Civil Society Capacity Building Specialist

Position:          Civil Society Capacity Building Specialist
Location:         Cambodia
Reports To:      Chief of Party
Division:          Media, Technology and Civil Society
Deadline:         2/28/2014

About IREX
IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.  We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities.  To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide.  IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Position
IREX seeks a Civil Society Capacity Building Specialist to provide technical and program management expertise for an anticipated USAID-funded Civil Society Support Contract (CSSC) in Cambodia.  The program is designed to empower and connect segments of Cambodian civil society for a more influential role in the country’s transformation to an enduring democratic and prosperous country.  The program will focus on strengthening the effectiveness of CSOs and include support for USAID grant management, organizational capacity building, legal assistance, and other interventions.

The position is contingent on funding.

Cambodian citizens are encouraged to apply

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Provide expertise in civil society sector strengthening for Cambodia, including identifying strengths and gaps, and developing and implementing program strategies to build capacity
  • Provide direct technical assistance to Cambodian partners and beneficiaries in areas including organizational capacity development, advocacy, outreach, coalition building, conflict resolution, and policy analysis
  • Conduct needs assessments and organizational analyses for civil society organizations and networks
  • Contribute to preparation of annual work plans and other aspects of the program strategy
  • Assist in managing effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; Master’s degree is preferred
  • 5 years of experience in promotion of civil society capacity development, citizen participation and/or related fields
  • Detailed understanding of the civil society sector in Cambodia
  • Demonstrated success in supporting and strengthening Cambodia’s civil society, including  through international donor-supported programs
  • Proven ability to communicate skills and experience to others effectively as a trainer or advisor
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with civil society groups, opinion leaders, the media, government officials and representatives of the international community at the national and local levels
  • Prior experience in coordinating with national and international organizations is highly desired
  • Professional proficiency in English and Khmer are required.

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