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Assistant Project Manager, Our Books

i Jun 22, 2012 Comments Off by

The Coordinator will work on a full time basis (40 hours a week, Monday through Friday) to manage Our Books Projects. Chief among these is the management of the Nou Hach Literary Journal’s activities. The coordinator will report to Managing Editor John Weeks, Project Manager Soeun Klo, and Nou Hach Executive Director Teri Yamada.

Duties:
1. Assist management of Our Books art and social enterprise projects.
a.Exhibitions, teaching, research, archiving of comics projects
b.Assist with ‘Our Books Illustration and Design’ social enterprise.

2. Assist Nou Hach Literary Association activities in Cambodia, including annual writers’ conference. 50% of work hours will be allocated to Nou Hach activities.
a. Coordinate finances and activities closely with Director/Advisory Team.
b. For conference, work with media, collect manuscripts, identify judges, locate venue, and manage event.

Eligibility Requirements
• Cambodian national
• knowledge and interest in Khmer literature
• strong organisational, time-management and administrative abilities
• knowledge of Microsoft Office
• basic accounting experience
• ability to type Khmer Unicode
• strong skills in spoken and written English
• ability to work independently with minimum supervision
• ability to work with a team, good interpersonal skills
• strong networking skills and outgoing personality

Applicants are invited to send their CV and cover letter to our office using the contact details below.
Applicants who send large attachments over one megabyte will be disqualified. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Name: Our Books Organization
Email: job@siewphewyeung.org.kh
Mobile Phone Number: 089 543 102
Telephone Number: 023 223 242
Website: www.siewphewyeung.org.kh

In The News: Anti-Trafficking Artist Prum Vannak

i Jun 21, 2012 Comments Off by

This week artist Prum Vannak has been getting accolades for his anti-trafficking art and activism.

http://www.npr.org/2012/06/19/155045295/confined-to-a-thai-fishing-boat-for-three-years
http://www.npr.org/2012/06/20/155048186/illegal-fishing-molotov-cocktails-a-daring-escape
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2012/0620/How-one-man-swam-to-freedom-and-into-fight-against-modern-day-slavery
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/trafficking-06192012184258.html

His sketches were initially created to convince family and friends of stories they just couldn’t believe, you can now see them for yourself in the Washington Post. He’s had this album for over two years; the secret is finally out.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/horrors-of-human-slavery-revealed-in-art/2012/06/20/gJQAysTMrV_gallery.html
Our Books is proud to have gotten him some small commercial gigs with the Phnom Penh Post.

Artist page: http://www.siewphewyeung.org.kh/artists/prum-vannak/

Note: the name is often transliterated as ‘Prum’ or ‘Prom’.

Wildlife Protection

i Jun 17, 2012 Comments Off by

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