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Editor-Researcher

Background

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) manages an open data website (https://opendevelopmentcambodia.net/), aggregating a wide range of economic, environmental and social data to build out a development portrait of Cambodia.

Term of Reference

Working language: English and Khmer
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Position: Editor-Researcher
Reports to: Senior Editor-Researcher, ODC Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief
Coordinates with: Editor-Researchers, IT Support Officer, IT Manager, Mappers, Data Specialists, and Interns

Job Summary: Editor-Researcher works with the ODC team in developing online resources including daily news summaries, briefing papers and related graphics, abstracts of reports and other documents, and data entry and translation in Khmer and English.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, summarize, tag, and post news on a daily basis, using both Khmer and English language sources.
  • With other team members, collaborate on site design and development, including identifying content areas for research and development.
  • Research assigned content areas and develop thematic pages; critique and edit thematic pages and abstracts produced by others.
  • Compile legal documents, policy papers, reports and other publications for CKAN data hub; data entries of the related resources require some editorial review and translation as well.
  • Conceptualize and assist in the development of relevant maps and graphics; proofread and edit maps and graphics in keeping with ODC protocols and standards.
  • Translate internal and external documents from Khmer to English and English to Khmer, as needed; Assist with and/or proof translations.
  • Assist with report-writing and correspondence as assigned.
  • Co-design project concepts to expand ODC website.
  • Conduct research to support building out web content on development trends.
  • Conduct outreach to prospective partners, data sources providers, users and the target audience.
  • Assisting preparing, drafting and editing grants, contracts, procurement documents, and other documentation, as assigned.
  • Take notes and prepare meeting minutes/reports, as assigned.
  • Write posts for social media, as assigned.
  • Identify problems with the site and related processes; consult with others to develop solutions.
  • Advise and guide research volunteers and interns.
  • Represent ODC to the public, participate in, and contribute to collaborative and promotional events.
  • Other tasks, as needed or assigned.

Qualification Requirements

  • University degree in environment, natural resources management, development studies, rural development, media/communications, economics, law or other relevant area such as agriculture, public policy, and political science, etc. Graduates from universities of English-based programs, preferable.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in researching, writing and editing materials; previous experience in editorial work and translation in English and Khmer, preferable.
  • Full command of English, and excellent Khmer. Strong presentation, writing and negotiation skills to elaborate the ideas and conceptualization of (potential) projects in development of new content, a plus.
  • Knowledge of various engines and tools for research, analyses and data visualization; Other computer skills (Word Press, blogs, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, internet search) are necessary; basic GIS or mapping skills, a plus.
  • Understanding of and interest in socio-economic and environmental development trends in the country, or Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS), a plus.
  • Enthusiasm to work on promotion of the public awareness through availability and accessibility of information and data, of CSOs-Government-private sector.
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Good problem solving skills and ability to take appropriate initiative to achieve objectives.
  • Strong commitment to objective and neutral journalistic standards.
  • Willingness to respect ODC principles and code of conduct.

Application instruction:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a detailed CV with two references and research writing sample using the contact details below.  Subject of the application: ODC Editor-Researcher.

Deadline for submitting applications is on 12 March, 2017 at 12 midnight. Women are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications will be accepted by email ONLY: recruitment@opendevcam.net

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Internship Opportunities

Background

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is an ‘open data’ website (www.opendevcam.net), the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The open data movement is based on the simple premise that data collected for public interest should be publicly available without restrictions. Information or data in the public domain should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish. Open Development Cambodia does not promote any particular perspective, agenda or bias other than to provide objective information about Cambodia and its development.

With its coming projects in 2017-2018, ODC would like to seek for support and assistance of the interns in contribution to the open data efforts in Cambodia, through our work and together for the sustainable development of the country. We are now open to accept internship applications: Research Intern for Law and Judiciary, and Research Intern for Elections.

Research Intern (Law and Judiciary)

Organization: Open Development Cambodia
Working language: English and Khmer
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Number of position: Max. 2 interns
Reports to: Senior Editor-Researcher, ODC Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief
Coordinates with: Editor-Researchers, IT Support Officer, IT Manager, Mappers, Data Specialists, and Interns

Job Summary: With the guidance from the senior editor-researcher and under the supervision of an editor- researcher, the research intern will assist ODC’s editor team in development of topic pages in law and judiciary, expansion of law compendium and library, data entry of the records on the data hub, translation and editorial work as well as outreach and promotional activities of the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research assigned content areas and develop research papers in law and judiciary;
  • Search and compile legal documents, reports and other publications for upload and publication on the data hub, to expand law compendium and library pages;
  • Review and copy-edit metadata of the existing records, as assigned;
  • Data entries and translation of the related resources;
  • Assist in editorial review of ODC’s content and texts in both English and Khmer, in keeping with the protocols and standards.
  • Assist in preparation and organization of outreach and promotional activities and events.
  • Take notes and prepare meeting minutes/reports, as assigned.
  • Write posts for social media, as assigned.
  • Represent ODC to the public, and participate in workshops, meeting and other events of the partner organizations.
  • Other tasks, as needed or assigned.

Qualification Requirements

  • Cambodian nationals;
  • Have a passion and interest in research and development issues.
  • Be committed to promote and strengthen the public awareness, analysis capacity, better-informed dialogue and evidence-based decision making.
  • Completed at least two years of university study in law or public administration. Students from English – based programs, a plus
  • Full command of English, and excellent in Khmer. Proof of strong writing, presentation and translation skills, a plus.
  • Practical computer skills in Word, Power Points, Excel and Khmer Unicode typing.
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Good problem solving skills and ability to take appropriate initiative to achieve objectives.
  • Commitment to the internship for a minimum of 8 weeks at no less than 40 hours per week (full-time); or 16 weeks at no less than 20 hours per week (part-time). Internship of 4 months and over, preferabale
  • Willingness to respect ODC principles and code of conduct.

Benefit package

  • Transportation stipend;
  • Travel per-diem for any assigned field work;
  • Reimbursement for expense of any transportation occurred from the assigned tasks;
  • Benefits of hand-on experience in desk review research, research writing and data;
  • Working with other interns and volunteers from overseas universities;
  • Access to ODC facilities and resources;
  • Letter of internship upon the completion;
  • Letter of recommendation for scholarships and employment, upon requests.

Research Intern (Elections)

Organization: Open Development Cambodia
Working language: English and Khmer
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Number of position: Max. 2 interns
Reports to: Senior Editor-Researcher, ODC Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief
Coordinates with: Editor-Researchers, IT Support Officer, IT Manager, Mappers, Data Specialists, and Interns

Job Summary: With the guidance from the senior editor-researcher and under the supervision of the data specialist, the research intern will assist ODC’s editor-researcher and data-map teams in development and expansion of election profile page, election data and map, expansion of law compendium and library, data entry of the records on the data hub, translation and editorial work as well as outreach and promotional activities of the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research assigned content areas and develop the election profile page;
  • Assist in the conceptualization and development of the commune elections data/map;
  • Search and compile legal documents, reports and other publications for upload and publication on the data hub, to expand the related content of law compendium and library pages;
  • Review and copy-edit metadata of the existing records, as assigned;
  • Assist the map and data team in identifying and collecting all the related data and information on Cambodia’s (commune) elections;
  • Data entries and translation of the related resources;
  • Assist in editorial review of ODC’s content and texts in both English and Khmer, in keeping with the protocols and standards.
  • Assist in preparation and organization of outreach and promotional activities and events.
  • Take notes and prepare meeting minutes/reports, as assigned.
  • Write posts for social media, as assigned.
  • Represent ODC to the public, and participate in workshops, meeting and other events of the partner organizations.
  • Other tasks, as needed or assigned.

Qualification Requirements

  • Cambodian nationals;
  • Have a passion and interest in research on democracy and elections.
  • Be committed to promote and strengthen the public awareness, analysis capacity, better-informed dialogue and evidence-based decision making.
  • Completed at least two years of university study in law, public administration, and political science. Students from English-based programs, a plus.
  • Full command of English, and excellent in Khmer. Proof of strong writing, presentation and translation skills, a plus.
  • Practical computer skills in Word, Power Points, Excel and Khmer Unicode typing.
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Good problem solving skills and ability to take appropriate initiative to achieve objectives.
  • Commitment to the internship for a minimum of 8 weeks at no less than 40 hours per week (full-time); or 16 weeks at no less than 20 hours per week (part-time). Internship of 4 months and over, preferab
  • Willingness to respect ODC principles and code of conduct.

Benefit package

  • Transportation stipend;
  • Travel per-dime for any assigned field work;
  • Reimbursement for expense of any transportation occurred from the assigned tasks;
  • Benefits of hand-on experience in desk review research, research writing and data;
  • Working with other interns and volunteers from overseas universities;
  • Access to ODC facilities and resources;
  • Letter of internship upon the completion;
  • Letter of recommendation for scholarships and employment, upon requests.

Application instruction:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a detailed CV with two references using the contact details below. Subject of the application: ODC Research Intern (Law and Judiciary/Elections).

Deadline for submitting applications is on 19 February, 2017 at 12 midnight. Women are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications will be accepted by email ONLY: recruitment@opendevcam.net

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