Position: Senior Project Officer – Strengthening Economic Resilience of Female Workers Initiative-II (CARE Cambodia)__Deadline:26-April

CARE is an international development organization fighting global poverty, focusing on working with women and girls to bring sustainable changes to their communities. CARE was founded in 1945, today CARE works in 111 countries around the globe and supports 1631 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 174 million people directly and 205 million people indirectly. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities.

CARE focuses on empowering particularly marginalized and vulnerable women in Cambodia, including urban women who are marginalized by occupation, rural women who are denied multiple rights, and women and girls from ethnic minorities. CARE focuses primarily on the northeast of the country, Phnom Penh, and surrounding areas.

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 by strengthening gender equality and women’s voice, promoting inclusive governance and increasing women’s resilience. CARE knows that it cannot achieve this mission without a team of dedicated, passionate and qualified people.

CARE values teamwork, critical thinking, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm. CARE is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace, where team members are encouraged to learn, grow and share their views. CARE promotes equality and diversity in the workplace as well as within its projects

The purpose of the position of Senior Project Officer - Strengthening Economic Resilience is to lead and oversee the implementation of projects . The Senior Project Officer will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing various projects that support women in accessing markets, building sustainable livelihoods, and fostering gender equality within the workforce. Additionally, they will collaborate with stakeholders such as women's groups, local NGO partners, government agencies, and corporate partners to ensure the success and impact of the project. The Senior Project Officer will also play a key role in monitoring and evaluating project outcomes, advocating for the rights and needs of women, and fostering partnerships to support the long-term sustainability of the project.

This position is based in Phnom Penh with regular travel to project sites as required.   

Responsibilities and Tasks
• Organise relevant meetings/trainings with key professional networks amongst all stakeholders under this project.
• Engage, liaise and maintain relationships with International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) project partners, and other relevant stakeholders, representing CARE Cambodia at partner meetings and planning sessions;
• Engage and maintain relationships with Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, Ministry of Women's Affair, factory managers, INGO partners and other relevant stakeholders, representing CARE Cambodia at partner meetings and planning sessions.
• Represent CARE at meetings with new factories to promote CARE’s garment factory programs and negotiate agreements.
• Participate in relevant meetings and develop professional networks amongst all stakeholders;
• Provide clear explanations of the Project and CARE’s work in Cambodia to partners, communities and other stakeholders to build positive working relationships; and
• Coordinate and participate in meetings with partners.

• Develop quarterly work plans that are aligned to the annual project work plans and budget in order to meet the project activity deadlines;
• Provide training sessions and oversee the delivery of training by local partners;
• Provide ideas and actively contribute to the evolving direction of the Women's Economic Empowerment and garment workers through provision of technical advice based on knowledge, experience and analysis, both at the program and project levels;
• Participate in negotiations with garment factory managers to define packages of Women's Economic Empowerment to be delivered under the project;
• Produce written products to meet project activity goals, including the financial literacy, GBVH, Social Protection and Rights at Work curriculum and approach based on agreements with factories, with guidance from the Technical Adviser on gender and with understanding the requirements of Lululemon.
• Provide accurate, timely and comprehensive reports to line manager ;
• Participate in broader impacts and innovation, through capturing lessons learned and building credible evidence of effective approaches, in particular across work in garment factories with CARE and with other key stakeholders;
• Organise and oversee all  Strengthening Activity for Factory Educator (SAFE) working group meetings including logistics, minute taking and reporting to SAFE partners;
• Provide financial and narrative reports, tracking all financial transactions by assigned activity on monthly and quarterly bases and contribute to the writing of donor reports to a high standard;
• Articulate ideas and actively contribute to the evolving direction of the Strengthening Economic Resilience project through provision of technical advice based on knowledge, experience and analysis;
• Provide ongoing coaching to partners and donors;  and
• Maintain relevant learning and research related to malaria activities.

• Lead and coordinate evaluation and project data collection, analysis and reporting activities as required, including reviewing activities and evaluating their effectiveness;
• Conduct project monitoring during field visits and ensure timely submission of field reports to the line manager;
• Participate in data collection for project evaluations, research and case studies;
• Participate in quarterly, mid-term, and annual reflection workshops;
• Liaise with and regularly debrief with the project partners and communities to ensure quality trainings and processes are implemented according to deliverables;
• Document project activities, processes, emerging models and lessons learned; and
• Assist in the preparation of donors and other organisation reports and presentations.

• Prepare field travel plans, per diem requests, and other logistics in a timely manner and in-line with project budget;
• Ensure that CARE financial, human resources, administrative, and procurement procedures and policies are followed;
• Maintain accurate and detailed files of project related documents;
• Participate in regular team meetings; and
• Ensure systematic filing system for documents in sequential order and all files are placed in a secure place (to avoid unauthorised access of documents).  

• To proactively manage in the APPA process including the annual appraisal, midyear review and regular 1:1 meetings, ensuring that the APPA process (including the paperwork) is an integral component of Annual Work Plans and activities;
• Engage in emergency preparedness, assist in emergency response as required;
• Promote a safe and secure work environment; foster a culture of safety and security awareness and consistently follow all CARE safety and security policies, procedures and directives;
• Demonstrate an understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity;
• Uphold and promote CARE’s commitment to Child Protection and the Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse; and
• Comply with CARE Cambodia’s Financial, Human Resources and Operational requirements, foster strong communication between operations and programs teams and uphold high standards of honesty and integrity in personal conduct.

Qualifications (Know How)
Indicate the minimum required level of education, experience, and skills necessary to qualify for the position and fulfill the organization’s
expectations for job performance. Also include the education, experience, and skills desired for the position.

E.g. high school diploma; college degree (specify major/minor); specialty (ex. Accounting). Include the following phrase when possible: “or equivalent combination of education and work experience.”

Minimum Bachelor Degree in Social Science, Project Management, Economics or  equivalent and/or minimum 5 years relevant high level experience in community development and/or project management with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) or Non Government Organisation (NGO)

Good understanding about issues and challenges in Cambodia's garment industry context.
Good understanding about Women's Economic Empowerment.

Experience/Technical Skills
Number of months/ years of previous professional experience in a similar position. Examples: languages; planning; budgeting; word-processing, basic accounting; advanced written communications; presentations; fundraising; training/facilitation, etc.

• Proven skills and experience in facilitating training and capacity-building, including an understanding of adult learning principles, development of Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials;
• Demonstrated experience in following standard policies, procedures and processes and ensure the implementation of basic standard transactions;
• Demonstrate good interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning, problem solving, critical thinking and team building skills;
• Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken) in English and Khmer including the provision of technical advice, training and report writing.
• Demonstrated organisational and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines; and
• Demonstrated characteristics in honesty, reliability, integrity with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

- Experience in working or networking in context of garment industry sector.
• Demonstrate an understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including inclusion and diversity; and
- Demonstrate good digital skills in data management and presentation. 

Interested candidates are requested to submit a CARE application form along with CV and cover letter to khm.jobs@care.org by the Subject “Applying for Position’s Title – SPO – SER-II”, or at the CARE Country Office at #39 (3rd floor), Street 352, Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang Ti Muoy, Khan Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Moreinfo: https://care-cambodia.org/about-us/careers/current-opportunities

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