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.

No3070 | Cambodia | Finance | PHARE PONLEU SELPAK

Support to review and improve financial internal processes

Phare Ponleu Selpak needs a specialist in financial process (Accounting, Audit, Digitizing accounting procedures)

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Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) or The Brightness of the Arts is a non-profit Cambodian association improving the lives of children, young adults, and their families with art schools, educational programs, and social support since 1994.


The Issues
Today in Battambang, children and families still face many social problems. Children drop out of school, experience domestic violence, drug abuse, and migrate illegally to work in extremely poor conditions in Thailand where they face exploitation and abuse.

Their Solutions
They take a holistic approach to solving social problems through the arts, education, and social work. Phare Ponleu Selpak seeks to provide education, access to the arts, vocational training, and professional pathways to the children and young adults of their community.

Visual and Applied Arts School
The Visual and Applied Arts School is the foremost program of its kind in Cambodia. Leisure classes are open to all, introducing children to painting, drawing, and sculpture. The rigorous three year vocational training gives Cambodian youth the chance to build careers in the Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Animation.

Performing Arts School
The Performing Arts School gives local children access to circus, theatre, dance, and music. The four year vocational training provides a pathway to employment as a performer. PPSA alumni have gone on to perform and study Europe, Canada, and the United States. Battambang circus performances are held on campus every week.

Educational Programs
Their community kindergarten helps their youngest students prepare for public school. All kindergarten classes include drawing and painting. Their community library is open to all with books in Khmer, English, and French. The library offers computer classes, literacy classes, and tutoring. The Child Development Center provides a safe space for children to stay outside school hours. Learn more about the great work being done by their Education Department here.

Social Support
Their Social Support department works to ensure that the children in their community stay in school, live in healthy families, and keep away from drug abuse, domestic violence, and illegal migration. PPS upholds and protects childrens rights through their Child Protection Program. This program provides children with nutritious lunch, school supplies, stipends, and other forms of support. Dedicated international donors help give their children the tools they need to focus on their studies through the monthly sponsorship program.

With a US$900,000 annual budget, PPS works with 86 employees, 8 volunteers and has 1,000 members.

PPS accounting procedures have added complexity because they have procedures and systems that need to support the day to day running of the schools. They also have restricted donor funds that require additional procedures, compliance and separate tracking. A lot of documents are still paper-based and currently there are too many processes, which take a lot of time. In the past many activities were project based with restricted funding but now as they transition to a more regular school system, they need to update and perhaps adjust some processes. Moreover, PPS is seeking to use an online platform/system to link various accounting procedures.

The participants are expecting to learn form best practices in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their current procedures.

PPS feel they will benefit greatly from international best practices. Digitizing accounting procedures is not common among organizations in Cambodia.

The volunteer will help PPS to review/audit its financial internal processes with the purpose of increasing efficiency while fulfilling compliance requirements. The volunteer will also provide advice on adopting a digital platform for the financial process.

The mission should focus on the 4 points listed below:
1- Audit the internal financial processes;
2- Reflection and expertise on the tools used for accounting;
3- Go into the concepts and methodology of service accounting in depth
4- Exchange on the formalization of accounting procedures for the preparation of common digital platform;

Participants / Name: Finance Department

Participants / Number: 5

Participants / Education level, Diplomas

They are from 25 to 42 years old.
Finance's department's staff speak English (1 persons English is minimal)
They are 1 man and 4 women and they work as Finance Manager, Accounting Supervisor, Accounting Assistant, Cashier, Procurement & Logistic officer.

Participants / Training in the field request

All employees have Master or Bachelor Degrees. (1 Master Of Business Administration, 2 Bachelor of Accounting Degree and 2 Bachelor of Banking).

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 Battambang by bus (approx. 5h).
According to the flight schedule, one night in Phnom Penh can be organised prior to transfer to Battambang.

Accommodation & food:

PPS will assist with booking of hotel.
If one night is needed in Phnom Penh, Plante Urgence will book it for the volunteer

Means:

Laptop

Logistics:

Hours of training : 8 :00-12 :00 / 13 :00 17 :00
Training location : Battambang, in PPSs office.
The volunteer will travel between the hotel and PPSs office by tuk-tuk.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

No1829 | Cambodia | Video | MIPAD

Training of MIPAD team in video setting

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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.

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 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).

They already captured images from their intervention and about Bunong culture and lifestyle. 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.

Therefore, MIPAD would like the volunteer to transfer skills on short video films making and editing.

This should include :
- the storyline building (what message(s) ? how to present it/them ?) ;
- the use of an editing/publishing software for videos to be used by a team member ;
- Idealistically, the basic knowledge of video shooting and editing with a Smartphone.

One mission has already been organized, which enabled MIPADs team to study the basics of video shooting, film planning and video editing with Openshot and Shortcut open source softwares.

The second phase of the mission would be to update these knowledge, and work with the MIPADs team on a specific project.

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

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.

Participants / Name: Resource Center Team and Volunteers

Participants / Number: 3

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 Phnom Penh airport. 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 in a hotel in Sen Monorom, main city of Mondulkiri.

Means:

Paperboard
Videoprojector
2 HD video cameras (1 with microphone) + 1 photo camera (DSLR Canon) + 2 tripods + 1 lapel microphone
Each participant will be provided with a computer (Windows 7). For the moment, MIPAD is using video open source softwares : Openshot and Shortcut.

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'

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

     

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.

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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 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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