Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia:

Established in 2011 at the request of parliamentarians, 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 as an element of South-South and North-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 External Relations Officer is to support the Executive Director in all aspects concerning the institutional/business development of the institute (Strategic Development Unit) and the relationships with external stakeholders, in particular donors and partner organizations.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Support the Executive Director to build and maintain excellent communications and working relationships with current and potential stakeholders, both partners and donors, acting as focal point in order to identify new business opportunities and in linking with potential partner institutions (i.e. universities, international organizations, think thanks) and donors in the region and abroad;

  • Draft memos, presentations, speeches, communications materials and other documentation for senior management to use in external relations activities such as attending conferences;

  • Adapt and write promotional conceptual materials for potential partners and donors;

  • Anticipate and prepare agenda and resources for meetings with PIC stakeholders;

  • Facilitate meetings with PIC stakeholders and partners (current and potential);

  • Support the promotion of PIC work externally to relevant events and meetings;

  • Manage the relationship with the French-speaking partners and the training activities products of these collaborations;

  • Support the drafting of work-plan, annual and midterm Reports for Board of Directors and donors based on the data provided by the M&E Officer;

  • Any other tasks as required by the Executive Director.

Required qualifications, skills and experience

Essential

  • Master degree from a recognized institute; qualifications in law, public administration, public policy, political science or related fields preferred;

  • Experience in the development sector/international organizations;

  • A strong understanding of the role and functions of parliaments;

  • 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.

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 “External Relations Officer 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.