National Intern for Gender with GIZ Cambodia


About the position

Location: Phnom Penh
Deadline: 31th October 2023 


GIZ is a federally owned enterprise and is supporting the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

The GIZ-assisted project “Promotion of Competitiveness within the Framework of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration” (COMPETE), implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is seeking a Full Time Gender National Intern for 6 months (01st December 2023 – 31st May 2024). This position is based in Phnom Penh.

COMPETE works on two topics, Competition Policy (CP) and Trade in Services (TiS), with a view towards implementing key action lines under relevant ASEAN Strategic Action Plans, as well as promoting investment through strengthened competition regimes as well as increased trade liberalization

The objective of COMPETE is A pro-competitive implementation of ASEAN agreements on economic integration anchored in selected ASEAN Member States in a sustainable way.

COMPETE is working on four Thematic Field:

  1. Thematic Field A: “Implementing ACAP”
  2. Thematic Field B: “Support strategic alliances of competition commission in “CLV”
  3. Thematic Field C: “Roadmap to negative list approach in Trade in Services”
  4. Thematic Field D: “Strengthening capacities for gender mainstreaming in CLV partner ministries”

The COMPETE project supports the CLV countries in improving the institutional framework for investment and competitive regulatory practice. In the closely linked areas of both competition policy and trade in services, strategy, and reference documents, as well as action plans for their implementation, will be developed at the national level. The emphasis would be placed on teaming up with countries with similar contexts and needs to ensure overall effectiveness and efficiency while respecting the “ASEAN helps ASEAN” approach.

In Cambodia, the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) is the government partner of COMPETE and there are two Directorate Generals under this ministry that COMPETE works directly with: (i) for the Competition Policy: Consumer Protection,Competition and Fraud Repression Directorate-General (CCF), namely the Competition Department; and (ii) for the Trade in Services: General Department of International Trade (GDoIT), namely the Asia and Pacific Department. In addition, COMPETE also works directly with Gender Working Group of MoC.

The intern will work to support the COMPETE project and Gender Working Group of MoC, particularly to collect and structure documents and information, as well as research documents, related to gender and trade.

Duties and Qualifications

  • Work closely with superiors of the COMPETE project and Gender Working Group of MoC to identify the documents and information needed in relation to gender and trade;
  • Work closely with the project team of the COMPETE project and Gender Working Group of MoC to collect and research documents and information concerning gender and trade;
  • Assist the interpretation in meetings, and oral and written translation of documents as well as correspondence from Khmer-English-Khmer when is applicable.
  • Maintain project records and files accessible and in good order;
  • Assist the Team Leader of the ASEAN Team Cambodia of GIZ in project management as well as contribute to and promote the work of the GIZ-COMPETE project as a whole;
  • Participating and preparing the training, workshop and supporting the team with logistic arrangements if needed;
  • Search for related documents and regulations both online and offline and compile them in a proper arrangement upon request;
  • Writing the results of the meetings and reporting to superiors; and
  • Draft articles or briefs and text requested by the COMPETE project and Gender Working Group of MoC for uploading/posting on the MoC website, MoC social media pages and GIZ social media pages.


  • Undergraduate (at least 3rd-year bachelor student) or fresh graduate in the field of Public Administration, Economics, Public Relations or other relevant fields;
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office applications, Internet, Email, and Microsoft Access;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good command of English writing and speaking;
  • Willing to learn;
  • Attention to detail; and
  • Good interpersonal skills.

How to apply

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should send the following, indicating “Application for internship for GENDER COMPETE”:

  • A cover letter
  • An updated CV
  • Most recent recommendation letter from the university (if available)

Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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