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Executive Director

Siem Reap



We are seeking an individual to fill the position of Executive Director to work in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We are looking for a self-motivated individual, adaptable to living in a developing country, with an eagerness to apply their background to serve others. An ideal candidate would have experience working in non-profit and development, and minimum 2 years leadership experience.

Position Overview:

The Executive Director will be responsible for managing all EGBOK related projects in Cambodia including the training café Spoons.

Schedule and Commitment:

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible with a two-year commitment to being in Cambodia. The Executive Director is expected to work 5 days per week.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in NGOs or non-profits, international development, or related field and 2 years of leadership experience
  • University degree; masters preferred
  • Experience working in a developing country; experience in Cambodia or South-East Asia is an asset
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of Khmer is an asset
  • Flexibility and willingness to take initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with QuickBooks, PayPal, and Salesforce are helpful
  • Ability to thrive in a multi-cultural work environment
  • Experience working directly with young adults strongly and/or hospitality background is an asset
  • Strong networker both over e-mail and in person with the ability to personally connect with visitors & donors and community partners

The Following Qualities Are Essential To All Applicants:

  • Professional demeanor with utmost transparency and honesty
  • The innate desire to help others
  • Open minded and willing to learn from others and the environment around them
  • Mindful of cultural sensitivity
  • Positive energy and attitude
  • Self-starting and initiative taker
  • Motivated and hardworking
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Responsibilities Include:

Site Coordination

  • Maintain relationships with our partners, including community-based organizations, hospitality schools, and hospitality businesses
  • Select students for EGBOK’s hospitality programs in accordance with the organization’s mission and vision
  • Identify new community partners and evaluate current partnerships, as needed, in accordance with the organization’s mission and vision

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating, and Reporting

  • Maintain the organization’s year-long projects calendar, in accordance with the strategic plan
  • Coordinate with team members and partners to deliver EGBOK hospitality training programs
  • Evaluate the progress of key objectives of EGBOK’s three-year strategic plan and coordinate with team members to improve program operations
  • Coordinate among team members to compile information for weekly, monthly, and annual reports, as required by donors and government entities as well as for internal monitoring and evaluation
  • Update the strategic plan, as needed

Student Development

  • Work with Social Work team to address student issues, including individual student problems and problems among groups of students
  • Work with Social Work and Education teams to review and identify additional student training needs, including hospitality-related skills and general life skills
  • Enforce EGBOK’s disciplinary policies
  • Advise students as needed throughout their participation in EGBOK, including on the appropriateness of different training programs and decision-making during the job-placement process

Personnel, Financial, and Administrative Management

  • Manage workloads for staff and volunteers and ensure projects are in line with EGBOK’s strategic plan
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations with staff members
  • Provide ongoing professional support and development for team members, including staff and volunteers
  • Oversee finances including managing petty cash flow, reviewing finances, maintaining accounts in Quickbooks and budgeting
  • Hire new team members, as needed, including drafting job descriptions, interviewing candidates, and drafting contracts
  • Assist writing policies for HR and finance as needed
  • Updating the Board of Directors regularly on the status of the project
  • Conduct administrative tasks, as needed

Fundraising & Marketing

  • Work with the Development Manager to maintain current donor relations while cultivating new ones, hosting visitors and fundraising events and overseeing grant applications and reporting
  • Oversee marketing initiatives for EGBOK and Spoons including social media, quarterly newsletter, website and community events
  • Oversee merchandise sales and production in Cambodia

Training Café Spoons

  • Oversee the operation of EGBOK’s training café and multi-purpose space Spoons in collaboration with the Restaurant Manager & Chef
  • In collaboration with the Spoons team develop and implement standard operating procedures for both service staff and kitchen staff
  • Monitor budgeting, purchasing, and inventory to ensure financial feasibility



We ask for a two-year commitment from foreign team members. It can often take time to adjust to life in Cambodia and we want to ensure your time here is both meaningful and mutually beneficial.


This is a paid position in Cambodia on a local salary package. Salary will be dependent upon experience and qualifications. EGBOK will assist with the process of obtaining a visa and work permit to live in Cambodia working for EGBOK. Further benefits to be discussed during an interview.


EGBOK is located in Siem Reap city center. EGBOK does not provide staff housing, but we can assist you with the process of finding accommodation within your budget.



To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Ben Justus at with subject “Executive Director [YOUR NAME]”. Please be aware that EGBOK conducts thorough interviews and background checks with all prospective staff to ensure your time here would be meaningful and productive. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: EGBOK
  • Location: Siem Reap
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2017-11-16

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