Position: Deputy Head of Women's and Children's Rights Section (ADHOC)__Deadline:15May

The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental organisation that works to address the absence of basic rights, freedoms and liberties in Cambodia by providing people with knowledge and understanding of human rights, law and democracy, and how to defend their rights and freedoms. ADHOC is comprised of two sections - the Human Rights and Land Rights Section, and the Women’s and Children’s Rights Section. It operates across Cambodia from a Central Office in Phnom Penh and 17 provincial offices.

The Human Rights and Land Rights Section handles complaints of human rights abuses, such as extrajudicial killings, illegal arrest and detention, torture, impunity, or violations of fundamental freedoms of expression, assembly and association. In addition, the section handles cases of land and natural resource rights violations, including those concerning land grabbing, forced evictions, Economic Land Concessions (ELCs), Social Land Concessions (SLCs) and destruction of natural resources. The section undertakes three key types of activities, including a) provision of direct legal and other support to survivors of human rights violations and their families; b) empowerment and capacity-building activities to enable people to defend their rights; and c) advocacy at the local, national and international levels..

The Central Office is seeking a Deputy Head of Women's and Children's Rights Section to supervise and support activities of the Women’s and Children’s Rights Section.

You will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • An annual bonus of up to one month's salary;
  • Seniority payment is provided in accordance to the Labour Law;
  • Annual salary increment;
  • Pension fund;
  • Fully paid maternity leave;
  • Paid sick leave;
  • Annual leave and national holidays in accordance to the Prakas of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training;
  • Annual Health Check-up Package and 24 hours accident insurance;
  • Working hour accident insurance (NSSF);
  • Other benefits.


  • Perform a series of key roles in the absence of Head of Women's and Children's Rights Section.
  • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Creating and managing long-term goals.
  • Developing a budget and operating plan for the program.
  • Assisting to develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Participating in writing program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
  • Managing a team with a diverse array of staffs and lawyers’ talents and responsibilities.
  • Ensuring goals are met in areas including beneficiary group satisfaction, safety, quality, and team member performance.
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Prepare technical work to monitor women’s and children’s and community strengthening.
  • Collect information and prepare survey data for on-demand reporting.
  • Monitoring and investigate and provide intervene in serious cases.
  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Make statements and press conferences.
  • Participate in producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Developing Thematic Report on the situation of human rights and women issues.
  • Provide information related human rights and legal situation to journalists (occasionally).
  • Liaise and attend meetings with national and international NGO networks.
  • Work relationship with other government institutions.
  • Working on strategy with the communication team.
  • Take  lead  in  organizing  workshop  on  March  8,  press  conferences  and  other  programs  in collaboration with the team.
  • Prepare monthly time-sheet.
  • Perform any other related duties that may be assigned by line Manager.


  • Master’s degree in law or related field.
  • At least five years of relevant experience with NGOs, preferably in proven experience program management, stakeholder management skills, and team building.
  • A strong understanding of the human rights and democratic situation in Cambodia and human rights mechanisms.
  • Ability and confidence to address and respond to risks and challenges.
  • Excellent  organisational  and  time-management  skills,  and  an  ability  to  balance  competing deadlines.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Khmer, and strong competency in spoken and written English.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills, including report writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and work ethics.
  • Understanding of project management.
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Salary and conditions
ADHOC is able to offer a gross monthly salary of US$850 (plus bonuses and allowances). We are seeking candidates who are willing to commit to the role for a minimum of one year.

How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter not exceeding two pages which addresses the essential qualifications and experience, their CV with two references, and a copy of their certificates in one pdf document. Application should be submitted not later than 15 May 2023, by 5:00 p.m. via email to recruitment@adhoccambodia.org or personally to ADHOC’s Central Office in Phnom Penh. Only short- listed candidates will be contacted. ADHOC may begin to conduct interviews on a rolling basis, prior to the closing date.

ADHOC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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