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Expatriate technical advisor wanted by VBNK

Expatriate Technical Advisor: Learning and Organisational Development

VBNK is a Cambodian learning organisation at the forefront of capacity development. VBNK works with a wide range of civil society, public and private sector organisations so that they can contribute more effectively to the social development sector.

VBNK is currently recruiting for an experienced expatriate for the position of Technical Advisor. The Technical Advisor will work in a team to support VBNK Programme Managers in deepening the quality of programme delivery using appropriate learning methodologies.

Specific duties will include supporting delivery of open access and customised training programmes (including contributing to VBNK’s Leadership Development Programmes); supporting facilitation of organisational development consultancy services; ensuring programme quality and effectiveness; contributing to the organisation’s capacity to be a learning organisation and supporting development of Cambodian management and leadership; and supporting VBNK’s efforts to broaden awareness of the importance of learning and empowerment strategies in capacity development in Cambodia.

The candidate should meet following requirements:

Person specifications:
Extensive practical experience and knowledge of good practice related to capacity development
Practical work experience in facilitating organisational development and leadership development in a variety of socio-cultural contexts
Demonstrated commitment to developing national staff capacity through transfer of knowledge and skills and a willingness to lead from behind
Interpersonal skills: open and friendly; patient and flexible, good humoured; powerful listener; proactive and organised ; and able to articulate the values and assumptions that underpin her/his worldview
Native English speaker with excellent written English
Good understanding of Cambodian culture; ability to speak Khmer is an advantage
Post-graduate degree in education, learning and organisational development or relevant field
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

A full job description and application form is available on the VBNK website (
Please email a cover letter and an updated CV (including the names of three referees) along with the application form to Ms. Som Dany, Admin/HR Manager (
VBNK, 28 Street 80 (near Calmette Hospital) Phnom Penh
Tel +855-23 722 115/116

Applications close on 10 November 2010. Interviews will take place on 17-18 November 2010. The starting date for this position is January 2011.
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