Senior Advisor, Cambodia

BowerGroupAsia, Inc. (BGA) is the preeminent government affairs and public policy advisory firm supporting the world’s leading multinational companies in the Asia-Pacific. With 19 offices in Asia, BGA staff provide services to clients in 24 markets across the region. We seek a talented, highly motivated Senior Advisor to lead our Cambodia team based in Phnom Penh.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Lead BGA’s Cambodia practice including client services, business development, political-economic
    analysis, and other services as needed.
  • Manage and support Cambodia client services by:

• Briefing company executives on major Cambodia developments and supporting clients on the ground in Cambodia;

• Supporting and guiding the mapping and engaging of public and private-sector stakeholders, civil society, the media, and other influencers by BGA Cambodia staff;

• Guiding the monitoring, analyzing and reporting on key public policy issues, regulatory and legislative developments;

• Coordinating with BGA headquarters and Asia field offices as necessary.

  • Manage and support Cambodia business development activities by

• Representing BGA before major foreign companies seeking support in Cambodia and major Cambodia companies seeking support in the broader Asia-Pacific region;

• Briefing company executives on major Asia-Pacific and Cambodia developments;

• Coordinating with BGA headquarters and Asia field offices on business development targets and engagements.

  • Lead Cambodia political-economic analysis by gathering and analyzing political-economic
    intelligence of use tBGA clients and internally within BGA; and working with Cambodia-based
    staff and BGA headquarters to disseminate analysis to clients and business
    development targets globally.
  • Work collaboratively with BGA headquarters and Asia-based staff on a range of projects;
    provide further support internally and externally to advance BGA objectives; and represent
    BGA and BGA clients at meetings and events as needed.
  • Assume overall responsibility for BGA Cambodia-based staff and contractors and the overall
    functioning of the BGA Cambodia office.
Job Requirements:

We seek an exceptionally collegial, eager, highly motivated self-starter who can work independently, anticipate client and company needs, and be part of a high-performing global team. A keen understanding of Cambodia’s political and regulatory environment and how to navigate it on behalf of clients is required.

Qualifications Include:
  • Native level Khmer and English fluency (both written and verbal) is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite is required, as is an ability to learn new technologies.
  • Education: Minimum university bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience: 15 years+ work experience in government, government affairs/public policy, business, journalism and/or other relevant fields.
  • Knowledge of some of the following business sectors: Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), health care and pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, information and communications technology (ICT) retail, transportation, e-commerce, media and others.
  • Ability to engage confidently and thoughtfully with corporate government affairs representatives, Cambodian and foreign government officials, civil society and the media.

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV/resume to talent@bowergroupasia.com and rfrankel@bowergroupasia.com. Application deadline is July 31, 2017, but the position may be filled before then.