Australian Volunteers International is looking for a Project Officer to work in their Phnom Penh, Cambodia office. The position is full-time with a 5 month contract starting on the 1st  November 2014.  This position is open to all nationalities – Cambodian, Australian and others.

Key Objectives: 

  • to provide responsive, high quality, program coordination and administrative services to support the operational objectives, risk management and quality compliance of the PACE International Cambodia Program.
  • To implement a trial in-country model of PACE International Program delivery, and monitor, analysis and document the trial model and report on and recommend action as appropriate.

Decision Making:

  • Determining an appropriate course of action within established policies, systems and processes, including how and when to source advice to address volunteer issues and problems, escalating as appropriate.
  • Monitor and analyze issues/trends impacting the trial model of program delivery and recommend action as appropriate.
  • Coordinating and implementing activities that ensure successful project implementation.

Selection Criteria:


Knowledge and Experience:

  • Relevant formal tertiary qualifications (eg. Social Science, International Development, International Relations etc.) or relevant, equivalent experience, in a similar position/s, including working with Development Partners and NGOs (experience living and/or working in a developing community preferred)
  • Project coordination experience in the full project life cycle – including project design, implementation, budgeting, project documentation and administration (including development and implementation of tools and cross-organizational procedures) and evaluation
  • Experience working with youth programs and/or managing volunteers, and facilitating cross-cultural learning and development
  • Understanding and commitment to AVI’s vision and values, Equal Opportunity, Child Protection and privacy principles

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the capacity to maintain open and constructive communications with a wide range of stakeholders in an international context.
  • Proven people management skills, coupled with an empathic approach and the ability to effectively and efficiently respond to a diverse range of people issues.
  • Proven administrative skills, including competency and accuracy in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation packages.
  • Proven initiative, flexibility and ability to work conceptually
  • Good analytical skills, strong judgment and decision making skills

To apply:

Please fill out the attached documents and send them to:

Deadline for application is 5pm Friday September 12th  2014.

Project Officer Job Description

Project Officer Application Form

Project Officer Application Procedure






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