Job Opportunity

Damnok Toek recently conducted an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 upon our target group. The findings included:

  1. People of a lower-socio economic background were hit the harde Families are severely struggling from a lack of economic opportunities;
  2. Domestic violence has increased significantly;
  3. Substance abuse amongst minors has increased

To address these findings, the activity “Family Empowerment” will be implemented in 2021 aiming  to reach the most vulnerable of families. This activity will identify both children who are motivated to attend Non-Formal Education (linked to a Drop In Center) as well as families who are committed to engage in sustainable empowerment activities such as income generation, job placement, parenting skills training and general counselling. These families will be assessed regarding their needs and expectations. Children will be assessed based on their aspirations and attitude towards school, their overall knowledge, behaviour and needs with the aim to improve opportunities available to them in  the future. If they meet the criteria, they will be offered tailored support. The range of services will address the different needs, expectations and abilities of the target group.

The service component “Family Empowerment” is in place already but will undergo further  refinement based on the insights gained from the mentioned assessment. The assignment of the position of “Social Work Advisor” is to support the permanent Social Work Team in identifying potential for improvement to ensure that the support offered to the children and their families is highly effective, efficient and the benefits sustainable.

Social Work Advisor

  • Location: Poipet, Banteay Meanchey Province and partially remotely (home office)
  • Schedule: Full-time, Short-term (3-4 months)
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualification


As a Social Work Advisor, you will work directly with our highly motivated Social Work Team in Poipet, comprising of 10 Social Workers and 1 Social Work Coordinator. You will be working closely with the Deputy Director of the Damnok Toek Poipet branch and the Senior management Team of Damnok Toek in the main office in Phnom Penh.

Below is a list of the primary responsibilities:

  • Gap Assessment: Assessment of gaps in conceptual and practical understanding and implementation of social work in the day-to-day work of DT.
  • Capacity Building Plan & staff training: Development of tailored Capacity Building Plan for Social Work Team based on insight from different assessment (assessment of

impact of COVID-19, assessment of capacities and interests Social Work Team. Conduct trainings to staff of Damnok Toek through a series of workshops

  • Social Work Manual: Review of existing practices and guidelines as applied at DT and joint reflections with Social Work Tea Consultation of state-of-the-art principles, ethics, procedures and skills in social work. Results are to be compiled in a new Social Work Manual for Damnok Toek. The Social Work Manual is expected to include
  • A range of modules (including training guidelines) relevant for social work and outreach, such as Communication, Counselling, Case Management, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Child Development, Leave No One Behind / Working with vulnerable families.
  • A Toolkit for Social Workers to use with different groups of vulnerable children, youth, parents and/or guardians (for both individual and group dynamics)
  • Guidelines related to quality aspects, such as social work supervision and compliance (i. child protection).


  • Minimum of 5 years’ social work-related experience, familiarity with the local context is an asset;
  • Experience in the practical application of approaches dealing with substance-abuse and domestic violence in the context of urban poverty/slum areas.
  • Fluency in Engli Understanding of Khmer would be an advantage. Note: The guidelines will be written in English and later on translated into Khmer;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to sensitively interact with different stakeholders;
  • Ability to analyze current practices and reflect on them jointly with team;
  • Confidence in designing trainings and excellent facilitation skills;
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humour;
  • Organized, well-planned approach and commitment to meet tight deadlines;
  • Experience working in the field, directly with beneficiaries in the community;
  • Knowledge of Social Work Assessment methods and identification of needs in the community;Please send your  CV,  a  motivation  letter  and  budget  proposal  along  with  three  references  to by the 12th of July 2021.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Damnok Toek commits to protect the rights of child. Damnok Toek reserves the right to conduct background checks.

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Fundraising & Communications Officer 

Position: Fundraising & Communications Officer

Location: Cambodia, based in Phnom Penh with regular trips to the province

Duration: Open ended contract, full-time position

Starting date: 1st of June 2021

Deadline for applications: 15th of May 2021


Damnok Toek is a local NGO working in Cambodia since 1997 with the aim of supporting vulnerable children such as street children, children with disabilities, and children victim or at-risk of trafficking/unsafe migration. Damnok Toek has projects in Poipet, Neak Loeung and Kep.


As a Fundraising & Communications Officer (FCO), you will work with the Fundraising Officer in securing funding from multilateral donor agencies, trusts and foundations, government agencies, corporations, embassies and private donors. This includes assisting in preparing grant proposals, project reports and donor requirements. In addition, you will develop the organisation’s communication platforms to enhance the visibility of Damnok Toek. Details as followed:

  • Communication (30%)
    • Build a communication strategy
    • Manage the communications of the organisation
    • Write regular blogs for communication on the website and social media
    • Develop annual report
    • Have knowledge of graphic design techniques
    • Have a good understanding of photography to be used in reports and communications
  • Fundraising (70%)
    • Assisting in donor relations and coordinating donor site visits
    • Identifying potential donors for Damnok Toek’s projects
    • Assisting in writing narrative reports for donors
    • Assisting in completing grant proposals
    • Organising and sending regular content to donors based on their requirements
    • Organising documentation of donor communication and a donor database


  • Experience in communications and graphic design
  • Strong creative skills and introduce new concepts for communications
  • Motivation to work for a grassroots organization
  • Interest in Child Protection issues and projects supporting vulnerable and street-children
  • Strong spoken and written Khmer and English
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive
  • Pays attention to detail for consistency
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the provinces

How to apply: Please send your CV, a motivation letter and contacts for three references to by the 15th of May 2021.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The position is based in Phnom Penh. This is a position within a local NGO with a fair remuneration package.

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Nurse (Damnok Toek Neak Loeung)

Damnok Toek (DT) is looking for a dynamic individual to pursue the Nurse Position in Neak Loeung, Prey Veng. Damnok Toek is a local NGO working in Cambodia since 1997 and with the aim of enabling vulnerable and marginalized children, youth, and their family to have all of their basic needs met and their rights respected. Damnok Toek is supporting street children, children with disabilities, and children victims of trafficking/unsafe migration. Damnok Toek has projects in Poipet, Neak Loeung, and Kep.

The purpose of this position is to improve care to children with disabilities (CWD) currently benefiting from DT’s Disability Program in Neak Loeung and to provide support to DT’s Medical Assistant and DT/Don Gnocchi’s Disability Expert (Expatriated Staff Member). The nurse will be in direct contact with all CWD that benefit from the educational, medical, and rehabilitation services provided at DT Neak Loeung’s Day Care Center (DCC). S(he) will be responsible for providing care for all children involved in the project, assisting in the provision of disability-related treatments, and helping in the organization of files, cataloging, and verbal/written translation from Khmer to English and vice-versa. The Nurse will also be involved in training sessions and family visits for assessment and provision of care for CWD in Neak Loeung region.

Location: Neak Loeung, Prey Veng Province.

Report line: This position is reporting to Damnok Toek Neak Disability Programs Coordinator

Salary: $300

Closing date: 08 June 2021

  • Role and responsibilities
  • Assists on the organization of children’s daily and monthly health check-ups;
  • Assists on the provision of follow-ups for children’s medication intake;
  • Assists on any medical emergency and provides first aid if necessary;
  • Assists on making sure all children are healthy and safe during their stay in DT’s Day Care Center and Small Group Homes;
  • Provides support to parents and children during their stay in DT’s Day Care Center;
  • Provides advices and makes referrals to hospitals, health centers, rehabilitation centers, etc.;
  • Assists on the provision of disability-related exercises to children in the Day Care Center;
  • Assists on assessments and provides support on writing disability-related records to children in the Day Care Center;
  • Provides support for staff training on disability-related topics;
  • Follows DT/Don Gnocchi Disability Expert and provides Khmer-English and English-Khmer translation on a daily basis;
  • Provides verbal Khmer-English and English-Khmer translation to other International Technical Advisors, Disability Experts, and Volunteers when required;
  • Translates documents related to medical and rehabilitation treatments (assessments, check-ups, progress notes, etc.);
  • Assists with translation on training sessions related to disability;
  • Assists with the organization of documents both in English and Khmer;
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Position requirement/qualification

  • Written and spoken Fluency in both Khmer and English;
  • Associate or Bachelor Degree in Nursing or relevant field;
  • At least 2-year experience in a similar position;
  • Previous experience working for NGOs, especially grass root organizations, a plus;
  • Previous experience working with children with disabilities a plus;
  • First-aid knowledge – Certification a plus;
  • Basic organizational skills – able to organize files and documents;
  • Ability to manage own time, different tasks, and deadlines;
  • Honest and positive attitude;
  • Ability to work as team member;
  • Interpersonal communication skills;
  • Computer literacy – MS Office, Email, Internet;
  • Comply with the Child Protection Policy and no prior offence in regard to children.

Interested candidates are required to send your updated CV and cover letter with your expected salary to,, and before 08 June 2021.

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