Opportunities
Deadline: 15 Aug 24

Position: Research Centre Director

Centre for Natural Resources and Environment



Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: ~
Application Deadline: 15 Aug 24
Days left: 25 days
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Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) is seeking an ambitious and high-performance researcher for the Centre Director position at the Centre for Natural Resource and Environment. We are particularly interested in candidates with the expertise and experience to lead the research centre and team to produce high-quality policy-oriented research, mobilise resources and fund opportunities and liaise with CDRI’s key stakeholders. The detailed responsibilities and required qualifications of the Centre Director are as follows. . 

Roles and Responsibilities


I. Research leadership (40%):

  • Lead research projects, advise and oversee the research team from conceptualisation to research output.
  • Find and assess research grants and opportunities for the centre and report to the Executive Director/Deputy Executive Director on the nature of the project and whether to accept or reject
  • Secure at least two long-term research grants per year
  • Oversee and/or participate in the production of research publications
  • Lead in policy engagement and research dissemination to policymakers and relevant stakeholders

II. Strategy, resource mobilisation, and representation (30%):

  • Represent the centre in management meetings, brief team members on management updates and promote teamwork within and across centres
  • Participate in strategic national, regional and international meetings, workshops, seminars, and dialogues
  • Participate in national and regional research committees and networks
  • Build and maintain research partnerships and collaboration with policymakers, development partners, research institutions, and other stakeholders to foster collaboration and policy impact, generate and share resources for capacity building, raise CDRI’s profile and attract potential funding

III. Administration and budget management (15%):

  • Establish and oversee the centre’s work plan and maintain the centre's annual total operating budget
  • Manage workload and cooperate with the operation team on time management and resource mobilisation, including the annual budget and timely implementation and delivery of activities and outputs
  • Lead and take over all responsibilities in preparing regular reports to donors
  • Collaborate with other research centres on other special initiatives, if required
  • Take lead responsibility for resolving problems affecting the delivery of research projects and for planning and implementing future research projects that emerge from the current project
  • Approve administrative matters including leave requests and procurement of goods and services requests for the centre, etc.

IV. Supervision, mentoring, and training (15%):

  • Lead in human resource planning and preparing training and capacity-building activities for team members for their professional development and career goals
  • Advise on, design, organise, and/or deliver specific capacity-building activities for CDRI, if required
  • Advise the team members of emerging trends, development issues and opportunities within the centre and CDRI

Qualifications and Requirements


  • Postgraduate degree in the education qualifications: development economics, environmental economics, development studies, public policies, or related fields relevant to areas of research at CDRI (Ph.D. preferred).
  • Proven track record of policy-oriented, environmental economics, development studies analysis of international development issues.
  • A sound analytical grasp of International Development Economics issues affecting 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 the professional development of researchers.
  • Excellent in English and Khmer communication skills, oral and written.

Interested candidates shall submit an application letter, CV, sample publications and a list of three professional referees, including their name, position, and contact information, to CDRI Administrative & Operations Unit via e-mail (hr@cdri.org.kh) or CDRI (P.O. Box 622, Phnom Penh, Cambodia) by 15 August 2024. Please refer to our website for more information on the position and CDRI’s work. 

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

Opportunities
Deadline: 30 Jul 24

Position: Human Resource Assistant

Administration and Operation



Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: ~
Application Deadline: 30 Jul 24
Days left: 9 days
302

Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI), Cambodia's leading independent development policy research institute, is seeking to recruit one Human Resource Assistant to assist and support work as a connection between the HR management and staff in accomplishing assigned tasks. This position is a part of the admin and operations unit to implement human resource activities and objectives, generate an organisational culture focused on employee well-being and improved quality of work, and maintain accurate records. The position is for twelve months, which is renewable.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s in HR, management, or a related field.
  • Minimum three years of experience as an HR Assistant or relevant field.
  • Certification or diploma in fields such as Professional Human Resources Strong communication of verbal and written English language and people skills.
  • Ability to handle challenges and overcome them using conflict management skills.
  • Time management and ability to meet deadlines. Attentive listening and capacity to follow directions.
  • Excellence in both teamwork and individual tasks.
  • Basic knowledge of the human resource and how it works.
  • Confident, optimistic, and empathetic demeanor.
  • Computer skills and comfort with handling IT equipment.
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae with a detailed cover letter and a comprehensive curriculum vitae including names and contact details of three (3) professional referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and working experience to the Administrative and Operation Unit of CDRI via the hr@cdri.org.kh

Please ensure to include 'HR Assistant Application' in the subject line. For further details about CDRI, please refer to the CDRI website: http://www.cdri.org.kh. The deadline for application is 30 July 2024. This is a re-announcement position.

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

Opportunities
Deadline: 30 Jul 24

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Consultant



Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: ~
Application Deadline: 30 Jul 24
Days left: 9 days
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Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) is seeking an MEAL Consultant to Develop a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Framework for CDRI. The MEAL Consultant will use effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to ensure the impact and accountability of our research activities. We seek a MEAL Consultant to develop a comprehensive MEAL Framework to support the implementation of CDRI’s 5-Year Strategic Plan. This framework will guide our organisation in systematically tracking progress and outcomes, assessing impacts, learning from experiences, and ensuring accountability to our stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:


  • The primary responsibility of this consultancy role is to develop a MEAL Framework that includes:
  • A clear M&E plan with defined indicators, targets, data collection and reporting mechanisms.
  • Processes for incorporating accountability measures ensure stakeholders are engaged and informed throughout the research cycle.
  • A learning strategy to capture lessons learned and integrate them into future work.

Scope of Work:


The MEAL consultant will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Develop a set of relevant, realistic, and measurable indicators for the Strategic Plan
  • Create a detailed M&E plan, including formulating a learning strategy to identify lessons learned, best practices, and recommendations for adaptive management. ·
  • Provide training and capacity-building for staff on the MEAL framework and its implementation.
  • Prepare a final MEAL Framework document and user-friendly guides or manuals for implementation

Qualifications:


  • Advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g., social sciences, development studies, statistics, or evaluation).
  • Proven experience developing and implementing MEAL frameworks, particularly within the research or development sector.
  • Strong understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Excellent facilitation skills and experience in conducting training and capacity-building activities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse team of stakeholders. · Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills.

CDRI invites qualified candidates to apply for the above-wanted position. We seek individuals who are passionate about contributing to our mission. Applicants are requested to submit the following application materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter articulating your suitability for the role.
  • Contact information for three (3) professional referees who can attest to your qualifications and professional background.

Please email your complete application package to the Administrative and Operation Unit at hr@cdri.org.kh. We encourage you to visit our website at https://cdri.org.kh/opportunity for additional information about our organisation and to understand your position better. We look forward to receiving your application by the deadline of 30 July 2024.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
Cambodian and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Opportunities
Deadline: 30 Jul 24

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation and Capacity Development Officer



Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: ~
Application Deadline: 30 Jul 24
Days left: 9 days
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Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) is actively seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer, a pivotal role in implementing and managing our projects' monitoring and evaluation framework. Reporting directly to the deputy executive director for research, this position is instrumental in ensuring that the organisation’s activities achieve the desired impact and are accountable to our stakeholders. The MEAL Officer will work closely with research teams to design M&E tools, collect and analyse data, and report on project outcomes. This is a twelve-month position with the possibility of renewal.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Work with the consulting team to develop and implement a comprehensive M&E framework that aligns with organisational and donor requirements.
  • Design and maintain M&E tools and systems, including data collection methods and databases.
  • Coordinate and regularly monitor activities to ensure project compliance with agreed standards and objectives.
  • Join field visits to collect data on project activities when necessary.
  • Analyse quantitative and qualitative data to assess progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Prepare and disseminate clear and concise M&E reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support project staff using M&E findings to refine and adjust project activities.
  • Provide training and capacity building for staff on M&E principles and practices.
  • Ensure learning from projects is captured and feedback is included in the project cycle for continuous improvement.
  • Liaise with donors and stakeholders to meet reporting requirements and communicate the impact of the organisation’s work.

Maximum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Social Sciences, Statistics, Development Studies, Public Health, etc.).
  • Proven experience in a similar role, preferably in a research or non-profit setting.
  • Strong understanding of M&E methodologies and frameworks and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Advanced analytical skills and experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, STATA) and data visualisation tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI).
  • Ability to design M&E tools and systems and to collect, manage, analyse and present data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to produce high-quality reports.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and experience working with diverse teams.
  • Willingness to travel to project sites, if required.

CDRI invites qualified candidates to apply for the above-wanted position. We seek individuals passionate about contributing to our mission and ready to enhance their careers. Applicants are requested to submit the following application materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter articulating your suitability for the role.
  • Contact information for three (3) professional referees who can attest to your qualifications and professional background.

Please email your complete application package to the Administrative and Operation Unit at hr@cdri.org.kh. We encourage you to visit our website at https://cdri.org.kh/opportunity for additional information about our organisation and to understand your position better. We look forward to receiving your application by the deadline of 30 July 2024.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
Cambodian and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Opportunities
Deadline: 15 Aug 24

Position: Research Associate

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation



Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: ~
Application Deadline: 15 Aug 24
Days left: 25 days
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CDRI—Cambodia’s leading independent development policy research institute—is seeking an ambitious and highly qualified researcher to fill the Research Associate position based in the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation of CDRI.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Lead and participate in the design and implementation of research projects (conceptualisation, methodology, fieldwork management, data analysis, report writing, publications, and dissemination activities).
  • Identify new opportunities and develop research proposals for submission to granting agencies.
  • Contribute to the Center’s strategy development and implementation of the work plan and budget.
  • Coach, mentor and supervise junior researchers and team members.
  • Build and sustain relations and strategic partnerships with government counterparts, donors, researchers, and other stakeholders to foster collaboration, generate and share learning, raise the profile and attract new potential funding.
  • Contribute to technical reports, research briefs, and peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Contribute to capacity-building activities and prepare training materials and other documentation, as required.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Advanced degree in Education, Development Studies, Development Economics, or closely related fields (A PhD degree is preferred).
  • At least three years of research experience in education, skill development, educational technology, development policy or research-related fields.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and skills in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in analytical software, including STATA, SPSS, R, Nvivo, etc.
  • Commitment to mentoring and professional development of young researchers
  • Abilities to communicate findings and strong communication skills in English and Khmer, both oral and written
  • Proven track record of policy and academic research publications · Experience with research grant writin
Benefits: 
CDRI provides a competitive remuneration package to staff commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition to an attractive salary, we also provide other benefits, including medical and accident insurance, pension, seniority indemnity, support for a staff capacity-building plan, and annual performance review promotion.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a motivation letter and detailed CV with a list of three professional referees to CDRI Administrative & Operations Unit via e-mail (hr@cdri.org.kh) or CDRI (P.O. Box 622, Phnom Penh, Cambodia) by 15 August 2024. Please refer to our website for more information on the position and CDRI’s work.

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