Two Khmer speaking domestic violence law researchers: call for applications by November 23 2012

8 November 2012

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The project
In collaboration with Phnom Penh based Gender and Development/Cambodia (GADC) and Western University, Royal Holloway, University of London is implementing a research project on ‘Lay and Institutional Knowledges of Domestic Violence Law: Towards Active Citizenship in Rural and Urban Cambodia’. The project is funded by Economic and Social Research Council UK/ Department for International Development (DFID) UK.

Job description
GADC are looking to hire 2 researchers (1 female and 1 male) for a period of 28 working days between Monday 4th February & Monday 11th March. The positions will include qualitative methods training held in Phnom Penh. The two researchers will conduct in-depth interviews in Siem Reap and Pursat Province on domestic violence and legal reform in selected communes. The researchers will be responsible for recording and filing digital voice files of these interviews.

The qualitative researchers MUST be prepared to travel for all of the above period. They should speak fluent Khmer but do not need to speak English, although this would be desirable. Successful applicants should have a degree in a social science related discipline (or be close to finishing) and will ideally have practical experience of conducting interviews in community settings. Preference will be given to students who have knowledge and understanding of gender issues and an awareness of research ethics.

Further conditions: Travel, accommodation and subsistence will be covered by GADC based on procurement and financial policy and along with a fixed payment of US$600 for each researcher.

Reporting: The researchers will report back to Ms Prak Bureaksmey, Project Coordinator via email pc-research@gadc.org.kh and Dr Katherine Brickell, Principal Investigator via Katherine.brickell@rhul.ac.uk.

Further information about the project can be found here.

Interested applicants are requested to provide via email to info@gadc.org.kh a copy of CV with cover letter and the names of two referees. These can alternatively been handed into the GADC office, #89, Street 288, Sangkat Olympic, Khan Chamcar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, by Friday of November 23, 2012 at 5:00pm.

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted and documents submitted will not be returned

Employer information
Background: Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) is a local non-profit and non-political organization. It was admitted to the NGO Good Practice Programme (NGO-GPP) for its compliance with all standards in the Code of Ethical Principles and Minimum Standard for NGO in August 2011.

GADC’s vision: Cambodia upholds the principle of justice and the rule of law in which women and men are equally empowered to participate in development and to access, use and protect their rights.

GADC’s mission: GADC works to promote gender equality as a fundamental human rights, which are necessary for Cambodia’s social, economic and political development.

GADC works in cooperation with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and members of civil society organizations to advocate for gender sensitive projects/programmes, national laws and policies formulation in Cambodia. The advocacy for gender sensitivities in laws and policies is related to GADC’s emphasis on the need to shift from a focus on women’s roles in development towards a consideration of gendered relations of power, including access to and control over resources, and decision-making by women and men. GADC serves as an intermediary in which information flows between the national and subnational levels (including the grassroots). This intermediary role allows for local needs being responded by the government and national level policies are informed. Calls are made for applications by qualified Cambodian candidates for two ‘Qualitative Researchers’ requiring extensive travel within Cambodia.

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