Research Consultant

at Damnok Toek
Published April 24, 2022
Location Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Category Research  
Job Type Full Time  


Damnok Toek (DT) has been working with alternative care services for children with disabilities (CWD) in Neak Loeung, Prey Veng Province, since 2016. In 2021, DT’s Small Group Homes (SGH) have undergone a major renovation with the intention of distancing the living arrangement from a Residential Care Institution (RCI) to be closer to an acceptable and internationally recognized form of alternative care.


We are hiring a research consultant who can document these changes as well as put this alternative care model in discussion with local and international partners and experts for the development of a document detailing the process that can then be used as a base for the development of guidelines on the implementation of SGHs for CWD in Cambodia.


The position is open immediately and is a 10-month commitment, based in Phnom Penh with weekly trips to Neak Loeung (Prey Veng Province).


Job objectives include:

To collect all information from the development of the SGHs in 2021 and 2022 and analyse, alongside consultancy and feedback from partners and international experts, the implementation process of the project.

Write a full report on DT’s SGH implementation process.

Write draft guidelines for the implementation of SGHs for CWD in Cambodia


Compile all existing information and documents (birth certificates, medical history, family information, past referrals, former tentative placements in foster/kinship care, etc.) from all beneficiaries from DT Small Group Homes.

Participate and assist in consulting visits from local and international partners.

Participate and facilitate workshops and meetings with local and international partners.

Write visit and workshop reports, reflections and outcomes.

Write local and international partner meeting minutes.

Compile and analyse all information from visits, workshops, and consulting meetings.

Reflect on the implementation of DT Small Group Homes throughout the years of 2021 and 2022.

Document the process and reflection on the implementation of DT Small Group Homes and the transformation of the SGHs into a more family-like and community-based form of alternative care.

Compile all feedback and changes to put together guidelines to create a completed document detailing the processes and procedures used for this project.


Motivation to work for a grassroots organization

Proven experience in writing reports and documents

Interest in Child Protection issues and projects supporting children with disabilities and alternative care systems

Experience working with topics related to children with disabilities and alternative care systems preferred

Fluent spoken and written English

Fluent spoken and written Khmer a plus

Excellent communication, and writing skills, particularly for writing reports, documents, and guidelines

Experience and interest in facilitating meetings, workshops, field visits, and other events

Ability to work under pressure, plan and manage a high volume of work, and meet deadlines

Flexibility and a good sense of humour

Ability to work independently and be proactive

Attention to detail for consistency

Ability and willingness to weekly travel to Neak Loeung (Prey Veng Province)


How to apply


To apply please send your CV, a motivation letter and contacts for three references

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