In Cambodia’s Capital, an Infusion of Flavor
By NAOMI LINDTFEB. 6, 2014
FOSSASIA 2014 is an exciting Open Technology event for developers, students, and start ups using open source to build up their businesses. It is a unique opportunity to share the latest innovations in open source technologies and meet contributors and potential partners. FOSSASIA 2014 will take place for the first time in Cambodia. It will be held at Norton University in Phnom Penh from February 28 – March 2. FOSSASIA 2014 will focus on the use of open technologies in sustainable development in order to improve the lives and conditions of those living in poverty.
Since the first FOSSASIA meetup in 2009 in Ho Chi Minh City, FOSSASIA has taken the lead to organize Free and Open Source Software conferences in Vietnam. Past FOSSASIA events have attracted over 1400 participants and speakers from 24 countries, with more than 100 volunteers. More than half of all participants were women.
When: February 28 – March 2
Where: Norton University, St.118, 19 & 130, Krala Hom Kong, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The opening night art exhibition—‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Every Record Cover Tells A Story.’ The art installation consists of many prints of original Khmer music album covers use in John Pirozzi’s upcoming documentary film Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll. Each elaborate cover is a work of art in it is own right using unique graphic design and color schemes that highlight the golden age of what was Cambodia’s amazing music scene of the time.
There will be a DJ playing music from the film!
When: January 3, 2014 at 18:30
Where: Kolab Sor Phnom Penh Hotel
#436, St.310, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang III, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Phnom Penh 855
Phone: 023 979 797
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Paratroopers Deployed at Protest: 15 Detained, Injured
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John Vink the photographer
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Sean Teehan, Mom Kunthear and Meas Sokchea
Cambodian police clash with protesting workers
AFP 27 Dec 2013
Factories Advised to Close as Wage Strikes Swell
By Aun Pheap and Colin Meyn – December 27, 2013
Garment Exports Rise to More Than $5 Billion
By Hul Reaksmey – December 27, 2013
Viet Nam, Cambodia pledge stronger ties
DECEMBER 27, 2013
Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society
Reports To: Director
Date Posted: 12/16/2013
Application Deadline: 1/31/2014
IREX seeks a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated USAID-funded program to strengthen Cambodia’s civil society and media sectors. The program will focus on civil society organizational development, coalition-building and advocacy; the enabling environment for freedom of expression and media capacity building; and civic education and citizen engagement in public affairs. The Chief of Party will provide overall strategic vision and management for the program, with responsibility for ensuring all objectives are met.
The position is contingent on funding.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide leadership, vision and direction for the implementation of all program components to ensure that objectives and targets are achieved
Provide overall programmatic, budget and administrative management
Supply direct technical assistance in areas of expertise
Manage effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program activities
Interact regularly with civil society and media groups, opinion leaders, government officials, members of the international community and other program stakeholders
Develop and maintain effective collaborations with program partners and serve as principal liaison with USAID
Manage and develop staff and maintain close communication with IREX headquarters teams
Oversee financial and administrative management of the program, ensuring budget discipline
Represent IREX and support its organizational development
Master’s degree in international development, public administration, management, political science, communications and/or another relevant field is preferred
7-10 years of experience in promotion of civil society capacity development, media sector strengthening, citizen participation and/or related fields
7-10 years of experience in leading professional and administrative staff for USAID or other donor-funded programs
Previous work experience in Cambodia or Southeast Asia is strongly preferred
Expertise in designing and conducting long-term civil society and media development programs and in delivering technical assistance and capacity building as a trainer or advisor
Expertise in the areas of organizational capacity development, independent media, and/or civic engagement in post-conflict environments
Demonstrated success in maintaining excellent collaborations with donor representatives and partner civil society organizations, and ability to establish productive relationships with government officials, opinion leaders and media at national and local levels
Demonstrated ability to facilitate dialogue and work constructively with a diverse range of actors and to accommodate divergent interests and agendas in a multi-cultural environment, including helping vulnerable populations
Successful record of management and development of staff and oversight of budgeting and grant-making
Excellent communications skills, including ability to make public presentations and write and speak authoritatively
Fluency in English is required; knowledge of Khmer preferred
Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
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