Job Announcement: Deputy Executive Director

  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 a qualified candidate for the position of Deputy Executive Director which will be based in Phnom Penh with frequently travel to the target areas. Key roles and responsibility of Deputy Executive Director stated as bellow but not limited to:

  1. Key Tasks:
  2. Coordinates with ED, PO, PA, Government institutions at the national and provincial level, and NGOs
  3. Together with CIPO’s Executive Director, management team and project officer to finalized and implement the strategic plan and logical framework
  4. Together with CIPO’s Executive Direct and project staff develop the proposal writing and concept note to donors for fundraising
  5. Work closely with the management team and projects staff for the overall implementation of the project’s plans and activities includes the monthly and quarterly work plan, budget plan, and annual operational;
  6. Ensure that all annual operational plan, such as the budget and activity plan of the project are effective and efficient;
  7. Monthly budget and activity monitoring, and provide support as needed in the effective and efficient implementation of the project’s activities by project staff and target communities;
  8. Coordinate with the partners, consultants and other service providers engaged in the project activities;
  9. In charge of implementing the project based on the terms of project contract with the donors and agreements with the partner- organizations;
  10. Prepare the report including monthly, quarterly, annual and progress report; and
  11. Coordinate and prepare the timely submission of project plans and reports including finance report to Donors
  12. Participate with CIPO meeting, Donors and network to understand the framework of proposal writing;
  13. Provide the mentor to the project staff how to implement the project;
  14. Conduct the field monitoring and evaluation to capture impacts periodically;
  15. Facilitate project staff in the organization to conduct the staff appraisal annually;
  16. Ensure that program budget is effectively, efficiently and transparently spent;
  17. Prepare and coordinate the advocacy and the communication activities of the project with the project officer;
  18. Effectively manage the project team to align with the term of reference and organization policies;
  19. Represent CIPO at meetings and events;
  20. Provide the CIPO’s technical support to improve the organization development
  21. Liaise, and communicate with the involved government institutions, at NGOs at all level;
  22. Complete other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director and requested by Management team member.


  1. Qualifications:
  • Have a good background, knowledge, and experience with indigenous peoples affairs.
  • Experience in Project Management or Program Management, human resource management and organization development
  • Strong experience in proposal writing
  • Strong computer literacy (including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, power point and the Internet and email);
  • Commitment to the empowerment of indigenous peoples community
  • Knowledge of participatory engagement and alternative learning approaches
  • Be able to work under pressure and based on good time management practices.
  • Have good relationships and good interpersonal communication skills with IPs, also with all kinds of governments, civil society organizations and Donors at local, national, regional and international
  • Ability to think critically and engage in meaningful discussion
  • Ability to facilitate groups and willingness to work as part of a dynamic team
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently
  • At least Bachelor degree in related fields.
  • Be fast and clear in report writing.

Application Information:

The 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: 19 April 2019 by 5:00PM.

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


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