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ODC is looking for candidates with a strong motivation and work experiences for Board Member position as below:

Term of Reference

Board Member

Primary Responsibilities:

The Board Member works collectively with ODC Board of Directors in ensuring the functionality of the Board and guiding the overall direction and strategies of the organization.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead and guide ODC’s mission and strategies for an adequate overall organizational capacity.
  • Approve strategic plans to ensure an effective overall organizational capacity and to monitor, guide and evaluate the design and delivery of appropriate programs that align with ODC´s mission.
  • Ensure adequate allocation of resources by advising program development and planning, identifying donor sources, developing funding strategies, and representing the organization, as needed.
  • Oversee and evaluate financial management to ensure transparency and accountability.
  • Guarantee a proper legal responsibility and responsible risk management.
  • Enhance and ensure ODC’s public standing by assessing ODC’s image, advising, and planning for appropriate representation.
  • Ensure appropriate human resources policies, in keeping with ODC’s mission and values.
  • Select, evaluate, and terminate the Executive Director (Editor in Chief).
  • Guide and advise the Executive Director (Editor in Chief).
  • Resolve staff grievances, with regard to the Executive Director (Editor in Chief).
  • Recruit and orient Board Members.
  • Organize and evaluate Board operations to ensure efficient and effective governance.
  • Organize and participate in the period Board Meetings, three per year normally.


  • To be accepted for Board membership, an individual must:
    • Share the values and mission of ODC.
    • Express a commitment to serve as a Board member for at least two years.
    • Have relevant and appropriate work experience and skills.
    • Demonstrate personal integrity.
  • No individual demonstrating a conflict of interest with ODC’s purpose or nature as a non-political organization can be accepted onto the Board.
  • Preferably, the majority of Board members will be Cambodian.

Selection and Terms:

  • Successful candidates and nominees will the approval of a majority of the current Board members.
  • Board members shall be appointed for a two or three-years terms, which may be extended for a maximum of another three years.
  • Board members will be retired after two consecutive terms. However, an individual may return to the Board after a period of at least one year.
  • Other specific criteria for Board selection may be determined by the Board.

Application instruction:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV with at least two referees, by using the contact details below.

Subject of the application: ODC Board Member

The deadline for submitting applications is on November 30th 2019 at midnight (12:00 AM), Cambodian time. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications will be accepted by email ONLY: For more detailed information please contact

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