Legal Advisor; Case Facilitator and Junior Finance Officer



Legal Advisor; Case Facilitator and Junior Finance Officer

 

Equitable Cambodia (EC) is a Cambodian organization working to promote equitable development and the progressive realization of human rights in Cambodia through research, evidence-based advocacy, and community empowerment. Equitable Cambodia was registered by the Ministry of Interior as a Cambodian national non-governmental organization in March 2012. 

The EC’s Operation Department is currently looking for the qualified candidates to fulfill the position of Legal Advisor, which is based in Phnom Penh and the position of Case Facilitator, which is based in Ratanakiri province, with frequent travels to the field and the position of Junior Finance Officer, which is based in Phnom Penh. These are the full-time positions with a one-year contract and possibility for renewal.

Positions

Legal Adviser (1 post) Salary range:$1,300-$1,500

Under the supervision of the Development Watch Program Manager, the Legal Advisor will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Assist in developing, implementing and reviewing the Development Watch Program’s national and international advocacy strategies, which include community, national and international level components.
  • Assist the Development Watch research team in the design, implementation and review of research and analysis activities, including undertaking field research and evidence-gathering missions and conducting legal and policy analysis to support advocacy.
  • In collaboration with the Development Watch team, write or contribute to the drafting of external advocacy and awareness raising documents, including correspondence, case briefings, legal memoranda, web articles, media statements, and policy papers.
  • In collaboration with the Development Watch team, write or contribute to the drafting of internal documents, including project proposals and periodic program reports.
  • Participate in land and housing policy platforms in collaboration with domestic and international partners and organize local workshops and meetings in aid of advocacy initiatives as needed.
  • Assist the Development Watch teamwith other research, monitoring and advocacy activities, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Hold an advanced degree in Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Development, Human Rights or a related field (ex: MA, MSc, JD, PhD).
  • A minimum of 3-years work experience involving community-driven human rights advocacy, preferably related to land, housing and/or natural resource rights within the Cambodian or Southeast Asian context. This requirement may be met with exceptional domestic advocacy and/or legal experience.  
  • Knowledge of domestic and international regulatory frameworks applicable to human rights, land and housing issues in Cambodia.
  • Committed to Equitable Cambodia’s mission and core values.
  • Excellent English-language writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel and stay in the provinces with little notice on a regular basis, as needed.
  • Understanding of the challenges and complexities of carrying out advocacy in insecure environments.
  • Highly motivated, proactive, well-organized, collegial, and able to work well under pressure, both independently and as a member of a multi-national team.
  • Experience conducting empirical research, including social, environmental and/or human rights impact assessments
  • Litigation experience and/or experience using non-judicial grievance mechanisms
  • Experience conducting international advocacy campaigns
  • Experience in drafting media statements and press releases

Case Facilitator (1 post) Salary range:$450-$540

Under the supervision of the Development Watch Program Manager, the Case Facilitator will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Liaising between community representatives, community leaders, and EC’s team and NGO partners.
  • Work with CELA Team to conduct the community awareness on human rights and IP rights in EC target areas.
  • Help facilitate and coordinate the community meetings, workshops and campaign activities together with communities and with NGO partners;
  • Assist the affected communities to prepare, develop and design the advocacy tools and strategies to seek remedies to their problems;
  • Maintaining relationships with community leaders and villagers in the target areas in order to strengthening the community’s unity and solidarity;
  • Assist EC and its partners to conduct a field research/fact-finding within its target area
  • Work with EC technical officer to conduct community mapping and community land-use

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or policy and relevant field work and at least two years of related work experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficiency in English and Khmer;
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain relationships with organization’s team and partners;

Junior Finance Officer (1 post) Salary range:$350-$395

Under the supervision of the Finance Manager, the Junior Finance Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Oversee effective cash control and management from day to day transactions
  • Prepare monthly and annual cash reconciliation and keep records up-to-date
  • Prepare/review payment vouchers and conduct period control in order to ensure that all payments are correctly issued.
  • Review and validate the Accounts Payable /Account Receivable and ensure that all advances settlements.
  • Reconcile and initiate the necessary adjustment and payment.
  • Make data entry into Accounting System for all responsible programs and all EC’s sub grantees if have.
  • Monitor every day cash balances and update Cash and Bank Books
  • Maintain the payroll and pay-slips, where each employee signs their name to acknowledge receipt of the payment.
  • Oversees effectively cash control and management from day to day transactions and assist on cash needs from all EC staff members for day to day operations.
  • Ensure all accounting reports and supporting documents are kept in appropriate files for future reference.
  • Assist finance officer to handle bank transaction of EC. Make authorized deposits to and withdrawals from bank and communicate information to and from EC’s bank. (with required       co-signature);  
  • Number, code, and enter each payment voucher of all expenses, record, and control the flow of money transfers.
  • Prepare and overseeing all financial transactions and recording in general journal general ledger, Trial Balance, profit & loss statement, balance sheet and cash flow report.
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, yearly financial report package, including the reconciliation of the following financial statements: Balance Sheet, Income/Expense Statements, General Leger, Journal ,Trial Balance and Budget monitoring reports
  • Review financial reports and supporting documentation of EC's local partner grant recipients and ensure that reporting is recorded properly in the EC system and filed appropriately.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor  degree in  accounting or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years experiences in accounting/finance. Previous experiences with organization advantage.
  • Excellent with QuickBooks accounting system
  • Excellent excel  spread sheet is required
  • Ability to work with other,  deadlines,  respond  changes  priorities
  • Excellent written  verbal communication  and strong organization skills
  • Ability  work independently,  initiative set priorities  see  through completion
  • Strong service-focused orientation, must  well  respectfully  field  personnel
  • Proficiency English and Khmer.                                                                                                                 

Interested candidates can submit their C.V. and cover letter by 25th November 2016 for Junior Finance Officer position and 30th November 2016 for Legal Advisor and Case Facilitator to the Operations Department via email: job@equitablecambodia.org and kimsong@equitablecambodia.org. Please do not send certificates.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact 023 210 805, 012 31 80 90 or visit http://equitablecambodia.org/website/open-positions. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Equitable Cambodia is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.