Position: Social Worker (This Life)__Deadline:05-November

Join This Life’s passionate team to contribute your professional skills by listening to, engaging with, and advocating alongside local communities.  We value people who are innovative, creative and collaborative and who want to join a rapidly growing organisation that is celebrating ten years of delivering life-changing, impactful programs to children and families.

This Life is an equal opportunity employer. Our recruitment and employment processes are compliant with Cambodian Labor Law.

Due to our continued and ongoing expansion, we are actively recruiting for the opportunities below. Please scroll down this page to see the instructions on how to apply:

Position: Social Worker

Section: Children and Families

Location: Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey and Kampong Thom

Schedule: Monday to Friday - Full-Time (37.5hrs per week)

Salary: (Negotiable depending on the qualification and experiences)

Are you passionate about Social Worker? Do you have the skills and experience to support a dynamic and innovative NGO? If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you!

This Life is an award-winning community development organisation that believes in listening to, engaging with and advocating alongside families and communities as they define and act on their own solutions to complex social issues. This Life currently operates programs under three sections: Children and Families, Communities, and Impact, Learning, and Effectiveness. These sections are supported by This Life’s Shared Services.

We are looking for a Social Worker to join our team and help us achieve our vision, mission, values, and goals. You will be responsible in direct working with children in residential care and their families (immediate or extended). The Social Worker will work with all stakeholders (RCIs, DoSVY, local authority, children, families and communities) to support and facilitate the reintegration of children with their families and provide technical support to RCI to transition/close. This will inform best practice in reintegration support across Cambodia as part of the FCF l REACT initiative. The position is based Siem Reap with frequent travel across the broader provincial area required.

At This Life, we prioritise the safety and well-being of the children under our care. As a community organisation, we are highly committed to Child Protection and have established a strict child protection policy to ensure that children are not exposed to abuse, exploitation, violence, or neglect. It is mandatory for all This Life staff and associates to act in accordance with this policy at all times.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage women, LGBTQI+ people, people with disabilities, and people from different cultural backgrounds to apply. 

All This Life employees are required to go through the Criminal record check. Applicants are requested to give permission for a criminal record or police check for any conviction related to child abuse or other relevant offences. Applicants are expected to provide a recent background check from their home country or country of most recent residence before beginning work at This Life.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Engage and liaise with key stakeholders, particularly children and their families, residential care institutions (RCIs), DoSVY, local authorities, community members and other NGOs, in order to build and maintain strong community relationships
  • Assist PC in carrying out program activities in order to meet broader program objectives and This Life in Cambodia’s overarching organisational goals. 
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in preparing program work/action plans, annual budgets, program documentation and reporting on activities and progress against program objectives for monthly and quarterly donor reporting.
  • Actively support and participate in program M&E activities to support practice improvement and reporting of program activities.
  • Identify and implement improvements to help the program achieve its stated aims and objectives
  • Attend all relevant internal and external meetings in order to build the knowledge and networks required to be successful in this position. 
  • Assist and carry out the assigned works from the program coordinator
  • Commitment to and active promotion of child safety and child protection.

Role Requirements:

    Qualifications & Experience

  • University Degree, Diploma or equivalent in a relevant field from a tertiary institution
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar case management/social worker role
  • Experience working in the field of child reintegration, community-based prevention or responses to family separation and/or children & families services 
  • Experience working with local authorities and NGO partners 
  • Experience working in an international organization within donor-funded programs – experience working with USAID funded programs will be highly regarded.

    Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by upholding This Life Cambodia’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes This Life’s vision, mission and strategic goals.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age-based sensitivity and adaptability
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as use initiative and make independent decisions
  • Ability and willingness to travel between provincial areas and spend significant time in the field
  • Treats all people fairly without discrimination or favouritism

    Functional Skills

  • Ability to use initiative and work autonomously 
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong planning, time management and organizational skills
  • Flexible and able to function within a dynamic work environment, re-adjusting and re-prioritizing tasks when needed
  • Proficient in MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Valid driver’s license (desired)


  • Advanced level of written and spoken Khmer
  • Intermediate level of written and spoken English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the demonstration of sensitivity to and appreciation for diverse viewpoints and different communications styles in a multicultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in harmony with staff members of different nationalities, with a mutually supportive team approach

General Responsibilities:

  • Be punctual, neatly dressed, and wear This Life’s shirt where appropriate.
  • Be respectful to everyone you come into contact with during your work at This Life.
  • Behave with integrity - no team member, intern, or volunteer can accept commissions or bribes.
  • Be responsible - keep your supervisor informed of absences and any issues affecting your work.
  • Be compliant - everyone at This Life must act in accordance with This Life’s Child Protection Policy.


We are using an online recruitment system for all applicants.  Only applications received by our online recruitment system will be accepted.

Supply the information as requested on the application form  You may also be asked to answer questions about the job you have chosen or to attach other documents.  If the form asks you to answer questions on the selection criteria, please do so in a single Word document (no more than half a page per answer) and upload it to the system.

  • Answer all other questions
  • Attach your CV. If you wish to add a cover letter it must be included with your CV as a single document. Load any other documentation if requested to do so.
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click Submit.
  • You should see a message in the top right-hand corner advising ”Application Successfully Submitted”. If you do not see that message it means you have not answered all questions as required.
  • All questions with an asterisk* are mandatory.

If you are having problems using our online recruitment system please email hr@thislife.ngo.

Moreinfo: https://thislife.ngo/jobs

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