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Deadline of Application: 24 October 2010

Send your CV to: emmacambodia@gmail.com

The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is looking for a full time Program Manager for its Southeast Asia Country Programs, with primary focus on Myanmar/Burma. CPCS is home to a range of interconnected programmes that promote the advancement of peace processes, research and learning. CPCS creates opportunities for practitioners, students, academics and analysts to access information and resources that are contextually grounded; and supports people in country and conflict situations through network support mechanisms and consultancy services. This position is based in Phnom Penh.

GENERAL PURPOSE

The Southeast Asia Program Manager has responsibility for all CPCS country programs being undertaken in the Southeast Asia region, and is the primary point of contact for partners as well as other individuals and organizations involved in any programme activity. The Southeast Asia Program Manager works with partner organizations in countries within Southeast Asia to analyze the situation and design necessary interventions for addressing the conflicts and strengthening the capacity of local peacebuilders, likewise, facilitates networking and linkages as needed. This work is accomplished through facilitation, coordination, monitoring, and documentation of programs, learning, and impacts.

The Southeast Asia Program Manager provides on-going informational and networking support to participants who have completed their training and are working in the field.  This applies to graduates of the ACTS Masters Course in Phnom Penh, as well as locally-conducted courses in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation. The Program Manager also works with partners to recruit students for trainings and handles logistics for people who need to travel to and from any country in South Asia for training or other peacebuilding related activities.

The South Asia Program Manager is responsible for budgeting and monitoring expenditure, and works with partners and donors to ensure resources are available and properly utilized.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

These essential functions are the primary job duties.

Program Management: (80%)

  • Work with program partners to analyze conflict situations in countries within Southeast Asia, and to develop and provide responsive peacebuilding interventions, programs, and trainings.
  • Design curriculum for trainings, facilitate program and training presentations, assisting with trainers, documentation.
  • Work with partners to recruit appropriate participants to the ACTS Masters course in Phnom Penh and for local trainings. Facilitate students’ ability to participate in the trainings.
  • Prepare proposals for fund raising purposes for Southeast Asia country programs.
  • Prepare oral and written reports on all aspects of the Southeast Asia Program for partners and CPCS, to ensure that accomplishments, issues, and developing needs are understood and addressed.
  • Coordinate as well as assist in the research and writing of publications relating to Southeast Asia.
  • Coordinate with and, as needed, work with peers in other Country Programs to share experiences, lessons learned, projects, and new ideas and directions.
  • Supervise the Myanmar Program Assistant.

Administration: (20%)

  • Prepare budgets; process, monitor and forecast expenditure. Advise if budgets are being over- or under-spent, so that the Director can effect timely changes.
  • Track grants, donations, and fundraising.  Prepare financial reports for the Director, donors, and partners, as needed, and according to the requirements of the organization.
  • Handle logistics for trainers and participants/students who travel to or from Southaeast Asia countries.

SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Commitment to the CPCS vision and mission
  • Knowledge and experience of accounting and office procedures
  • Proficient in information technology, e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and the Internet
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Good time management skills
  • Sense of humour
  • Ability to establish working relationships with all members of the CPCS
  • High level of skill in interpersonal interactions
  • Ability to identify and deal openly with issues as they arise
  • Ability to work with minimum or no direct supervision
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Ability to work in the English language.  Good spoken and written communication skills in English.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master of Arts degree, and three to five years of progressively responsible work in peace-building or an allied field. Financial and administrative experience.  Extensive travel is required.

Myanmar Program Assistant – Full Time

Deadline of Application: 24 October 2010

Send your CV to: emmacambodia@gmail.com

The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is looking for a full time staff as Myanmar Program Assistant. CPCS has been running various projects in Myanmar for over 10 years now.

CPCS is home to a range of interconnected programmes that promote the advancement of peace processes, research and learning. CPCS creates opportunities for practitioners, students, academics and analysts to access information and resources that are contextually grounded; and supports people in country and conflict situations through network support mechanisms and consultancy services.

GENERAL PURPOSE

The Myanmar Program Assistant has primary responsibility of assisting the Southeast Asia Program Manager in carrying out various program activities being undertaken for Myanmar, liaising with individuals and organizations or networks in terms of logistical coordination. In accomplishing peace programs for Myanmar, the Myanmar Program assistant should assist in facilitation, coordination, monitoring, and documentation of programs, learning, and impacts.

The Myanmar Program Manager provides on-going informational and networking support to participants who have completed their training and are working in the field of conflict and peace, both inside Myanmar and elsewhere.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

These essential functions are the primary job duties of the Myanmar Program Assistant.

  • Contribute in analyzing conflict situations in Myanmar and helps in developing and providing responsive peacebuilding interventions, programs, and trainings.
  • Communicate and follow up with individuals and organizations who are taking part in trainings or courses, or any other kind of activities being undertaken for Myanmar.
  • Coordinates logistical preparations on any of Myanmar program activity including venues, materials, travel arrangements accommodation and meals, and others.
  • Assist the Southeast Asia Program Manager in terms of:

o  Writing proposals for funding

o  documentation and report writing of activities for partners and donors

SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Commitment to CPCS vision and mission
  • Knowledge and experience of accounting and office procedures
  • Proficient in information technology, e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and the Internet
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Good time management skills
  • Sense of humour
  • Ability to establish working relationships with all members of CPCS
  • High level of skill in interpersonal interactions
  • Ability to identify and deal openly with issues as they arise
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Ability to work in the English language.  Good spoken and written communication skills in English.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master of Arts degree desirable and two to three years of progressively responsible work in peacebuilding or an allied field. Financial and administrative experience.