Preah Kru (teachers) from Prasat Banteay Kdei, Siem Reap province. Photo by Seng Kunthy.


The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam), a leading institute for the study of genocide and human rights, seeks a coordinator for its global fundraising campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to fund the establishment of a major new center in Phnom Penh comprising a museum, research center, archive, and school. The name of the permanent center will be the Sleuk Rith Institute (SRI), and it is being designed by the world-famous architect Zaha Hadid. It aims to become the leading hub for genocide studies in Asia.

The fundraising coordinator will assist Youk Chhang, DC-Cam's executive director and one of TIME magazine's "100 most influential people" for his pioneering work in human rights and accountability. The coordinator will help lead a global campaign featuring appeals to governments, private foundations, and individual donors, as well as a nationwide grassroots campaign in Cambodia. The coordinator will help design online and print materials, organize and lead media and village outreach events around the country, and participate in appeals to public and private donors throughout the world.

The successful applicant should have excellent organizational and communication skills and a commitment to the promotion of human rights. Candidates with fundraising experience are preferred, as are candidates with fluency in French or Arabic. The successful candidate must be able to start work no later than August 15 and work full-time, principally in Cambodia, for the ensuing six months. To apply, please send an email with a short statement of interest and a resume.

When: As soon as possible

Where: Phnom Penh, Cambodia (with periodic international travel)

Pay/benefits: DC-Cam will pay the fundraising coordinator $2,000 per month (or a negotiable percentage of funds raised). The Center will also cover the cost of one economy-class flight to and from the incumbent's home country and the costs of any domestic and international travel undertaken for the job.

Duration: The position is for an initial contract of six months, with the possibility of renewal if the first six-month term proves mutually satisfactory.

Contact: Youk Chhang, or John Ciorciari,