Senior Project Officer – Multilingual Education

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 Multilingual Education project aims to provide technical support to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on pre-service teacher training curriculum, the revision of multilingual education textbooks and improving the quality of multilingual education programs through training programs and outreach campaign activities in two provinces.


The Senior Project Officer - Multilingual Education will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of project activities, such as planning, providing training and developing training and educational materials. The SPO will work closely with the target District Offices of Education (DOEs), District Training and Monitoring Teams (DTMTs) and School Management Committees (SMCs) on trainings and promoting education. The SPO will contribute to donor reporting through monitoring project progress and supporting the collection and analysis of project data. They will need to develop professional networks and coordinate and participate in a range of meetings, trainings and workshops.


As the project is focused on multilingual education, it is essential that the candidate has an understanding of and willingness to work with indigenous communities, preferably with previous experience in multilingual education. Interpersonal skills and working closely as a team are essential characteristics for this role. The candidate must have an understanding of and experience working in the education system in Cambodia, particularly policies, guidelines and teaching methodology. Facilitation, networking and negotiating skills are 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, COB.

Office: Ratanak Kiri


I. Duties

  • Develop work plans and implement project activities in accordance with the approved work plan and budget;

  • Review and prepare materials for trainings and campaign events;

  • Organise high-quality trainings and workshops for project participants including DOEs, DTMTs and SMCs to rollout cascade training and back to school campaigns;

  • Coordinate and provide support to DTMT core trainers and SMCs to organize trainings and campaign events at the village level to promote the importance of education to the community;

  • Collaborate with the MEL team to manage, maintain and regularly update activity tracking system (ATS), collect and analyze project data and provide updates on project progress and challenges to their line manager, in the timely manner;

  • Ensure proper documentation of training and workshop reports and case studies, providing relevant information to their line manager for donor reports;

  • Coordinate and participate in relevant meetings, trainings and develop professional networks among key stakeholders; and

  • Participate in and promote a safe and secure work environment, to foster a safe and secure culture and ensure compliance with CARE Cambodia’s safety and security policies and procedures.

II. Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from Teacher Training College, National Institute of Education or equivalent and/or minimum 3 years relevant work experience in education, preferably with Local Non-Government (LNGO) and/or International Non-Government Organisations (INGO);

  • Proven skills and experience in report writing, facilitating training and capacity-building, including an understanding of adult learning principles, and development of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials;

  • Proven experience in understanding the education system in Cambodia, in particular policies, guidelines and teaching methodology;

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

  • Good understanding of indigenous communities, their cultures and the challenges they face;

  • Experience in multilingual education and advocacy is preferred;

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

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

  • Good communication skills in English and Khmer, including facilitation, networking, negotiation, and influencing skills; and

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