Gender, Education and Youth Specialist – Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Gender, Education and Youth Specialist – Phnom Penh

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Application closing date: 26 June 2019 


The ‘Leading the Way for Gender Equality’ (LWGE) program (2017-2020) is a program of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs of Cambodia (MoWA) whose overall objective is “Enabled environment for gender equality, women’s empowerment and feminist leaderships in Cambodia through enhanced capacities of the Gender Machinery.” The LWGE program is supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and UNDP -through the Project to Support the Leading the Way for Gender Equality Program-, and by Oxfam.

The program is focused on three outcomes: 1) More effective institutionalization of gender policies across government, and more effective performance of Gender Machinery to lead gender equality mainstreaming with inclusion of disadvantaged groups of women and girls; 2) Promotion of behavioural change in favour of gender equality among the public and young Cambodians; and 3) Increase number of and capacities of women in decision-making positions and strengthen feminist leaderships.

The second outcome of the program requires the assistance of a national Gender, Education and Youth Specialist to realize some of the outputs and deliverables under that outcome and to provide necessary capacity building and support to the MoWA units and departments involved in its implementation and monitoring, namely the MoWA Education Department and the MoWA Youth Network.

The Specialist is to provide ongoing technical assistance, mentoring, coaching, training and capacity development to relevant MoWA staff at the Education department, in line with the Capacity Development Framework of the LWGE program that focuses on 4 levels: individual, program, institutional and network-stakeholders levels.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Specialist will also support the establishment and functioning of a Leadership Lab program on gender equality and diversity for 20 outstanding students and young professionals from line ministries to provide training and coaching on feminist leadership for young leaders on gender equality and diversity program. This will include support to MoWA in the development of TOR, selection process and trainings to the 20 young people.

Capacity Development is a core element of the LWGE program which is expected to result in a transfer of technical and managerial capacities to MoWA staff. Thus, the Specialist will contribute to implement and monitor key measures of the Capacity Development Framework with the MoWA Education Department. This will include support to develop TOR for all MoWA staff in the department with clear roles and responsibilities, to support the management of personal Human Resources files that include annual goals and annual performance evaluations of department staff, and to develop a work calendar that is used by the department. The Specialist will participate in the monthly meetings of the MoWA Education Department and provide advice to improve the results-based management of the department, including the quarterly and annual reports.

Important Notice: Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at for more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.

Required Skills and Experience


Master’s degree in women’s studies, gender studies, social sciences, education, international development or another relevant field.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in gender equality, gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment.
  • Knowledge and experience with Education sector in Cambodia, especially at secondary and tertiary levels.
  • Solid experience in social mobilization and engagement of youth, preferably for promoting gender equality.
  • Professional experience in international and/or national development organizations and in building capacities of Cambodian government staff.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and Khmer (written and spoken).

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