Position: Project Officer -- Cufa


Project Officer
Based in Kompong Chhnang with sometimes travel to Phnom Penh
$350 per month [Inclusive of tax, exclusive of NSSF]

CUFA is a development agency focusing on financial inclusion, improving financial literacy and supporting economic livelihoods. CUFA has been developing community access to affordable financial services in the Asia Pacific region for over 40 years, working cooperatively from grass-root communities through to government levels, building capacity in emerging financial cooperatives to create sustainability, improve lives, and relieve poverty.

CUFA’s head office is based in Sydney and there are five international offices in Fiji (serving the greater Pacific), Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Myanmar and Bougainville PNG. Over the last few years, CUFA’s international work has grown. The purpose of this role is to provide financial literacy training to respective primary schools, targeted 3000 students per fiscal year and give administrative support to the project.

  • This position reports to the Project Coordinator.
  • Work closely with Project Coordinator
  • CFL Officers, local communities, and local project partners
  • School directors, teachers, and community saving bank
  • Sub-governmental stakeholders (Provincial Department of Education Youth and Sports…)
  • External partners
  • Project Officer will work to provide financial literacy training to 3000 students annually in respective primary schools and work closely with community saving banks to promote children good saving habit by open saving accounts.
  • Provide financial literacy to 3000 children from grade 1-6, age between 6-12 years old in different primary schools following the five CFL lessons and CFL app
  • Conduct teacher workshop to raise awareness among teachers about Children Financial Literacy program
  • Conduct home visit to children’s family nearby targeted schools to encourage children saving
  • Follow up children for saving at home
  • Look for community saving bank and encourage children to open saving account
  • Prepare study tour with children to community saving bank
  • Write monthly report and keep track on data training
  • Select new schools for new fiscal year of the project
  • Communicate and negotiate with local authorities – school, community, governmental department
  • Bachelor degree in Finance and Banking or Accounting or other related fields
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience in teaching small children
  • Good English proficiency (writing, speaking, listening, and writing)
  • Good at Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and email)
  • Have a good report writing skills – qualitative and quantitative
  • Commit to travelling in rural area to meet the project sites
  • Good negotiation skill with different stakeholders
  • Be flexible, honest and hard-working
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with partner organizations and stakeholders such as government departments
  • Ability to work under pressure and create a good team work environment
  • Local resident is preferred 
  • Knowledge of, and involvement in, the credit union movement 
  • Good computer literacy, Microsoft Office, Internet and Email
  • Ability to travel to remote regions to complete the work assignment
  • Flexible and adjusts well to change
  • Understanding of child protection policy and commitment to the International Credit Union Operating Principles
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated in work practices, set priorities for self and meet required deadlines
  • Knowledge of financial concept
  • Knowledge of child protection policy
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, including a detailed resume, a cover letter and a list of 3 references per e-mail to: jobs@cufa.org.au; or send it directly to Cufa Cambodia Office at #33 St. 420 Sangkat Boeng Trobek, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh. Applications close on 15 November 2018. To be considered for an interview your application needs to address each of the Essential Criteria above. CUFA takes the protection of children very seriously and as an organisation we expect all staff members to comply with our child protection policy. The successful applicant will need to sign a child protection declaration and undergo referee checks.
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