Current job opportunities:

Fieldwork Supervisor for university-based
research project in rural Cambodia

PEPY, Cambodia, together with a research team of three principal investigators (PI) from the
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany are looking for a
fieldwork supervisor for a joint research project on educational investment decisions, which is
funded by the German Science Foundation. The team will realize a randomized controlled trial
with ninth graders from rural lower secondary schools in North-West Cambodia. The fieldwork
supervisor will be hired for a period of six months (approx. Nov 2019 ‐ April 2020) for the preparation,
implementation and follow‐up of the field work. The fieldwork supervisor is expected to
work 50% in November and December 2019, 100% from January to March 2020 and 50% in April
2020. The fieldwork supervisor will be affiliated with PEPY during this period. PEPY is a locally
based Cambodian NGO who has expertise in actively empowering young Cambodians to reach
their potential.


Location: Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Oddar Meanchey, Pailin, Siem Reap
Schedule: November 2019 until April 2020, part-time in November and December 2019, full-time
in January and March 2020, part-time again in April 2020
Salary: monthly salary of 900 – 1,100 US-$, depending on experience (incl. health insurance and
1.5 days of paid holidays per month)

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing feedback for the research design
  • Translating fieldwork material
  • Organizing fieldwork, including its logistics
  • Supporting in the recruitment process of the research assistants
  • Supervising the research team (~approx. 8 research assistants) during training, piloting and intervention
  • Ensuring the quality of the collected data and all field work notes
  • Supporting PEPY with budgeting; ensuring accurate financial records
  • Communicating with the education ministry and local governments as well as the school principals and teachers of the participating schools
  • Gathering project relevant school statistics


  • Fluent in English and Khmer (both written and verbally)
  • Bachelor or master degree in anthropology, sociology, economics, education, rural development or related fields
  • Excellent and proven leadership skills
  • At least 2 years of experience in conducting and supervising field work, ideally in rural Cambodia
  • Experience in working in teams and in communicating with local authorities
  • Experience in academic research and in research on education specifically is an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and word; experience with survey software programs is an asset but not a requirement
  • Flexibility to travel and live in rural Cambodia for several weeks

Application information

Interested candidates should apply by sending their CV and motivation letter until July 17, 2019 to PEPY’s physical address:
No 28, St. Neak Poan, Borey Proem Prey, Trapang Ses Village, Kok Chok Commune, Siem Reap District, Cambodia or to the mail addresses [email protected] and [email protected]
In-person interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held on July 26, 2019 in Siem Reap (change of time and place can occur, and will be announced in a timely manner).

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