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Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is an open data website, 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. ODC does not promote any particular perspective, agenda or bias other than to provide objective information about Cambodia and its development. ODC was registered as a local NGO in 2015.

ODC is looking for candidates with a strong motivation and work experiences for positions as below:

PositionDeadlineLocation
Chief Technology Officer12 January 2020 at 12 mid-nightPhnom Penh
Economics Editor-Researcher12 January 2020 at 12 mid-nightPhnom Penh
Social Development Editor-Researcher12 January 2020 at 12 mid-nightPhnom Penh
Natural Resource and Land Editor-Researcher12 January 2020 at 12 mid-nightPhnom Penh
Board Member12 January 2020 at 12 mid-nightPhnom Penh
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ODC Chief Technology Officer

Job title: ODC Chief Technology Officer
Reports to: ODC Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief
Coordinates with: Editor-Researcher team, Data Researcher and GIS team, Regional IT Manager and Other staff
Supervise: Web Development and IT Team
Schedule & location: Full-time and based in Phnom Penh
Salary range: US$ 850 to 1,650 per month plus other benefits

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) specializes in aggregating data and developing interactive digital maps and datasets. Data from many sources are collated into an easily-accessed platform, opening space for informed discussion of development issues. ODC was launched in 2011 as an independent, politically-neutral body and registered with the Ministry of Interior in Cambodia as a local NGO in 2015. 

Primary Responsibilities

The Chief Technology Officer works with the ODC team in developing online information resources (www.opendevcam.net) for Cambodia’s development community and other audiences. The Chief Technology Officer takes the lead role in developing and maintaining the ODC web platform and controlling the networking system.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Develop, manage and maintain the ODC platform and network system to ensure effective performance and security.
  2. Support the Executive Director in the development and implementation of ODC’s website and information technology strategic plans and policies.
  3. Take responsibility for the development and execution of ODC’s technical strategy in partnerships with regional and other national partners.
  4. Provide leadership, guidance and direction to the IT Officer, Web Development Officers, and other technical staff, setting an effective agenda and ensuring performance goals are set and then met.
  5. Provide overall technical support to the Data Researcher and GIS team and Editor-Researcher team, coding to upload and present data in various formats of open data, build mapping functions, correct errors and enhance the functionality of the site for user-friendliness. 
  6. Develop project plans, timelines, and project documentation related to IT as well as support on designing promotional materials
  7. Provide assistance and backstopping for other Open Development sites when the Regional IT Manager are not available, as needed or assigned by ODC Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief.
  8. Serve as a mentor, coach and guide to ODC staff.

Detailed Duties and Tasks

ODC IT Management and Web Platform Management

    • Ensure effective maintenance and optimization of the ODC in-house server for both back-end and front-end efficiency and security; identify problems and work with the technical team to ensure regular in-house server updates are made and maintenance and timely solutions to problems are carried out.
    • Advise and support ODC staff in uploading spatial and non-spatial data to the database and website in a timely way.
    • Manage technical aspects of the platform (WordPress, CKAN and GeoServer), including guiding, directing and monitoring staff in coding and data entry.
    • Design and develop infographics, data visualization, maps, and website template in consultation with the ODC team.
    • Maintain social media accounts, identify and resolve any technical problems associated with them.
    • Track and monitor website and social media analytics.
    • Train, guide and advise ODC staff on using WordPress, CKAN, GeoServer and other applications as needed, and ensure that they are implemented following the OD standard.
    • In consultation with the Regional IT Manager, identify and recommend software solutions to address particular design, mapping or data visualization issues and guide staff in their applications.
    • Support on designing ODC promotional and presentation materials, as requested, in keeping with OD standards.
    • Identify errors and new IT needs and propose solutions to the Regional IT manager and other IT managers; participate in discussion and consultation to decide and agree any new features, customizations or revisions.
    • With the supervision of the Regional IT Manager and in collaboration with other team members, assist in designing new templates, customizing themes, developing functions, building plug-ins, and coding revisions to correct errors.
    • Orient staff to security policies and protocols and ensure their implementation; this may include periodic audits of staff computers.
    • In consultation with the Regional IT Manager, configure, control, and maintain the local network systems for security and ensure online data is centralized.
    • Identify short and long-term technical problems and coordinate with other staff to determine ongoing technical needs.
    • In consultation with the Regional IT Manager and relevant staff, research and make recommendations on IT equipment procurement.
    • Monitor and report on progress toward project goals.
    • Research, develop, create project documentation and guidelines and maintain the site change log.
    • Develop technical skills of self and team to apply to ODC, as appropriate.

ODC Operations and Strategy

    • Represent ODC at community and professional functions.
    • Participate in the strategic development of the ODC and OD Mekong platform overall.
    • Perform other tasks, as needed or assigned by ODC Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief.

Qualification Requirements:

    • Degree in computer science or equivalent experience or skills.
    • At least five years’ work experience.
    • Minimum five years in customizing WordPress, CKAN, MySQL, ProgreSQL, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Python, Mapping skills, ArcGIS and QGIS a plus.
    • Knowledge and experience in leadership and management.
    • Experience with designing promotional materials.
    • Demonstrated skills in designing, coding and website development.
    • Be able to maintain computers in both hardware and software.
    • Experience with managing Windows/Linux server
    • Working knowledge of networking (WAN & LAN) and troubleshooting.
    • Good problem solving, planning and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong commitment to objective and neutral data standards.
    • Ability to work in both Khmer and English.
    • Good writing and reporting skills.
    • Strong sense of responsibility with good analytical skills, flexible and detail-minded.
    • Experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) required.
    • Knowledge of Google Analytics reports required.
    • Knowledge of GitHub required.
    • At least three years’ experience in development, economic and/or environmental issues.
    • Willingness to respect and work within ODC principles and ODC’s code of conduct.

Application instructions:

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 Chief Technology Officer

The deadline for submitting applications is 12 January 2020 at 12 midnight (Cambodian time). Women are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

For more detailed information please contact contact@opendevcam.net.

 
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ODC Economics Editor-Researcher

Position: ODC Economics Editor-Researcher
Reports to: ODC Content and Program Manager and ODC Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief
Coordinates with: Editor and Research team, Information Technology and Website team, Data and GIS team, Partnership and Communication Team
Supervise: IT Technical Support and Web Development Team
Schedule & location: Full-time and based in Phnom Penh
Salary range: US$ 400 to 850 per month plus other benefits

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) specializes in aggregating data and developing interactive digital maps and datasets. Data from many sources are collated into an easily-accessed platform, opening space for informed discussion of development issues. ODC was launched in 2011 as an independent, politically-neutral body and registered with the Ministry of Interior in Cambodia as a local NGO in 2015.

Job Summary: The Economics Editor-Researcher works with the ODC team in developing online resources related to industries, energy, infrastructure, labor, economy and commerce and science and technology. These resources include daily news summaries, public announcements, research topic pages and related graphics, abstracts of reports and other documents, and publishing content online and translations in Khmer and English.

Key Responsibilities

    • Identify, summarize, tag and post news and public announcements on a daily basis, using both Khmer and English language sources.
    • With other team members, collaborate on website design and content 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.
    • 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.
    • Conduct research to support building out web content on development trends.
    • Conduct outreach to prospective partners, data sources providers, users and the target audience.
    • Review and identify problems with the website and related processes; consult with others to develop solutions.
    • Advise and guide research fellows, volunteers and interns.
    • Represent ODC to the public, participate in, and contribute to collaboration and promotion for both national and international events.
    • Assist preparing, drafting, editing, and proofreading grants, contracts, procurement documents and other documentation, as assigned.
    • Assist with report-writing and correspondence as assigned.
    • Take notes and prepare meeting minutes/reports, as assigned.
    • Write blogposts and share content for social media, as assigned.
    • Co-design project concepts to expand the ODC website.
    • Co-implement project activities as assigned.
    • Other tasks, as needed or assigned.

Qualification Requirements:

    • University degree in environment, economic, development studies, business development, media, journalism, communications, economics, law or other relevant areas such as infrastructure, science and technology, public policy, or energy development, 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.
    • At least two years’ working experience in these areas.
    • Full command of English, and excellent Khmer.
    • Strong presentation, writing and negotiation skills to elaborate the ideas and conceptualization of (potential) projects in the development of new content, a plus.
    • Knowledge of various engines and tools for research, analyses and data visualization; other computer skills (WordPress, 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 the promotion of public awareness and sustainable development through the availability and accessibility of information and data from the CSOs-Government-private sector.
    • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team.
    • Good problem-solving skills and ability to take the 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 Economics Editor-Researcher”

The deadline for submitting applications is 12 January 2020 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

For more detailed information please contact contact@opendevcam.net.

 
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ODC Social Development Editor-Researcher

Position: ODC Social Development Editor-Researcher
Reports to: ODC Content and Program Manager and ODC Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief
Coordinates with: ODC  Editor and Research team , Information Technology and Website team, Data and GIS team, Partnership and Communication Team
Supervise: IT Technical Support and Web Development Team
Schedule & location: Full-time and based in Phnom Penh
Salary range: US$ 400 to 850 per month plus other benefits

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) specializes in aggregating data and developing interactive digital maps and datasets. Data from many sources are collated into an easily-accessed platform, opening space for informed discussion of development issues. ODC was launched in 2011 as an independent, politically-neutral body and registered with the Ministry of Interior in Cambodia as a local NGO in 2015.

Job Summary: The Social Development Editor-Researcher works with the ODC team in developing online resources related to social accountability, social development, aid development, law and judiciary, urban administration and development. This includes daily news summaries, public announcements, research topic pages and related graphics, abstracts of reports and other documents. The contents will be published online and translated in Khmer and English.

Key Responsibilities

    • Identify, summarize, tag and post news and public announcement on a daily basis, using both Khmer and English language sources.
    • With other team members, collaborate on website design and content 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.
    • Conduct research to support building out web content on development trends.
    • Conduct outreach to prospective partners, data sources providers, users and the target audience.
    • Review and identify problems with the website and related processes; consult with others to develop solutions.
    • Advise and guide research fellows, volunteers and interns.
    • Represent ODC to the public, participate in and contribute to collaboration and promotion for both national and international events.
    • Assist preparing, drafting, editing and proofreading grants applications, contracts, procurement documents and other documentation as assigned.
    • Take notes and prepare meeting minutes/reports, as assigned.
    • Write blogposts and share content for social media, as assigned.
    • Assist with report-writing and correspondence as assigned.
    • Co-design project concepts to expand the ODC website.
    • Co-implement project activities as assigned.
    • Other tasks, as needed or assigned.

Qualification Requirements:

    • University degree in social accountability, social development studies, urban administrative and development media, journalism, communications, law or other relevant area such as law and judiciary, public administration policy, etc. Graduates from universities of English-based programs are preferred.
    • Demonstrated skills and experience in researching, writing and editing materials; previous experience in editorial work and translation in English and Khmer, preferable.
    • At least two years’ working experiences in these areas.
    • 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 (WordPress, 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 public awareness and sustainable development through availability and accessibility of information and data, from 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 Social Development Editor-Researcher”

The deadline for submitting applications is 12 January 2020 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

For more detailed information please contact contact@opendevcam.net.

 
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ODC Natural Resource and Land Editor-Researcher

Position: ODC Natural Resource and Land  Editor-Researcher
Reports to: ODC Content and Program Manager and ODC Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief
Coordinates with: ODC  Editor and Research team , Information Technology and Website team, Data and GIS team, Partnership and Communication Team
Supervise: IT Technical Support and Web Development Team
Schedule & location: Full-time and based in Phnom Penh
Salary range: US$ 400 to 850 per month plus other benefits

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) specializes in aggregating data and developing interactive digital maps and datasets. Data from many sources are collated into an easily-accessed platform, opening space for informed discussion of development issues. ODC was launched in 2011 as an independent, politically-neutral body and registered with the Ministry of Interior in Cambodia as a local NGO in 2015.

Job Summary: The Natural Resource and Land Editor-Researcher works with the ODC team in developing online resources related to disaster emergency response, extractive industries, land, environmental and natural resources, agriculture and fishing. This includes daily news summaries, public announcements, research topic pages and related graphics, abstracts of reports and other documents, and publishing content online and making translations to/from Khmer and English.

Key Responsibilities

    • Identify, summarize, tag and post news and public announcements on a daily basis, using both Khmer and English language sources.
    • With other team members, collaborate on website design and content 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.
    • 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.
    • Conduct research to support building out web content on development trends.
    • Conduct outreach to prospective partners, data sources providers, users and the target audience.
    • Review and identify problems with the website and related processes; consult with others to develop solutions.
    • Advise and guide research fellows, volunteers and interns.
    • Represent ODC to the public, participate in, and contribute to collaborations and promotions for both national and international events.
    • Assist preparing, drafting, editing, and proofreading grants, contracts, procurement documents and other documentation, as assigned.
    • Take notes and prepare meeting minutes/reports, as assigned.
    • Write blogposts and share content for social media, as assigned.
    • Co-design project concepts to expand the ODC website.
    • Co-implement project activities as assigned.
    • Other tasks, as needed or assigned.

Qualification Requirements:

    • University degree in land, environment, natural resources management, development studies, extractive industry development, agriculture development, media, journalism, communications, law or other relevant area such as biodiversity public policy or disaster emergency response, 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.
    • At least two years’ working experience in these areas.
    • 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 (WordPress, 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 public awareness and sustainable development through the availability and accessibility of information and data from 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 initiatives 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 Natural Resource and Land Editor-Researcher”

The deadline for submitting applications is 12 January 2020 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

For more detailed information please contact contact@opendevcam.net.

 
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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.

Requirements:

  • 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  12 January 2020 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: recruitment@opendevcam.net.

For more detailed information please contact contact@opendevcam.net.

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