
  • A demonstrated strong passion with the API ’s vision, mission and goal


Application Information

Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and detailed CV by email or address provided in the contact details

API is committed to a policy of equal opportunities, value inclusion and seek to have a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are welcome from people of all origins, age, religions, gender, ethnicities, sexual orientation and disabilities. Every application will be reviewed against the above requirements with the position only.

Women and men with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply!

Due to a high volume of applications, only short listed candidates will be contacted. Your application/CV will not be returned.

Closing time: At 5.00pm of the deadline.

More info and Job Description at website.