Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Deadline for Application: Open until filled
Solidarity Center seeks a seasoned trade unionist to support critical Organizing and Bargaining (O&B) work in Cambodia - one of our largest field offices. This includes managing relationships with relevant stakeholders on the ground and around the world. This individual is responsible for coordinating O&B initiatives, including multinational campaigns, with partner unions in Cambodia. The Senior Specialist for Organizing and Bargaining helps to develop and implement programs supporting workers and unions in Cambodia, often in collaboration with the AFL-CIO, U.S. unions, and the Global Union Federations (GUFs).
The successful candidate must be thoroughly conversant with all aspects of Organizing and Bargaining and must become familiar with Solidarity Center programs and relevant political, economic, social, and trade union developments in Cambodia and Southeast Asia. The Senior Specialist for O&B must have sound judgment and keen political sense, particularly in managing relationships with stakeholders. Working knowledge of and experience in U.S. Government regulations and procedures related to the funding and management of grants is also useful.
The Senior Specialist for O&B monitors programs to measure and evaluate progress and ensure budgetary compliance. This individual also informs the CPD about significant Organizing and Bargaining developments in the country through meetings, reports and other communication as required.
The Senior Specialist for O&B coordinates this area of work with relevant U.S. unions, the ITUC and its regional organizations, and global union federations. This individual also works with field office staff to provide logistical support for relevant visitors from the Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO, U.S. unions, GUFs, donors, and other organizations. This position includes representing the Solidarity Center and the AFL-CIO in public and private meetings with partners and other national and international organizations, including donors. This individual will need to travel extensively within the region (based on the lifting of pandemic restrictions and confirmation of safe conditions on the ground). The Senior Specialist for O&B may be reassigned to another country in the region if needs shift.
This position reports to the Director of Trade Union Strengthening but coordinates closely with the Regional Program Director for Asia and with the Country Program Director in Cambodia.
This is a collective bargaining unit position, generously compensated with a gross annual salary starting at approximately $97,000 USD, plus allowances for housing, education, and annual home leave. A robust benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, a retirement plan and pension, life insurance, and ample paid time off for holidays, vacation, and medical leave.
The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
For Candidates Applying from the AFL-CIO: Please be advised that we will inform the AFL-CIO when any of its current employees apply for positions with Solidarity Center. This notification is a matter of policy for all candidates, regardless of each individual’s qualifications and competitiveness for a specific opportunity.
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