Everjobs Career Report Shows Rise In NGO Industry Opportunities

School children gather outside a school built by the charity UNICEF on the Sangkae river in Battambang province. The large number of NGOs operating in Cambodia is providing a sizeable number of employment opportunities.

An in-depth quarterly analysis of the Cambodian labour market made by everjobs Cambodia, the fastest growing online career portal in the Kingdom, has revealed a rising number of jobs in the non-government organisation (NGO) sector.

The Career Report, which monitored the traffic on everjobs.com.kh over the months of January, February and March of this year, found a total of 536 opportunities to work with NGOs posted during Q1. There are over 3,000 NGOs operating in Cambodia, according to an everjobs press release.

The stats meant the NGO sector was only behind the banking sector as the top hiring industry in the Kingdom. It was also the fifth most trending industry on the site, with close to 1,700 applications made during the first three months of the year.

“Vocational training organisations and institutions working for the social integration of the underprivileged are still key in Cambodia’s social development,” said Marie Balandreau, Business Development Manager at everjobs Cambodia.

Terms such as IT or Teacher remained most popular within the “Most Searched For” jobs, with everjobs able to identify the emergence of a new term, “Credit Officer”, as the third most searched for job during Q1. This position, directly related to the Banking industry, outlines once more the imperishable interest for the sector among professionals in Cambodia.

An infograph detailing the results of the 2017 Q1 Career Report from everjobs Cambodia.

The career report also ranks the Kingdom’s provinces based on the number of job vacancies available, with Phnom Penh unsurprisingly coming in first, followed by Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kandal and Kampot.

According to the Council for the Development of Cambodia, Kandal province is home to 55 factories mainly in the garment industry, creating job opportunities for about 500,000 locals and generating some $300 million of monthly payments for the employees. “Serving as the economic belt of the capital, we can only expect Kandal to keep expanding rapidly and generate more job offers,” said Balandreau.

The Sales, Education, Hotel & Lodging and Food & Beverage industries also remained high up on the search lists, highlighting their key role within the labour market.


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