Ponleur Kumar




PK Background

Ponleur Kumar (PK) was formerly localized from WP/Stifung Kinderdorf Pestalozzi (SKIP) Foundation since 2003. PK is a non-political, non-partisan, non-religious, non-profit and grassroots organization committed to working in partnership with vulnerable families/individual, and communities to identify and address the root causes of vulnerabilities and poverty; and strengthening organizational and institutional capacities. At present, PK is operating its mission in 4 provinces (Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Otdor Meanchey) with specific aims of contributing to the reduction in level of poverty in rural communities through sustainable community development and empowering most vulnerable group to have access to better service and job opportunities; and fostering implementation of the children’s and women’s rights in Cambodia under the current funding supports of DCA/CA, EU, Fintrac Inc./USAID, Concern/PIN, ICS, Plan International, and Oxfam America.


PK has received funding award from Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS) for implementing 3 year project of Child Protection from 2013-2015. PK is seeking ONE (1) qualified Cambodian National to fill the vacant position of Local Governance Project Officer for Enabling Local Empowerment Action for Child Protection Environment (LEAP) based in Otdar Meanchey province. The salary range is USD375-USD446 per month plus other benefits (New Year allowance, health & accident insurance and provident fund)


S/he will take major responsibilities for:

·         Providing overall leadership, management, coordination and monitoring of day-to-day project operations and two empowerment facilitators;

·         Consolidating monthly progress management reports and narrative reports;

·         Leading the project team to develop and review work plans and budget plans on monthly, quarterly and annual basis;

·         Leading the project team to develop and review the training curriculums for providing the capacity building to project staff, DWCCC, CCWC, CC and child parents;

·         Supporting an Project Advisory Committee to conduct meeting for three times a year for giving feedback, guidance  and support for LEAP project implementation;

·         Providing coaching on quarterly basis to 2 District Women and Children Consultative Committee (DWCCC) on monthly coordination meeting organization with its members;

·         Providing coaching on bi-monthly basis to 5 Commune Committee for Women and Children (CCWC) on monthly coordination meeting organization with its members, case conference of child abuse and quarterly action and budget plan development/review;

·         Providing coaching to 5 CCWC to conduct outreach activities to identify child protection issues and needs for integrating into development plans of CCWC and CC;

·         Facilitating CCWC and CC to conduct consultancy meetings for integrating CCWC annual action plan into Commune Investment Plan (CIP);

·         Providing coaching to 5 CCWCs to use results of Social Service Mappings to develop annual action plans or other community development work

·         Supporting case referral of child abuse to CP service providers and NGOs;

·         Conducting Community Awareness/Education Facilitation to  key members of CCWC & DWCCC;

·         Providing the training on Anger Management for village chiefs, police and focal points of 5 CCWC;

·         Providing training on Child Abuse and use of LEAP folders with contact details of child protection service providers to village chiefs and members of Violence against Women (VAW) networks;

·         Providing training on skilful parenting and CP to members of VAW network and school teachers;

·         Facilitating the village chiefs, VAW networks and school teachers from target schools to distribute LEAP folders with contact details of CP services providers to child parents/caregivers and existing groups in target villages;

·         Conducting capacity Self-Assessment with school children and teachers on Child Protection in target schools on Child Protection;

·         Facilitating the trained teachers to conduct awareness raising of CP and child friendly contact folder of CP service providers with school children in target schools;

·         Supporting VAW networks to conduct the community dialogues on Domestic Violence and key messages of skillful parenting with child parents;

·         Organizing reflection workshops with village chiefs, representatives of VAW network and focal points of CCWC to review progress, challenges, lessons learned and next action plans for community dialogues on Domestic Violence and key message integration of Skillful Parenting

·         Providing training on skillful parenting and child protection on weekly basis to 1,300 social business clients and existing Savings Groups of OA project and LEAP

·         Provide coaching to 42 existing savings groups under LEAP and OA projects

·         Mobilizing communities and child protection networks to organize 4 Annual Community Events of  Father’s Day and Mother’s Day in commune/districts level;

·         Building up capacity to LEAP staff and AC committee;

·         Active participation in provincial governmental line departments and NGOs/networks;

·         Assist to develop PME framework for LEAP 2014-2015;

·         Being a focal point of PK in Otdar Meanchey to liaison with the relevant sub-national authorities and NGOs;


·       University degree in Laws, Social Science or  any equivalent

·       Minimum 2 years of relevant experiences with I/LNGOs related the fields or of appropriate professional experiences with child protection, skillful parenting, child rights governance, and capacity building;

·       Sound experience in project and program design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and report writing;

·       Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills and managerial skills;

·       Demonstrable self-motivation, self-accountable, integrity and willingness to learn from others and able to work under the pressure;

·       Previous experience in advocacy and networking is an advantage

·       Good in writing reports in English;

·       Able to verbally communicate with the donor in English;

·       Computer literate including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Internet;

·       Willing to work the remote and poor community people and children and stay overnight in the communities;

·       Ability to travel to the distant target districts with motorcycle with validation License ;


TO APPLY: Candidates who are interested in applying for the position above, please send a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter NOT later than 05th December, 2013 at 4:00 pm toPK Address: Group 17, Kampong Svay village, Sangkat Kampong, Serei Sophorn municipality, Banteay Meanchey Province or Samrong Village, Sangkat Samrong Municipality, Otdar Meanchey Province, Cambodia  or email address: .


PK is an equal opportunity employee committed to a diverse workforce.

Qualified member of any disadvantage group (including women, minority and people with disabilities) and applicants who permanently reside in Banteay Meanchey province are strongly encouraged to apply.

PK is committed to child protection and that prospective employees’ commitment to child protection must be a condition of employment.

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