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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. In partnership with government, civil society, NGOs and development partners, UNICEF Cambodia seeks to ensure that all children in Cambodia have a healthy, clean and protective environment to thrive and reach their full potential.

We are now inviting qualified applicants for the following national officer posts to be based in Phnom Penh

Social Policy Specialist (NO-D)

to strengthen national systems of analysis planning and budgeting across sectors leading to creation of a comprehensive package of social protection measures for the poorest families and children

• Support UNICEF’s engagement in the Decentralization & Deconcentration reform

• Support strengthening of national planning, monitoring and evaluation processes in partnership with the Ministry of Planning

• Strengthen the integration of social protection measures within the sub-national planning and budgeting processes

• Support UNICEF’s planned engagement within the on-going Public Administration Reforms

• Provide technical support to government and non-government organizations at the national, regional and provincial levels in planning and budgeting

• Actively build and maintain networks with high level key stakeholders within the government, civil society and the development community to drive UNICEF’s goals for children in Cambodia

• Support’s UNICEF’s overall approaches to enhancing governance for realization of child rights.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist, Policy/Advocacy (NO-C)

to apply technical approaches, such as community-led total sanitation (CLTS), sanitation marketing and hygiene promotion under the national rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene strategy

• Develop sanitation, hygiene and enabling environment components in the WASH work plan based on evidence generated and sound programme analysis

• Promote programme goals for increased sanitation and hygiene access through a combination of strategies such as advocacy, policy dialogue, networking and partnerships

• Facilitate programme monitoring, evaluation, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts and development partners

• Interact with Government, private sector, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies for WASH programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation

• Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve WASH programme goals, including humanitarian response

• Promote knowledge management by exchange of information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer, Engineering (NO-B)

to focus on technical design and civil engineering aspects of WASH programme implementation with attention to building local capacity and technical monitoring

• Collect and analyse data for the programme/project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation purposes under the arsenic mitigation and household water treatment and storage interventions

• Analyse programme implementation reports and evaluate against established programme recommendations and plans of action

• Provide technical capacity and oversight for arsenic centre database; support the integration of the database with other monitoring and evaluation initiatives

• Undertake visits to project sites, assess local conditions and resources, and monitor inputs

• Communicate with counterparts and authorities on project feasibility and effectiveness including monitoring the flow of assistance presentations

Communication Specialist (NO-C)

to create awareness of, and promote respect for, child rights issues and support advocacy and fundraising strategies for UNICEF’s mission in Cambodia

• Develop, write and edit human interest stories in English

• Draft and edit press releases, fact sheets, briefing notes and other advocacy materials in English and Khmer for both web-based and traditional media

• Plan events for launches, campaigns and visits of media, donors and representatives of UNICEF fundraising committees

• Manage interactions with local media and develop strategies to increase engagement with them, including organizing press briefings, news conferences, media interviews, field visits and training

• Implement the digital media strategy including content management for UNICEF Cambodia website and the social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube

• Identify opportunities and modalities to engage with, and share the opinions of, children and adolescents
• Provide advice to programme teams on use of mass communication tools

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer, CLTS/School WASH (NO•B)

to focus on implementing and monitoring technical approaches such as community-led total sanitation, hygiene promotion and school to community WASH

• Generate evidence for advocacy to increase investment in sanitation and hygiene, and integration with other community-based interventions such as nutrition

• Collaborate with development partners to develop and monitor behavioural communication approaches for social norm changes

• Collect and analyse data for programme/project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation purposes

• Undertake visits to project sites, assess local conditions and resources, and monitor inputs

• Communicate with local and government counterparts or authorities on project feasibility and effectiveness including monitoring the flow of assistance

• Attend technical cooperation meetings, prepare notes/presentations and undertake follow-up action and coordination related to programme implementation and monitoring

ICT Officer (NO-A)

to provide technical, operational and procedural support and end-user services in the implementation, maintenance and improvement of information technology systems, procedures and activities

• Support information technology needs through seamless integration of organizational computer applications

• Ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of the ICT system, LAN and data security, including user access to computer and telecommunications facilities

• Ensure effective customer support by providing computer training, troubleshooting and ad-hoc technical assistance

• Provide accountability through accurate analysis and evaluation of ICT needs, sound procurement, cost-effective installation and maintenance

• Enhance knowledge management through coordination of office records management, including systems for the acquisition, storage and retrieval of data

For full descriptions of duties, qualifications and entitlements, go to → About us → Job vacancies

Submission of Applications:

Applications accompanied by an updated CV, Personal History Form (P11), and two most recent performance appraisals (where possible) shall be sent by email to or by mail to UNICEF Cambodia, HR Unit, No. 11, Street 75, Sangkat Sraschark, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The P11 can be downloaded from
Regret letters will only be sent to shortlisted candidates. All applications are treated with confidentiality.

The deadline for receipt of applications for all vacancies is 3 November 2013
UNICEF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified women to apply

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