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Program Adviser

With funding support from The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), The Asia Foundation has been implementing the Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence Program (PIPV) project since March 2015 which will complete on 30 June 2017 when the Ending Violence Against Women program in Cambodia comes to an end. A Program Adviser is sought for the remainder of the project (Jan 2017-June 2017).
Summary of position responsibilities:
The PIPV project is situated in the context of two unregulated industries, alcohol and the media, with project interventions focused on working with relevant Government Ministries, Civil Society with responsibility for TV content and alcohol regulation and communities. The approach being taken by TAF in the current project phase is to sustain project benefits and impacts and therefore requires the Program Adviser to work at national and sub national levels with Ministries, civil society stakeholders and community development partners.
The Program Advisor will provide technical input and advice to all project activities at the national and subnational levels through:
♦ Liaison with Government Ministries through working groups, media industry and civil society stakeholders to reduce violence against women in the media;
♦ Negotiation and coordination with Government Ministries on implementation plans and strategies of support to give effect to reducing VAW in the media;
♦ Managing the relationships and monitoring of the quality of outputs with TAF sub grantees (partners) implementing project activities in Svay Rieng and Kratie targeting alcohol control
♦ Providing technical support to the implementation of the media Code of Conduct
♦ Representing TAF at relevant meetings and workshops where TAF has an interest in violence against women, alcohol and the media.
♦ Provides technical support to project activities that fit to the Government’s Decentralization and Deconcentration (D&D) approach to development.
♦ Managing consultants engaged as part of the project implementation process
♦ Provides overall technical support to the team through a gender equity and inclusion lens
♦ As part of the PIPV Team conduct regular field monitoring visits to sub-grantees’ target areas and provide feedback on project improvements
Minimum demonstrated experience, skills and competencies:
♦ At a minimum Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field
♦ 5 years working effectively with government ministries and line agencies
♦ 3 years working with sub-national government
♦ Minimum of 5 years Gender and/or VAW project management
♦ 5 years project management with local and/or international NGOs in Cambodia
♦ Program design and/or proposal development;
♦ Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills;
♦ Ability to think conceptually, critically, creatively and strategically;
♦ Collegial and creative personality with ability to work one on one with Cambodian partner NGOs and operate effectively in an international work environment;
♦ Self-directed and capable of managing responsibilities independently and part of a close- knit team (3)
♦ Exceptional written and verbal communication skills (Khmer and English) adaptable to various audiences and contexts
♦ A team player willing and capable of sharing knowledge and experience to bring about project outcomes
♦ Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
♦ Confident and competent presentation and facilitation skills
♦ Working knowledge of government structures and reform initiatives
♦ Solution, innovation, and results oriented
♦ Strong MS Office skills.
Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by 5:00pm on Friday, January 20, 2017 with “Program Advisor” written in the subject line.
The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.
The Asia Foundation Address
House # 59, Street 242 – Oknha Peich | Phnom Penh | Cambodia
P: +855 (0)23 210 431 (main)

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted