Opportunities
Deadline: 20 Feb 22

Position: Deputy Executive Director (Research)

Cambodia Development Resource Institute



Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: N/A
Application Deadline: 20 Feb 22
Days left: 26 days
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CDRI, Cambodia's leading independent development policy research institute, working to produce high quality, influential and impactful development knowledge through policy research and capacity development, is seeking to appoint an applicant for the position of Deputy Executive Director (Research). 

The Deputy Executive Director (Research) leads and manages CDRI's research programme, ensures the production of high research quality, ethics, and relevant protection and safeguards are complied with during the whole research cycle. S/he will be responsible for the quality of research outputs, publications and dissemination, the supervision and capacity development of researchers, the foster of key research partnership, and the initiation and development of new areas of policy relevant research within CDRI Strategic Plan 2021-25. 

Roles and Responsibilities


On Vision, Mission and Strategy: 

  • Work closely with the Executive Director and the Directors of Research Centers, and Operations to achieve CDRI's vision, mission and strategic objectives, and in line with its values and principles;
  • Ensure CDRI's research and researchers capacity development objectives are achieved, consistent with CDRI's vision, mission, values, principles, as well as CDRI's Strategic Plan's objectives. 

On Research Leadership and Management: 

  • Manage, lead and coordinate CDRI's research programme, work closely with Senior Management Team and Research Management Committee; 
  • Monitor and evaluate research programme, track their progress against program/project's key performance indicators;
  • Lead in identification of new opportunities and in the development of research proposals for submission to granting agencies in responding to CDRI Research and Resource Mobilisation Strategy;
  • Mentor and support design and implementation of new research projects/programmes (methodology and conceptualisation, fieldwork management, data analysis, write reports, publications, and dissemination activities);
  • Ensure the integrity, consistency, quality and coherence of research projects, oversee and approve research outputs for publication and dissemination;

On Relationship Management: 

  • Maintain a close relationship with related functional centers and units within CDRI, especially with the Mangers of Operations on financial, human resource, administrative and institutional governance issues; 
  • Liaise with development partners and research communities to pursue CDRI's interests, and represent CDRI at high level national, regional and international development research networks and forums;
  • Consult Cambodian stakeholders and and partner institutions to identify medium and long term priority areas for research and policy influencing
  • Establish and deepen long-term collaborative relationships with local, regional and international research institutions
  • Represent and contribute to key national and international networking and technical working groups relevant to CDRI research focus

On Research Team Management: 

  • Chair the Research Management Committee to ensure effective operation of the research programme and projects; 
  • Promote open and transparent communication within and across research teams and centers; 
  • Mentor and support researchers and directors of research centers in carrying out their responsibilities;
  • Manage and review performance of researchers and director of research center. 

Qualifications and requirements


  • A PhD in a field relevant to CDRI’s research priorities, with a strong track record of applied and policy-oriented development research;
  • A recent record of achievement in research leadership and management with a research/academic institution;
  • Proven record of successful research grant applications;
  • A significant body of development research publications;
  • Excellent communication skills including English writing and oral skills; proven research capacity building, mentoring and coaching researchers, quality assurance, and research management skills;
  • Expertise in quantitative methodologies, data management and analytical packages.


The appointment is for a three-year period with the possibility of extension. Applications with a detailed CV, cover letter, publication references, and names and contact details of three professional referees should be addressed to the Executive Director of CDRI by e-mail to hr@cdri.org.kh, or by mail to PO Box 622, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

CDRI-DED Research
Opportunities
Deadline: 20 Feb 22

Position: Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Cambodia Development Resource Institute



Employment Type: Contract
Salary: ~
Application Deadline: 20 Feb 22
Days left: 26 days
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CDRI is Cambodia’s leading independent development policy research institute working to produce high quality, influential and impactful development knowledge through policy research and capacity development. CDRI is seeking ambitious and highly qualified fellows for several post-doctoral research positions.   

These positions are intended to recruit the next generation of researchers internationally to engage and collaborate with CDRI’s own research teams. The international post-doctoral fellows will bring knowledge of the latest theoretical and methodological innovations internationally, and work with CDRI’s research teams to apply these to the specific development context of Cambodia and the ASEAN region.


The appointment duration is negotiable, from six months to 18 months. 

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Research: the successful applicants will participate in the design and implementation of research projects/programs (methodology and conceptualisation, fieldwork management, data analysis, write reports, publications, and dissemination activities). 
  • Grant applications: the successful applicant will support the identification of new opportunities and in the development of research proposals for submission to granting agencies. 
  • Professional development: the successful applicant will be expected to implement a series of training programs in specific literatures and methods relevant to their expertise. 

Qualifications and requirements


  • A PhD degree in a relevant field; 
  • Expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies;
  • Strong analytical and communication skills and commitment to professional development of young researchers educated to Masters level; 
  • Good understanding of socioeconomic and/or political development issues in one or more developing countries; 
  • Evidence of ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals; 
  • Experience of grant-writing; 
  • Knowledge of statistics, familiarity with STATA or other data management and analytical packages (desirable, but not essential). 

If you are interested in applying, please submit curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter-outlining the research interests and contributions to CDRI's core research areas and two letters of recommendation to hr@cdri.org.kh, or by mail to PO Box 622, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, by 20 February 2022.  

Acceptance to the Program will be based on your research fit with CDRI, your experience, and the engagement that you would bring to research and policy activities at CDRI. 

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview during the first week of March 2022. 

CDRI-Post-Doc Fellow
Opportunities
Deadline: 31 Jan 22

Position: Intern

Centre for Development Economics and Trade



Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: 200
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 22
Days left: 6 days
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The Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI), Cambodia's leading independent development policy research institute, is seeking to recruit TWO Full-time Interns for a Six-month period to assist with research and operations at the Centre for Development Economics and Trade (CDET). 

Minimum Qualifications:


·         Fresh graduates in the field of economics, development studies or international studies.

·         Basic understanding of quantitative/qualitative research methods.

·         Knowledge of emerging development and policy issues, that of regional or global trends is an advantage.

·         Good communication skills in Khmer and English, both oral and written. Positive attitudes, commitment to excellence, and ability to work in a team and independently.

·         Ability to use Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Words, Excel, Outlook etc.), and preferably other data analysis packages (e.g., Stata or SPSS).  

·         Willingness to undertake a variety of duties including administrative and logistical tasks as required by the centre director and/or by researchers.

·         Commitment to work in this position for a minimum of six months.

Benefits:


·         Participate in CDRI’s mentorship, professional development training program, and other research events such as research workshop, seminar and webinar.

·         Have access to useful resources for research.

·         Be a part of a highly dynamic and innovative team.

·         Have opportunities to establish connection with CDRI’s local and foreign research partners and universities.

·         A monthly stipend of USD200.

Interested applicants are invited to submit Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter stating motivation and qualification to HR and Administration Department of CDRI via hr@cdri.org.kh or hard copy to CDRI # 56, St 315, Tuol Kork, Phnom Penh. 

Female applicants and applicants with disability are particularly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

CDET-Internship
Opportunities
Deadline: 31 Jan 22

Position: Research Associate/Fellow

Centre for Development Economics and Trade



Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: ~
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 22
Days left: 6 days
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CDRI—Cambodia’s leading independent development policy research institute, is seeking ambitious and highly qualified Cambodian national researcher for the position of Research Associate/Fellow to be based at the Centre for Development Economics and Trade.

Major responsibilities:


  • Lead, design and implement research projects
  • Review relevant literature, provide technical input on methodology and conceptualisation 
  • Take part in data analysis and report writing 
  • Lead or take part in writing proposals for funding 
  • Lead the implementation of field work and data management (dat entry and cleaning)
  • Participate in coaching and mentoring of junior researchers
  • Monitor progress and quality of research outputs
  • Read and comment on final outputs, take ownership and responsibility for dissemination of research findings
  • Participate in project planning, budgeting and staffing of the centre
  • Take part in networking and consultation with all relevant partners, including the government counterparts, NGOs, donor agencies and other research institutions in and outside Cambodia. 

Minimum qualifications:


·         Post graduate degree in development economics with a focus on trade/international economics. MA/PhD or equivalent is preferred, and female applicants are encouraged to apply

·         Sound analytical grasp of social development issues affecting Cambodia and the region

·         Demonstrated record in publication using quantitative research design

·         Experience in using statistical software (e.g., Stata, R, SPSS) to manage complex data and to conduct quantitative analysis

·         Comprehensive understanding of socioeconomic and trade development in Cambodia and the region

·         Demonstrated management ability, strong organizational skills, and experience working with and motivating a team

·         Strong communication skills, experience in mentoring, and commitment to professional development of researchers

·         Demonstrated experience in multi-stakeholder policy and research coordination

·         Experience in research grant proposal writing is a plus

·         Excellent communication skills in English and Khmer, both oral and written.

Application letter, detailed CV, sample publications and list of three professional referees (names, post and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) must be received by the HR and Administration Unit, CDRI, P.O. Box 622, Phnom Penh Cambodia, or e-mail: hr@cdri.org.kh by 31 January 2022. 

Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.


CDET-Research Fellow