JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Research Officer and Project Intern

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) is a non-governmental organization, non-profitable, was set up in September 2005 and officially registered with the ministry of interior in December 2006. STT tries to reflect in its work with urban communities. From the outset, STT has had a focus on infrastructure upgrading, but over the past decade, many communities have been impacted by development relating to land alienation and evictions. Because of this, STT has strengthened its research and advocacy to draw attention to a development policy that in Phnom Penh alone has led to 270,000 residents being displaced since 1990. By supporting genuine community complaints and grievances, STT and its partners have been helping communities articulate their concerns to local and international Medias, donors and other NGOs and INGOs. Visit us at


To support our projects, STT is looking for a qualified Research Officer to join our dynamic team as following:

Research Officer

Unit                         : Rights to the City Program

Reporting to         : Research and Documentation Project Manager

Hiring                      : 1 Position

Starting Date        : 15 August 2023

Schedule               : Full Time (Monday-Friday)

Gross Salary         : USD 420 – USD 550


  1. Research: Under the supervision of the Project Manager undertake specific activities as follows:
    • Community Surveys: To participate in designing and complete surveys of target communities working with STT staff and assisting collaboration with communities.
    • Beneficiary interviews: To prepare questionnaires and conduct interviews with project stakeholders.
    • Data analysis: To collate and support the analysis of data collected through surveys, interviews and other means
    • Report writing: To write comprehensive research reports on a number of topics related to urban issues
  1. Project Innovation: To keep abreast of technical developments in project fields and to maintain an overview of the social and political climates affecting contact communities.
  2. Other Projects and Tasks: To assist other project staff and other additional tasks as required by the other Managers and or Management Committee

Experience and Qualifications:

  • At least two-year work experience relating to research, urban developments, social works, environmental science, or other related fields.
  • Ability to use computer Ms. Office.
  • Ability to speak, write and understand English
  • Commitment to work full time and travel to target communities.

Community Empowerment Project Intern

 Reporting to          : Project Manager

Schedule                 : Full Time

Project Period       : 3- 6 months

Allowance               : USD 150 per month

Main responsibilities

  • Assist the Community Empowerment project team to organize community training sessions, community meetings, and other related project activities which the Project Manager assigns.
  • Assist team to monitor target communities, and travel to the field visit of target communities.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by Project Manager.



  • Is studying in year 3 or 4 in law, Land Management, Development Studies, Human Rights, or in a related field.
  • Willing to learn and commit to working full/part-time.
  • Can use a computer application relevant to the study fields.
  • Understanding of English communication
  • Can travel to target communities and province (as required)
  • Be honest, loyalty, friendly, and hard working.


What support will STT provide?

  1. A monthly allowance will be provided.
  2. An opportunity to gain work experience for fresh graduates and university students.
  3. Interns can apply what they have learned to specific projects.
  4. Interns can learn and understand STT’s projects and social work.
  5. Work experience within an office and urban poor communities
  6. The development of ideas through learning by doing

How will STT support the intern?

  • Training and support
  • Desk and computer with internet access available
  • Documents for learning and research available
  • Work experience in an office environment and working with urban poor communities.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit a cover letter and resume (CV) via e-mail to or to STT’s address provided below by July 21, 2023. Applications which do not indicate the position being applied for will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Name    : Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT)
Contact No.        : 023 431 555
Website               :
Address               : #7, Street 494, Sangkat Phsar Deurm Thkov, Khan Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh

Closing date: June 21th, 2023 before 5pm.

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