No2285 | Cambodia | Database | Samaky

Establishment of an efficient computer-based database and training on how to use it for SAMAKYs program management team

SAMAKY would like its team to be trained in creating and managing an efficient computer-based database, related to its projects management and evaluation.

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SAMAKY was created by Dr OK Aingkim in 2000.

SAMAKY is working in Kampot province (south-east of Cambodia).
In the province, SAMAKY is more specifically working with 3 communes (11 villages) of the Techou district, where live more than 4 000 households. The major part of the local population makes a living through fishing, small scale agriculture and small scale businesses.

The province is often affected by natural disasters (floods, storms, wild insects invasions, droughts, ...), which endanger the main livelihood of the local vulnerable population. Moreover, the populations education is really low and people are not aware of their basic rights.

Therefore, SAMAKY is actively committed in raising awareness about natural resources management, food security and child rights, as well as encouraging local officers to meet the needs of economically vulnerable people.
Via its programs, SAMAKY is targeting different subjects :

- food security : construction of a dam, canals and wells; support to the community in food production and food security via the establishment of production groups (fishes, vegetables, rice, ) and banks (cow bank, fish and crab banks, ) ;

- education : financial support for school materials (bag, shoes, books, bikes, clothes) to vulnerable families, construction of 3 schools and 2 libraries, reinforcement of school supporting committees (SSC) and school management committees (SMC) ;

- child rights : promotion of the awareness on rights in school, child protection and child sponsorship with authorities, education staff, parents ,SSC, SMC and students ;

- good governance : advocacy addressed to the provincial governor in order to get rights on the control of the water of Boeng Thom lake (home to important colonies of numerous threatened bird species) and Takot dam in Kampong Cham, organizing elections of fishery communities leaders and encouraging them to participate to monthly communities meetings, conduction of audit forums about school environment and education quality.

Today, SAMAKY is implementing the following programs :

LRP: child sponsorship and education, food security, natural resource conservation and ecotourism ;
Benoy: food security via a Climate change Sustainable Resilience Adaptation (CSRA) approach ;
Guys trust: Education infrastructure (schools building) ;
Increase food security through sustainable fishery management and climate change adaptation: support to fishery communities and protection of the mangrove, fight against illegal fishing and knowledge about the fishing law for the local fishermen (in partnership with CWDCC).


Through its programs, SAMAKY receive financial support from Action Aid Cambodia and PLAN International, and is working with the local authorities for the implementation.

SAMAKY employs 10 salaries (3 women and 7 men).

To train SAMAKY team in creating an efficient computer based database, in using it and maintaining it.

Currently, SAMAKY only has a paper based database (on a large board), which contains some of their different projects data (number of beneficiaries, teachers, schools, communities, ). This tool is not easy to use and presents the risk of losing the information. Moreover, it cant contain all the information and SAMAKYs team often has to go to the communities to collect the information, when writing a report.

Therefore, SAMAKYs team would like to have a proper computer-based database which would enable them to be faster in finding relevant information and compare data. Besides that, an user-friendly database would help in writing reports to donors, facilitate monitoring and evaluation of the projects, facilitate the presentation of SAMAKYs success and achievements for fundraising purposes.

This type of support is available locally but is too costly for SAMAKY.

The volunteer(s) intervention(s) should tackle the following topics :
- Overall training in Excel use.
For the moment, SAMAKYs team has a basic knowledge and use of Excel software. In order to be able to use and maintain the database, they would first need to be trained in medium-level of Excel software.
- Analyze of the current paper-based database with SAMAKYs team and the information that could include the new database.
- Creation of a computer-based database, using Excel.
- Training of SAMAKYs team to daily use of the new database, maintenance and update.

Different missions (2-3) will be necessary to reach these results.

Participants / Name: SAMAKYs program team

Participants / Number: 2

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

The training will be organized for SAMAKYs program team :
Mr. Sim Hon, project officer and SAMAKY Executive Director Assistant
Mr. Heng Lyda, Provincial Coordinator for Kampot province

Theyre between 25 and 35 years old.

They already received some training in IT but need to improve their use of Excel in order to maintain and use a computer-based database.

Participants / Training in the field request

The beneficiaries all have a Bachelor degree, they speak and read English.
The beneficiaries will have their own computers, with Microsoft 2007 and 2010 office systems and softwares.

Airport: Phnom penh [pochentong]

Transfer to the mission site:

The volunteer will be welcomed at Phnom Penh airport by a driver, then will travel from Phnom Penh to Kampot by bus (approx. 3h).

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay at a local hotel in Kampot city .
The volunteer will have his/her own private room with private bathroom, access to WIFI and AC.
The volunteer will be able to eat in local restaurants in Kampot and close to SAMAKYs office.

Means:

whiteboard,
paperboard,
video-projector,
Internet connection
Samaky doesnt have extra computer, so the volunteer would have to bring his/her own computer for the mission.

Logistics:

The training will occur in SAMAKYs office in Kampot city.
Hours of training : 7 :30-12 :00 / 13 :30 17 :00
The volunteer will travel between the hotel and SAMAKYs office by motodop or tuk-tuk. If use of motorbike, the volunteer cannot drive him/herself and the helmet is mandatory.

No2256 | Cambodia | I.T. | MIPAD

Basic and medium level training in IT for MIPADs team

The MIPAD would like its team to be trained in basic and medium informatics technology (IT), in Sen Monorom.

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The Mondulkiri Indigenous Peoples Association for Development (MIPAD) is an ethnic minority community based organization (CBO) operating in Mondulkiri, a North-East Cambodias province where Bunong is the most numerous ethnic minority. Mondulkiri is the largest and most sparsely populated as well as least developed province of the country.
The area, famous for its rich biodiversity, diverse landscape (forested hills or powerful waterfalls) and unique culture, is facing a rapid development which, in parallel to economic growth, also leads to environmental degradation and the loss of the traditional knowledge of the Bunong.

Since 1997, Nomad Recherche et Soutien International (Nomad RSI- a French NGO) has been working in the domain of international health, encouraging therapeutic diversity and the protection of the environment in Mondulkiri.
In 2010 Nomad RSI set up a local organization called Mondulkiri Indigenous Peoples Association for Development (MIPAD). MIPAD operates throughout Mondulkiri in 5 districts (Kao Seima, O Raing, Pichreada, Koh Niek and Sen Monorom). Since MIPAD was developed till the end of 2015, its been supported and advised by Nomad RSI. Nomad will not have activities anymore in Mondulkiri province and will stand as the MIPAD advisor. Step by step the remain budget, projects, assets and staff of Nomad RSI have been handed over to MIPAD until Nomad RSI was completely closed down in June 2016.

Today, the MIPAD is implementing 3 projects :

1) Mondulkiri Resource and Documentation Centre (MRDC), in partnership with the Henrich Boll Foundation. The center main function is to collect, gather and classify all available research data and information regarding the environment, culture, history and development of Mondulkiri, and facilitate public access to and use of this knowledge. The MRDC also facilitates coordination and sharing among all the active stakeholders in the province while creating a focal point for them. Finally, MRDC contributes to the development of local cultural enterprise activities.

2) The Equity Project, in partnership with CIAI, which general goal is to contribute to the reduction of Mothers and Children under 5 Mortality rates in Cambodia (CMDG 4 and 5), in rural areas and in provinces where there are significant regional disparities, like in Mondulkiri. While working with communities, MIPAD will also work with and within the public maternal health sector and local authorities to build their capacities to better implement the national policies regarding maternal health.

3) The MIPAD community ecotourism project based in Dak Dam commune.

4) The Indigenous People Communities Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Mondulkiri (IP-CCA) project, under financial and technical support for Plan International and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The overall goal of this project is to reduce vulnerability and Improve resiliency of the indigenous people communities and children from climate change in Mondulkiri province.
5) The Bridging Agriculture to Ecology Conservation Among Indigenous People Communities in Mondulkiri Province (Ecoagriculture) project, in partnership with GRET. This project goal is to introduce high value crops such as strawberry via a permarculture system inside the existent community forestry. The indigenous people community will then be able to increase their productivity as well as to promote soil ecology system through systematic organic mulching system for their vegetable beds.


MIPAD is really concerned to include local communities in their programs and in making strategic decisions for the organization. At the end of 2015, the MIPAD Federation consisted of 15 Self-Help Groups (SHGs), or participating communities formed originally from previous Nomad RSI projects. These 15 Self-Help Groups elect the MIPAD Board of Directors during annual general assembly.


MIPAD employs 11 salaries and is supported by local volunteers.
The organizations projects are funded and implemented with different partners, such as : Winrock International, Henrich Boll Foundation, WWF, CIAI (Centro Italiano Aiuti allinfanzia), GRET, Plan International, ADB and local authorities.

To provide MIPADs team training course in basic and medium level IT.

Some missions have already been organized in social media use, and highlighted the importance to train MIPADs team in computer skills, so that they can be more independent and efficient in their daily tasks and in communication.

Today computer literacy has become a fundamental prerequisite for any organization to work and communicate within the organization as well as with outside stakeholders. Therefore, an IT training will support MIPADs team members in achieving the organizations objectives, work on their everyday tasks (writing reports, create planning, presentations, ), as well as better communicate on and learn from the web/social media.

The MIPAD identified 2 groups of different IT levels within the organizations members: basic and medium.

It has been decided to divide the staff into 2, according to the beneficiaries levels, to make the trainings more efficient.

Therefore, the volunteer will train the basic level group during the 1st week, whereas the medium level group will be trained during the 2nd week of the mission.

Several missions will have to be organized to address the objectives, as below :
During the 1st mission, the volunteer will have to train the two groups in the following areas :
- Basic level group :
Training in Windows operating system, files management, use of anti-virus, in order to be familiar with computer and understand how to use Windows operating system (what is a desktop, where to file its working document, why is there Drive C and D, what are the programmes available on the computer).
- Medium level group :
Fluent use of MS. Office system and softwares (Word, Excel and Power Point), and use of email.

During the 2nd mission, the volunteer will have to train the two groups in the following areas :
- Basic level group :
Training in use of internet and mailbox, how to find information on internet and how to share the work with colleagues, as well as the use of other communication tools (Google Drive, Google Agenda, ).
- Medium level group :
Training on how to use internet to find relevant information related to daily work, especially regarding the e-learning programmes.

During the 3rd mission, the volunteer will have to train only the basic level group in the following areas :
Training in use of MS. Office system and softwares (Word, Excel and Power Point).

Participants / Name: MIPADs team

Participants / Number: 10

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

The IT basic level group is composed by MIPADs new staff and volunteers (local young people). They will be 6 persons.
They received the last PU volunteers training in social media, but never had training in IT.

The IT medium level group is composed by 4 MIPADs ancient staff, who work as project facilitators, project officer and project assistant.
They already received some training in IT, as well as the social media use training.

The participants are from 15 to 35 years old.

Their English level is from good to low, but 2 of the employees will translate the training to the others.

Participants / Training in the field request

The basic level group members have middle school to high school diploma.

The medium level group members have high school diploma to Bachelor/Master degree.

Airport: Phnom penh [pochentong]

Transfer to the mission site:

The volunteer will be welcomed at Phnom Penh airport by the National Delegate. Depending on the time of arrival, the volunteer could spend one night in Phnom Penh.

The volunteer will travel from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom in mini-van (approx. 5h).

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay at a local hotel.
The volunteer will have his/her own private room with private bathroom, and access to WIFI.
The volunteer will be able to eat in local restaurants in Sen Monorom and close to the MIPADs office.

Means:

Computers (with different operating systems : Windows 7, 8 and XP)
Paperboard
Videoprojector
The volunteer should bring his/her own computer.

Logistics:

Hours of training : 8 :00-12 :00 / 14 :00 17 :00

Training location: Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri chief-town, in MIPADs office.

The volunteer will travel between the hotel and MIPADs office by moto. Use of helmet is mandatory.

No2242 | Cambodia | CAD & PAO | ACTED

Training in creation of communication tools for ACTED Cambodias program team

ACTED Cambodia would like its program team to be trained in creating communication tools using computer-assisted presentation software.

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ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, by two French humanitarian workers, Frederick Rousseau and Marie Pierre Caley in Afghanistan.
Its mission is to save lives and assist people with their needs during crises. ACTEDs values are shaped around the principle belief that every human deserves to live in dignity and ACTED aims to enable this right by developing peoples potential. Based on these principles, ACTEDs work surrounds three main pillars focusing on responding to emergencies and building disaster resilience; co-constructing civil society and effective governance; and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth.
ACTED is currently present in four continents and our teams intervene in 36 countries covering 8 million people.
In Cambodia, ACTED opened its mission in 2009 when it took over the operations of Pharmaciens Sans Frontieres (Pharmacists Without Borders, PSF) who had been working in the Cambodian health sector since 1992. As PSF activities mainly centred around health care service for entertainment workers, the projects evolved from health care to sexual gender based projects, when ACTED come on board. This transition then broadened up to look at labour law compliance in the entertainment sector, and then migration, and most recently non-formal education in order to address migration and employment issues in rural Cambodia.

Currently, ACTED Cambodia focuses its work on promoting inclusive and sustainable growth with an emphasis on youth. The NGO is implementing 2 projects :

- providing non-formal education (functional literacy and numeracy or vocational education) for children and youth aged 10 to 25 in rural Prey Veng (2 hours from Phnom Penh), in order to obtain meaningful employment opportunities either in their home communities or further afield, as well as the knowledge to safely migrate.
Prey Veng is one of the poorer provinces in Cambodia and had a secondary school net attendance ratio of 46.25 in 2010. This leaves a considerable amount of young people without the skills and knowledge in the areas of functional literacy and numeracy and non-formal education. ACTED Cambodias project aims to bridge this gap by supporting communities to set up and run community learning centres (CLCs) which offer systematic skills training at the community level to educationally disadvantaged children and youth. Each centre provides classes in functional literacy, numeracy and life skills, as well as providing vocational training courses to youth aged 15 to 25 with graduates receiving a certificate from the District Department of Education.
In April 2016, communities in Prey Veng province opened four community learning centres with over 350 students currently attending classes. In January 2017, ACTED Cambodias expanded its work to cover government run five CLCs across Prey Veng on the request of the Provincial Department of Education.
Via this project, ACTED will provide support to a total of 3100 young people;

- reducing the risk of sexual gender based violence against young female entertainment workers in urban areas of Phnom Penh and improving their access to safe, decent working conditions. ACTED CAMBODIA works with 42 businesses across Phnom Penh employing approximately 1,377 female entertainment workers. Furthermore, through ACTED CAMBODIAs last work on improving labour law compliance with the Phnom Penh hospitality sector, over 340 owners and managers have been trained and outreach sessions provided to 1892 employees.

In Cambodia, ACTED employs 20 local salaries, 1 international staff and 1 international volunteer.

To train ACTED Cambodias program team in creating some communication tools for its vocational skills training program, using computer-assisted presentation softwares.

For its non-formal education program in rural Prey Veng, ACTED Cambodia would like to train its program team in creating communication materials with computer-assisted presentation softwares, in order to raise awareness on the Community Learning Centre (CLCs) model.

Currently, ACTED Cambodia is supporting 9 CLCs but would like to expend this non-formal education model in other Cambodian rural areas. Other community learning centers exist in Cambodia, but theyre not necessarily well managed.
Therefore, they would like to create 3 different types of communication materials to raise awareness about the CLC strategic model among other NGOs and state actors working in non-formal education in order to improve this sector practices.

ACTED Cambodia already knows what would be the content of the leaflets, but the organization does not have a communication department which would assist the program team with the design and layout of documents. Therefore, the support of a communication skilled volunteer would be a valuable asset.

The 3 communication materials would include :
- a model publication : to promote the CLC model and give a clear set of guidelines that can be followed by other CLCs. It would be disseminated amongst NGOs working in the non-formal education and state non-formal education actors (including Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS), Non-formal Education (NFE) Department as well as Provincial and District Departments of Education) ;
- a financial brochure : which clearly outlines the best practice of financial management for the CLCs. Financial management is central to the sustainability of the CLCs and it is crucial to document the best practices ;
- a tracer study of graduates : To document the impacts of the program, ACTED Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (AMEU) is conducting a tracer study of graduates. This tracer studies will be use to show where students are 6 months after the course finishing.

The support is available locally but the quality of the design from a local consultant may not meet the requirements that ACTED Cambodia is aiming for, considering its limited budget.

In order to be able to design and publish these 3 communication materials and future leaflets, ACTED Cambodia would like to train its program team in using different graphic design softwares such as Adobe Suite/CC: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, ...

The intervention of the volunteer will allow to set up the template of the 3 documents mentioned previously in collaboration with the Advocacy officer. Afterwards, he will be able to make the modification of the documents by himself.

The program team will be able after the mission to design and layout future ACTED Cambodias communication materials.

Participants / Name: ACTED Cambodias Advocacy officer

Participants / Number: 1

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

The training will be organized for ACTED Cambodias Advocacy officer.
He is 30 years old and is really proficient in reading and speaking English.

Participants / Training in the field request

ACTED Cambodias Advocacy officer has a BA in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, but he never received training in using computer-assisted presentation software, neither in creation of communication tools.

Airport: Phnom penh [pochentong]

Transfer to the mission site:

The volunteer will be welcomed at Phnom Penh airport by the partner, who will accompany the volunteer to his/her place of accommodation by taxi or Tuk Tuk, which takes about 30mn or longer depending on traffic.

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay at Alibi Guest House, a hotel in the center of Phnom Penh.
The volunteer will have his/her own private room with private bathroom, access to WIFI and AC.
The volunteer will be able to eat in local restaurants or international in Phnom Penh and close to ACTED Cambodias office.

Means:

whiteboard,
paperboard,
printer
video-projector,
Internet connection,
And stationery supplies.
ACTED Cambodia doesnt have extra computer, so the volunteer would have to bring his/her own computer for the mission, with suitable software such as Adobe Suite/CC such as illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop for the design of the publication and brochure.

Logistics:

The training will occur in ACTED Cambodias office in Phnom Penh.
Hours of training : 8 :00-12 :00 / 13 :30 17 :00
The volunteer will travel between the hotel and ACTED Cambodias office by tuk-tuk.

No2248 | Cambodia | Surveys | Artisans d'Angkor

Support in setting up a social policy impacts analysis for a social business

In order to communicate better on their social policy impacts, Artisans dAngkor would like its team to be trained in socio-economic survey methodology and business model.

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Artisans dAngkor is a Cambodian semi-public company that was originally created as an association in 1992 to help young people with limited education find jobs in their home village and thus increase their families income and slow down rural depopulation. It provides them with a 9 to 12 months high-skilled training and a career from which they can make a living. This mission continues today. In 2012, Artisans dAngkor trained over 100 young craftsmen. The company currently employs 1100 people, including over 700 craftsmen. 48 workshops operate in Siem Reap province. Artisans dAngkor promotes traditional Cambodian Fine Arts and Crafts: stone and wood carving, polychromy-lacquering-gilding, silk weaving, silver plating, ceramic and jewelry making.

At the beginning of the 1990s, Cambodia was facing the challenge of rebuilding its economy. In order to enable economic integration of young rural people who had a lack of opportunities, the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the Ligue Franaise de la Formation Continue et de l'Enseignement (French League for In-service Training and Education) decided to design a development program tailored to the countrys culture and tradition. The approach was simple: helping young rural people by giving them a job that would enable them to earn a living with dignity. With the growing number of tourists coming to Angkor, craftsmanship revitalization was rapidly viewed as a potential niche training which would meet trainees needs and aspirations. In 1992, the Chantiers-Ecoles de Formation Professionnelle (CEFP) were created to provide young Cambodians with professional skills that could meet the market needs and would thus allow them to find an interesting occupation.

Between 1998 and 2001, a program implemented by the European Union, called REPLIC, supported the development and sustainability of the CEFP. It created a workplace which would provide jobs for the young craftsmen that had been trained at the Chantiers-Ecoles. This is when Artisans dAngkor was founded. Since then, Artisans dAngkor has committed itself to the preservation of traditional skills that are rooted in the Khmer culture.

Currently, in accordance with needs, Artisans dAngkor trains its new apprentices for craft work. The National Silk Center (a unit of CEFP) provides training for the silk sector. In both cases, the apprentices receive a living allowance during their free of charge vocational training period. After completion of this training, the young apprentices are granted the status of craftsmen and are given the opportunity to be hired by Artisans dAngkor if they wish.
Learning new skills, experiencing field practice, understanding the raw materials and being proud of good quality work are at the heart of the training method. Developing self-awareness and promoting personal development also takes an important part of the process.
Artisans dAngkor has become a powerful tool for the economic integration of newly trained apprentices. The company is now the largest employer of the region and is proud to have kept Education and Training at the core of its mission.

Futhermore, Artisans dAngkor has pioneered a new social policy in Cambodia with a decent salary level along with social and medical benefits, and 4% of its craftsmen are people with disabilities. The craftsmen have formed an association which holds a 20-percent share in the company. The turnover of the company is reinvested for social purposes, such as the setting up of new trainings and the opening of new workshops in rural villages in Siem Reap province. A workshop opening means more employment in disadvantaged rural communities and therefore an improvement of social conditions and poverty alleviation.
Artisans dAngkor strives to promote fair trade in Cambodia. Artisans Angkor is self-funded. It has shareholders who do not take any dividends from the profits made by the company as they are all reinvested in the companys development. The shareholders are the artisans themselves through the association they have formed and own, the Cambodian government through the Apsara Authority (Cambodian institution in charge of the Preservation of the Angkor site and Siem Reap province) and two private partners.

Health services are available for all employees, they can also consult the permanent doctor working for Artisans Angkor if they require it. Moreover thanks to a partnership with a French medical association, named A.I.R. Khmer, Artisans dAngkor offers a free medical check-up of the artisans health. These general practitioners work alongside a medical team including a dentist, gynecologist, dermatologist, physiotherapist and ophthalmologist. They all complete the employees health check on a voluntary basis.
They also make health and hygiene recommendations that are used by human resources department in their regular artisans meetings. These meetings are held every 6 months to raise awareness about the benefits of adopting the right postures and gestures at work. This long-term campaign is intended to give helpful advice for artisans who work on heavy pieces for example.

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To train AAs team on how to conduct an efficient social policy impacts survey, in order to better communicate on its social policy to the public.

Artisans dAngkor is a social business according to criteria defined by Muhammad Yunus the founder of the Grameen Bank - , that sustainability of the company indicates that it is running as a business, but the objective of the company is to achieve social goal/s.

However, Artisans dAngkors communication on its social goals and achievements is poor.
At present, Artisans dAngkor is producing an annual social report for its investors. However, such communication could be based on more robust measurement of social impact through specific indicators in order to bring clear evidence of social progress within Artisans dAngkors beneficiaries (craftsmen and their families).
Moreover, Artisans dAngkor would like to communicate about its specific social policy to a wider public.

Therefore, Artisans dAngkor would like to receive support on how to conduct an efficient socio-economic survey, and how to analyze the results. The analysis will subsequently help Artisans dAngkor to reflect its social policy impacts in order to better communicate on its social model and support its decision-making.

One mission has already been organized with Artisans dAngkor about socio-economic survey methodology (identification of socio-economic impact indicators and target population(s), ).

Regarding this first mission results, Artisans dAngkors team is now collecting the relevant data within its beneficiaries. However, they would need to be trained on how to analyze them, in order to have a scientific and valuable measurement and analysis.

Then, the objective will be to support the partners team in analyzing the collected data and identifying the relevant information regarding the partners future communication strategy on their social policy impacts.

Moreover, they would need to have support from someone with a good financial/business model knowledge to help them understand better their socio-economical impacts over the craftsmen and their families.

Therefore, the volunteer will have to work on the following steps :

1. Reminder on data analysis and statistics creation (as Artisans dAngkors team already have some knowledge)

2. Training on basic financial/business model, in order for AAs team to understand and analyze better their companys social policy impacts.

Participants / Name: Artisans dAngkors Human Ressources team

Participants / Number: 4

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

The training will be organized for Artisans dAngkors Human Resources team and one member of the Finance department.
Theyre between 20 and 35 years old.

They all already have some knowledge in mathematical calculation, statistics measurement and analysis, but would need support from someone with a strong financial background and good knowledge of businesses models, to support Artisans dAngkor in analyzing its social policy impacts data.

Participants / Training in the field request

The beneficiaries all have a Bachelor degree, they speak and read English.

Some of them have some knowledge of French.

Airport: Siem reap [angkor]

Transfer to the mission site:

The volunteer will be welcomed at Siem Reap airport by the partner.

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay at a local hotel in Siem Reap .
The volunteer will have his/her own private room with private bathroom, access to WIFI and AC.
The volunteer will be able to eat in local and international restaurants in Siem Reap, close to Artisans dAngkors office.

Means:

whiteboard,
paperboard,
video-projector,
Internet connection
Artisans dAngkor could make an extra computer available for the volunteer if needed.

Logistics:

The training will occur in Artisans dAngkors office in Siem Reap.
Hours of training : 7 :30 - 12 :00 / 13 :30 17 :00
The volunteer will travel between the hotel and Artisans dAngkors office by tuk-tuk. If use of motorbike, the helmet is mandatory.

No2028 | Cambodia | Project Management | Child Rights Foundation

Support to Child Rights Foundation to establish an efficient program monitoring and evaluation system

The volunteer will assist in developing procedures, system and frameworks for monitoring and evaluation of the CRF program/projects.

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Child Rights Foundation (CRF) is a child-focused, not-for-profit, non-political and non-religious Cambodian NGO. It works for full implementation of the UNCRC and other instruments related to childrens issues. It was registered with Government on March 6, 2001.

CRF was established by four Cambodian nationals who have extensive experience in child rights and children and youth empowerment work. They all worked for years for NGOs working with and for children such as Redd Barna (Save the Children Norway), Enfant du Cambodge and Childrens committee, before setting up this local NGO.

Although Cambodia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992, Cambodian children are still facing violence against them in their daily lives.
CRF strongly commits to establishing permanent changes in the way that children are viewed, treated and cared for in all parts of Cambodia.

CRF provides child rights education; assists Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS) in implementing child friendly school policy; empowers children and youth; strengthens child rights governance within local authorities; improves access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene; and provides child protection leadership and support for schools and communities across the key areas of corporal punishment, child labour, safe schools and migration and trafficking.

Here are CRFs main achievements since its creation:
- Successful integration of 5 child rights related topics: Child Rights (CR), Child Participation (CP), Inclusive Education (IE), Positive Disciplines in Schools (PDS) and Prevention of Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children (TSEC) into the training curriculum of Teacher Training Centers (TTC) being taught nationwide as per curricular,
- Successful integration of CR lessons into Social Study Subject of Students textbook and teachers guidebook for primary school - grade 4, 5 and 6 and being used at public schools,
- Safe School Guidelines officially adopted and launched by MoEYS,
- Around 2,700 in-service teachers and 950 TTC lecturers able to transfer their gained knowledge and skills to pre-service teachers and students,
- Knowledge Attitude and Practice of teachers toward children improved, leading to promote child friendly learning environment contributing to enhance student learning achievement,
- Over 500 vulnerable students supported with necessary means yearly to help maintaining their study,
- Thousands of teachers and students acquired knowledge on hygiene and sanitation and other primary health care,
- In 2010, a childrens report called My Life..., My Suggestions... was produced and presented to the UN committee on CRC, and a child-friendly version on the concluding observation developed and shared to children and relevant stakeholders,
- Target schools equipped with hygiene and sanitation facilities (water storages, well/pump, latrines and hand-washing basins, garbage bins, water filters, first aid kits, sanitary stuff, etc.)

CRF is currently implementing 7 projects as follows:
1. Mainstreaming Child Rights in Schools: with financial support from Plan International Cambodia and close cooperation with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport, this project is implemented in 124 schools. The project has empowered educational officials (from national and provincial levels), those who are part of the project steering committee, core trainers, and key teachers who conduct echo trainings to members of the school children's council and to all students. CRF capacity building strategies consist of national consultation for training, monitoring and empowerment at the school level, with both teachers and students. Mainstreaming child rights in schools helps to ensure students voices are heard.

2. Strengthening Childrens Voices by Promoting Safe Schools: this project has been implemented for 3 years with the support of Plan International Cambodia, in 4 provinces. Accomplishments at the school level include successful capacity building of school directors, in-service teachers, childrens councils executive committee, School Support Committee and the Commune Committee for Disaster Management on things such as Disaster Risk Reduction, Hazard Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment and development of a disaster risk reduction plan and School Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Plan. The project has directly influenced 12 school directors, more than 100 teachers and more than 4500 students, resulted in significant changes in knowledge, attitude and practices toward promoting school safety and disaster risk management in their respective schools and communities.

3. Empowering Child & Youth-led Groups for meaningful Child Participation in Child Rights promotion and monitoring: with financial support from Save the Children, this project aims at enabling a child and youth network to play a role in promoting awareness on the UNCRC to communities and authorities and promoting the participation of the children themselves in local decision making. To achieve these aims, CRF has conducted simultaneous empowering, capacity building, coordinating and monitoring activities with and through the children and youth network (Cambodia Children and Young People Movement for Child Rights-CCYMCR), - CRF strategic counterpart. To date, a total of 855 children and youths are known to have played an active role in monitoring and advocating for the implementation of childrens rights and expressing ideas on decisions affecting their lives at home and in the community across 16 target provinces.

4. Promoting Child Friendly Learning Environments for a Quality Education : this project was initiated with funding support from Intervita, Italy to enable the target groups to address the widespread problems of child rights in schools. It is a 3-year project and is being implemented in Siem Reap Provinces 2 remote districts, Varin (22 schools) and Puork (2 schools). With full cooperation from the provincial education department and relevant stakeholders such as Provincial Teacher Training Center, school directors, assigned teachers and students, the project has witnessed a significant reduction in the practice of corporal punishment by teachers while a better learning environment has been demonstrated in all targeted schools.

5. Promoting Child Friendly and Healthy Learning Environments: this project forms a part of the CRF new Hygiene and Sanitation Program which started in August, 2013. The objective of the project is to promote friendly, healthy and safe learning environments for boys and girls in the target schools contributing to their accomplishment of basic education as stipulated in Child Friendly School Policy of the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport. In 2014, the project has chosen a primary school in Prek Rokar commune, Kandal Steung District, Kandal Province.

6. Improving Hygiene and Sanitation of Cambodia Rural Schools and Communities: with financial support from Anesvad, Spain the project is being implemented in 50 villages of 3 communes of Angsnoul district, Kandal province and benefits 16,950 people (8,581 female) from 3,605 families of 3,175 households. The project aims to reduce water and sanitation diseases and girls school dropout. It is promoting sustainable practices of consistent use of latrines, hand-washing with soap, and drinking only safe water in rural communities; and developing and strengthening capacity in government, local authorities in promoting improved sanitation and hygiene.

7. Child Sponsorship Program: this project has been implemented in partnership with Khmer-France-Hungary Friendship Orphanage (KFO) and Norway House (NH) since 2007. The objective is to help deprived children overcome the poverty cycle by creating the opportunity to attend post-secondary education that enables children to obtain good careers in the future. The project provides full support to individually sponsored students by covering all related costs such as living and studying costs, transport, accommodation, healthcare, etc. Most of the sponsored students are pursuing university degrees.

As an immediate impact, CRF projects have built the capacity of at least 57 education officers, more than 1,450 teachers, 50,000 students, 700 youth, 86 members of school support committees and commune councillors and 348 parents through various trainings, workshops, meetings and consultations, to equip extra knowledge and practical capability in promoting the application of childrens rights and addressing all child rights-related issues in their environments.
Meanwhile, CRF has built a strong, close and sincere cooperation with the MoEYS, especially with five relevant departments, resulting in the conclusion of a new 5-year term 2013-2017 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two entities.

Most of CRF funds come from grant collaborations with International NGOs such as Plan International Cambodia, Save the Children, We World (Intervita), Anesvad foundation, Norway House.
CRF does not benefit from any technical support to date.

CRF implements its projects mainly in 3 provinces: Siem Reap, Tboung Khmum and Kandal, with the help of 30 employees.

To support CRF team to establish a program monitoring and evaluation system.

Today, CRF has different tools for monitoring and evaluating its programs. However, each tool is different according to each project and donor. Consequently, CRF would like to create an independent monitoring and evaluation system, common to each of its project and its overall activities.

The system will help CRFs team to collect information in a common tool and store it, making it easier for staff members to find the information later and avoid having to ask again for the right data.

Nowadays, CRF is lacking of human resources as some of its years-long-experience staff retired or moved on to other workplaces. In addition, there is a shortage of fund to have new recruitments and CRF feels its capacity is limited and therefore feels the need of outside experts to help its staff achieving its goals.

In order to establish the program monitoring and evaluation system, the Plante Urgence volunteer will work along with the project staff, in relation to the new 2016-2020 strategic plan that will be developed through another support (cf. project nb. 2027).

He/she will have to develop, along with them, all the elements mandatory to the conduct of an efficient monitoring and evaluation of program/projects, such as :
Indicators
Sources of verification
Risk evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation tools
Monitoring and evaluation schedule
etc.

To do so, he/she can use any tools he/she will find relevant to work along with the staff.

Through the contribution of the Plante Urgence volunteer, CRF hopes that it will have more efficiency and effectiveness in its program implementation.

This type of support is available in Cambodia through a few volunteer and consultancy services. However, CRF cannot afford the costs of such services.

Participants / Name: CRF staff members and board of directors

Participants / Number: 20

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

1/3d of the staff are females. Their ages range from 25 to 60 years old.

Most of them understand basic English and some can communicate in English. Work will be done in English.

Participants / Training in the field request

Most of CRF staff hold a Bachelor Degree. They never received specific training on monitoring and evaluation.

Participants / Motivation

The organizations development and governance are every staff responsibility that shows good participative management and leadership.

Airport: Phnom penh [pochentong]

Transfer to the mission site:

The volunteer will be welcomed by one of the CRF team members. He/She will accompany the volunteer to his/her place of accommodation by taxi or Tuk Tuk, which takes about 30mn or longer depending on traffic.

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay in a hotel/guest house in the city center of Phnom Penh, in an individual room with attached bathroom.

Means:

The volunteer will work at CRF main office in Phnom Penh.
This office is equipped with computers, telephone and internet, which the volunteer will be able to use.

Logistics:

In general, the mission can happen throughout the year. However, following days must be avoided as they fall on national holidays:

2017 :
April 14, 15, 16, 17: Khmer New Year
May 15, 16: King Sihamonys Birthday
September 19, 20, 21: Pchum Ben Days
November 02, 03, 06: Water Festival

2018 :
April 14, 15, 16, 17: Khmer New Year
May 14, 15, 16: King Sihamonys Birthday
October 08, 09, 10: Pchum Ben Days
November 21, 22, 23: Water Festival


CRF official working hours are 8:00-12:00am in the morning and 1:30-5:00pm in the afternoon.

Tuk Tuk will be used for day-to-day travel from accommodation to office. Breakfast and dinners will be taken around the guest house, and lunches will be taken nearby CRF office along with staff members.

Comment:

The volunteer should ideally have experience working for childrens organizations.

No2227 | Cambodia | Legal field | Legal Aid Cambodia

Training on taxation system and law for LACs lawyers, financial and management team

LAC would like its team to be trained about the taxation system and law in order to be able to comply with the new NGO Cambodian law, and transfer this knowledge to other local NGOs.

Select a date below to add it to your application for a STVA.

     

HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

Legal Aid of Cambodia (LAC) is a Khmer-run, non-governmental, independent and non-political organisation created in 1995 which provides quality legal services free of charge to Cambodias poor and advocate for their rights in both criminal and civil cases.

From 1975-1979, during the Khmer Rouge period, Cambodias legal system was completely destroyed. Prosecutors, legislators, lawyers and judges were executed by the Khmer Rouges or perished as a result of starvation, disease or forced labour. Law books were burned and courthouses were converted to slaughterhouses.
By the time the Vietnamese-backed regime was proclaimed in January 1979, only a handful of legal personnel were known to remain in the country. In 1994, international non-governmental organizations began to train legal defenders to represent imprisoned Cambodians who could not afford to pay for legal services. These trained defenders provided the first public defender service in over two decades.

As a result of the deaths and departures of Cambodias legal professionals, the country still faces a severe shortage of lawyers and trained professionals that can provide legal services to the indigent.

In 1995, LAC started its activities in the capital Phnom Penh and through eight permanent provincial offices.
In 200-2015, LAC staff handled over 500 criminal and civil cases per year. LAC has provided legal services in 7 of 25 provinces

LACs programs are as follows:
1. General Legal Aid Program
LACs General Legal Aid program provides legal representation free of charge to Cambodias poor wherever need arises and resources permit. Specialist projects are also housed with the General Legal Aid program, including support to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, efforts to end labour trafficking and to provide legal services to other poor Cambodians in other areas of focus.

2. Land Law and Natural Resources Program
Establishing and legally protecting property rights is a significant issue in Cambodia, following the abolition of private property during the Khmer Rouge regime and the subsequent destruction of property records, as well as the displacement of people from their traditional land both under the Khmer Rouge and the following civil war period.
The objective of the Land law Unit is to extend legal representation, advice and information to disadvantaged groups involved in land disputes and relocations in provinces of Rattanakiri, Mondulkiri, and Kratie with a focus on two types of cases: high profile cases, such as land disputes between powerful, wealthy persons and poor communities; and cases which have become criminalized because the judge has charged the disadvantaged communities with a criminal charge such as trespassing or illegal destruction of property.
From 2012, LAC broadened its focus to also consider cases involving environmental law, and the misuse of natural resources including forests, rivers and fisheries.

3. Child Justice Program
Established in 1997, LACs Child Justice Program provides support to both children in conflict with the law and children victims of crime. The Child Justice Program works to protect the rights of children, both under the laws of the Kingdom of Cambodia and also through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
It focuses on different aspects :
Juvenile Justice Law : implementation of the new law establishing the procedure for dealing with juvenile defenders, passed in 2013,
Child Friendly Chamber : operation of a separate court system of juvenile offenders from 2013,
Alternative Sentencing : establishment of alternative sentencing mechanisms including diversion programs allowing children to avoid prison for minor criminal acts,
Children in conflict with the law: ensuring that children in conflict with the law are properly treated by various stakeholders in the pursue of their case (police, prison staff, justice...),
Child victims of crime: victims of crime often struggle to bring the perpetrators of crimes to justice due to a combination of cultural and social attitudes towards violence against women, a culture of impunity, unfair legal and judicial processes and lack of governmental assistance to victims of this violence. LAC works for example to build childrens capacity to protect themselves from all forms of violence, strengthen the capacity of the Family Protection Networks to be more functional, form parenting group/caregivers and provide capacity building...

4. Women Justice Program
LACs Womens Justice Program provides legal representation for both women in conflict with the law and female victims of crime (particularly domestic violence and sexual crimes) to ensure that they can receive justice from the courts through the successful prosecution of their attacker as well as obtaining civil compensation. The Womens Justice Program also provides community education on the rights of women, and campaigns against domestic violence and advocates for the protection of womens rights as well as training to police, court and prison officials as to the rights of women upon entering the judicial system.
It focuses on different aspects :
Women in conflict with the law: provision of legal representation for women accused of crimes, ensuring that they are subject to correct arrest, interview and detention procedures and can receive a fair trial. LAC provides training on the rights of female detainees to police, court and prison officials...
Women Victims of Crime: domestic violence and sexual crimes are rife in Cambodia and a culture of impunity can make it difficult for women to bring to justice the perpetrators of these crimes. LAC works closely with women victims of crime and where appropriate assists women to press charges against their assailant as well as pursue civil compensation through the court system. In an effort to reduce the incidence of domestic violence, LAC also provides community education on the rights of women to be free from violence and assists women in obtaining divorce in order to escape abusive relationships.

LAC is one of the few legal aid organizations in Cambodia to maintain a significant, permanent presence in rural Cambodia where 80% of the population resides, with offices in nine locations: Phnom Penh (Head Office), Kandal, Battambang, Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey, Kampomg Cham, Rattanakiri, Mondulkiri, Kampong Thom.

LAC is supported by international donors such as USAID, DFAT, the European Union... and member of various committees at the national level (Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee, NGO Committee on the Rights of the Child, Womens Confederation of Cambodian Organisations...).
LAC also cooperates with various NGOs and with the government, e.g. the Ministry of Women Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior and the Council for Legal and Judicial Reform in order to advocate the rule of law, implement capacity building and outreach projects.

It employs 55 people (15 lawyers and 40 non-lawyers) and is supported by national and international volunteers.

To provide LACs lawyers, financial and management team training course in taxation system and law in order to be able to comply with the new NGO Cambodian law.

Since the law on association (LNGO), taxation and anticorruption have been passed in 2015, it is important for NGOs and CBOs (Community Based Organizations) to be in compliance with these laws, otherwise they will face legal sanction and will have to suspend their activities.

Taxation law is very complicated for NGOs and CBOs teams to understand and the anticorruption law could be applied on these associations if not in compliance with it.

Therefore, LAC would like a volunteer to train them on taxation system related to NGOs activities (such as income tax, tax on fringes and benefits, and the like), and taxation law in Cambodia.
It is important to remind that Cambodian law is really similar to the French law.

LAC requests this mission because the local resources have limited knowledge and is unable to compare with other taxation law of the other countries.

In order to conduct training and understand more about Cambodias legal context, LAC would like the volunteer first to spend time with the NGO staff (LAC director and program managers) to prepare lesson plan and training material.

The training will be held during the second week with LACs lawyers, financial and management team. One person from the LACs staff will be in charge of the translation between English and Khmer.

After the mission, LAC would like to be able to train other Cambodian NGOs and CBOs in other provinces about taxation law, to help them to be in compliance with the LNGO. Finally, LAC is planning to write and edit a manual.

2 or 3 assignments may be necessary to conduct this mission, and for LAC to be able to transfer knowledge about taxation law to other Cambodian NGOs and CBOs.

As mentioned in the objective of the mission, the Cambodian tax law is really similar to the French law and the partner will be interested to start the assignment with a presentation of a tax system. The idea will be to start by providing the partner the basics of a tax system, so that the partner can understand the content of the law.

Participants / Name: LACs lawyers, financial and management team

Participants / Number: 15

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

The participants are from 27 to 40 years old, half of them are women, half of them are men.

Their English level is from good to low, but some of the employees will translate the training to the others.

Participants / Training in the field request

All of the beneficiaries have Bachelors or Masters degree.

None of them have ever received a training about taxation law and system.

Airport: Phnom penh [pochentong]

Transfer to the mission site:

A member of LACs staff will welcome the Plante Urgence volunteer at the airport and accompany him/her to his accommodation in taxi (approx. 30min)

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay in a hotel/guest house in the city center of Phnom Penh, in an individual room with attached bathroom.

Means:

Computer (Windows version 7, PowerPoint, ..;)

LCD

Paper, pen, white board and internet


Logistics:

Hours of training : 8 :00-12 :00 / 14 :00 16 :00

Training location : Phnom Penh, in LACs office.

The volunteer will travel between the hotel and MRDCs office by tuk-tuk.

No2031 | Cambodia | Human Resources | Child Rights Foundation

Support to Child Rights Foundation to strengthen its Human Resources Development and Management

The volunteer will help in the development of CRFs 5-year Staff Capacity Development Plan, including the creation of a HR management system and the establishment of a training plan that could imply further interventions by Plante Urgence volunteers.

Select a date below to add it to your application for a STVA.

     

HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

Child Rights Foundation (CRF) is a child-focused, not-for-profit, non-political and non-religious Cambodian NGO. It works for full implementation of the UNCRC and other instruments related to childrens issues. It was registered with Government on March 6, 2001.

CRF was established by four Cambodian nationals who have extensive experience in child rights and children and youth empowerment work. They all worked for years for NGOs working with and for children such as Redd Barna (Save the Children Norway), Enfant du Cambodge and Childrens committee, before setting up this local NGO.

Although Cambodia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992, Cambodian children are still facing violence against them in their daily lives.
CRF strongly commits to establishing permanent changes in the way that children are viewed, treated and cared for in all parts of Cambodia.

CRF provides child rights education; assists Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS) in implementing child friendly school policy; empowers children and youth; strengthens child rights governance within local authorities; improves access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene; and provides child protection leadership and support for schools and communities across the key areas of corporal punishment, child labour, safe schools and migration and trafficking.

Here are CRFs main achievements since its creation:
- Successful integration of 5 child rights related topics: Child Rights (CR), Child Participation (CP), Inclusive Education (IE), Positive Disciplines in Schools (PDS) and Prevention of Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children (TSEC) into the training curriculum of Teacher Training Centers (TTC) being taught nationwide as per curricular,
- Successful integration of CR lessons into Social Study Subject of Students textbook and teachers guidebook for primary school - grade 4, 5 and 6 and being used at public schools,
- Safe School Guidelines officially adopted and launched by MoEYS,
- Around 2,700 in-service teachers and 950 TTC lecturers able to transfer their gained knowledge and skills to pre-service teachers and students,
- Knowledge Attitude and Practice of teachers toward children improved, leading to promote child friendly learning environment contributing to enhance student learning achievement,
- Over 500 vulnerable students supported with necessary means yearly to help maintaining their study,
- Thousands of teachers and students acquired knowledge on hygiene and sanitation and other primary health care,
- In 2010, a childrens report called My Life..., My Suggestions... was produced and presented to the UN committee on CRC, and a child-friendly version on the concluding observation developed and shared to children and relevant stakeholders,
- Target schools equipped with hygiene and sanitation facilities (water storages, well/pump, latrines and hand-washing basins, garbage bins, water filters, first aid kits, sanitary stuff, etc.)

CRF is currently implementing 7 projects as follows:
1. Mainstreaming Child Rights in Schools: with financial support from Plan International Cambodia and close cooperation with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport, this project is implemented in 124 schools. The project has empowered educational officials (from national and provincial levels), those who are part of the project steering committee, core trainers, and key teachers who conduct echo trainings to members of the school children's council and to all students. CRF capacity building strategies consist of national consultation for training, monitoring and empowerment at the school level, with both teachers and students. Mainstreaming child rights in schools helps to ensure students voices are heard.

2. Strengthening Childrens Voices by Promoting Safe Schools: this project has been implemented for 3 years with the support of Plan International Cambodia, in 4 provinces. Accomplishments at the school level include successful capacity building of school directors, in-service teachers, childrens councils executive committee, School Support Committee and the Commune Committee for Disaster Management on things such as Disaster Risk Reduction, Hazard Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment and development of a disaster risk reduction plan and School Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Plan. The project has directly influenced 12 school directors, more than 100 teachers and more than 4500 students, resulted in significant changes in knowledge, attitude and practices toward promoting school safety and disaster risk management in their respective schools and communities.

3. Empowering Child & Youth-led Groups for meaningful Child Participation in Child Rights promotion and monitoring: with financial support from Save the Children, this project aims at enabling a child and youth network to play a role in promoting awareness on the UNCRC to communities and authorities and promoting the participation of the children themselves in local decision making. To achieve these aims, CRF has conducted simultaneous empowering, capacity building, coordinating and monitoring activities with and through the children and youth network (Cambodia Children and Young People Movement for Child Rights-CCYMCR), - CRF strategic counterpart. To date, a total of 855 children and youths are known to have played an active role in monitoring and advocating for the implementation of childrens rights and expressing ideas on decisions affecting their lives at home and in the community across 16 target provinces.

4. Promoting Child Friendly Learning Environments for a Quality Education : this project was initiated with funding support from Intervita, Italy to enable the target groups to address the widespread problems of child rights in schools. It is a 3-year project and is being implemented in Siem Reap Provinces 2 remote districts, Varin (22 schools) and Puork (2 schools). With full cooperation from the provincial education department and relevant stakeholders such as Provincial Teacher Training Center, school directors, assigned teachers and students, the project has witnessed a significant reduction in the practice of corporal punishment by teachers while a better learning environment has been demonstrated in all targeted schools.

5. Promoting Child Friendly and Healthy Learning Environments: this project forms a part of the CRF new Hygiene and Sanitation Program which started in August, 2013. The objective of the project is to promote friendly, healthy and safe learning environments for boys and girls in the target schools contributing to their accomplishment of basic education as stipulated in Child Friendly School Policy of the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport. In 2014, the project has chosen a primary school in Prek Rokar commune, Kandal Steung District, Kandal Province.

6. Improving Hygiene and Sanitation of Cambodia Rural Schools and Communities: with financial support from Anesvad, Spain the project is being implemented in 50 villages of 3 communes of Angsnoul district, Kandal province and benefits 16,950 people (8,581 female) from 3,605 families of 3,175 households. The project aims to reduce water and sanitation diseases and girls school dropout. It is promoting sustainable practices of consistent use of latrines, hand-washing with soap, and drinking only safe water in rural communities; and developing and strengthening capacity in government, local authorities in promoting improved sanitation and hygiene.

7. Child Sponsorship Program: this project has been implemented in partnership with Khmer-France-Hungary Friendship Orphanage (KFO) and Norway House (NH) since 2007. The objective is to help deprived children overcome the poverty cycle by creating the opportunity to attend post-secondary education that enables children to obtain good careers in the future. The project provides full support to individually sponsored students by covering all related costs such as living and studying costs, transport, accommodation, healthcare, etc. Most of the sponsored students are pursuing university degrees.

As an immediate impact, CRF projects have built the capacity of at least 57 education officers, more than 1,450 teachers, 50,000 students, 700 youth, 86 members of school support committees and commune councillors and 348 parents through various trainings, workshops, meetings and consultations, to equip extra knowledge and practical capability in promoting the application of childrens rights and addressing all child rights-related issues in their environments.
Meanwhile, CRF has built a strong, close and sincere cooperation with the MoEYS, especially with five relevant departments, resulting in the conclusion of a new 5-year term 2013-2017 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two entities.

Most of CRF funds come from grant collaborations with International NGOs such as Plan International Cambodia, Save the Children, We World (Intervita), Anesvad foundation, Norway House.
CRF does not benefit from any technical support to date.

CRF implements its projects mainly in 3 provinces: Siem Reap, Tboung Khmum and Kandal, with the help of 30 employees.

To support CRF to strengthen its Human Resources Development and Management.

The aim of the support is help CRF to develop a 5-year Staff Capacity Development Plan.
This plan could also include, if possible, a training plan for the staff that could be implemented through further interventions by Plante Urgence volunteers. And according to available time of the volunteer, he/she could also contribute to the creation of an efficient HR management system.

CRF is constantly trying to improve its action and CRF is committed to achieving high standards of quality in its work with children.

CRF quality assurance process means reviewing its program outcomes, updating its policies, investing in staff support and education, and looking for opportunities to expand its programs.

Giving priority to quality instead of quantity means that projects are identified in such a way that specific needs of children are met in a cost-effective manner, and then scaled up to maximize the impact. Working efficiently while building capacity in the children, young people, school personnel and communities whom CRF supports, demonstrates its commitment to providing quality programs within the resources available.

Nowadays, CRF is lacking of human resources as some of its years-long-experience staff retired or moved on to other workplaces. In addition, there is a shortage of fund to have new recruitments and CRF feels its capacity is limited and therefore feels the need of outside experts to help its staff achieving its goals.

The volunteer will help CRF to develop a Staff capacity development plan for the coming 5 years, that should contribute to strengthen its Human resources development and management.

To do so, he/she can use any tools he/she will find relevant (brainstorming, SWOT, problem tree, logical framework...). The workshops should cover overall the project staff and board of directors.

The result of the staff consultation would be the formulation of the Staff capacity development plan.

Furthermore, according to the available time during the intervention, the volunteer could also help create a HR management system and contribute to the improvement of the current HR procedures within the organisation (review/creation of a staff handbook).

The needs identified in terms of capacity development could later be covered by other trainings by Plante Urgence volunteers to be requested by CRF according to the outcome of the strategy.

Through the contribution of the Plante Urgence volunteer, CRF hopes that it will have clear directions for its future development and more efficiency and effectiveness in its program implementation.

This type of support is available in Cambodia through a few volunteer and consultancy services. However, CRF cannot afford the costs of such services.

Participants / Name: The mission in relation with CRF, its staff members (around 20) and board of directors.

Participants / Number: 20

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

1/3d of the staff are females. Their ages range from 25 to 60 years old.

Most of them understand basic English and some can communicate in English. Work will be done in English.

Participants / Training in the field request

Most of CRF staffs hold a Bachelor Degree. They were never approached specifically on HR matters.

Airport: Phnom penh [pochentong]

Transfer to the mission site:

The volunteer will be welcomed by Ms. Cheng Sophor, CRF senior admin officer. She will accompany the volunteer to his/her place of accommodation by taxi or Tuk Tuk, which takes about 30mn or longer depending on traffic.

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay in a hotel/guest house in the city center of Phnom Penh, in an individual room with attached bathroom.

Means:

The volunteer will work at CRF main office in Phnom Penh.
This office is equipped with computers, telephone and internet, which the volunteer will be able to use.

Logistics:

In general, the mission can happen throughout the year. However, following days must be avoided as they fall on national holidays:
April 14, 15, 16, 2015: Khmer New Year
May 13, 14, 15, 2015: King Sihamonys Birthday
October 11, 12, 13, 2015: Pchum Ben Days
November 24, 25, 26, 2015: Water Festival

CRF official working hours are 8:00-12:00am in the morning and 1:30-5:00pm in the afternoon.

Tuk Tuk will be used for day-to-day travel from accommodation to office. Breakfast and dinners will be taken around the guest house, and lunches will be taken nearby CRF office along with staff members.

Comment:

The volunteer should ideally have experience working in HR management and staff capacity development matters.

No2252 | Cambodia | Human Resources | Chamrouen

Support to Chamroeun to strengthen its Human Resources management.

The volunteer will help Chamroeun to improve and strengthen its Human Resources strategy and processes.

Select a date below to add it to your application for a STVA.

     

HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

Chamroeun was started by Entrepreneurs du Monde as an NGO program in 2006. Entrepreneurs du Monde is a French NGO currently working in 11 developing countries in South East Asia, West Africa and Haiti to help the most impoverished families launch or develop small businesses and improve their living conditions through social microfinance and social entrepreneurship. Today, Entrepreneurs du Monde is one of Chamroeuns main shareholders and brings technical support in various aspects to the institution as a partner organization.

Chamroeun was established to fill the gaps of urban and semi-urban poor populations access to microfinance, through an offer of adapted loans and other support services including microinsurance, mobile-payments, renewable energy financing, WASH financing, financial literacy, and trainings on social topics to the economically active poor. These populations include micro entrepreneurs, small market stallholders, ambulant vendors, and other small scale informal activities.

Chamroeuns total annual budget is about $3 million.

Beyond its financial activities Chamroeun also provides trainings to its partners and other community members. The trainings cover different topics, such as :
- Business training :

It is Chamroeuns firm belief that financial services alone are insufficient to make a significant difference for the households targeted. Socio-economic services were launched in 2007 as a complementary service to the financial services provided. By proposing training and counseling, Chamroeun aims to serve its partners in a more effective manner and give them the keys to improve their self-confidence and skills. The new Business Training modules focus on financial literacy, and are provided in the community for voluntary participants, and free of charge. The training covers five topics including: spending, saving, over indebtedness, household budgeting, and basic marketing.

- Social training :

More than just financial literacy, Chamroeun also delivers free social training to its partners and its community, on several topics such as: domestic violence, health care, nutrition, the danger of drugs, and environmental protection.

Today, Chamroeun operates in 16 provinces across Cambodia, mainly within the central region.

It employs more than 300 employees, divided into 6 departments working in the Headquarters: operation, marketing & communication, IT, finance & administration, human resources and risk & legal compliance ; and 21 branch offices employing provincial branches managers and more than 100 loan officers.

Through its activities, Chamroeun supports 32 191 households.

Chamroeuns operations are funded mainly through microfinance investment vehicles. Moreover, the organization gets supports from different entities (such as its founder, Entrepreneurs du Monde, and others) on various projects as such socio-economic services, community-based lending, renewable energy financing, WASH financing, etc.

A new law enacted on 13th March 2017 by the National Bank of Cambodia is capping at 1.50% per month loans from microfinance institutions, which reportedly will negatively impact the offer of small loans below USD 3,000 by making this business unprofitable. As it is the case for many other microfinance institutions in Cambodia, Chamroeun is facing important challenges to adapt to this new regulatory environment. These challenges lead to implement a new management and financial strategy. Regarding the Human Resources, it notably involves some dismissals.

Therefore, among other restructuring actions, the institution has to rethink its Human Resources management and strategy to be in accordance with the new challenges, and with the new areas of improvement highlighted in its recently developed strategic plan.

This includes addressing the following points:
- Performance management (benefits and compensation, incentives, etc.)
- Talent management (recruiting and then keeping talented individuals)
- Fostering an organizational culture in-line with the identity of the company, and shared by all (Chamroeun is operating with 21 branch offices)
- Fostering a better understanding amongst staff of company strengths and weaknesses, market positioning, etc.

Therefore, Chamroeun would like to receive support in developing a transition Human Resources strategy in light of its needs :
- to adapt to its new management and financial strategy,
- to include more its Head Office and 21 branches into an entity.

The volunteer will help Chamroeun to create a clear plan for its Human Resources next 2 years strategy.

Therefore, the missions will be organised to work on the following steps for the identification and implementation of Chamroeuns new Human Resources strategy :
1. Audit on the actual Human Resources tools, policies and processes.
In order to better understand how Chamroeun works as a whole, the volunteer will first meet the team at the Head Office (Executive Director, Human Resources staff, Department Managers) in Phnom Penh. Accompanied by Chamroeuns staff, the volunteer will then visit a few provincial branch offices over 3 days, before coming back to Phnom Penh.
2. Identification of a 2 years Human Resources strategy based on the previous audit results.
3. Support in creation of new tools and processes in accordance with the new 2 years Human Resources strategy identified.

These results should be reached within 3 to 4 missions.

Participants / Name: Chamroeun management team

Participants / Number: 10

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

The participants will be in priority Chamroeuns HR department staff and the Executive Director, but will also include other Departments managers, Base of Pyramid Asia (BOPA) an important investor heavily involved with Chamroeun, and some branch offices managers.

They are from 25 to 45 years old.

The majority of Chamroeuns staff English level is good. Otherwise, some of the employees will translate to the others.

Participants / Training in the field request

All of the beneficiaries have Bachelors or Masters degree.

Participants / Motivation

Chamroeuns management team would like to receive support from a HR experienced volunteer to make an audit of their actual HR tools and processes and strengthen its general system. The actual company general restructuration process makes an all HR processes and strategy evaluation and improvement even more important.

Airport: Phnom penh [pochentong]

Transfer to the mission site:

A member of Chamroeuns staff will welcome the Plante Urgence volunteer at the airport and accompany him/her to his/her accommodation with the company car (approx. 30min).

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay in a hotel/guest house in the city center of Phnom Penh, in an individual room with attached bathroom.

Means:

whiteboard,
paperboard,
video-projector,
Internet connection
Chamroeun doesnt have an extra computer, then the volunteer would have to bring his/her own.

Logistics:

Hours of training : 8 :00-12 :00 / 13 :00 17 :00
Training location : Phnom Penh, in Chamroeuns office.
The volunteer will travel between the hotel and Chamroeuns office by tuk-tuk.
In order to better understand Chamroeuns overall HR situation, a visit of 2-3 days will be organized in some provincial branches. Chamroeun will facilitate the travel, and the volunteer will be accompanied by the staff of the company headquarters

Comment:

The volunteer should have a strong experience in Human Resources management, ideally with experience in the context of a company strategic restructuration.

No1828 | Cambodia | Video | MIPAD

Training of MIPAD team in short documentary film making

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HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

The Mondulkiri Indigenous Peoples Association for Development (MIPAD) is an ethnic minority community based organization (CBO) operating in Mondulkiri, a North-East Cambodias province where Bunong is the most numerous ethnic minority. Mondulkiri is the largest and most sparsely populated as well as least developed province of the country.
The area, famous for its rich biodiversity, diverse landscape (forested hills or powerful waterfalls) and unique culture, is facing a rapid development which, in parallel to economic growth, also leads to environmental degradation and the loss of the traditional knowledge of the Bunong.

Since 1997, Nomad Recherche et Soutien International (Nomad RSI- a French NGO) has been working in the domain of international health, encouraging therapeutic diversity and the protection of the environment in Mondulkiri.
In 2010 Nomad RSI set up a local organization called Mondulkiri Indigenous Peoples Association for Development (MIPAD). MIPAD operates throughout Mondulkiri in 5 districts (Kao Seima, O Raing, Pichreada, Koh Niek and Sen Monorom). Since MIPAD was developed till the end of 2015, its been supported and advised by Nomad RSI. Nomad will not have activities anymore in Mondulkiri province and will stand as the MIPAD advisor. Step by step the remain budget, projects, assets and staff of Nomad RSI have been handed over to MIPAD until Nomad RSI was completely closed down in June 2016.

Today, the MIPAD is implementing 3 projects :

1) Mondulkiri Resource and Documentation Centre (MRDC), in partnership with the Henrich Boll Foundation. The center main function is to collect, gather and classify all available research data and information regarding the environment, culture, history and development of Mondulkiri, and facilitate public access to and use of this knowledge. The MRDC also facilitates coordination and sharing among all the active stakeholders in the province while creating a focal point for them. Finally, MRDC contributes to the development of local cultural enterprise activities.

2) The Equity Project, in partnership with CIAI, which general goal is to contribute to the reduction of Mothers and Children under 5 Mortality rates in Cambodia (CMDG 4 and 5), in rural areas and in provinces where there are significant regional disparities, like in Mondulkiri. While working with communities, MIPAD will also work with and within the public maternal health sector and local authorities to build their capacities to better implement the national policies regarding maternal health.

3) The MIPAD community ecotourism project based in Dak Dam commune.

4) The Indigenous People Communities Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Mondulkiri (IP-CCA) project, under financial and technical support for Plan International and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The overall goal of this project is to reduce vulnerability and Improve resiliency of the indigenous people communities and children from climate change in Mondulkiri province.
5) The Bridging Agriculture to Ecology Conservation Among Indigenous People Communities in Mondulkiri Province (Ecoagriculture) project, in partnership with GRET. This project goal is to introduce high value crops such as strawberry via a permarculture system inside the existent community forestry. The indigenous people community will then be able to increase their productivity as well as to promote soil ecology system through systematic organic mulching system for their vegetable beds.


MIPAD is really concerned to include local communities in their programs and in making strategic decisions for the organization. At the end of 2015, the MIPAD Federation consisted of 15 Self-Help Groups (SHGs), or participating communities formed originally from previous Nomad RSI projects. These 15 Self-Help Groups elect the MIPAD Board of Directors during annual general assembly.


MIPAD employs 11 salaries and is supported by local volunteers.
The organizations projects are funded and implemented with different partners, such as : Winrock International, Henrich Boll Foundation, WWF, CIAI (Centro Italiano Aiuti allinfanzia), GRET, Plan International, ADB and local authorities.

Train MIPAD team in documentary film making
Within the Mondulkiri Documentation and Resource Centre MRDC - scope (http://mondulkiri-centre.org/), MIPAD wishes to organize a training session in documentary film making, shooting and sound, illustrating local Cambodian Mondulkiri populations culture and identity

MIPAD resource center has already directed short films illustrating traditional stories of the local Mondulkiri populations

However, so far they only used a series of pictures and sounds. No video was achieved yet whereas this media is one of the most popular to value and facilitate access to local culture.

The team would like to make short films (3 to 5 minutes) with the objective to organize cultural exhibitions and open the debate on cultural identity of local populations in Cambodia.

Plante Urgence volunteer will be requested to provide the participants with basic knowledge on camera shooting and sound so they are able to film traditional cultural events (ceremonies) and direct local persons portraits.

Making a concrete document to be used in the project will be the practical aspect of this training.
At the end of the mission participants should be able to make short video films.

In this province, such expertise does not exist so far. It could be found in Phnom Penh but the NGO cannot afford to seek and pay a trainer whose working quality would not be guaranteed.

Moreover, encouraging outcome of the first Plante Urgence missions led MIPAD to make this new request

Expected outcome of the mission:
For the participants:
- command of a camera and sound takings by at least one of the trainees
- ability to direct short films and in turn train other members of the team to video making

For the association:
- Improve the work and productions quality of the association
Moreover, the whole team will be stimulated to learn together with the trained members.

Participants / Name: Resource Center Team and Volunteers

Participants / Number: 9

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

This mission is meant to train the MRDC Team composed of 2 full-time salaried people and several volunteers.
All of them are members of MIPAD association and its partner on this specific project, e.g. the Cambodian Indigenous Youth Association
The full-time employees are the MRDC project coordinator and a community facilitator.
The Cambodian volunteers are young people from the nearby villages who studied and are committed to charity associations.

Participants / Training in the field request

They will be 2 to 9 pending Cambodian volunteers availability at the time of the training session.
All of them are aged between 18 and 28
None of the participants reads or write French
Mainly the MRDC project coordinator has a good command of English (both written and spoken) and will be in charge of translation for the volunteers, who have a basic knowledge.
Both MIPAD members are graduated whereas volunteers have a lesser educational level.
Except for the project coordinator who already received a short training in video making, the participants have no proper education or experience in video setting.

Participants / Motivation

The local team is always eager to learn new techniques, methods and tools.
This mission will provide technical support and the command of a tool of paramount importance to achieve this documentation project.

Indeed, the main reason for this project is to create documents allowing for preservation and revitalization of the Bunongs culture and identity. Use of video is an excellent path to this objective as Bunongs culture is entirely oral whereas paper issue medias would be far less useful.

Airport: Phnom penh [pochentong]

Transfer to the mission site:

The volunteer will be welcomed at the airport by a driver. Depending on the time of arrival, he/she could spend a night in Phnom Penh.
The volunteer will travel from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom in mini-van (approx. 5 hours).

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay at a local hotel.
The volunteer will have his/her own private room with private bathroom, and access to WIFI.
The volunteer will be able to eat in local restaurants in Sen Monorom and close to the MIPADs office.

Means:

Paperboard
Videoprojector
2 video cameras + 1 photo camera
Each participant will be provided with a computer (with different operating systems : Windows 7, 8 and XP). For the moment, MIPAD is using the software Video Movie Maker.

The volunteer should bring his/her own computer.

Logistics:

Training location: Sen Monorom, main city of Mondulkiri, within the Resource Center

Training time: 8h 12h and 14h-17h Monday through Friday

Lunch together with participants, breakfast and dinner in town or in the hotel.

Comment:

Best time for this mission would be between November and February. If not, only Khmer New Year time is to be avoided (mid-April).

No1829 | Cambodia | Video | MIPAD

Training of MIPAD team in video setting

Select a date below to add it to your application for a STVA.

     

HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

The Mondulkiri Indigenous Peoples Association for Development (MIPAD) is an ethnic minority community based organization (CBO) operating in Mondulkiri, a North-East Cambodias province where Bunong is the most numerous ethnic minority. Mondulkiri is the largest and most sparsely populated as well as least developed province of the country.
The area, famous for its rich biodiversity, diverse landscape (forested hills or powerful waterfalls) and unique culture, is facing a rapid development which, in parallel to economic growth, also leads to environmental degradation and the loss of the traditional knowledge of the Bunong.

Since 1997, Nomad Recherche et Soutien International (Nomad RSI- a French NGO) has been working in the domain of international health, encouraging therapeutic diversity and the protection of the environment in Mondulkiri.
In 2010 Nomad RSI set up a local organization called Mondulkiri Indigenous Peoples Association for Development (MIPAD). MIPAD operates throughout Mondulkiri in 5 districts (Kao Seima, O Raing, Pichreada, Koh Niek and Sen Monorom). Since MIPAD was developed till the end of 2015, its been supported and advised by Nomad RSI. Nomad will not have activities anymore in Mondulkiri province and will stand as the MIPAD advisor. Step by step the remain budget, projects, assets and staff of Nomad RSI have been handed over to MIPAD until Nomad RSI was completely closed down in June 2016.

Today, the MIPAD is implementing 3 projects :

1) Mondulkiri Resource and Documentation Centre (MRDC), in partnership with the Henrich Boll Foundation. The center main function is to collect, gather and classify all available research data and information regarding the environment, culture, history and development of Mondulkiri, and facilitate public access to and use of this knowledge. The MRDC also facilitates coordination and sharing among all the active stakeholders in the province while creating a focal point for them. Finally, MRDC contributes to the development of local cultural enterprise activities.

2) The Equity Project, in partnership with CIAI, which general goal is to contribute to the reduction of Mothers and Children under 5 Mortality rates in Cambodia (CMDG 4 and 5), in rural areas and in provinces where there are significant regional disparities, like in Mondulkiri. While working with communities, MIPAD will also work with and within the public maternal health sector and local authorities to build their capacities to better implement the national policies regarding maternal health.

3) The MIPAD community ecotourism project based in Dak Dam commune.

4) The Indigenous People Communities Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Mondulkiri (IP-CCA) project, under financial and technical support for Plan International and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The overall goal of this project is to reduce vulnerability and Improve resiliency of the indigenous people communities and children from climate change in Mondulkiri province.
5) The Bridging Agriculture to Ecology Conservation Among Indigenous People Communities in Mondulkiri Province (Ecoagriculture) project, in partnership with GRET. This project goal is to introduce high value crops such as strawberry via a permarculture system inside the existent community forestry. The indigenous people community will then be able to increase their productivity as well as to promote soil ecology system through systematic organic mulching system for their vegetable beds.


MIPAD is really concerned to include local communities in their programs and in making strategic decisions for the organization. At the end of 2015, the MIPAD Federation consisted of 15 Self-Help Groups (SHGs), or participating communities formed originally from previous Nomad RSI projects. These 15 Self-Help Groups elect the MIPAD Board of Directors during annual general assembly.


MIPAD employs 11 salaries and is supported by local volunteers.
The organizations projects are funded and implemented with different partners, such as : Winrock International, Henrich Boll Foundation, WWF, CIAI (Centro Italiano Aiuti allinfanzia), GRET, Plan International, ADB and local authorities.

Train MIPAD team in video setting
Within the Mondulkiri Documentation and Resource Centre MRDC - scope (http://mondulkiri-centre.org/), MIPAD wishes to organize a training session in video setting (Adobe Premiere or other) to make short documentary films illustrating local Cambodian Mondulkiri populations culture and identity

MIPAD resource center has already made exhibitions and published posters, photos and other documents on Bunongs culture (local Mondulkiri populations).

However, no video has yet been performed even though this media is among the most popular to value and facilitate access to local culture.

The team would like to achieve short films (3 to 5 minutes) with the objective to organize cultural exhibitions and open the debate on cultural identity of local populations in Cambodia.

Plante Urgence volunteer will be requested to provide the participants with basic knowledge on video films with the actual making of a documentary to be used for the future exhibition

This should include the use of an editing/publishing software for videos, idealistically Adobe Premiere to be used by a team member.
In this province, such expertise does not exist so far. It could be found in Phnom Penh but the NGO cannot afford to seek and pay a trainer whose working quality would not be guaranteed.

Moreover, encouraging outcome of the first Plante Urgence missions led MIPAD to make this new request

Expected outcome of the mission
For the participants:
Command of the editing/publishing tool by at least one of the participants
Ability to achieve on their own video editing and train further team members to video setting
:

- For the association:
- Improve the work and productions quality of the association

Moreover, the whole team will be stimulated to learn together with the trained members.

Participants / Name: Resource Center Team and Volunteers

Participants / Number: 9

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

This mission is meant to train the MRDC Team composed of 2 full-time salaried people and several volunteers.
All of them are members of MIPAD association and its partner on this specific project, e.g. the Cambodian Indigenous Youth Association
The full-time employees are the MRDC project coordinator and a community facilitator.
The Cambodian volunteers are young people from the nearby villages who studied and are committed to charity associations.

Participants / Training in the field request

They will be 2 to 9 pending Cambodian volunteers availability at the time of the training session.
All of them are aged between 18 and 28
None of the participants reads or write French
Mainly the MRDC project coordinator has a good command of English (both written and spoken) and will be in charge of translation for the volunteers, who have a basic knowledge.
Both MIPAD members are graduated whereas volunteers have a lesser educational level.
Except for the project coordinator who already received a short training in video making, the participants have no proper education or experience in video setting.

Participants / Motivation

The local team is always eager to learn new techniques, methods and tools.
This mission will provide technical support and the command of a tool of paramount importance to achieve this documentation project.
Indeed the main reason for this project is to create documents allowing for preservation and revitalization of the Bunongs culture and identity. Use of video is an excellent path to this objective as Bunongs culture is entirely oral whereas paper issue medias would be far less useful.

Airport: Phnom penh [pochentong]

Transfer to the mission site:

The volunteer will be welcomed at the airport by a driver and taken to her/his housing in Phnom Penh for the first night before transferring to Sen Monorom.
Next day she/he will travel from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom by Ford Transit for about 5 hours.

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay at a local hotel.
The volunteer will have his/her own private room with private bathroom, and access to WIFI.
The volunteer will be able to eat in local restaurants in Sen Monorom and close to the MIPADs office.

Means:

Paperboard
Videoprojector
2 video cameras + 1 photo camera
Each participant will be provided with a computer (with different operating systems : Windows 7, 8 and XP). For the moment, MIPAD is using the software Video Movie Maker.

The volunteer should bring his/her own computer.

Logistics:

Training location: Sen Monorom, main city of Mondulkiri, within the Resource Center
Training time: 8h 12h and 14h 17h Monday through Friday
Lunch together with participants, breakfast and dinner in town or in the hotel.

Comment:

Best time for this mission would be between November and February. If not, only Khmer New Year time is to be avoided (mid-April).

No2238 | Cambodia | Web | Samaky

Training in management of website and social media

SAMAKY would like its team to be trained in managing its website and social platform to promote its activities'

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HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

SAMAKY was created by Dr OK Aingkim in 2000.

SAMAKY is working in Kampot province (south-east of Cambodia).
In the province, SAMAKY is more specifically working with 3 communes (11 villages) of the Techou district, where live more than 4 000 households. The major part of the local population makes a living through fishing, small scale agriculture and small scale businesses.

The province is often affected by natural disasters (floods, storms, wild insects invasions, droughts, ...), which endanger the main livelihood of the local vulnerable population. Moreover, the populations education is really low and people are not aware of their basic rights.

Therefore, SAMAKY is actively committed in raising awareness about natural resources management, food security and child rights, as well as encouraging local officers to meet the needs of economically vulnerable people.
Via its programs, SAMAKY is targeting different subjects :

- food security : construction of a dam, canals and wells; support to the community in food production and food security via the establishment of production groups (fishes, vegetables, rice, ) and banks (cow bank, fish and crab banks, ) ;

- education : financial support for school materials (bag, shoes, books, bikes, clothes) to vulnerable families, construction of 3 schools and 2 libraries, reinforcement of school supporting committees (SSC) and school management committees (SMC) ;

- child rights : promotion of the awareness on rights in school, child protection and child sponsorship with authorities, education staff, parents ,SSC, SMC and students ;

- good governance : advocacy addressed to the provincial governor in order to get rights on the control of the water of Boeng Thom lake (home to important colonies of numerous threatened bird species) and Takot dam in Kampong Cham, organizing elections of fishery communities leaders and encouraging them to participate to monthly communities meetings, conduction of audit forums about school environment and education quality.

Today, SAMAKY is implementing the following programs :

LRP: child sponsorship and education, food security, natural resource conservation and ecotourism ;
Benoy: food security via a Climate change Sustainable Resilience Adaptation (CSRA) approach ;
Guys trust: Education infrastructure (schools building) ;
Increase food security through sustainable fishery management and climate change adaptation: support to fishery communities and protection of the mangrove, fight against illegal fishing and knowledge about the fishing law for the local fishermen (in partnership with CWDCC).

Through its programs, SAMAKY receive financial support from Action Aid Cambodia and PLAN International, and is working with the local authorities for the implementation.

SAMAKY employs 10 salaries (3 women and 7 men).

Currently, SAMAKY does not have a proper website and suffer from a lack of visibility, as they realize that every organization should have a public showcase to promote its activities.

Therefore, SAMAKYs team would like to have a website and to be able to update it by themselves, in order to maintain the website dynamic and to make it attractive and informative for the public.
SAMAKY believes that a clear website and later, communication via social media, will help improve its visibility for donors at national and international level ; as well as improve its notoriety to reach more people in Cambodia and abroad.

This type of support is available locally but is too costly for SAMAKY.

The missions will be organised to work on the following steps for the creation and use of a website and use of social media for the NGO :

1. Recommendations on the website communication strategy: content, layout, type of interface to be used for its management
2. Creation of the website
3. Training of the team on how to maintain the website
4. Training of the team on using social media

These results could be reached within 3 to 4 missions.

Participants / Name: SAMAKYs program team

Participants / Number: 2

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

The training will be organized for SAMAKYs program team :
Mr. Sim Hon, project officer and SAMAKY Executive Director Assistant
Mr. Heng Lyda, Provincial Coordinator for Kampot province

Theyre between 20 and 35 years old.

They received some training in IT and have a good level, but none of them ever received training regarding website or social media.

Participants / Training in the field request

The beneficiaries all have a Bachelor degree, they speak and read English.
The beneficiaries will have their own computers, with Microsoft 2007 and 2010 office systems and softwares.

Airport: Phnom penh [pochentong]

Transfer to the mission site:

The volunteer will be welcomed at Phnom Penh airport by a tuk tuk driver, then will travel from Phnom Penh to Kampot by bus (approx. 3h).

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay at a local hotel in Kampot .
The volunteer will have his/her own private room with private bathroom, access to WIFI and AC.
The volunteer will be able to eat in local restaurants in Kampot and close to SAMAKYs office.

Means:

whiteboard,
paperboard,
video-projector,
Internet connection

Samaky doesnt have extra computer, so the volunteer would have to bring his/her own computer for the mission.

Logistics:

The training will occur in SAMAKYs office in Kampot city.
Hours of training : 7 :30-12 :00 / 13 :30 17 :00
The volunteer will travel between the hotel and SAMAKYs office by moto or tuk-tuk. If use of motorbike, the helmet is mandatory.

No1827 | Cambodia | Web | MIPAD

Training in social media use and updating for MIPADs team

The MIPAD would like its team to be trained in using and updating its social media platform about ethnic culture and identity, in Sen Monorom.

Select a date below to add it to your application for a STVA.

     

HistoryObjectivesVolunteer interventionMissionParticipants

The Mondulkiri Indigenous Peoples Association for Development (MIPAD) is an ethnic minority community based organization (CBO) operating in Mondulkiri, a North-East Cambodias province where Bunong is the most numerous ethnic minority. Mondulkiri is the largest and most sparsely populated as well as least developed province of the country.
The area, famous for its rich biodiversity, diverse landscape (forested hills or powerful waterfalls) and unique culture, is facing a rapid development which, in parallel to economic growth, also leads to environmental degradation and the loss of the traditional knowledge of the Bunong.

Since 1997, Nomad Recherche et Soutien International (Nomad RSI- a French NGO) has been working in the domain of international health, encouraging therapeutic diversity and the protection of the environment in Mondulkiri.
In 2010 Nomad RSI set up a local organization called Mondulkiri Indigenous Peoples Association for Development (MIPAD). MIPAD operates throughout Mondulkiri in 5 districts (Kao Seima, O Raing, Pichreada, Koh Niek and Sen Monorom). Since MIPAD was developed till the end of 2015, its been supported and advised by Nomad RSI. Nomad will not have activities anymore in Mondulkiri province and will stand as the MIPAD advisor. Step by step the remain budget, projects, assets and staff of Nomad RSI have been handed over to MIPAD until Nomad RSI was completely closed down in June 2016.

Today, the MIPAD is implementing 3 projects :

1) Mondulkiri Resource and Documentation Centre (MRDC), in partnership with the Henrich Boll Foundation. The center main function is to collect, gather and classify all available research data and information regarding the environment, culture, history and development of Mondulkiri, and facilitate public access to and use of this knowledge. The MRDC also facilitates coordination and sharing among all the active stakeholders in the province while creating a focal point for them. Finally, MRDC contributes to the development of local cultural enterprise activities.

2) The Equity Project, in partnership with CIAI, which general goal is to contribute to the reduction of Mothers and Children under 5 Mortality rates in Cambodia (CMDG 4 and 5), in rural areas and in provinces where there are significant regional disparities, like in Mondulkiri. While working with communities, MIPAD will also work with and within the public maternal health sector and local authorities to build their capacities to better implement the national policies regarding maternal health.

3) The MIPAD community ecotourism project based in Dak Dam commune.

4) The Indigenous People Communities Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Mondulkiri (IP-CCA) project, under financial and technical support for Plan International and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The overall goal of this project is to reduce vulnerability and Improve resiliency of the indigenous people communities and children from climate change in Mondulkiri province.
5) The Bridging Agriculture to Ecology Conservation Among Indigenous People Communities in Mondulkiri Province (Ecoagriculture) project, in partnership with GRET. This project goal is to introduce high value crops such as strawberry via a permarculture system inside the existent community forestry. The indigenous people community will then be able to increase their productivity as well as to promote soil ecology system through systematic organic mulching system for their vegetable beds.


MIPAD is really concerned to include local communities in their programs and in making strategic decisions for the organization. At the end of 2015, the MIPAD Federation consisted of 15 Self-Help Groups (SHGs), or participating communities formed originally from previous Nomad RSI projects. These 15 Self-Help Groups elect the MIPAD Board of Directors during annual general assembly.


MIPAD employs 11 salaries and is supported by local volunteers.
The organizations projects are funded and implemented with different partners, such as : Winrock International, Henrich Boll Foundation, WWF, CIAI (Centro Italiano Aiuti allinfanzia), GRET, Plan International, ADB and local authorities.

To provide MIPADs team training course in using and updating social media related to its Mondulkiri Resource & Documentation Centre (MRDC).

As part of the Mondulkiri Resource & Documentation Centre (http://mondulkiri-centre.org/), the MIPAD has launched a web-based platform (Facebook, Isuu, Youtube, blog - wordpress) about Mondulkiri ethnic minority groups culture and identity.

The MIPAD is already editing some videos, posters and photos illustrating Mondulkiris ethnic minority groups traditional knowledge on its web-based platform. However, MIPADs team would need a specific training on use and regular updating of social media networks, in order to share information about the actual ethnic minorities culture in Mondulkiri.

Web and social media networks represent new opportunities for the young Bunong generation to express and revive their ethnic culture and identity.

The volunteer will have to:
- Train on the fundamental knowledge of using social media and how to use them in order to share information about the actual ethnic minorities culture.
- Train the Mondulkiri Resource & Documentation Centres team and MIPAD staff to use the existing web-based platform and make them able to update regularly the platforms content in order to make the information more lively and attractive.
- Help in making information about cultural identities of indigenous people to be more accessible to local people, who are not familiar with the use of phone, computer or internet and social media.
- Help the team in organizing and scheduling the social media updated activity.

Participants / Name: MRDC and MIPADs team

Participants / Number: 9

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

6 employees from MRDC and MIPADs team, plus 3 volunteers from the local villages will attend the training.

The participants are from 18 to 34 years old, and 6 from them are women.

Their English level is from good to low, but 2 of the employees will translate the training to the others.

All of the participants have low level to none knowledge regarding social media use.

Participants / Training in the field request

2 of the employees have a Bachelors degree and the other participants have a high school diploma.

Airport: Phnom penh [pochentong]

Transfer to the mission site:

The volunteer will be welcomed at Phnom Penh airport by the National Delegate.
Depending on the time of arrival, the volunteer could spend one night in Phnom Penh.
The volunteer will travel from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom in mini-van (approx. 5h).

Accommodation & food:

The volunteer will stay at a local hotel.
The volunteer will have his/her own private room with private bathroom, and access to WIFI.
The volunteer will be able to eat in local restaurants in Sen Monorom and close to the MIPADs office.

Means:

Computers (with different operating systems : Windows 7, 8 and XP)

Paperboard

Videoprojector

The volunteer should bring his/her own computer.

Logistics:

Hours of training : 8 :00-12 :00 / 14 :00 17 :00
Training location : Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri chief-town, in MRDCs office.
The volunteer will travel between the hotel and MRDCs office by moto. Use of helmet is mandatory.

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