Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia

Established in 2011 at the request of parliamentarians from various parties, the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia (PIC) is an independently funded and managed center that aims to build capacity among members and staff of the Cambodian Parliament. It is strictly impartial and tailors its activities to the needs of the Cambodian Parliament. PIC’s mandate is first to strengthen the Cambodian legislature by developing the skills of MPs and other parliamentary staff, and second to share its experiences with other Parliaments in the region that have reached a relatively similar level of development as an element of South-South cooperation. To achieve its objective of building parliamentary capacity (and especially that of parliamentary staff), PIC draws on the expertise of national, regional and international partners, including parliamentary organizations and academic institutions, and seeks to promote regional cooperation by sharing knowledge and experience.

Role of department

The Institutional Development (ID) Department has the role to provide support to the Executive Director in parliamentary relations, external relations, business development, and monitoring of PIC program delivery.

Position description

The role of the Regional Program and External Relations Coordinator is to support the Executive Director in all aspects related to the regional program and PIC’s relationships with external stakeholders other than Parliament.

Main responsibilities and tasks

Regional Program

  • Support the conceptualization of new training programs and activities based on regional parliamentary strengthening needs;
  • Manage the implementation of short-term skill-based training and seminars;
  • Develop concept notes and proposals as required;
  • Support the M&E Officer to ensure proper data collection (intra and inter-departments);
  • Draft annual and midterm reports for Board of Directors and donors based on the data provided by the M&E Officer, and on inputs from PIC’s departments;
  • Support and/or supervise ad hoc projects including publications involving international and regional experts;

 External Relations

  • Support the Executive Director in identifying new business opportunities and in linking with potential partner institutions (i.e. universities, Parliaments, think thanks) and donors in the region and abroad;
  • Build and maintain excellent communications and working relationships with current and potential stakeholders. 
  • Draft memos, presentations, speeches, communications materials and other documentation for senior management to use in external relations activities such as attending conferences.
  • Support the Executive Director with the reporting, logistics and administration tasks necessary for smooth and effective Board procedures.
  • Anticipate and prepare agenda and resources for meetings with PIC stakeholders.
  • Any other tasks as required.

Required qualifications, skills and experience

Essential

  • Master degree from a recognized institute; qualifications in law, public administration, public policy, public finance, political science or related fields preferred.
  • Experience in results-based management and in dealing with donor requirements;
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in project/program development and management.
  • A strong understanding of the role and functions of parliament in Cambodia and the region.
  • Solid analytical and writing skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness; and to work under pressure to deliver results under tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience of functioning effectively in a team environment.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and French

Desirable

  • Experience working in a parliamentary environment.
  • Khmer language skills

Application Information

Interested applicants should send a cover letter indicating salary expectation and résumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Regional Program and External Relations Coordinator position” in the subject line. The application deadline is open until the position is filled.

PIC is an equal opportunities employer and Women are strongly encouraged to apply. The two-stage application process will consist of an interview and trial period. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.