Economic Policy Associate

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Economic Policy Associate

Publish Date:08 Jul 2024
Closing Date:31 Jul 2024

Announcement Description


Program Background


Cambodia-Australia Partnership for Resilient Economic Development (CAPRED) or CAPRED Facility, is Australia's flagship bilateral economic development program in Cambodia, focusing on economic recovery and resilience over the next five years, with the possibility of three more-year extension. The Facility supports Cambodia in implementing a range of necessary economic interventions and reforms to maintain and support the country's economic transition. These interventions and reforms are primarily aimed at encouraging more productive and inclusive public and private investment that promotes a resilient, inclusive and sustainable economy (RISE).


CAPRED interventions fall under three technical components namely (i) Agriculture and Agro-processing; Trade, (ii) Investment and Enterprise Development and (iii) Infrastructure Development; and three cross-cutting sectoral areas (1) Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI); (2) Climate Resilient initiatives, and (3) the Policy Hub. GEDSI is at the heart of all that CAPRED does. CAPRED (the Policy Hub) is seeking to recruit one or more Economic Policy Associates(s). The selected candidate(s) will be working in close collaboration with CAPRED's technical and cross-cutting teams, Cambodian Government counterparts, Development Partners, and other CAPRED stakeholders.


Announcement Positions

Economic Policy Associate

CATEGORY: Economics, Consultancy

TYPE: Job Opportunity

LOCATION: Phnom Penh

SCHEDULE: Full-time, Part-time



Position Summary 


The Economic Policy Associate (the "Associate") will support the Policy Hub to deliver a range of economic and policy research and analysis activities for Cambodian Government counterparts, the private sector, and other stakeholders.


The Associate will work with the Cambodian government and other stakeholders to conduct evidence-based research and analysis on economic development and policy issues in Cambodia. This will involve data analysis and visualization; drafting policy briefs, reports, and presentations; translating research into policy recommendations; and stakeholder coordination and relationship management. The Associate will work under the direction of senior advisers and potentially supervise research assistants.


Reports to: Senior Economic Policy Advisor(s)

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Period of Assignment: July 2024 - June 2025

Duration: 6-12 months (with the possibility of extension)

Employment type: Ongoing consultant (full time equivalent preferred, part time also possible)

Contractual arrangement: eligible for Cambodian residents/citizens only








How to Apply


Other information



Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible. The application process will close once all positions are filled, or if not, on 30 August 2024.


How to apply


Please send your cover letter and CV with your name and contact details (phone and email) to email provided in the contact details mentioning the position you are applying for in the subject line "Economic Policy Associate". Preferred candidates will subsequently be asked to provide three professional referees and their expected remuneration.


Cowater International (managing contractor of CAPRED) is an equal opportunity employer, basing employment on merit and qualifications as they relate to the professional experience and position expectations. Cowater does not discriminate against any employee or applicants on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, age, or any other basis protected by law. CAPRED aims to have a diverse workforce at all levels, and a workplace that is supportive of gender equality, disability and social inclusion. Women, people with disabilities and other minorities are highly encouraged to apply.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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