Executive Director

តួនាទី នាយិកាប្រតិបត្តិ
ចន្លោះប្រាក់ខែ Level 1 (Grade 1 to Grade 4) depending on qualifications and professional experience and with benefits.
កាលបរិច្ឆេទផុតកំណត់ 12-Jul-2024


The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) is a non-aligned, independent, and non-governmental organization that works to promote and protect democracy and respect for human rights –primarily civil and political rights – throughout the Kingdom of Cambodia, is seeking a dynamic and professional Individual to fill the following position:


  • Manage the day-to-day operations of CCHR and oversee the Management Committee and Project Coordinators;
  • Take the lead on strategic direction and ensure the implementation of CCHR’s Strategic Plan;
  • Support project staff with project-specific strategic planning and policy implementation;
  • Initiate and submit proposals for organizational restructuring;
  • Choose and appoint, or hire/replace members of the Management Committee, Project Coordinators and staff, and oversee staff performance evaluation;
  • Design projects and lead the drafting of proposals;
  • Ensure accountability to donors, the Board of Directors (“BoD”), and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Represent CCHR and lobby with key stakeholders including donors, diplomats, government officials, and others on a regular basis, in coordination with the BoDs;
  • Represent CCHR with the media on a regular basis;
  • Review and approve financial transactions and initiate yearly financial audits; and
  • Initiate and oversee continuous improvement of organizational development strategies. 


  • At least a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in international relations, political science, human rights, development, law, or another related field; relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a Masters’ degree;
  • At least five years of experience in a leadership role, organizational management, and giving strategic direction to civil society organizations;
  • Strong experience dealing with donors and stakeholders;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Khmer and English;
  • Strong understanding of the human rights situation, especially land rights violations, in Cambodia;
  • Strong knowledge of international and domestic law and mechanisms related to human rights;
  • Decisive leadership skills;
  • Strong advocacy skills and ability to speak in public;
  • Good computer literacy (e.g. Word, Excel, Internet, Outlook, etc.);
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure on challenging and sensitive issues; and
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work with high levels of responsibility.


Interested candidates are invited to submit CVs and letter of interest (two pages max) to our office address: #798, Street 99, Sangkat Boeng Trabek, Khan Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh, Phone number: 023 726 901 or via email at [email protected]. Please indicate the application title/email subject “Executive Director”.

 The deadline for the submission of applications: 12 July 2024, at 5:00 pm, Phnom Penh Time


  • This position is for Cambodian nationals only
  • CCHR is committed to achieving workplace diversity, and women, LGBTIQ individuals, indigenous groups, minority groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated confidentially.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • Application is free of charge.
  • Applicants who already applied in 2023 are not eligible to apply again.