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Senior Project Officer - Monitoring & Evaluation

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.

The Senior Project Officer – M&E will work across all of CARE’s projects to support project teams to design and implement MEL plans, use M&E tools to track data across the project cycle and use the data generated to monitor and report on projects. A key aspect of the role will be supporting teams to use project data to generate learnings and improve current and future projects. The Senior Project Officer - M&E will work in collaboration with and under the supervision of the MEL Technical Advisor. The SPO will be responsible for leading on data collection methods, providing technical advice to project teams and documenting good practices, lessons learned and case studies to share with teams.

As this role works across CARE’s projects, the ideal candidate will demonstrate high levels of collaboration and teamwork. They will have experience in using both qualitative and quantitative M&E tools and methodologies. Experience in developing and implementing M&E plans, and managing M&E throughout project cycles is essential. It is important that the candidate demonstrates a commitment to gender equality, women’s empowerment and social inclusion.

Salary: $860 - $925

Deadline: 20 August, 2022

Office: Phnom Penh

II. Duties

  • Develop quarterly work plans that are aligned to the annual project work plans, budget and team’s priority;

  • Support the development of M&E frameworks, tools and data collection software to ensure that these tools can generate useful data and information for project monitoring and reporting, in collaboration with and under the supervision of the MEL Technical Advisor and project teams;

  • Provide ongoing, comprehensive support to project staff in applying the M&E tools in compliance with the M&E framework;

  • Maintain and regularly update project activity tracking systems (ATS), collect and analyze project data and provide updates on progress and challenges to their line manager, in a timely manner;

  • Lead and coordinate self-administered surveys and other data collection methods as designed for each project;

  • Monitor actual project progress, activity results and implementation costs against project planning to ensure that actions are implemented effectively;

  • Provide technical advice to project teams in the development of project planning, training workshops, training curriculum design, resource products and teaching methodology by providing inputs based on the data collected, monitoring reports, and field observations;

  • Document good practices, lessons learned and case studies to share with project teams and their line manager; and

  • Demonstrate an understanding of gender equality, women’s empowerment, social inclusion and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity.

II. Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Development Management or equivalent relevant qualification.

  • A professional background in research would be advantageous;

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in using M&E tools and methodologies, preferably within an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) and/or private company;

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies;

  • Proven skills and experience in report writing, facilitating training and capacity building, including an understanding of adult learning principles;

  • Ability to develop M&E plans and implement them in line with project cycle management;

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

  • Proven experience in M&E training, research and analysis experience in social science is preferred;

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

  • Demonstrated 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;

  • Excellent communication skills in Khmer and very good oral and written English; and

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


  • 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.


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 20 August 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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