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CABDICO Job Vacancy: Fundraising Manager - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

OIC: The Cambodia Project is an initiative working to establish speech therapy in Cambodia for people with communication and swallowing disabilities.

We launched in 2013 in partnership with CABDICO, a Cambodian disability organisation, to start the country’s first project to bring speech therapy to more than 600,000 people in Cambodia with communication and swallowing disabilities. 

We have three priority areas of work over the next five years:
  • We will raise awareness amongst all levels of community, as speech therapy is an entirely new concept in Cambodia. 
  • We will build on our pilot program by training more health and education professionals, refining the techniques that are used and learning from the professionals putting these skills into practice.
  • We will advocate directly to the United Nations and the Cambodian government for speech therapy to be funded as a universally accessible, locally led service.
Over the last two years we have helped more than 100 children and have accomplished a number of key goals, including piloting Cambodia’s first independently evaluated speech therapy training program.

The roleTo meet the ongoing demands of this project, we are seeking a Fundraising Manager to join our small but successful team.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this role is responsible for managing the development, implementation and measurement of our fundraising activities to support OIC’s activities. Fundraising methods and goals will be mutually agreed between team members.

Key responsibilities /objectives of this role include but are not limited to:
  • Developing and implementing the existing fundraising strategy, and ensuring alignment to the communication strategy 
  • Manage the various fundraising channels through grant writing, corporate and private donors, and initiatives such as: Birthday Heroes, an initiative where people pledge their birthdays to support OIC, and Day Without Speech, a fundraising and awareness-raising campaign in partnership with organisations, companies and schools to give up the ability to communicate through speech for a portion of the day
  • Ensuring good donor relations and attract new donors to OIC 
  • Managing the fundraising committees that OIC has established internationally
  • Manage volunteers, and assist in identifying and recruitment of new fundraising-related volunteers 
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the broader project strategy
About youYou are a fundraising specialist with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. Comfortable working in a changing environment, you are a self-starter who can take initiative to identify what needs to be done and do it.

You are also compassionate and ethical, committed to improving the lives of the Cambodians we work with, and respecting them in all our communications. You are flexible, independent, innovative, self motivated, able to work with limited resources and able to reach targets on time.

In addition you will have:
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and demonstrated experience working in a fundraising capacity 
  • Expertise in developing and implementing fundraising strategies
  • Experience in crowdfunding, and using social media and other online platforms
  • Ability to develop fundraising tools, such as presentations and donor databases
  • Excellent skills in developing and maintaining relationships with donors
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills to utilise OIC’s assets to raise funds
  • Knowledge of Khmer language, and understanding of Cambodian context and disability are assets, but not necessary
This position is a two-year contract, with a probationary period of three months.

Remuneration is within the range of US$1,200 to US$1,500 per month based upon skills and experience.

Additional informationThis role is based in Phnom Penh and the successful candidate will be required to relocate. We will provide ongoing advice and support for your relocation, however the successful candidate is required to cover relocation costs including air tickets, visas, insurance and accommodation. Work permit will be provided.

How to applyTo apply for the position, please send your resume, cover letter addressing the selection criteria and fundraising portfolio detailing relevant achievements to Try Hong, Admin and Finance Officer at CABDICO, at

The closing date for applications is 13 December 2015.

This is a readvertised position. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for the interview.

References will be checked following the interview process.