Research & Advocacy Officer (RAO)

Phnom Penh

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

Position Research & Advocacy Officer (RAO)
Report to Research & Advocacy Manager (RAM)
Supervise None
Employment Status Full-time Staff  
Location Phnom Penh

Job Summary

Research & Advocacy Officer (RAO) works under direct supervision of Research & Advocacy Manager to carry out projects and activities under CamboJA’s Research & Advocacy Program including media rights monitoring and documentation, facilitating access to support services for journalists, and implementing advocacy actions to promote media freedom, safety of journalists, access to information, and freedom of expression.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities Duties
Develop research and advocacy strategy and action plan
  • Support RAM in developing advocacy strategy and action plan for Research & Advocacy program
  • Coordinate with other team members to ensure good planning, synergy and effectiveness
Execute research & advocacy projects/activities in accordance with workplans
  • Support RAM in producing quarterly and annual monitoring reports/newsletters or factsheets on journalism situation in the country and other knowledge materials
  • Prepare budget for execution of activities under RA program
  • Contribute to the production of IEC materials for online and offline dissemination;
  • Organize workshops or events to promote and advocate for media freedoms, safety of journalists, access to information, and freedom of expressions;
  • Support RAM in mobilizing supports from stakeholders for CamboJA’s responses to harassment/right violation cases against journalists;
  • Coordinate with other units of CamboJA to conduct investigations into any cases brought against journalists (including members & non-members journalists/media professionals);
  • 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;
  • Provide support in conducting research studies related to journalism and freedom of expression;
  • Arrange logistics as necessary for project/activity implementation;
  • Facilitate journalists’ access to legal and psychosocial support service  
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
  • Contribute to the development of M&E tools for Research and Advocacy projects/activities
  • Collect and analyze data based on M&E plans;
  • 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;
  • Provide support to RAM in writing reports to supervisors and donors;
  • Support to RAM in organizing internal or external meetings to evaluate the achievements of program based on its indicators;
  • Write case study and success stories or lessons learnt if required by supervisor
Being CamboJA’s representative in partners’ meetings Participate in internal meetings and events organized by CamboJA  Participate in meetings with partners and donors when required
Other tasks Other duties assigned by reporting lines

Position Qualifications/Requirements

  • At least 2-year experience working as researcher, human rights defender, advocacy officer or legal project officer in the fields related to press freedom, freedom of expression, and access to information;
  • Bachelor’s degree of law, journalism or other related fields;
  • 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 10th February, 2022.

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: Negotiable Publish date: 26 Jan 2022

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