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INTRODUCTION


The Cambodia Rice Federation is aprivate sector led non-profit organization with the mission to promote and strengthen the key players in the rice industry value chain, from the farmers to the millers and exporters.

To support its strategic economic and social role, the Federation is looking to hire experienced professionals for its senior management team. These professionals should have a good technical understanding on the challenges facing the rice industry and the field they are in charge of. They should possess previous successful experience in leading and managing people in a start up environment, be highly driven and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and willing to work as a team. They are above all real problem-solver with strong analytical and leadership skills. Fluency in Khmer and English is a must. A third foreign language such as Chinese or French is an advantage.

The ideal candidates should be a degree holder and have at least 5-10 years of relevant experience with a good understanding on all the technical, cultural and regulatory aspects related to their respective field of responsibilities.

The Division Heads will report directly to the Secretary General who himself/ herselfwill report directly to the Board of Directors. The job openings are for the following positions:

- Farmers Division
- Rice Millers Division
- Exporters and Global Markets Division
- Financing Division

Secretary General
To fulfill its mission, CRF is recruiting a Secretary General, who will be responsible to execute the strategy and actions decided by CRF Board. He/She will be in charge of the day-to-day operations, which includes but not limited to planning, budgeting, administration & human resource management. He/she will lead a team that will be recruited as the needs arise. Very conversant with the rice industry in Cambodia, the candidate should be fluent in Khmer and English. Fluency in a third language such as French and/or Chinese languages will be an advantage. He/she will be reporting to the Chairman and the Board of Directors.

Qualifications:
- At Least 7 to 10 years of experience in managing an association
- Good knowledge of the rice industry
- University Graduate in Economics or Management or with equivalent number of years in professional experience
- Possess sense of initiative and team work
- Able to deliver under stress

Head, Farmers Division
You will be responsible for all issues that affect the livelihood of rice farmers, ranging from seeds, fertilizers, yields and standards to technical training, irrigations and domestic market access. You are expected to provide suitable recommendations and action plans to improve overall productivity and competitiveness of farmers and improve the marketing of their paddy. Your work will require hands-on site visits in various provinces and act as the Federation’s interface with all farmers’ associations’ representatives as well as with relevant government agencies and NGOs.

Qualifications:
- Good knowledge of the rice industry and seeds
- University Graduate in Agriculture or with equivalent number of years in professional experience
- Possess sense of initiative and team work
- Able to deliver under stress

Head, Rice Millers Division
You should have a very good technical and practical understanding on rice milling and refining. Your responsibility will be to facilitate for all issues that affect rice millers such as paddy supply, milling, processing, domestic and export of rice. You should have a thorough understanding on the techniquesand management of paddy drying, storage, milling and processing and be able to provide recommendations on how to improve rice mill productivity and competitiveness. Your work will require hands-on site visits in various provinces and act as the Federation’s interface with all rice millers’ owners/representatives as well as with relevant government agencies and NGOs.

Qualifications:
- Good knowledge of the rice industry and milling equipment
- University Graduate in engineering or commodities inspection or with equivalent number of years in professional experience as Quality Controller in rice mills
- Possess sense of initiative and team work
- Able to deliver under stress

Head, Exporters and Market Access Division
You should have a very good technical and practical understanding on rice export process, from the loading and shipment from the rice mill to the loading ports, which includes a thorough knowledge on contractual obligations, international payment terms, Incoterms and logistics. Your responsibility includes ensuring a constant administrative and regulatory improvement in the export process as well facilitate access to new overseas markets, working in coordination with relevant ministries, foreign embassies and agencies.

Qualifications:
- Good knowledge of the rice industry and marketing
- University Graduate in Sales & Marketing or with equivalent number of years in professional experience as Quality Controller in rice mills
- Possess sense of initiative and team work
- Able to deliver under stress

Head, Financing Division
You will be responsible for all the issues pertaining to the financing aspect of the various players in the rice value chain. Preferably a banker by training, you should be very conversant with working capital management, assets and liabilities management, accounting and finance, in order to be in position to help solve the financing challenges faced by all players in the rice industry. You will be dealing with commercial banks, MFIs as well as with multilateral and bilateral development agencies and other relevant ministries and agencies.

Qualifications:
- Good knowledge of the rice industry and accounting
- University Graduate in Finance or with equivalent number of years in professional experience as Accountant
- Possess sense of initiative and team work
- Able to deliver under stress

Deadline: by 31st July 2014
Email: info@cambodiaricefederation.org
Contact Person: Mr. Poeuv Bunrith
Tel: +855(0)12 343451
Address: Soma Tower, 3rd Floor, #2C, Street 120, Sangkat PhsarThmey II, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

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