Proposals writing training for READA’s Team

Proposals writing training for READA’s Team

The volunteer will be in charge of designing and implementing a training on proposals writing for the READA’s Team.


READA is a Cambodian NGO supporting impoverished rural communities to achieve advanced socio-economic autonomy through gaining the necessary knowledge, skills & access to services to undertake and pursue sustainable livelihood activities (ranging from agriculture to small and medium businesses) whilst also increasing awareness on social and health issues.

Created in 2004, the association has managed to grow its activities and counts approximately 900 members and 20,000 beneficiaries.

Currently, we are working in two provinces: In Siem Reap : 21 cooperatives and 1 provincial union: 5683 Families in total and in Oddar Mean Chey Province: 16 Cooperative and 1 provincial union: Approx 3000 families
3 NGO partners in Oddar Mean Chey: CIDO, RCEDO and KBA

The READA’s team goal is to go further regarding its projects and activities in order to support more beneficiaries and raise awareness about environmental, health and social issues.

In order to do so, the team would like to develop new projects though international funds/donors. It requires to improve its skills on proposal writings, as proposals have become more sophisticated and reflect the increased competitiveness in the NGO sector.

So far, there are 4 team members of READA working on proposal writing. They have already got training on this topic but still they need to improve their proposal writing capacity to compete in any calls for proposal with other applicants. In addition, the organization wants to train other staff members on this topic for the reason of their knowledge growth and capacity building and for the development of the organization.

This mission’s objective is to support the local employees with a need-based training on how to efficiently and competitively write proposals to implement new projects that would benefit the rural communities.

This intervention might need several missions before the objective is complete and will be followed by website design and marketing strategy trainings.

Expected intervention of the volunteer

The volunteer intervention must cover those topics:
• Analysis of READA’s team capacities and needs in proposal writing
• Based on the first analysis outcomes, design a training for the team on proposal writing. The following topics might be covered:
o Introduction to proposal writing (goals, main challenges, the different steps, etc.)
o How to get ready before writing a proposal (writing about the organization, …)
o The actual proposal (problem statement and project rationale, project goal, project objectives, strategies and activities, performance indicators, etc…)
o Budget and proposal packaging
o Fundraising strategies regarding the proposal writing
• Under the supervision of the trainer, proposals will be written by the team
• A guide including recommendations and tips for the READA’s team will be written by the trainer
The training must be very interactive, adopting a practical approach in order to facilitate the staff’s understanding and application to READA’s activities.


Training location: READA’s office

Training hours: 8 hours per day, in the morning and in the afternoons)

An online meeting will be organized with the volunteer before his/her arrival to organize more precisely the training/identify the topics.
The volunteer will have a few days to learn about READA and to design the training (2 to days).
The training will be then from 3 to 5 days depending on the availability of the teams.
Then the volunteer and the teams will write together the report (1 to 2 days).
Volunteer will travel every day in Tuk tuk or walking from hotel to office, which takes approx. 10-15min
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be taken in hotel or restaurants nearby.

Type of beneficiaries

READA’s team:
Management : 1 Executive Director (Man)
Administrative and Finance Manager: 1 (Man)
Program Manager: 1 (Woman)
Accountant: 1 (Woman)
Project Office: 1 (Man)
EAC Team: 8 (5 women) : Led by 1 project coordinator
CSA Team : 7 (3 women) : led by 1 project coordinator
Since READA has received fund from Agricultural Denmark Asia (ADDA), we also work together with four ADDA’s staff members :
Deputy Coordinator : 1 (Man)
Accountant : 1 (Woman)
Supporting Staff : 2 (women)

Profile of beneficiaries

Educational Level of the READA Team:
The lowest level is Bachelor Degree and the highest level is Master Degree.
The age of the team as beneficiaries is between 25years old to 44 years old.

Possible device(s)

Congé Solidaire;Mission Solidaire

Our local partner

Rural Economic and Agriculture Development Agency (READA)


Significant progress has been made in Cambodia since the end in 1998 of 3 decades of war and serious internal conflicts. However given the sheer scale of the damage which left our nation stripped off its civil society, infrastructure and education system; achieving sustainable socio-economic improvement benefiting society as a whole will require patience and dedication. In rural areas where 80% of the population live, too many people are still living in extreme poverty, being deprived of the necessary services, knowledge and tools to improve their living conditions. Some of the daily struggles poor rural communities still face today are inefficient agricultural knowledge and resources (such as effective irrigation system), remoteness to markets, poor access to health care and education, lack of job opportunities within the village, limited awareness in areas such as nutrition, sanitation & hygiene etc. Furthermore, the civil war and especially the Khmer Rouge era have left widespread misconceptions and fear of local authorities.
At READA, we want to address these challenges and promote poverty reduction and sustainable development.

Welcome and transfer

The volunteer will be welcomed by a member of READA’s team and will be transported to a hotel by car.

Arrival airport



The volunteer will be staying at a Hotel near READA’s office (individual private room, with key-lock, private bathroom)

Equipment available on site

-Volunteer should bring their laptop with him/her.
-Volunteer should tell the READA team in advance the other supporting materials she/he needs to make their teaching effective and efficient so that the team can help prepare on time.

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Partner : Rural Economic and Agriculture Development Agency (READA)

C, Siem-Reap

GPS : lat 13.355927704019543
lon 103.85519445767078

Languages :


Theme : Développement

Type of intervention : Formation pour adultes

Skills : Coordination de projet, Management des organisations

Expected number of volunteer(s) on the mission : 1

Duration : 2 semaines

Mission disponible toute l'année

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