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Company Industry
Human Resources
No. of Employees
#7B, Street 81
Phnom Penh
Job Detail
Type of Employment
Full time
Job Location
Phnom Penh
Salary Range
Job Reference No.
Job Category
Business & Strategic Management
Company Industry
Government & Intergovernmental Organisation
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Advocacy Manager

Summary of Position

Our client is the largest international business association in Cambodia which offers a range of business services to companies who are interested in exploring investment opportunities in Cambodia, provide market research, technical information and practical advice on how to get started in Cambodia. They are looking for an Advocacy Manager who will be in charge of leading the advocacy pillar of the organization and to continue to follow-up on the general implementation and reporting regarding the SEBSEAM/ICI+ grant. He/she will be based in Phnom Penh.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop direct relationships with the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce and other local industrial associations
  • Ensure Organization’s active participation in the Government Private Sector Forum (G-PSF)
  • Promote additional venues of dialogue with relevant Government authorities
  • Support and develop Organization Sectoral Committees and their activities; assist them in identifying, assessing, developing and advocating sector issues and related proposed solutions affecting European business and the entry of European SMEs
  • Manage the Advocacy team to act as the secretariat for Organization Sectoral Committees, including coordinating meeting schedules, minutes of meeting, presentations, external engagement, and elections
  • Coordinate, draft and review position papers, clarification letters and the annual White Book to be used as a policy tool in discussions with the Royal Government
  • Follow up on the White Book policy recommendations by seeking and/or tracking policy responses from the Royal Government
  • Assist Committees in identifying, assessing, developing and advocating ASEAN market entry, cross-sector issues and contribute to regional publications, particularly with regard to EU-Cambodia concerns and in close cooperation with the EU-ASEAN Business Council
  • Assist Committees in developing and managing special advocacy representations and events (forums, breakfast talks, seminars)
  • Support the Events and Communication team in organising the Committees’ public events
  • Conduct and use research projects and surveys, such as the Annual Business Survey, as policy tools to highlight the issues of European businesses, meet and facilitate relevant discussions with respective Ministries
  • Pursue partnerships and deeper cooperation with multilateral development organizations and local chambers of commerce and associations
  • Lead the Advocacy team in promoting the adoption/implementation of structural reforms, that will improve the ease of doing business in Cambodia
  • Lead the creation of a database of law and regulations
  • Support the Director and Communications team to develop and review external communications and publications

Reporting to

  • Executive Director

Other Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent, preferably in law, business & government, or international relations
  • 5 to 7 years’ work experience in cooperation with the Government / policy formulation / advocacy work in Cambodia
  • Experience with the private sector and experience in stakeholder engagement would be an asset
  • Experience in dealing with international or national/regional/local government organization
  • Experience in supporting policy formulation through legal/legislative research, writing bills, and amendments to bills can be an asset
  • Strong networking and negotiation/advocacy skills in cooperating with government stakeholders and their staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Khmer language is an asset
  • Knowledge of additional European languages is an asset (particularly French)
  • Experience in dealing with Development Partners and managing DP funding is a strong asset
  • Computer literacy, proficiency with MS Office programs

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