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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Resident Gender Advisor, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Resident Gender Advisor

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking a Resident Gender Advisor for a four-year, multi-million dollar USAID technical assistance program to improve political competition and government accountability in Cambodia. The program seeks to strengthen democratic systems and increase the participation and leadership of women and youth in electoral and political processes.
Deadline: April 18, 2015
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Organization: The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs 
Based in Phnom Penh, the Resident Gender Advisor would support the Resident Director in implementing program activities to mainstream gender considerations into current and future programs. The Resident Gender Advisor will integrate gender into activities by examining the constraints and opportunities for both men and women and will lead civil society and political participation programs.
Field experience in Asia, especially Cambodia, is highly desirable. This position is contingent upon the availability of funding for NDI’s programs in Cambodia and funder approval of personnel. This position is anticipated to start in the fall of 2015.
  • High-level, seasoned professional that can work closely and collaboratively with the Resident Director, and other high-level stakeholders and party leaders;
  • Expert in gender and women's issues, who can conduct trainings with members of civil society.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Designs and oversees the implementation of program activities to ensure integration of gender considerations.
  • Supervises, guides and mentors local gender staff on best practices in the field.
  • Contributes to the planning, design and evaluation of NDI’s programs from a gender mainstreaming perspective in Cambodia in collaboration with NDI staff, local partners, in-house experts and external experts and advisors.
  • Contributes to the development of materials, training exercises, information sheets, reports, website articles and other products required to implement and publicize NDI’s gender-related work in Cambodia.
  • Assists the Resident Director and NDI colleagues to identify, develop and seek funding for new or follow-on activities or programs to enhance NDI’s gender-related programs in Cambodia.
  • Provides assistance and leadership in day-to-day internal management of Phnom Penh office and acts as management focal point in absence of Resident Director.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with international organizations, local civic organizations, political party networks and partners, and NDI’s network of trainers and experts.
  • Monitors and keeps Resident Director and other NDI staff informed of political, social and economic events in country, with specific attention to gender.
  • Serves as NDI representative at gender-related local conferences and meetings and at other events as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in women’s or gender studies, international development, international relations or related subject; graduate degree desired.
  • A minimum of fourteen (14) years of professional experience is required, with ten (10) years of experience specifically in implementing women's- and gender-focused programming in the field of democracy and governance, international development, community organizing, political campaigns, or organizational development. Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis.
  • Living or working experience in Asia, and specifically in Cambodia, strongly preferred. 
  • Exceptional competency in gender mainstreaming and women’s participation in political processes. 
  • Demonstrated training skills on gender-related topics and building local staff capacity.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with beneficiaries, all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders, and policy makers.
  • Superior oral communications skills to present information effectively, respond to questions and negotiate.
  • Superior writing skills, clear and persuasive and experienced enough to draft and edit all types of documents.
  • Exceptional analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues and to think innovatively and introduce new concepts.
  • Knowledge of the Asian political and cultural environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) desired. 
  • English fluency required; Khmer language skills preferred but not required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to regional locations outside of Phnom Penh, which are often remote and difficult to reach.
NDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, disability, and/or sexual orientation.
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