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Job Opportunity: Senior Project Officer-COVID-19 Response

Deadline: 02 December 2020

CARE is an international development organisation fighting global poverty with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring sustainable changes to their communities.

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.

Founded in 1945, today CARE works in over 90 countries around the globe. CARE has been working with Cambodians since 1973, with an office in Phnom Penh since 1991.

Today, CARE focuses on empowering particularly marginalised and vulnerable women in Cambodia, including urban women who are marginalised by occupation, rural women who are denied multiple rights, and women and girls from ethnic minorities.

CARE is seeking a qualified national candidate to fill the position of Senior Project Officer-COVID-19

Response under VF foundation grant, based in Phnom Penh with frequent travel to the factories and

the target community in Phnom Penh.​

Salary Range: $811- $872

Note: this is a short-term position for 6 months only to support the emergency response

project. This position is pending funding


Your major responsibilities will be varied and will include:

  • Organise relevant meeting/training workshop key networks amongst stakeholders such government, GMAC, representative female garment workers, youth/female network other agencies under project;

  • Lead team work collaboratively the target factory, local authority line department deliver training awareness raising COVID-19 prevention, SRH messaging protection gender-based violence (GBV), the in-production factory workers the target community where lived in;

  • Coordinate support local health GBV providers provide accessible, essential in communities where factory workers live;

  • Build connection partnership factory team, local authorities line ministry distribute hygiene sanitation kits suspended/laid-off workers;

  • Participate broader impacts innovation, through capturing lessons learned building credible evidence effective approaches;

  • Provide ideas actively contribute the evolving direction the SMW garment workers through provision technical advice on knowledge, experience analysis, both the and levels

  • Engage maintain relationships NGO partners other relevant stakeholders, representing CARE at partner meetings planning sessions;

  • Represent CARE meetings relevant stakeholders promote CARE’s garment factory programs;


  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Development Study, public health, or equivalent

  • Relevant work experience in the emergency response or gender-based community development, preferably with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) and/or private company;

  • Good understanding on situation and needs of garment factories workers to social protection services and GBV protection and response;

  • Proven skills and experience in partnership with government, develop the training session, organising and conducting the workshop, facilitating training and capacity-building, including an understanding of adult learning principles;

  • Demonstrated experience in following standard policies, procedures and processes and ensure the implementation of basic standard transactions;

  • A willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities;

  • Demonstrated good interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning, problem solving, critical thinking and team building skills;

  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills and ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;

  • Demonstrated characteristics in honesty, reliability, integrity with the ability to maintain confidentiality;

  • Excellent communication skills in Khmer and Medium English skills would be sufficient; and

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel and intermediate numeric skills. Ability to develop or design advanced excel or other database programs is an advantage


  • An opportunity to work in a beautiful natural environment whilst learning and developing your career in international development.

  • Remuneration Package: 13th month salary, Provident Fund, Seniority Indemnity, Medical Allowance, Phone Card Allowance, Accident and Health Scheme with National Social Security Fund, Group Personal Accident with private company, Surgical and Hospital Insurance with private company that also cover your dependents, Cost of Living Allowance, Annual Increment and Relocation Allowance.

  • You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your experience in managing a small team of committed professionals, dedicated to improving education /sexual reproductive health outcomes for children, including children from minority populations

  • Flexible Working Arrangement: In order to improve employee’s work-life balance, CARE Cambodia has developed a flexible working arrangement policy. This will assist CARE Cambodia employees to attend to his/her personal needs; allow for off-peak travel; and to have more flexibility for child care.

  • Leave: CARE Cambodia provides staff with paid time off from work for rest and personal time or for other reasons. All full time employees are entitled to 18 days of Annual Leave, 15 days of Sick Leave, 5 days of Special Leave, 3 months Maternity Leave/Adoption Leave, 7 days of Parental Leave/Adoption Leave, Nursing Leave and Study Leave.

  • Public Holiday: CARE Cambodia the mandated public holidays (22) based on the Prakas by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.

  • Time Off In Lieu: CARE Cambodia promotes a healthy work and life balance and does not encourage employees to work outside normal working hours. If those employees have to work during the weekend or public holidays due to requirements, he/she will be entitled to Time off in Lieu.

  • Learning and Development: Continuous improvement through learning and development is a critical aspect of CARE Cambodia’s people focused agenda.

  • Remote Duty Station Allowance: Giving an understanding on some challenges facing by staff that moving to field offices at north eastern provinces, CARE Cambodia provides extra allowance to staff who has no permanent address at filed offices.


Interested candidates are requested to submit a CARE application form along with CV and cover letter to, or at the CARE Country Office at #91, Street 95, Sangkat Boeung Trabek, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh. A detailed job description and application form is available on or Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of 2 December 2020 Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Submitted documents will not be returned. In return for your commitment you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for all CARE Cambodia positions and will be strongly considered regardless of the requirements of the position.

CARE Cambodia is committed to protecting the rights of children. CARE Cambodia reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.

“Thanks for your interest in CARE! We are committed to each other and to the protection of the people we serve. We do not tolerate sexual misconduct within or external to our organisation 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. To find out more, please contact the Senior Human Resources Manager.”

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CARE Application Eng 2020
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