Opportunities
Deadline: 21 Aug 22

Position: Research Centre Director

Centre for Development Economics and Trade



Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: ~
Application Deadline: 21 Aug 22
Days left: 9 days
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CDRI—Cambodia’s leading independent development policy research institute, is seeking an ambitious and highly qualified Cambodian national researcher for the position of Center Director to be based at its Centre for Development Economics and Trade (CDET). The Centre Director manages and represents a research centre and supervises staff therein.

Major Responsibilities:


On Research

  • Initiate and oversee research project
  • Lead the production of high-quality research reports and publications for dissemination to the stakeholders, partners, and decision-makers
  • Identify topics, develop proposals and obtain funding for new research projects
  • Assess grants and/or commissioned projects and report to the Research Director on the nature of the project
  • Work with technical advisors, consultants, and scholars concerning technical and academic input and advice.

On Research Leadership, Resource Mobilization, and Representation

  • Recruit and supervise researchers
  • Lead and represent the centre, attend management meetings and brief team members on management issues; promote teamwork within and across centres
  • Represent CDRI and the Centre at strategic national and regional/international meetings/workshops
  • Liaise with stakeholders, partners, donors, and government counterparts and attract new research partners and collaborators.
  • Build and sustain relationships and strategic partnerships with partners, donors, researchers, and other stakeholders to foster collaboration, generate and share learning, raise the profile and attract new potential funding. 

On Administration and Management 

  • Oversee operation activities of the centre; manage workload and cooperate with operation team on time management, and resource mobilisation including annual budget and timely implementation and delivery of activities and outputs.
  • Actively take part in CDRI wide research projects and collaboration initiatives.
  • To take lead responsibility for resolving problems affecting the delivery of research projects and for planning and implementing future research projects that emerge from the current project.
  • Approve administrative issues including leave requests, procurement request for the centre, etc.

On Supervision, Mentoring and Training

  • Lead and take over all responsibilities in preparing human resource planning and annual capacity building for the achievement of their professional development needs and career goals.
  • Lead and take over all responsibilities in preparing regular reports to donors.
  • Advise on, design, organise and/or deliver specific capacity-building activities
  • Advise the team members of trends, developments, and issues within the centre and CDRI.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Post graduate degree in development economics with a focus on trade/international economics, environmental/resource economics, or related fields
  • Proven track record of policy-oriented, socio-economic research; economic analysis of international development issues.
  • A sound analytical grasp of economic issues affecting Cambodia and the region.
  • Demonstrated management ability, strong organizational skills, and experience working with and motivating a team.
  • Strong communication skills, experience in mentoring, and commitment to the professional development of researchers.
  • Experience in research grant proposal writing
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Khmer, both oral and written.

Application letter, detailed CV, sample publications and list of three professional referees (names, post and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) must be received by the HR and Administration Unit, CDRI, P.O. Box 622, Phnom Penh Cambodia, or e-mail: hr@cdri.org.kh by 21 August 2022

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply

CDET-Centre Director
Opportunities
Deadline: 21 Aug 22

Position: Research Associate

Centre for Policy Research in Agriculture and Rural Development



Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: ~
Application Deadline: 21 Aug 22
Days left: 9 days
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CDRI—Cambodia’s leading independent development policy research institute working to produce high quality, influential and impactful development knowledge through policy research and capacity development, is seeking ambitious and highly qualified Cambodian nationals for the position of Research Associate to be based in the Centre for Policy Research in Agriculture and Rural Development (CPARD).

Research Associate works independently (or in team) contributing to initiating, implementing, and managing policy relevant, and high-quality research projects, and policy engagement activities, in line with the Institute’s strategy. 

Major Responsibilities:


  • To take part in the implementation of research projects/programs (methodology and conceptualisation, fieldwork management, data analysis, write reports, publications, and dissemination activities).
  • To contribute to the Center’s strategy development, and implementation of work plan and budget.
  • To mentor and supervise junior researchers and team members.
  • To build and sustain relations and strategic partnerships building with government counterparts, donors, researchers, and other stakeholders to foster collaboration, generate and share learning, raise profile and attract new potential funding.
  • To perform other duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • A Master’s or other advanced degree in economics, agricultural economics, development economics, or other related fields.
  • At least two years experiences in research or research related fields.
  • Proven track record of policy-oriented, political, and socio-economic research, and advance economic analysis publications.
  • Expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.
  • Knowledge of statistics, familiarity with STATA or other data management and analytical packages (preferable).
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, experience in mentoring, and commitment to professional development of young researchers.
  • Comprehensive understanding of socioeconomic and political development in Cambodia and the region.
  • Commitment to policy research and research capacity development in Cambodia.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Khmer, both oral and written.

Application letter, detailed CV, sample publications and list of three professional referees (names, post and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) must be received by the HR and Administration Unit, CDRI, P.O. Box 622, Phnom Penh Cambodia, or e-mail: hr@cdri.org.kh by 21 August 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Research Associate-CPARD
Opportunities
Deadline: 21 Aug 22

Position: Research Fellow

Centre for Policy Research in Agriculture and Rural Development



Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: ~
Application Deadline: 21 Aug 22
Days left: 9 days
112

CDRI—Cambodia’s leading independent development policy research institute working to produce high quality, influential and impactful development knowledge through policy research and capacity development, is seeking ambitious and highly qualified Cambodian nationals for the position of Research Fellow to be based in the Centre for Policy Research in Agriculture and Rural Development (CPARD).

Research Fellow works independently (or in team) contributing to the ongoing research activities conducted by the center. He/she will be involved in research activities including initiating, mobilizing fund for, implementing and managing policy relevant, and high-quality research projects, and policy engagement activities, in line with the Institute’s strategy.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Lead (or take part) in the implementation of research projects (Contribute to conceptualization, methodology, fieldwork management, data analysis, report writing, publications, and dissemination activities).
  • Identify new opportunities and develop research proposals for submission to granting agencies.
  • Contribute to the Center’s strategy development, and implementation of work plan and budget.
  • To mentor and supervise junior researchers and team members.
  • Build and sustain relations and strategic partnerships building with government counterparts, donors, researchers, and other stakeholders to foster collaboration, generate and share learning, raise profile and attract new potential funding.
  • Contribute to technical reports, briefs and peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Contribute to capacity building activities and prepare training materials and other documentation, as required.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • A PhD in agricultural science, Agricultural Economics, Economics, or closely related fields • At least five years experiences in research or research related fields.
  • Comprehensive understanding of socioeconomic and political development in Cambodia and the region.
  • Proven track record of policy-oriented, political, and socio-economic research, and advance economic analysis publications. 
  • Expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies.
  • Proficiency in statistical software including STATA, R, EViews, GAMS, SAS etc.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, experience in mentoring, and commitment to professional development of young researchers.
  • Commitment to policy research and research capacity development in Cambodia.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Khmer, both oral and written.

Application letter, detailed CV, sample publications and list of three professional referees (names, post and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) must be received by the HR and Administration Unit, CDRI, P.O. Box 622, Phnom Penh Cambodia, or e-mail: hr@cdri.org.kh by 21 August 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Research Fellow-CPARD