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Project Coordinator, DCA Cambodia USAID Advancing Rights in Cambodia (ARC)

Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

  • Organization: DCA
  • Location: Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-14

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DCA Cambodia seeks a Project Coordinator for an anticipated four-year USAID project focused on the strengthening of civil society in Cambodia.

The ARC Project Coordinator will be responsible for overall project oversight, with a specific emphasis on the careful and professional maintenance of key project components such as log frames, budgets, workplans, and partnership tools. This role will be responsible for timely deliverables on this project and will communicate regularly with internal DCA management and the donor with regards to project progress and developments that have a direct impact on implementation. In addition, this role will focus on the mobilization and synergy of nine local partners. The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Head of Program regarding performance and deliverables as well as the Funding Coordinator with regards to liaising with USAID on output-related queries regarding reporting and progress.


The Project Coordinator will:

  • Develop and maintain ARC M&E and workplans, inclusive of log frames, GANNT charts, and ToC documentation;

  • Develop and maintain internal project coordination tools that outline workflow, reporting schedules, and communication processes between all DCA ARC staff;

  • Monitor and maintain the project budget, and work closely with DCA Cambodia ARC finance staff to ensure spending is transparent, on-track, and not exceeding variance thresholds;

  • Utilize DCA Cambodia’s PPM (Project Portfolio Management) system to ensure both DCA and donor documents are updated and saved regularly;

  • Support the development and maintenance of ARC procurement plans for DCA and partners, and work closely with DCA Cambodia procurement staff to ensure compliance of all purchased equipment and goods;

  • Through the support of DCA Cambodia Program Officers, liaise and coordinate with all ARC partners with regards to project performance and planning;

  • Engage with relevant Cambodian Civil Society actors, as needed and appropriate, with regards to sectoral information and updates related to the ARC project;

  • Plan, organize, and execute all ARC events and workshops inclusive of annual synergy forums, reflection workshops, project launches, and HQ/ donor visits;

  • Through the support of the Head of Program, recruit and orient consultants for DCA activities that focus on digital security and psychosocial care;

  • Through the support of the Funding Coordinator and ARC Finance Officer, ensure all USAID narrative and financial reports are high quality, timely, and transparent;

  • Work as a valued member of the DCA Cambodia team, contributing findings and information from the ARC project to DCA program strategies;

  • Perform other related duties as requested and assigned.



  • Strong technical writing and editing skills;

  • Exceptionally organized and attentive to detail; able to create and maintain organizational systems for professional collaboration;

  • Proactive and comfortable proposing ideas for improved workflow and efficiency;

  • Comfortable helping others prioritize and stay organized in a busy, fluid environment;

  • Excellent communicator, able to synthesize and convey complex information clearly;

  • Ability to work independently and in groups, manage multiple tasks concurrently, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;

  • Ability to work calmly and professionally under pressure;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients, and consultants;

  • Able to independently gather information necessary to complete tasks;

  • Solution-oriented and proactive when faced with problems and gaps in information;

  • Confident taking initiative within defined scope and driving work independently.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred;

  • Experience: 3-5 years’ experience working in international development, preferably coordinating multi-million dollar projects for international donors; experience working in livelihoods and/or human rights an asset; previous experience managing USAID-funded programs highly preferred;

  • Context: 2-3 experience working in Southeast Asia, preferably Cambodia; knowledge of Cambodian civil society an asset;

  • Computer Skills: Ability to work comfortably in the MS Office Suite applications, specifically MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

  • Languages: English fluency required; knowledge of Khmer an asset.

Fore more information about this role, please contact Kelly Tsanova, Head of Programme, at To apply, please complete an online application via the DCA global website at Only completed applications from this site will be considered.

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