An incredible opportunity exists for a highly experienced, knowledgeable, passionate, energetic and self-driven Cambodia Programs Manager to join our global team.
You will work closely with the Manager of International Programs and our partner organisation, Stung Treng Women’s Development Centre, on the development and management of an exciting new women-focused social enterprise in Stung Treng, Cambodia.
Please note this is currently a volunteer role which requires at least a 10-12 hour or 0.2EFT commitment per week (one full day plus time during the week for emails and meetings).
You will ideally be based in Cambodia or Australia.
The Global Women’s Project is a secular, non-profit organisation based in Melbourne, Australia. We support women and girls in developing communities to empower themselves through vocational training, economic development programs and social enterprise. We currently work in partnership with grassroots organisations in Cambodia and Nepal who share our vision for gender equality, women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation.
You can read more about us here: www.theglobalwomensproject.com.au
The Cambodia Programs Manager will be directly responsible for managing and developing joint programs with our grassroots partner in Cambodia, Stung Treng Women’s Development Centre (SWDC).
You may be based in Cambodia or Australia. This is currently a volunteer role which requires a 10-12 hour or 0.2EFT commitment per week. You will report to and work closely with the Manager of International Programs.
The Global Women’s Project is currently in the early stages of developing an exciting new social enterprise restaurant and guesthouse with training and employment for women in Stung Treng Province, Cambodia. You will be expected to work directly with SWDC to drive the development of this project.
This is an exceptionally exciting opportunity as much of the preliminary research and groundwork has already been completed - now the real fun begins!
Your key responsibilities will include:
- International Partnership Development and Management: Managing and further developing The Global Women’s Project’s partnership with SWDC in Cambodia, ensuring due diligence is exercised and good governance is enforced;
- International Project Development: Driving the development of The Global Women’s Project’s new joint project with SWDC - a social enterprise guesthouse and restaurant with training and employment for women;
- Project Management: Developing and managing project budgets, as well as effective monitoring, evaluation and learning systems;
- Preparation of Supporting Documentation: Preparing high quality documentation to support the development of the project e.g. business plans, funding pitches;
- Funding and Investment: Working with The Global Women’s Project’s Corporate Partnerships and Fundraising teams to identify and secure project funding;
- Stakeholder Engagement: Engaging relevant stakeholders in Australia and Cambodia;
- Identification of New Opportunities: Working with SWDC on an ongoing basis to identify and respond to new livelihood opportunities for women and girls in Stung Treng;
- Compliance and Regulation: Remaining up-to-date with development and regulatory issues in Cambodia and keeping The Global Women’s Project team and Board of Directors informed;
- Communications: Drafting project communications for The Global Women’s Project’s supporters and donors (blog posts, Facebook updates, segments for newsletters and reports) as requested;
- Strategy and Planning: Contributing to operational and strategic decisions, as requested, particularly in relation to international partnerships and programs; and
- Travel: Ability to travel to Cambodia as may be required.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in international development, business or social enterprise development;
- Minimum 5 years work experience in the development sector and/or comparable experience in business development with demonstrable experience of international development and social sectors;
- Strong project management experience with experience in gender programming highly desirable;
- Experience working in a technical sector (in particular economic empowerment or education) highly desirable;
- Demonstrated knowledge of development and economic issues facing Cambodia, particularly in relation to the status of women. Experience working in Cambodia or in the Asia Pacific region highly desirable;
- Experience with and knowledge of different funding models and channels, in particular impact investment and corporate partnership;
- Demonstrated experience in program portfolio and project management, including budget preparation, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and report writing;
- Broad knowledge of international development issues, particularly concerning gender and women’s empowerment, the Australian NGO context, DFAT policy and the ACFID Code of Conduct;
- Excellent written and spoken English, and highly-developed communication skills;
- Exemplary organisational skills, reliable attention to detail and demonstrated ability to work independently;
- Familiarity with platforms for team communications, project management and file sharing systems, most notably Dropbox, Google Docs, Slack and Asana highly desirable - you must have the capacity and drive to work remotely.
Your attributes and values:
- You are energetic, self-motivated, autonomous, passionate about what you do, and brave. You will work with your Manager to develop a work plan with timeframes and deliverables. You are reliable and get things done - our partners are counting on you!
- You have a demonstrated interest in and understanding of gender issues and equality, particularly in an international, developing world context. You have a passion for improving the lives of women and girls in developing communities.
- You are a collaborator and team player. You thrive in dynamic, start-up environments and are confident working remotely (we use a number of tech platforms to facilitate our global operations).
- You are a great communicator who is respectful of diversity - you do not discriminate against anyone based on their gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, level of physical ability, religion, or anything other identifying factor. You happily work cross-culturally and in a culturally sensitive and appropriate way.
Given the responsibilities of this role, you will be required to commit to a minimum 10 hours per week 0.2EFT (equivalent of one full working day with extra time for emails and Skype sessions across the week). You will be required to attend team meetings, which are held in Melbourne every two months, either in person or via Skype. Although the GWP team works collaboratively and you will have lots of support in this role, you must be self-driven, bold, and be able to work remotely and autonomously with minimal direction.