Senior Project Officer – Strengthening Economic Resilience of Female Workers Initiative-II


CARE is an international development organization fighting global poverty, focusing on working with women and girls to bring sustainable changes to their communities. CARE was founded in 1945, today CARE works in 111 countries around the globe and supports 1631 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 174 million people directly and 205 million people indirectly. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities.

CARE focuses on empowering particularly marginalized and vulnerable women in Cambodia, including urban women who are marginalized by occupation, rural women who are denied multiple rights, and women and girls from ethnic minorities. CARE focuses primarily on the northeast of the country, Phnom Penh, and surrounding areas.

CARE aims to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice and to bring lasting change to the lives of poor and vulnerable people by strengthening gender equality and women’s voice, promoting inclusive governance and increasing women’s resilience. CARE knows that it cannot achieve this mission without a team of dedicated, passionate and qualified people.

CARE values teamwork, critical thinking, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm. CARE is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace, where team members are encouraged to learn, grow and share their views. CARE promotes equality and diversity in the workplace as well as within its projects.

Job Summary

The Senior Project Officer role entails leading and overseeing initiatives aimed at strengthening economic resilience, particularly focusing on empowering women.

Job Responsibilities should be including:

• Lead impactful initiatives to empower women and strengthen economic resilience.
• Collaborate with diverse stakeholders to support women’s access to markets and sustainable livelihoods.
• Champion gender equality within the workforce through project planning and execution.
• Utilize expertise in project management and community development to drive positive change.
• Ensure effective stakeholder engagement, including women’s groups, NGOs, and government agencies.
• Monitor and evaluate project outcomes to ensure success and long-term sustainability.
• Contribute to capacity-building and training sessions for local partners and stakeholders.
• Maintain accurate reporting and documentation to track progress and lessons learned.
• Promote a culture of safety, integrity, and gender equality in all project activities.

Salary: $860-$925

Deadline: 26 April 2024


Responsibilities, qualifications and additional job requirements are listed in the job advertisement and the job description.

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit a CARE application form along with CV and cover letter to by the Subject “Applying for Position’s Title – SPO – SER-II”, or at the CARE Country Office at #39 (3rd floor), Street 352, Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang Ti Muoy, Khan Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A detailed job description and application form is available on or Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of 26 April 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Submitted documents will not be returned. In return for your commitment, you will benefit from a comprehensive benefits package.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities and members of other marginalized groups. CARE International in Cambodia is committed to protecting the rights of children. CARE International in Cambodia reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.

We do not tolerate sexual misconduct within or external to our organization and imbed child protection in all we do. Protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and child protection are fundamental to our relationships, including employment, and our recruitment practices are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable to work with other staff and the people we serve. As well as pre-employment checks, we will use the recruitment and reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with these expectations.