1. Background

Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organizations (CIPO) is neutral, non-governmental, not for profit organization which was officially registered by the Ministry of Interior in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Registration letter No. 1352 Sor. Chor. Nor of 30 June 2014. C.I.P.O head office is in Phnom Penh and will also set up its official work at the provincial level in order to direct support to the indigenous people’s community.

CIPO works to improve well-being, rights and sustainable development of the IP communities, through strengthening the IPs’ sense of ownership on land and natural resources management, economic development and culture/tradition conservation.

CIPO is now looking for two (02) Indigenous Community Development Officers (ICDO) and one (01) Finance Officer (FO) which will be based in Phnom Penh with frequently travel to the target areas. Key roles and responsibilities of Indigenous Community Development Officer (ICDO) and 1 Finance Officer (FO) stated as bellow but not limited to:

2. Tasks of the ICDO:

  • Building trust with the target communities and understand the situation, the needs and support to the target communities with their ownership and self-reliant on their community development plan.
  • Implement the agreed activities with Donors in the target areas
  • Work together and cooperate with other CIPO staff in  the target area
  • Implement the innovative pilot projects in target communities with the aim to improve indigenous peoples’ access to rights-based, culturally adequate and participatory social services and social protection.
  • Training workshops for community leaders and local indigenous authorities on monitoring of public policies for human development and budgets and lobbying of local governments for policy and program changes as well as fund raising and Act.
  • Dialogue meetings between communities’ leaders and relevant duty-bearers and stakeholders to seek alliance and cooperation on project implementation and co-financing
  • Consolidation of findings, production and dissemination of case material to relevant policy-and program-makers at local, national, global level (videos, audio pod, casts, reports, info-graphics) based, collaborative and culturally adequate service delivery for indigenous communities, the project will consolidate the result from innovative project implement for scaling up the work, to use them as evidence for advocacy as well seek support from government and other NGOs, donors…etc.
  • Ensure that gender, disability and child protection are mainstreamed within CIPO’s and communities’ initiatives in the assigned indigenous communities.
  • Co-leads and facilitates in develop strategic plan and operational plan with management team
  • Represents CIPO in external communication including work-related communications and meetings at the field;
  • Be based mostly in the target community; living, eating, working and even celebrating ceremonies with the local people and undertake mission to others project sites and partner communities. Most of the time, he/she playing a role as a local people.
  • Participate in the organization capacity building in order to upgrade the skill for the development of the organization.
  • Provide recommendations to improve the work in supporting the target communities.
  • Follow-up on an update information related to target communities and the stakeholders to the target community.
  • Ensure that activity and the budget are effectively, efficiently and transparently implemented and spent
  • Ensure that CIPO’s by-law and policies are well implemented.
  • Monitoring and evaluation on the progress of the project and report to line supervisor.
  • Join  annual staff retreat
  • Implement the other task as suggested or requested by mangers

3. Tasks of the Finance Officer:

  • Assist Admin and Finance Manager on finance work of CIPO
  • Facilitate and support finance work for target communities to make sure that the fund is used in transparent and accountable manners.
  • Training and coaching financial related skills to target communities’ representatives.
  • Support finance technical to ICDO.
  • Assist Admin and Finance Manager in training and coaching financial skills to ICDOs and CIPO staffs. Together with ICDO, finance officer support the development plan of target communities.

4. Qualifications of ICDOs

  • Have good background, knowledge and experience with indigenous peoples affairs.
  • Commitment to the empowerment of indigenous peoples community
  • Best if from any group of indigenous people in Cambodia and be able to speak their own language.
  • Have an experience in project development and management.
  • Have a good relationships and good interpersonal communication skills with indigenous peoples, with government authorities at all level, civil society organizations and donors.
  • Knowledge of participatory engagement and alternative learning approaches
  • Be able to work under pressure and based on good time management practices.
  • Ability to think critically and engage in meaningful discussion
  • Ability to facilitate groups
  • Willingness to work as part of a dynamic team
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently
  • At least Bachelor Degree in Geography, community development or related fields.
  • Honest, committed and a passionate person in community development
  • Be fast and clear in report writing.
  • Be creative and innovative person
  • Best if can speak English (writing, listening, speaking and writing)
  • Be able to use well Microsoft office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Be able to travel to target villages
  • Understand and experiences on community development, community organizing  and mobilizing.
  • Understand the laws and regulation related to indigenous people.

5. Qualification of Finance Officer:

  • Best if from any group of indigenous people in Cambodia and be able to speak their own language.
  • Indigenous Peoples and especially Indigenous Peoples women are encouraged
  • Have good background, knowledge and experience on Finance.
  • Commitment in working at the field and with indigenous peoples communities
  • Knowledge and skills on community development and community initiative
  • Be passionate in learning new skill and community development plan
  • Be able to work under pressure and based on good time management
  • Having a good communication skill
  • Be flexible in working to support the community and the organization work
  • Have a good relationships and good interpersonal communication skills with indigenous peoples, with government authorities at all level, civil society organizations and donors.
  • Be fast and clear in report writing.
  • At last Bachelor degree in related filed
  • He honest and commitment on the task

Application Information:

Application can be submitted in hard or soft copy. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their curriculum vitae with cover letter to the below detail address or email, and contact number.

CIPO Office: #16 Be0, Street 460, Sangkat Toul Tumpong I, Khan Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Telephone: 023 51 31 666, 012276595

E-mail: heanbunhieng@cipocambodia.org, bunhieng@gmail.com and/or nun.sokunthea@gmail.com

Deadline of application: Friday, 21 January, 2019 by 5:00PM.

Note: Indigenous peoples and especially indigenous women are encouraged to apply.

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