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Program Officer

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an executing agency of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA), opened its representative office in Cambodia in 1993. Since then, JICA has been working together with the people of Cambodia focusing on capacity development and infrastructure development that will enable developing countries to pursue their sustainable socio-economic development through Technical Cooperation, ODA Loan and Grant Aid.
The newly recruited staff will be assigned to the Volunteer Section. The staff may be assigned to work in another section some years later.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
♦ To be in charge of JICA volunteers dispatched from Japan in Volunteer Section.
♦ To liaise with government agencies and other relevant organizations for JICA volunteer’s activities.
♦ ​To represent JICA Cambodia office at relevant meetings, workshops, and seminars, etc.
♦ To engage in secretarial works and logistical arrangements.
♦ To make an advise / instruction to JICA volunteers on the life and activities in Cambodia.
Requirements (Qualifications and Experience)
♦ University degree or advanced degree would be of a great advantage.
♦ Native tongue in Khmer and excellent speaking, reading and writing ability in English.
♦ Minimum three years of professional experience directly working in or with the international development organization.
♦ Long-term carrier vision as a JICA staff for more than 3 years.
Competencies required
♦ Ability to work independently with a minimum supervision as well as ability to work as a team.
♦ Sufficient ability to read and summarize the relevant documents such as reports issued by government agencies or relevant donor parties.
♦ Proficiency with relevant computer programs (internet, email, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point)
♦ Strong commitment to learn and improve, especially JICA’s regulation on accounting and procurement
Working Information
♦ Work location: JICA Cambodia Office (6th, 7th, 8th Floors, Building #61-64, Preah Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh) with occasional travels to the provinces.
♦ Basic working hours: From 8:00 to 17:00 (lunch time is from 12:00 to 14:00), from Monday to Friday
Submission of Applications
Interested candidates shall send the documents below to JICA Cambodia office, General affairs section, P.O. Box 613, 6th, 7th, 8th Floors, Building #61-64, Preah Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh, Cambodia; or via e-mail to [email protected]. Only short listed candidates will receive acknowledgements. All applications are treated with strict confidentiality.
The deadline for receipt of application is at noon of December 19th (Tue).
1. Written Pledge (1 copy)
2. Curriculum vitae (1 copy)  * Salary expectations should be indicated in it.
3. Credentials (1 copy)
Time Frame
1. Starting date will be the beginning of January, 2018.
2. Initial contract term is from the date of commencement till the end of June, with a possible extension, given satisfactory performance and workload demand.
3. A probationary period lasting three months from the day of recruitment.