Senior Project Officer – Strengthening Women Voice for Worker Well Being


CARE is an international development organization fighting global poverty, focusing on working with women and girls to bring sustainable changes to their communities. CARE was founded in 1945, today CARE works in 111 countries around the globe and supports 1631 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 174 million people directly and 205 million people indirectly. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities.

CARE focuses on empowering particularly marginalized and vulnerable women in Cambodia, including urban women who are marginalized by occupation, rural women who are denied multiple rights, and women and girls from ethnic minorities. CARE focuses primarily on the northeast of the country, Phnom Penh, and surrounding areas.

CARE aims to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice and to bring lasting change to the lives of poor and vulnerable people by strengthening gender equality and women’s voice, promoting inclusive governance and increasing women’s resilience. CARE knows that it cannot achieve this mission without a team of dedicated, passionate and qualified people.

CARE values teamwork, critical thinking, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm. CARE is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace, where team members are encouraged to learn, grow and share their views. CARE promotes equality and diversity in the workplace as well as within its projects.
CARE is seeking a qualified Cambodian national candidate to fill the position of Senior Project Officer – Strengthening Women Voice for Worker Well Being based in Phnom Penh with frequent travel to other sites as required.

Job Summary

The Summary of Job Responsibilities are listed below:

  • Partnerships and networking
  • Project planning and implementation
  • Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
  • Administration
  • Other Responsibilities

Experiences and Qualifications

The preferred candidate for the role should be with a minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Project Management, Economics, or a requisite 5 years of relevant experience within an International Non-Government Organization (INGO) or Non-Government Organization (NGO).

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a robust understanding of Cambodia’s garment industry and Women’s Economic Empowerment initiatives. Essential attributes include proficiency in facilitating training, adherence to organizational policies, and effective team-building skills.

Furthermore, organizational competence, reliability, and discretion are paramount. Fluency in both Khmer and English, coupled with proficient Microsoft Office skills and basic numeric capabilities, are prerequisites, while familiarity with advanced Excel or database programs is advantageous. Finally, an understanding of Cambodia’s health sector is desirable.

While your demonstrated experience is valuable, CARE is seeking a candidate who brings existing knowledge of, or a willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities. As with all CARE employees, you will need to uphold and promote CARE’s commitment to Child Protection and the Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse. CARE will provide you with a supportive and flexible working environment designed to recognize your valuable contributions and ensure a healthy work-life balance. CARE encourages continuous improvement through learning and development opportunities.

Salary: $860-$925

Deadline: 26 April 2024


Responsibilities, qualifications and additional job requirements are listed in the job advertisement and the job description.

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit a CARE application form along with CV and cover letter to by the Subject “Applying for Position’s SPO – SVW,” or at the CARE Country Office at #39 (3rd floor), Street 352, Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang Ti Muoy, Khan Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A detailed job description and application form is available on or Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of 26 April 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Submitted documents will not be returned. In return for your commitment, you will benefit from a comprehensive benefits package.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities and members of other marginalized groups. CARE Cambodia is committed to protecting the rights of children. CARE International in Cambodia reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.

We do not tolerate sexual misconduct within or external to our organization and imbed child protection in all we do. Protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and child protection are fundamental to our relationships, including employment, and our recruitment practices are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable to work with other staff and the people we serve. As well as pre-employment checks, we will use the recruitment and reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with these expectations.