Project Officer- Feminist in Action

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 was founded in 1945, today CARE works in 100 countries around the globe and supporting 950 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 62 million people directly and 216 million people indirectly. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalised communities.


CARE focuses on empowering particularly marginalized 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 focuses primarily on the north-east of the country and 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 & 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.

CARE is seeking a qualified national candidate to fill the position of Project Officer-Feminist in Action based in Phnom Penh with frequent travel to project sites.


The primary role of this position is to assist coordination and project implementation of the Feminists in Action Project with the feminists CSOs partners. The Project Officer (PO) will work with the project manager to support the feminist CSOs partners in both Phnom Penh and surrounding provinces. The PO will provide technical assistant input into project implementation, monitoring and evaluation. This position will assist and liaise with both internal and external stakeholders and conduct training within the CARE SMW program and project partners.


Salary Range: $680 - $718

Deadline: 05 December 2022 (COB)


I- RESPONSIBILITY:

Major responsibilities will be varied and will include:


PROJECT PLANNING AND COORDINATION

  • Develop quarterly work plans that are aligned to partner quarterly work plan and the project annual work plans in order to meet the project activity deadlines;

  • Ensure work plans are consistent with outputs and objectives in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework;

  • To keep tracking budget requests and expenditures in the project activities

  • Maintain close coordination to all relevant partners such as local partners, and stakeholders to ensure they are fully informed on project implementation activities;

MONITORING EVALUATION AND LEARNING (MEL)

  • Keep tracking and recording the feminists in action project output activities align with the log frame in the MEAL system

  • Assist to review data tracking of the MEAL system from the project partners for the quarterly report and annual report;

  • Ensure that all routine data collection is conducted with accuracy, completeness and with integrity, according to the data quality management requirements;

  • Conduct project monitoring during field visits and ensure timely submission of monthly field reports to the line manager;

  • Participate in data collection for project evaluations, research and case studies;

  • Participate in quarterly, mid-term, and annual reflection workshops;

  • Liaise with and regularly debrief with partners and communities to ensure quality trainings and processes are implemented according to deliverables;

  • Document project activities, processes, emerging models and lessons learned;

  • Produce materials in line with CARE branding guidelines in cooperation with Communications team; and

  • Assist in the preparation of donor and other organisational reports and presentations; and

TRAINING AND COORDINATION

  • Assist to coordinate the capacity strengthening, meeting, annual meeting with the project partners

  • Maintain detailed records of participants training and meeting attendance and associated cost;

  • Produce reports and provide separate reports on each training or meeting including number of participants, training contents and training objectives;

  • Capture proceedings, learning and feedback of individual sessions, emerging models;

  • Maintain relevant learning and research related to program activities;

  • Ensure target communities members have enough time and opportunity to participate in the sessions in order to reach the target;

  • Attend meetings with partners and stakeholders.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Prepare field travel plans, per diem requests and other logistics in a timely manner and in-line with project budgets;

  • Actively participate and attend the Training of Trainers (ToT) program and other training as needed;

  • Ensure that CARE financial, administrative, and procurement procedures and policies are followed;

  • Participate in regular SMW team meetings as required; and

  • Ensure systematic filing system for project supporting documents and ensure all files are placed in a secure place (to avoid unauthorised access of documents).


II- SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Minimum technical diploma and/or vocational training in community development, gender or equivalent;

  • Minimum 02 years experiences in a similar position in the Gender-based community development projects.

  • Experience in coordination, organizing, delivering the training, awareness raising or meeting in relevant projects in relation to reproductive health, women’s economic empowerment and GBV is preferable.Basic understanding of participatory approaches, adult education and health promotion methodologies

  • Ability to develop, design, and produce Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials;

  • Demonstrated experience in following standard policies, procedures and processes and ensure the implementation of basic standard transactions including the management and acquittal of a cash advance;

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

  • Proven ability to manage and acquit a cash advance;

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

  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills and ability to work under pressure and to organise and manage workload to meet deadlines;Good verbal and written communication skills in Khmer (mandatory) and English (Mandarin as advantage); and

  • Good in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel and intermediate numeric skills


III. HOW WE VALUE YOUR CONTRIBUTION

  • An opportunity to work with a committed team who feel passionate about gender equality and diversity; improving lives of disadvantaged people; and working with partners to bring about positive and lasting change.

  • 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 insurance with private company, surgical and hospital insurance with private company that also cover your dependents, Cost of Living Allowance, annual increment based on your yearly performance rating and available funds.

  • 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 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 employees have to work during the weekend or on public holidays due to requirements, they 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.

IV. APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Interested candidates are requested to submit a CARE application form along with CV and cover letter to khm.jobs@careint.org, 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 www.care-cambodia.org or www.bongthom.com. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of 05 December 2022 (COB). 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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