EMI Cambodia
4 years
This opportunity is a support-based, self-fund-raised position.
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Cambodia is in the midst of rapid development and urbanization with a young and growing church. Young people from across the country relocate to Phnom Penh, the capital city to pursue higher education and better job opportunities making it ideal for the ministry of EMI. EMI Cambodia staff work for the EMI-affiliated company, Petram Cambodia. As a business, Petram works within the vision, mission, and core values of EMI. Petram also has a specific focus to cultivate all staff to be influential leaders in their homes, churches, and communities.

Our designs and office culture is richly defined by our team diverse in nationalities, disciplines, and job experience. A project leader at EMI Cambodia will be involved in leading multicultural multi-discipline teams. EMI project leaders must be able to interact and effectively communicate with diverse clients from small local ministries to international NGOs. With guidance from our local staff, we incorporate traditional and local design and construction practices into modern, accessible, and code compliant concepts and designs. EMI project leaders need to navigate local language and culture to provide appropriate designs while remaining cost effective for our ministry clients. Project leaders will join in the professional mentoring of our young Cambodian design professionals.


In addition to the typical EMI Staff / Associate Staff prerequisites, candidates for this position must have:

  • Willing and able to relocate to Cambodia and learn the Khmer language (min. 6 months).
  • BS in Architecture, Engineering or Construction-related field with 5-10+ years of relevant experience, ideally closer to 10.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with the ability to mentor others and lead design teams.
  • Proficient in programs such as: Word, Excel, MS Project, Outlook, Power Point, and AutoCAD.

The following are essential responsibilities for this position:

  • Spiritual and professional discipleship through EMI’s programmes and opportunities.
  • Oversee the largest team in the office and participate on the office-wide leadership team.
  • Recruit project team members and prepare them for trips.
  • Lead multicultural and multidisciplinary teams professionally and spiritually.
  • Coordinate designs so that it is correct, to the appropriate level of detail, and completed on-schedule.
  • Encourage and counsel clients in the design and construction process.
  • Travel domestically or internationally 2-3 times a year for 3-14 days at a time for project work.