Research & Advocacy Manager (RAM)

Phnom Penh

Job Summary

Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA) has an immediate need for a highly competent Research and Advocacy Professional to fill the following position:

Position Research & Advocacy Manager (RAM)
Report to Program Coordinator
Supervise Research & Advocacy Officer/Assistant
Status of Contract Full-time Staff (Permanent)
Salary Range USD 1000 – USD 1407 per month

Job Summary

RAM works under the supervision of Program Coordinator (PC). He/She must coordinate the planning and implementing processes of all CamboJA’s activities related to research and advocacy on press freedom, access to information and media development. Successful applicant will be the point of contact on a variety of research and advocacy projects and activities for CamboJA. He/She is expected to commence his/her work no later than mid-December 2021.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities Duties
Develop research and advocacy strategy and workplans for CamboJA
  • Develop advocacy strategy and action plan for Research & Advocacy program
  • Coordinate with other team members to ensure good planning, synergy and effectiveness  
Take lead in daily execution of research and advocacy projects/activities in accordance with workplans
  • Build and maintain good connections between CamboJA and other stakeholders including but not limited to local journalists associations, organisations, NGOs, regional and international journalists network and organizations
  • Mobilise supports from stakeholders for CamboJA’s reactions/responses to harassment/right violation cases against journalists
  • Take lead and coordinate with other units of CamboJA to conduct investigations into any cases brought against journalists (including members & non-members journalists/media professionals)
  • Produce quarterly and annual monitoring reports/newsletters or factsheets on journalism situation in the country and other knowledge materials
  • Collaborate with communication unit to produce and publish advocacy materials
  • Conduct research studies related to journalism and freedom of expression
  • Collect and verify information related to discriminations, harassments and all kinds of violations against journalists to make a comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date record of journalism situation
  • Collaborate with communication unit to keep the public, donors and partners well informed about press freedom situation in Cambodia  
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting
  • Contribute to the development of M&E tools for Research and Advocacy projects/activities
  • Ensure timeliness of data collection and data entry where relevant to Research and Advocacy projects/activities
  • Keep track of project progress and ensure compliance with requirements of donors
  • Produce annual program reports
  • Support other units in all works related to research & advocacy  
Representing CamboJA in meetings and events
  • Participate in meetings with partners and donors when required
  • Participate in internal meetings and events organised by CamboJA  
Other tasks
  • Other duties assigned by reporting lines  

Qualifications/Requirements

  • At least 2-year experience working as researcher, human rights defender, advocacy coordinator or legal project manager in the fields related to press freedom, freedom of expression, and access to information;
  • Bachelor’s degree of law, journalism or other related fields (Master’s degree is preferred);
  • Good understanding of and experience in research design, data collection, data analysis, and research report writing;
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management;
  • Knowledge and understanding of local and international legal frameworks concerning freedom of the press, freedom of expression, and human rights
  • Knowledge and understanding of principles and practices of professional journalism;
  • Knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Knowledge and understanding of gender issues;
  • Good writing and oral communication skills;
  • Fluency in Khmer & English;
  • Computer literacy (MS Office);
  • Teamwork and multi-culturalism spirit;
  • Strong motivation to promote professional and high-quality journalism;
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment; ability to multi-task; attention to detail and ability to travel and work with community people.

Suitable candidates are invited to submit their application letter and CVs in English to communications@camboja.net by 17th November, 2021.

About Company

CamboJA
#19, St. 388, Sangkat Tuol Svay Prey I, Khan Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Penh.

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Salary: 1000 - 1407 /Per Month Publish date: 04 Nov 2021

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