The Open Institute is a local non-governmental and not-for-profit organization which supports the social and economic development of Cambodia by working in three major fields: gender, information technology, and the development of Khmer language. The Open Institute presently runs seven programs: KhmerOS, Open Schools, E-learning, Women's, Publications, Lexicography and the River of Knowledge.
The Open Institute is currently seeking interested qualified candidates to fill in three different positions: 1) Women's program Manager, 2) Gender Expert, 3) Communication Officer for the Women's Program.
The mission of the Women's Program is to work as an observatory of gender issues which will keep government and society informed on the real development of formal and real social and gender equality in Cambodia, and to use this information to facilitate discussion on women's issues and rights through all means of communication, leading to improvements in policy when adequate and possible. The Program also provides the tools and the training to support the efforts of women's organizations in Cambodia to do advocacy and to empower other women through the use of Information Communication Technologies.
- The main responsibility of the Women's Program Manager is to manage and ensure smooth operations, good results, and the impact of the Program. In order to do this, the Coordinator must clearly understand the information needs of the government, maintain a network of contacts with Government and NGOs, promote effective communication among organizations working on women's issues, and ensure the quality of the communication tools of the Program.
The selected candidate will become the leader of the Women's team, a creative and dynamic group of young people who believe that their professionals and skills will help women become agents of change who contribute to gender equality and women empowerment in Cambodia through the strategic use of Information. You are a good candidate for this position if you have at least as Bachelor degree in management, Communication, Human and Science or equivalency degree. You must also have also at least two years experience working in a project related to gender, women, media, or rights advocacy. To be a good coordinator you need to have appropriate knowledge and experience in project management, research methodology, gender equality, and information dissemination. Fluency in spoken and written both in English and Khmer is highly appreciated.
- The Gender Expert ensures that the goals and activities of the observatory closely match the information needs and policies of the Ministry of Women's Affairs in order to understand the pace at which Cambodia moves towards improved social and gender equity, as well as the needs for new policies and actions. The Gender Expert has a bachelor's degree in social sciences and wide work experience on gender issues and policies.
- The main responsibility of the Communication Officer of the Women's Program is to facilitate and to effectively promote the information gathered by the Program through face-to-face and electronic communications tools (blog, online forum, gender mailing list) to its partners and targets. A good candidate has a Bachelor degree of Sociology or Law or Media and Communication or equivalence, at least one years of experience in communication in projects related to development or gender, and is familiar with social networks in the Internet.
The Women team and the Finance and Administration sections have a productive and motivated work environment, where respect for the other members of the team is the norm, and this respect will be given to and expected from successful candidates. We seek new colleagues who are motivated to work in a social project and who can integrate themselves in such a team, who have time-management skills and are able to work with little supervision. Please visit http://open.org.kh/en/jobs for the detail.
If you think that you fit this description, and that you are qualified, we invite you to submit a CV and a cover letter to House 19 Street 374, Sangkat Tuol Svay Prey I, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh. Application closing date is 9 April 2010 at 17:00. For further inquiry: 023 224 821. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.