National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development Secretariat (NCDDS)
“Short-term National and International Consultants for Qualitative Governance Survey”
Cambodia is in the midst of a long-term reform of its local government system. There are three tiers of Sub-National Administration (SNA) in Cambodia, including 25 Provinces and the Capital, 197 Districts, Municipalities and Khan, and 1,633 Communes and Sangkat. The decentralization and deconcentration (D&D) process began in earnest in 2002, with the creation and strengthening of Communes and Sangkat. In June 2005, the Strategic Framework for D&D Reforms outlined a comprehensive policy for sub-national democratic development, which was translated into the Organic Law in 2008. The Organic Law focuses on the two highest tiers of SNA. In May 2010, the National Program for Sub-National Democratic Development (NP-SNDD, 2010-2019) was approved, providing a roadmap for the implementation of these reforms.
The National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD) is the inter-ministerial mechanism for promoting democratic development and for coordinating and making key political decisions about Cambodia’s D&D reforms. To support the NCDD qualitative governance survey, the NCDD Secretariat is seeking qualified short term National and International Consultant for qualitative governance survey for period of 7 weeks.
A. One International Consultant for 35 working days (start October 2016), having

  • At least a master’s degree in public administration, law, international relations, political science, social sciences, or equivalent
  • At least 10 years’ experience in governance
  • Extensive experience as a team leader
  • Identification, formulation, implementation of decentralization or public sector reforms in developing/ transition countries
  • Design of evaluation methodologies, and implementation of evaluations in the area of local government or public sector reform
  • Demonstrated drafting skills in English, proven though submission of 1 sample of work
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills, proven through prior experiences of workshop and/or conference facilitations
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and attention to issues of gender
  • Prior experience in SE Asia and Cambodia in particular, will be an advantage
  • Prior experience in decentralization, deconcentration, local governance, will be an advantage

B. * One national Consultant for 35 working days (start October 2016), having

  • At least a master’s degree/MBA
  • At least 4 years’ experience in governance, local government, gender, or other suitable development field
  • Prior experience working on a consulting team in at least 2 cases
  • English and Khmer fluency, as demonstrated through submission of 1 sample report
  • Extensive experience doing field work; interviewing; collecting data and reporting results
  • Prior experience in local government reform in Cambodia
  • Knowledge and experience in mainstreaming gender in the design, implementation or assessment of public sector reform and institutional development

Interested individuals must provide (i) updated CVs (including references / referees), (ii) a cover letter demonstrating how they are qualified to provide the required services, and (iii) a copy of one past assignment / report on a similar topic. Complete TORs can be found at:*
All submissions should be made (by either email or express mail) to: Mr. Bith Chankhan or Mrs. Poch Monika at NCDDS, Ministry of Interior, Norodom Blvd., Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA from 08:00am to 17:00pm, Monday to Friday or through e-mail at or
The closing date/time is 17:00 hours, October 25, 2016.*
Women are strongly encouraged to apply; only shortlist candidates will be contacted.
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