Job Advertisement: Executive Director

Do you have solid advocacy experience and excellent management and leadership skills? The NGO Forum on Cambodia is a unique membership organization  consisting  of  local  and  international  NGOs.  It  exists  to coordinate and equip members, networks of NGOs, and other civil society organizations to actively engage in policy dialogue, debate, and advocacy on  multiple  issues  including  land  and  natural  resources  management, environment  and  economic  issues  with  and  for  poor  and  vulnerable people in Cambodia. The NGO Forum is seeking qualified Cambodian candidates to fill the position of Executive Director.

Overall responsibility

The Executive Director is a full-time staff member of the NGO Forum, who reports to the Management Committee Chairperson. The main role  of Executive Director is to ensure the effective governance, management  and representation of the NGO Forum and to ensure sufficient funding to  meet  the  mission  and  vision  of  NGOF  and  to  represent  the  NGO members to aid agencies, government and media. Indicators for effective representation  include  70%  member  satisfaction  with  the  way  they  are being represented and at least 80% staff satisfaction in the way they are being managed.

Qualification Requirements

  • Masters degree in relevant field with 8 years experience in management of organizations
  • Solid advocacy or policy research experience
  • Excellent diplomacy and representations skills and experiences
  • Excellent knowledge on management, leadership, economics and law
  • Excellent understanding of the role of NGOs and civil society
  • Respect and good reputation within the NGO community
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding on land and natural resources management, environment and climate change, and development issues.
  • Strong analytical skills with capacity to think strategically  and interested in a wide range of issues
  • Energetic, tactful, pragmatic and proactive individual
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, both
  • Khmer and English
  • Not affiliated with any political party

Qualified  and  interested  candidates  should  submit  their  CV  and  cover letter to the NGO Forum no later than 28th November 2013 (5:00 pm)  via  e-mail  to,  mentioning  clearly  the  position  to which they are applying. For more details about the NGO Forum and Job Description please visit our website: Only shortlisted candidates will becontacted. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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