Program Manager

Vacancy Announcement
Program Manager

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) has been working in Cambodia since 1994, striving to support the Cambodian people in strengthening democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Thereby, the foundation works towards creating an environment conducive to economic and social development. All programs are conceived and implemented in close cooperation with the Cambodian partners on central and sub-national levels.

KAS is mainly operating in the following fields:
♦ Administrative Reform and Decentralization
♦ Strengthening Political Parties and Party Youth
♦ Parliamentary Reform
♦ Legal and Political Education
♦ Media Education and Development
♦ Foreign Policy and ASEAN Integration

To assist our office in Phnom Penh, KAS is currently seeking a committed and qualified Program Manager to support the implementation of the country program. The chosen candidate will work in close cooperation with the Country Director and the whole KAS team. A one year contract (with possible extension) is offered. The position is to be filled from 1st March 2015.

I. Key duties:
♦ Design (conceptualization), budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and progress reporting of KAS programs and activities in the fields of:
- Political Parties and Party Youth
- Political and Legal Education
- Legal Reformsin the field of Decentralization and Media Reform
- Improving Local Governance through Capacity Building
♦ Support and Monitor the implementation of activities of KAS partners (Department for Media and Communication, Club of Cambodian Journalist and Buddhism for Development) and advising the partners on organizational development
♦ Management of KAS scholarship programs
♦ Support the implementation of KAS regional and global activities in Cambodia
♦ Publication management in Khmer language related to the above mentioned fields
♦ Translation and proofreading of Khmer and English texts/documents
♦ Assist in organizing workshops/trainings/meetings
♦ Cooperate with administrative and financial managers for smooth operation and implementation of activities
♦ Prepare Terms of References for national experts involved in KAS projects
♦ Prepare and discuss contracts for national experts
♦ Quality assurance of the work of national experts
♦ Communication management with experts and all relevant stakeholders from governmental and non-governmental agencies
♦ Other duties (within individual competence and capacities) necessary to support the activities of KAS, as and when required by the Country Director

II. Minimum Qualification Experience:
♦ At least 3-5 years of experience in working in a non-profit sector relevant to KAS area of expertise,
♦ Familiar with professional project cycle management (planning, budgeting/implementation and monitoring and evaluation of activities and programs)
♦ Master Degree in Law, International Relations, Economics, Political Science or other related fields
♦ Excellent proficiency in English and Khmer (written and spoken)
♦ Computer literacy
♦ Ability to meet deadlines, multitask and work under pressure
♦ Strong interest and knowledge about Cambodia’s state organization, the political system, decentralization and media reform
♦ Experience in working for an international organization is an advantage
♦ Very good interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
♦ Being reliable and ensure accuracy of work

III. How to apply:
Please send your cover letter and CV in English to [email protected] by 05:00 pm on Thursday, 12th of February. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.

A detailed job description can be downloaded on KAS Cambodia Website under the following link: